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Fair Trade–Certified Factories and Clothing

Written by Abby Wilson

What comes to mind when you hear the word factory? Huge facilities and looming towers spewing toxic black smoke? Grueling production lines with tired, unhappy workers?

If so, take what you thought you knew and throw it away. Scratch that, compost it. Contrary to popular belief, the word “factory” is
not a dirty word. At least not when it comes to the factories that produce Pact products.

Pact’s cut+sew factories are all Fair Trade Certified and are top tier in both social and environmental standards. Pact only partners with sweatshop-free, child labor–free factories that treat their employees with respect and provide them with the compensation they deserve.

So, yes, the people who make Pact clothing work hard—they work hard just like you and I do. But they’re not working exorbitant amounts. They’re not working in squalor. They’re working in clean, safe environments in accordance with
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and Fair Trade standards. They’re working because they want to. To earn a living to provide for their families. To empower themselves. To contribute to their local economies.

That means that every time you make a choice to purchase Pact products, you’re also making a choice to support an ethical, sustainable global trade model that benefits workers, consumers, and the earth.

As Pact founder Brendan Synnott said: “I believe there is always room to improve, but I couldn’t be more proud of the clothes we make. By using the best sustainable ingredients, and Fair Trade Certified factories, we create clothes that don’t just feel good, you can feel good about wearing them.”

I’m not sure about you, but I do think it feels good to be a part of the solution—not the problem. Pact’s corporate commitment to Fair Trade certification standards proves that they care not only about the process of making quality, sustainable, organic cotton clothing, they also care about the people who make it.

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