FLO certified organic cotton from India
The organic cotton for our Ethletic Sneakers is from FLO certified smallholder plantations in India. “FLO“ stands for “Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International“, a Bonn-based international organisation in Germany. This company develops fair trade standards and accompanys both producer organisations and smallholders with fulfiling needs for fair trade. With their trade partners, the certification organisation FLO-CERT is responsible for the enforcement of certification, inspections and audits.
Who picks the organic cotton?
For us, it is important to have personal contact with our contractual smallholders. Hence, we are regularly traveling to India to the plantations and are planning those projects commonly with “Chetna Organic“, which they want to finance through fair trade premiums for the smallholders.
Why and which certificates?
Regarding cultivation of agriculture areas and the farming of commodities, there are miscellaneous seals that control the compliance of international standards to protect the trust of the consumer.
All of the cotton is Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Visit www.info.fairtrade.net