This is a question that we get asked very often, and people are often pleasantly surprised. Naturally, there is a small premium to pay for our Organic, Fairtrade clothing, because the costs of producing products to the strict standards required to meet the standards set by all of the certifying bodies increases costs.
In this post, we’re going to outline what increases the cost of a Fairtrade t-shirt, and then look at a comparison between an A.M. Basics t-shirt and an A.M. Fairtrade t-shirt.
What increases the cost?
Looking at the A.M. Fairtrade clothing range, there are a number of environmental and ethical standards that make our Organic Fairtrade t-shirts the most sustainable and ethical products on the market. They are:
Fairtrade Foundation Certification
Protecting the rights of workers in less developed nations, by ensuring that a fair price is paid workers, and by providing the facility to develop community facilities and amenities.
Organic cotton is grown and processed without harmful pesticides and chemicals. Read more here.
Social Accountability International - SA8000
Protecting the rights of workers in the factories that are involved in the manufacturing of garments.
The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted.
Comparing single unit costs, bought direct from our A.M. Shop, our A.M. Basics t-shirt costs a bargain busting £2.20. In comparison, our A.M. Fairtrade t-shirt still only costs £4.68.
These prices get even better when you’re buying quantities of 25 and above, where economies of scale help to provide even more savings.
Of course, you can see a difference in price, however, at A.M. Custom Clothing believe that this is still incredibly great value for the quality, and high ethical and environmental standards of the A.M. Fairtrade products. But don’t just take our word for it, read what our clients had to say:
“The T shirts are great quality, we were very proud to be wearing them during our events".
It is of course noting that these prices are correct at time of writing.