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Epona in India

Monday 10-10-2016 - 10:30

A delegation from NUS' Fairtrade clothing company Epona is in India this week, meeting the people and communities who benefit from ethical supply chains.

Three years ago NUS acquired Epona, the UK’s largest importer of Fairtrade clothing for students, so that we could have more influence on ethics in our supply chain. Through Epona, we proudly source Fairtrade cotton in India, and then work with factories in India and Bangladesh to make the t-shirts and hoodies found in many of your shops.

The group in India is made up: Ayo Akinrele (Liverpool Hope SU Vice President Welfare & Community and NUS Advisory Group for Sustainability), Jamie Agombar (NUS Head of Sustainability), Clare Chambers (Epona Production Manager), Sarah Gibbons (University of Sussex SU Society and Citizenship Officer and NUS Advisory Group for Sustainability), Conor Savage (Bangor University SU president and Epona board member), and Robbie Young (NUS Vice President Society and Citizenship).

This week we will be bringing you daily reports from India, from field to factory, as we learn more about the people in our supply chain, and the challenges they face:

Robbie Young - How an Indian school showed me the value of Fairtrade
Sarah Gibbons - Things you didn't know about Fairtrade cotton
Conor Savage - Textiles are the future of Fairtrade
Ayo Akinrele - Workers' rights in clothing factories in India
Jamie Agombar - Environmental and social sustainability in Epona's factories

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