Cotton is the most important crop in the global textile industry, yet most households that grow it are living in poverty. These farming families simply cannot afford to send their kids to school. Children often must work alongside
their parents just to make ends meet. In Australia, most people don’t realise that school uniforms are made using child labour. In fact, the uniforms that Australian students wear can mean that other students can’t go to school at all. Fairtrade, the world’s leading ethical and sustainable organization, needed to educate Australians about these unethical practices.
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