Our claim

Contradiction in fair trade and ethical

The concept of ‘ethical’, ‘fair trade’, and ‘sustainability’ are widely discussed and are now global standards. However, how many enterprises embody those values in an essentially consistent way? 
Fair trade is defined as the ethical, sustainable trading by developed countries with people and companies in developing countries, but there is no mentioning that they must pay the same price as developed countries. The so-called ecological or ethical products are sold at a higher price than ordinary chocolate or cotton, but the end producers do not receive ‘equal’ compensation. This is due to exchange rate differences and delivery costs that get in way.  

It has also been argued that ironically, recycling of plastic bottles into textiles consume more costs and energy than simple combustion.  
Or are the trade-in and donation of major global fashion companies the answer to the overproduction issue in the first place?
That said, the individuals and organizations that tackle challenging social problems such as environmental destruction and workers’ rights are worthy of respect. We wish to support and participate in such activities. However, the larger the project scale, the more apparent the commercial and marketing colors will become and changes the meaning of ‘fair trade’ and ‘ethical’ if the essence of the project does not match the content of the activities. Even we are small in scale, we hope to eliminate contradictions in our processes and pursue true social contribution to the maximum level.

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