OUR MISSION



People Tree purchases the majority of its Fair Trade products from marginalized producer groups in the developing world.
We also guarantee most of our purchasing is committed to the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade standards.


Our priority is to support producer partners’ efforts towards economic independence and control over their local environment and community.




We use natural resources throughout our production to promote environmentally responsible initiatives for a sustainable future.




What does it means to be certified?

 

People Tree is proud to work with certified producers and their supply chains from the raw material to the finished fabric and garment. To be certified means that our textile products have been produced in factories adhering to strict environmental and social standards. Certification organizations are responsible for ensuring that these standards are followed and respected. If a brand or producer is certified, it ensures that they are environmentally friendly and social responsible. 
People Tree is certified by the following organisations:

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard): 





SOIL ASSOCIATION: 





Soil Association is the largest UK certification body for GOTS. The certification demonstrates that the fibre was produced organically, processed to strict environmental standards under good working conditions in the factories, and has been certified by an independent, third party along the whole supply chain.

WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation): 





WFTO is the home of fair traders: producers, marketers, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers that demonstrate 100% commitment to Fair Trade and apply the 10 WFTO Principles of Fair Trade to their supply chain. The work and achievements of its members make WFTO a global authority on Fair Trade and a guardian of Fair Trade values and principles. The WFTO operates in over 70 countries across 5 regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America and the Pacific Rim) with elected global and regional boards. WFTO provides space for producers, exporters, importers, retailers, and consumers to connect and work together, exchange best practices, forge synergies and speak out for Fair Trade – all working towards a sustainable and fair global economy.

FLO (Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International):




Fairtrade International (FLO) is a non-profit organization focusing on the empowerment of producers and workers in developing countries through trade. FLO provides leadership,tools and services needed to connect producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and work towards sustainable livelihoods. All the producers certified receive a premium: Fairtrade Premium is an additional sum of money which goes into a communal fund for workers and farmers to use – as they see fit – to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International is the legally registered name for ‘Fairtrade International’.

FAIR TRADE FOUNDATION:  





The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards. The Foundation is the UK member of Fairtrade International. Source: ( Fair Trade Glossary , FairTrade , Fair Trade Premium, Fair Trade FAQs)