Our 2024 global projects - Traid

Our 2024 global projects

Every time you shop with or donate to Traid, you’re helping to change fashion for the better.

In 2024 we’re proud to commit £532,367 to fund five projects in five countries around the world! By working closely with our project partners, we want to make sure that the people who make our clothes have access to safer working conditions, higher incomes, workers’ rights, better health and education opportunities, making fashion fairer for everyone.

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Growing pesticide-free crops in Ethiopia

Since 2018, Traid has supported PAN Ethiopia and PAN UK’s innovative work to expand pesticide reduction models. This project is the adapted work from the highly successful pesticide reduction models used with cotton growers in Ethiopia. In 2024, Traid has committed £25,646 of funding towards this project to support small holding Ethiopian vegetable growers to grow a healthy, agroecological vegetable system that will benefit farmers and consumers. 

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Expanding Benin’s organic cotton sector

Since 2009, Traid has funded the work of OBEPAB and PAN UK to establish the organic cotton sector in Benin, West Africa. In 2024, we have committed £336,332 of funding to this project to improve incomes, health and soil quality for thousands of organic cotton farmers in Benin by building capacity, strengthening supply chain linkages, and showcasing Benin’s high quality organic cotton production. 

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Supporting children out of waste picking

In 2023, Traid first began funding the Grambangla Unnayan Committee to support the children of waste pickers to build a life away from working on the landfill sites in Matuail, Dhaka, Bangladesh. We are proud to continue funding this good work and in 2024 we have committed £25,646 to fund 60 sewing and tailoring scholarships for girls aged 14-17 to transition into safer work.

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Providing care for the children of garment workers

Since 2013, we have funded Nagorik Uddyog’s work to establish two daycare centres and two drop-in centres for the children of garment working mothers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2024, we have committed £71,925 of funding towards this project to continue the centres’ work of providing good quality care, education, rights support, food and health checks for 180 vulnerable children aged 2-16 of garment working mothers.  

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Preventing child labour in the textile industry

In 2024, we are delighted to fund a new project in partnership with Good Weave to prevent child labour in textile communities in India and Nepal. We have committed £60,000 of funding towards this project to prevent child labour in the rug, textiles, and garment sector by supporting at-risk children and child labourers into education for a brighter future.

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