Why Roehampton Students' Union went Fairtrade with Epona

Wednesday 10-08-2016 - 09:00

We spoke to Roehampton Students' Union's Chief Executive Matt Wall about how the ethical principle behind stocking Fairtrade garments in the union shop has shaped his unions approach to all other aspects of commercial opportunities.

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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