YPSILANTI, MI, July 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Maggie's Organics, the nation's longest standing producer of organic cotton apparel, is now part of a network of over 250 fair trade businesses after joining the Fair Trade Federation (FTF). FTF is a trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations that make a full commitment to fair trade.
To become a member, applicants go through a rigorous screening process detailing each stage of production for every product made. A screening committee made up of peers and other stake-holders vets each applicant relative to working conditions, fair wages, safety, environmental sensitivity, financial transparency and more. Completion of this thorough review process provides an important mark of distinction for members and for shoppers interested in supporting an entire business for its fair trade practices rather than simply purchasing a fair trade product.
"Maggie's Organics submitted an extremely thorough application to the screening committee, which speaks really well to their deep commitment to fair trade," says Renee Bowers, Executive Director of the Fair Trade Federation. "We commend the way Maggie's Organics evaluates and reevaluates their fair trade practices as an important part of their business. We're so thrilled to have them in the FTF community!"