Chinnakarai

Location

Chinnakarai, India

Product

Organic cotton t-shirts

Claim to Fame

Fair Trade Certified ™

Fair Trade Tees

Based in Southern India, Bestitch Knits is a Fair Trade Certified™ factory that produces our organic cotton t-shirts, hoodies, and joggers. Bestitch's production of organic apparel is also certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Beyond meeting the rigorous social and environmental standards required to be certified as a Fair Trade factory, leadership is all-in when it comes to supporting worker-led initiatives. In addition, our choice to use organic cotton is not only better for the environment, it’s also better for worker health.

We proudly participate in the facility’s Fair Trade program by giving an additional 1% of our ordering costs back to workers. Currently, workers use these additional funds to finance a free breakfast program, education grants, and periodic, onsite medical clinics.
Jegadeeswari V is a tailor at this India-based factory. About the Fair Trade program, she says “I believe Fair Trade comes out of the brand’s need to do something good for the worker and [to] recognize our contribution.”

Jegadeeswari V is a tailor at this India-based factory. About the Fair Trade program, she says “I believe Fair Trade comes out of the brand’s need to do something good for the worker and [to] recognize our contribution.”

Saravana Priya started working at this Fair Trade Certified™  factory in late 2017.

Saravana Priya started working at this Fair Trade Certified™ factory in late 2017.

Steamed green bean sprouts are prepared as part of a free meal program started by the Fair Trade committee.

Steamed green bean sprouts are prepared as part of a free meal program started by the Fair Trade committee.

Soibam Hemanta Singh is a material cutter and part of the Fair Trade committee.

Soibam Hemanta Singh is a material cutter and part of the Fair Trade committee.

Jaganathan Raghupathy, FTUSA Field Manager, giving a talk about Fair Trade at a general assembly of workers.

Jaganathan Raghupathy, FTUSA Field Manager, giving a talk about Fair Trade at a general assembly of workers.