FLO Fairtrade Cotton

%100 Fairtrade Cotton Carded Com4 Compact & Ring Spun

%100 Fairtrade Cotton Combed Com4 Compact & Ring Spun

%100 Fairtrade Organic Cotton Combed Com4 Compact & Ring Spun

Through our social responsibility thought we obtained Fairtrade Cotton certification in 2006 whose aim is to provide fair benefits from international trade for the producers in third world countries. Certification does not mean more income for the producers only, also means cultural transition for the smal-scale cotton farmers only. It also has an impact in the cultural transition to fairer working conditions in the processing of the Fairtrade cotton through the Fairtrade Trader standard, which pays attention to such issues rights or workes, working times, fair wages in time etc. through its social audits of certified entities.

 

Passing these social audits is the first and most important obligation for all companies processing Fairtrade cotton that want to obtain Faitrade certification. In this context, Fairtrade recognizes the SAI standarts, so that companies certified with SA8000 Social Accountability don’t need to have a second usit with Fairtrade in order to start the process of certification. Topkapi İplik is one of the first Turkey companies that obtained Fairtrade certification through its SA8000 certificate.

Topkapi Iplik is one of the first Turkish companies that
got Fairtrade certification through its SA 8000 certificate.

We are a Fairtrade supporter since 2006 for the domestic and abroad suppliers of the biggest retailers in the world likes M&S, Top Shop, BHS and other valued brands more than a thousand tons of our yarns and knitted fabrics made with Fairtrade Certified Cotton have been supplied by us.

Briefly the definition of Fairtrade labeled production is as follows; development agencies recognized the important role that consumers could play to improve the situation for producers. By buying direct from farmers at better prices, helping to strengthen their organizations and marketing their produce directly through their own one world shops and catalogues, the charities offered consumers the opportunity to buy products which were bought on the basis of a fair trade.

Producer organizations that supply Fairtrade products are inspected and certified by Fairtrade. They receive a minimum price that covers the cost of sustainable production and an extra premium that is invested in social or economic development projects.

We are pleased to offer our Fairtrade certified Fairtrade Conventional and Fairtrade Organic cotton yarns between Ne 16/1 and Ne 50/1 yarn counts for both knitting and weaving qualities to you, our valued customers.

FAIRTRADE COTTON

Fairtrade is aimed at benefiting those who find it difficult to sell into the international market and to trade responsibly and profitable when they do.

Fairtrade brings benefits such as access to the market, with increased sales and increased income as well as advice and support.

Producers are expected to use these benefits to increase their organisations ability to trade responsibly and to respect and improve the lives of those who work with them, the communities in which they work and the environment.

The benefits are also to be used by any workers employed to improve their living and working conditions and those of their communities.

Fairtrade started at least 50 years ago with community and religious organisations in Europe and North America buying products from other community organisations in the developing world. As it has grown, fairtrade has also moved into traditional shops and supermarkets.

Fair trade terms became formalised as Fairtrade when Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International was set up to agree international Fairtrade Standards. It is part of the wider community af activists committed to achieving greater equity in trading relationships with less developed countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

For most products Fairtrade requires the industry to pay a Fairtrade minimum price and a Fairtrade Premium to the producers. The minimum price allows the producer to cover the cost of sustainable production. The premium is money for the small farmers and workers to invest in improving their livelihood. This might be through skills training or by building a school or even a bus stop. The farmers or workers decide on what are the most important priorities for them and manage the use of the Premiums.

The Fairtrade standards require buyers to give a financial advance on contracts, called pre-financing, if producers ask for it. This is to help small-scale producers to have access to capital and so overcome what can be one of the biggest obstacles to their development.

Fairtrade is a unique concept which focuses on the empowerment and development of producers and workers in developing countries. It is a program which is a credible in the commercial world and one which can bring about real change to those who need it most.