Viet Nam

The decision: Expensive designer clothes or, on the basis of the average rather short gestation period, but rather cheaper mass-produced? Organic and sustainable or not yet conventionally enough? Practically the wardrobe for the next generation in any case should be and of course not carry pollutants. The reality is: clothing for the little ones is sewn in countries such as China, Viet Nam, Bangladesh and Colombia. The fact is also that the conditions for the production of cotton, nor in the sewing factories are better than at comparable clothing for adults. Expensive designer clothing as well as the mass – which is affected you in a piece by the discounter to the price of maybe 2-3 euro quite can be sure that it is not ecologically sound and sustainable production. So fair and organic cotton? The children only organic and fair dress? Yes, this is difficult. The fibers made from organic cotton produced without agricultural poisons and natural fibre or coloured green.

Often only the cotton is certified, but at fair labels as a certification of the entire collection for smaller labels is unsustainable. And only “own”, sometimes profound search for the ultimate assessment of the eligible brands remains so, because not everywhere where fair or bio it says this is in there also. Perhaps only the legislature can help here: the Federal Association of Consumer Council calls for a legal obligation of companies to the environmental and social standards in their products. The policy must ensure that mislabeling significant scale has an end, asked the Board. This is a corresponding right to information in the consumer information act to anchor. Furthermore, the Association calls for mandatory standards for cotton, in particular cotton, which should be checked regularly by an independent party. In conclusion to mention is, that not only the production of the actual cotton of assessment and control are subject to should, but also the social aspects of fair trade, for example guaranteed it, getting people who produce the textile goods, decent working conditions and an existence securing payment.