RAS Bag – Cotton
Internationally certified as ‘Fairtrade’ by WFTO ”(World Fair Trade Organisation)”. Co-op members and staff receive a fair and living wage. Safe and hygienic working conditions, reasonable working hours (no forced overtime), training and bonuses.
- Fabric offcuts strengthen the base of the bags and waste cotton is used for the webbed handles
- Recycled cartons are used for packing the bags
- The bags can be recycled
- Sales support a local paper co-operative by providing them with 500-600kgs of fabric scraps every month from which they make beautiful handcrafted wrapping paper.
Organic cotton is grown in certified pesticide-free and herbicide-free soil, using organic farming methods, which produce healthier fabrics. Using fair-trade cotton ensures that the people involved in its production have been paid a fair wage and work in good conditions. It also certifies that a minimum amount of pesticides have been used to grow the cotton.