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Published on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sainsbury’s inks Fairtrade cotton deal

Written by Haydn Davis

faitradeshirtsLONDON - UK supermarket chain J Sainsbury has agreed a deal to source all of its Fairtrade cotton from India.

Under the terms of the deal, the company will buy a year’s worth of cotton from a cooperative supplier in Gujarat during the harvest period. The deal also includes advance payments of the Fairtrade premiums, which have been earmarked for immediate use for community projects.