Monday, 8 May 2017

Students Invited To Find Out More About Fair Trade on an All-Expenses Paid Trip to India

The NUS is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to one student in its latest competition. 

The winner will get the opportunity to go on an all-expenses paid trip to India to view the Epona clothing supply chain, from farm to factory, to see first-hand the impact Fairtrade cotton and ethical fashion is having on the lives of those involved in the cotton and garment trades.

The global clothing supply chain represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity to improve the lives of the people who make our clothes; the cotton pickers, fabric cutters, and textile printers of countries like India.

NUS's own ethical clothing company Epona produces 750,000 Fairtrade cotton items of clothing each year, sold through students’ union shops across the UK.

Each year, Epona organises a visit to the producers in their supply chain in India. This gives student leaders and representatives the chance to see the impact of their purchasing policies first hand.

They have seen how the Fairtrade premium supports local primary schools, protects workers’ rights and improves the local environment.

This year, one lucky student has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join them.

For your chance to win your place on October’s trip, simply visit

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