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Since 2012, TRAID has funded PAN UK and PAN Ethiopia to empower thousands of cotton farmers in Ethiopia to reduce and eliminate dangerous pesticide use. This project achieved Ethiopia’s first ever certification for organic cotton for over 200 farmers, and this year, TRAID is also supporting vegetable farmers to benefit from this pioneering and evidence based model. PAN UK staff…
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This International Women’s Day, Traid is celebrating the work of Kalpona Akter, one of the most important campaigners amplifying the voice of women garment workers. She is the Founder and Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Workers’ Solidarity (BCWS) and one of the most prominent activists for garment workers’ rights.  A former child garment worker herself, Kalpona gained an understanding…
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Every so often, an event takes place which makes shockingly visible the reality of fast fashion’s dependence on the dirt-cheap labour and powerlessness of the people making their clothes. Nine-years ago, on 24 April 2013, the event that saw fashion’s mask slip was the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,134 women and men, and…
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