GARY MASH® has been a Fairtrade licensee since 2013 and has since then been responsible for the associated standards. These are developed by the umbrella organization Fairtrade International, FLO for short. The control of standards in practice is again the responsibility of the organization FLO-Cert, which is the independent certification and control organization under Fairtrade. In the corporate organization of Fairtrade International, the association Fairtrade Austria, founded in 1993, looks after marketing, information and public relations and awards the Fairtrade seal for fair trade products.
All of Fairtrade’s businesses share the common goal of improving the lives of all farmers and workers in the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Where do the GARY MASH® textiles come from?
The majority of women’s and men’s textiles in our online shop are produced especially for our label GARY MASH®. The location of the textile production is in South India. Renewable energy from photovoltaics is used for production.
With the help of Fairtrade, this is already involved in various social activities. These include, for example, a “mobile hospital” that provides workers with free checkups, medicines and treatments. Or a free eye exam, in which once a year about 1000 people examined and possibly receive glasses and medications. As well as a school for children, which was founded in 1999. It offers children free education, transport links to the school, books, etc. Yes, even yoga classes are offered to the employees of the company.
And much more.
We have been and are regularly on site to convince ourselves of the Fairtrade standards.