Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Round table on fair trade & sustainable consumption
Round table on fair trade & sustainable consumption
30
Jun '10
On 30th June 2010, a round table on Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption is being organised at India International Centre, Max Mauler Marg, New Delhi to launch ProSustain, a project aimed at promoting Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption in India. HIVOS, Fair Trade Forum – India, IRFT (International Resources for Fairer Trade) & Shop for Change are the partners in the project.

The Project is funded by the European Union Dr. Christi Fernadez, IAS, Secretary to the President of India will be participating as the Chief Guest and more than 70 participants including CSR Heads from Corporate Sector, Representatives of Development Organisations, Consumer Groups, Environmental Groups and leading NGOs are taking part in the program.

A commonly-branded network of 'Fair Trade' shops, initially 20 shops, will be developed under the project for selling Fair Trade products. 'Fair Trade promotion among young consumers,' 'developing Fair Trade-corporate partnerships' and 'intervening at policy level to extend diginified and sustainable livelihood for the grassroots producers in India,' are the other important activities planned under the project.

The specific objective of the project ProSustain is to “create a consumer market for Fair Trade products in India that measurably contributes to the improvement of rural livelihoods and provides farmers and artisans with the resources necessary to follow environmentally sustainable production practices”. This will help to create more markets for the products made by grassroots artisans and farmers which would ultimately contribute to poverty alleviation in India.

The project will be benefiting an estimated 100,000 people who are working directly and indirectly with Indian Fair Trade organizations.

Project Partners:
The Pro-Sustain project, is a project supported by the European Commission and is led by Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS), jointly implemented by Fair Trade Forum India (FTF-I), International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT), and the associate partner Shop For Change.

Fair Trade Forum – India:
FTF-I is the Indian national network for Fair Trade. We are working in close coordination with the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and act as the country office of WFTO-Asia. Currently, more than 100,000 Indian producers- farmers & artisans are associated with us through our member organizations.

We are promoting the values of Fair Trade amongst consumers and Fair Trade partner organizations towards extending dignified and sustainable income to the marginalized producers including artisans and farmers. We support the producers primarily through capacity building programs, market facilitation and Fair Trade adherence building activities.

Our capacity building programs essentially cover quality improvement, design development and legislative & voluntary requirements of the potential markets.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Govt defers tax deduction at source provision under GST

E-commerce players in India will not be required to deduct tax on...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Future Group aims Rs 12,000 crore in fashion business

Future Group, which runs retail stores across India under various...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

AEPC & NSDL to help exporters with GST compliances

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and National Securities...

Interviews View All

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search