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First ethical fashion label launched in USA

Fair Trade USA have officially launched their Fair Trade Certification program for apparel and linens. A full range of Fair Trade Certified clothing items is now available in the United States as part of their two-year pilot test of the program.

Fair Trade USA's Fair Trade Certified label helps consumers and companies create jobs and sustainable livelihoods for garment workers and cotton farmers in India, Latin America and Africa.

The following sustainable fashions are ready for the holiday season from pioneering brands working with best-in-class Fair Trade manufacturing facilities and cooperatives in Costa Rica, India and Liberia:

Liberty & Justice is made by the Liberian Women's Sewing Project, which creates sustainable jobs for women's sewing cooperatives and provides workforce development training as well as health and education programs. Celebrity designed tees for men and women are now available online and in select locations.

Good & Fair Clothing is a new fashion brand that strives to create clothes that are both good to the earth and fair to people. Men's and women's tees and underpants are now available online and at local Austin retail locations. 

HAE Now, which stands for Humans, Animals and Environment Now, offers organic t-shirts and other blanks for wholesale, promotional printing and private label needs. All their products are made with organic cotton from the Chetna project, a farmer-owned collective in India.

Maggie's Organics is one of the oldest eco-apparel companies in the United States. Bena Burda, its founder, has been involved with the Fair Trade Certified Apparel and Linens Pilot since 2005, when Fair Trade USA first began to explore the sector. Women's dresses, Men's shirts, scarves, wraps, hoodies and camisoles are available online, and at Whole Foods Markets locations across the United States. 

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