Is Fair Trade Fashion also Bio Fashion? And vice versa?

Our Lana Fashion customers ask us more and more frequently as and where you stand as well detects whether a garment organic or fair.

That’s actually quite nice, it shows once again that it is a shirt, dress or a pair of jeans from the outside not to see if it is eco. This is with fashion as with food. And even then there are several organic label and markings. And indeed : Fair Trade does not mean organic! But Fair Trade is a declaration by the manufacturer that they let their people work under fair conditions.

This is very important, but not organic! Organic is known by the acronym organic, organically grown. That this is also fairer than konventuoneller cultivation, almost goes without saying, if you know that get ” normally ” vast amounts of insecticides on the fields and thus also in the lungs of farmers. Nevertheless, then the further manufacturing process can be done under appalling conditions for people and the environment. Often you now find in our shop the small green sign with the white T -shirt, the GOTS label.

For example, at a Biojeans or a dress. This means then that the entire garment from bio-fibers or by using a list of environmentally friendly ingredients and process color produced is in compliance with sound, socially acceptable working conditions. This is sort of a platform on which they could agree on a larger international scale. We find it quite great what happened there in a short time : suddenly there is such a seal, and suddenly all want it and keep!

But many is this Platform is still too low, they want it even better, both on the ecological, as well as in the area of fairness: thus, there is also a somewhat less well-known “premium” label that IVNBest label, which in all is somewhat more stringent and therefore assured of eco and fair even more important.

Is better known to most people the Oeko-Tex 100 standard. But that has nothing to do with organic and fair, – which measures only the toxins in the finished product.