Fairtrade Clothing Manufacture Supply Chain

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Contains 100%
Organic Cotton

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Reduced Water
Consumption

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Reduced Global
Warming Potential

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Ethically Certified
Production

A map to show the worldwide supply chain used for our Fairtrade Organic t-shirts and clothing products. Starting with production in India, right through to the bulk t shirt printing and embroidery undertaken here in the UK.

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Production Zones

Neutral® products are manufactured entirely in India, and finished in the UK.


Production & Distribution Stages

Stage 1 - Cotton Growing
The cotton is grown in the organic fields in Northern India.

Stage 2 - Transportation
The cotton is transported from the fields to the mill by road (horse cart and truck).

Stage 3 - Cotton Spun & Processed
The cotton is spun and processed in Southern India (Coimbatore), wind power is the main power source at the facilities providing four times as much energy as actually used. The surplus is sent to the network for the benefit of local communities and reduces CO2.

Stage 4 - Shipping
The products are shipped in containers, by sea to Hamburg. The products are then transported by truck and unloaded at the central stock facilities.

Stage 5 - Finishing and Delivery
The products are transported to our printshop via UPS where products are checked and printed on. Following this products are then delivered to the customer in biodegradable packaging or recycled boxes.


Carbon Footprint Reduction
Compared to conventional cotton, organically grown cotton has 46% reduced global warming potential; ensuring Neutral® products have a reduced impact. Additional CO2 reductions are made as a due to the factories being powered by renewables.

Water Usage Reduction
Neutral® products made from organic cotton, consume 91% less blue water than conventional cotton products.
Blue water is defined as Fresh surface and groundwater, in other words, the water in freshwater lakes, rivers and aquifers.

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