Why City University London Students' Union went Fairtrade with Epona

Wednesday 03-08-2016 - 16:54

We spoke to Yemi Gbajobi, former Chief Executive at City University London Students' Union, about  the two core reasons why her SU decided to go 100 per cent Fairtrade and why more unions are starting the process too by stocking Epona clothing in their shops.

Is your union looking to go 100 per cent Fairtrade?

We want the student movement to lead the way on Fairtrade clothing because we want to live our values through ethical enterprise, ensuring we can all be proud to stock, sell and waer the clothing sold in students' unions. 

This is why NUS owns Epona, an ethical clothing supply company which sells approxiately 750,000 units of clothing to institutions and students’ unions.

Putting your university or college name on a garment that you can be proud of is helping communities, not hurting them.

One garment at a time, we have the opportunity to drive real change.

You can learn more about Epona online at and read Simon Blake's three simple and compelling reasons to go Fairtrade here


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