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TRAID has supported PAN Ethiopia and PAN UK since 2012 to reduce and end Ethiopian cotton farmer's dependency on hazardous pesticides. To date we have committed £586,921 - over half a million pounds - to empower Ethiopian cotton farming communities formerly using expensive dangerous chemicals, to manage crops naturally. Today, over 2,000 farmers have significantly improved their yields, health, wealth…
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Of the fabric used in Bangladesh’s garments sector, about a quarter is wasted, according to Reverse Resources (2017). This represents a staggering 350,000 tonnes of cloth which potentially ends up being dumped or burnt. However, a ‘backyard garment sector’ has emerged in Saidpur, a rural region in the north west of Bangladesh. Here, an estimated 500 small businesses have sprung…
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Bleaching, printing and dyeing textiles is one of the most environmentally harmful stages of the garment production chain. Huge quantities of water, energy and chemicals are used including heavy metals, formaldehyde and chlorine. These chemicals produce effluents which pollute ground and drinking water. They are also hazardous to the people working with them. The textile industry urgently needs to find…
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