A group of us recently traveled to India to explore the complexities of Fair Trade apparel and organic cotton. I know I am very fortunate to meet the very people who create some of the clothes I wear. I even got a chance to speak with the team member who handled a recent order from Catholic Relief Services.

To those considering business with HAE Now, I can attest that the mill in Kolkata, India is committed to ethical business, safe and dignified working conditions, and improving products and performance for workers and customers. 

Jackie DeCarlo, Economic Justice Team Leader
CRS Domestic Programs Support Unit

"The mill producing HAE Now apparel was the first in the world to be certified under Fair Trade USA's innovative standards for Fair Trade Certified apparel.

I have visited the mill twice and was struck by the management's commitment to its workers. Certified to SA8000 and GOTS standards, it recognizes the union membership of its workers, and goes above and beyond Fair Trade standards in some areas by offering subsidized meals, housing and education for its workers and their families.

I believe HAE Now and their mill are true pioneers committed to the values and practice of Fair Trade."

Heather Franzese, Director, Fair Trade USA and Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA with our mill director Rajat Jaipuria