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LONDON – Supermarket chain Lidl has announced that it will convert all staff uniforms across the UK to Fairtrade-certified cotton. 

Lidl employs more than 22,000 people across the country, and is expected to purchase more than 175,000 tonnes of the material from the non-profit’s network of farmers as a result of the deal.  

Lidl Great Britain’s head of responsible sourcing and ethical trade, Amali Bunter, said: “We’re delighted to be the first UK retailer to convert all of our store team uniforms to Fairtrade cotton, opening up a valuable market for Fairtrade cotton farmers around the world.” 

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