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The Economics of Organic Fairtrade

March 02, 2015 Stephen

In this world of never ending demand for cotton; organic cotton has emerged as an awesome alternative which has made its own sub economy and community with no negative externalities in a short period of time. We live a life of endless consumption but consumption of the right product which is sustainable can make a positive difference for everyone!

What makes Organic cotton a better alternative is that it demonstrates wonderful benefits at all levels of the value chain. Everyone who are farmers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers benefit from the economic, social and ecological advantages of organic cotton projects and way of living. Uma Organics understands this and this why we have come onboard to make this world better.

So today when you decide to buy organic cotton, you find that your purchase directly benefits the farmers who rarely get rewarded in the conventional cotton production chain. More than 20 countries in all arable continents have actively started organic cotton farming. India, Syria, Turkey, China and US are the largest producers of organic cotton. It has been reported that farmers in South India have achieved a balanced ecosystem and enhanced health. Hundreds die each year because of chemicals like Formaldehyde in conventional cotton farming. Organic cotton farmers enjoy far improved economic states and basic living security because of high ethical and Fair Trade standards. They get an easy access to several domestic and international markets with the help of several organizations that maintain business directories and provide guidance. With basic living expenses met, Organic farmers also invest in further training and education.  So your purchase not only helps a farmer to get-by but also provide opportunities for development and prosperity.

Organic Cotton merchandise manufactures and retailers love to be in this industry because they play a major role in this very dynamic market. At this stage, organic cotton consumers represent a small niche however with higher awareness there has been a large growth worldwide for its demand. As partners in this cause, manufactures and retailers can manage traceability, risk and quality management through certifiers such as GOTS and Fair Trade. Organic cotton brands pride themselves in contributing to ecological and social sustainability. They build an earth loving image and a transparent credibility.

Finally, the end benefit comes to the consumers who buy this awesome product which has changed lives. It is healthy and guilt free of any unethical practices. Consumers can directly confirm and trace clear standards and labels. They do well for the environment and have a very positive touch on the producer’s livelihoods.



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