Only by illustrating the problems and challenges facing the textile industry can the whole situation be improved and eased. All actors, from the producer via the textile factory to the consumer, need to be aware of the issues so that the following key points of Fairtrade can be achieved.
- Establish a sustainability strategy in development policy
Only when sustainability issues are established in development policy for emerging and developing countries can positive changes occur there. This concerns both the conditions for workers and the environment.
All human rights violations must be stopped - a ban on child labour must take place.
- Decent conditions for workers
Workers should only be employed under humane conditions. At the same time, they should receive living wages. This will increase the willingness to pay attention to sustainability in production in these countries as well.
But these goals do not only concern the producing countries, because the supply chain law is also to be complied with. This means that in the entire supply chains from the worker in the field to the completion of the textiles, environment and human rights protected should become.
Of course, this requires transparency and not all companies are willing to disclose their working conditions so far.