The British Association for Faire Trade Shops (BAFTS) remains to be one of the strongest pillars of the eco-fashion industry, standing up as a growing network of fair trade shops based in different parts of the United Kingdom.
Positioned in seeing to the fair trade practices in retailing in the UK, BAFTS provides its members with pertinent information regarding updates and changes in the industry, as well as stands as an avenue where members can get in touch and communicate with each other, in sharing ideas, proposals and opinions.
As an association, BAFTS is committed in strengthening relationships and establishing partnerships geared for the better good of all. Constantly seeking means to improve the quantity and quality of its network channels, the association is also intent in spreading awareness to retailers, suppliers and industry partners, with emphasis on the needs of workers and their rights as employed personnel.
Ascribing to the international definition of “Fair Trade”, BAFTS is associated with the international Fair Trade Movement though its participation in the Trade Justice Movement and the World Fair Trade Association.
Given that a number of eco-fashion brands are not only eco-friendly in their product design and creations but also advocates of fair trade terms and policies, BAFTS plays a crucial role in assessing the actual fair trade practices implemented by brands, ensuring that words and fancy terms are backed by hard and real action.
As an organization with members keen on giving workers all the benefits and treatment that is due to them, BAFTS stands as an arbiter for the fair trade standards in the retail industry in the UK, cutting no slack or evading no corners in its operational drives and scopes.
An eco-friendly brand may churn out eco-friendly products, but without following international fair trade terms, the brand can be described as one sided in its approach in the creation and release of products.
BAFTS ensures that eco-friendly products are also fair in compensating its employees and human resource capital.