Juniper Green is committed to promoting and learning about Fairtrade. We have a Fairtrade Committee and P6 regularly help to run a Fairtrade Tuck Shop offering healthy, fairly traded snacks.
We have recently been promoting Fairtrade through a ‘Design a bookmark to promote Fairtrade competition’. Read about it in our school news section!
Look out for the printed bookmarks that should be arriving by June 2015.
Here are some photos to show some things we have been learning and doing:
Fairtrade Uniform 2016
Our school is introducing an ethically manufactured school uniform option made with Fairtrade Cotton supplied by Koolskools.
WHY FAIRTRADE COTTON SCHOOL UNIFORM?
- There is no difference in quality between Fairtrade cotton and normal cotton. Fairtrade cotton means that we can be sure that the farmers who grow the cotton receive a fair and sustainable payment for their crop. Their communities also receive a premium for projects such as building schools, hospitals, access to clean water and so on.
- Being “Fairtrade Cotton Certified” means that all parts of the manufacturing process of the Fairtrade cotton garments have been inspected and audited. The factories are signed up to Fairtrade Minimum Standards, designed to ensure that practices such as child labour and enforced overtime/long working hours don’t exist.
- WHY KOOLSKOOLS
- Over the past 5 years Koolskools have built an internationally renowned ethical clothing company, and are working with schools all over the UK.
- Koolskools is the only school uniform provider in the UK offering a complete range of garments made with Fairtrade cotton. Our research has proved that Koolskools offer quality and value-for-money garments which are all double stitched, easy iron, and durable 50% cotton/50% polyester mix.
- Koolskools also work with schools all over the UK offering presentations to children of all ages about ethical and fair trading. The idea is that if the school embraces school uniform made with Fairtrade cotton, then our students are given the opportunity to learn all about the ethical trading story behind it.