United Bag Store are proud to introduce our range of eco , fairtrade bags and share the fantastic impact this has on the cotton farmers that help us produce them . We have a new and unique relationship that filters all the way back to the individual farmers that pick the cotton used to make our bags . This means we can see and hear directly how our bag sales improve the lives of so many people .
See below the Third Party Certifications of our new Eco bags
Made with Fairtrade Cotton
Fairtrade is an international standard which certifies the cotton in garments . Through the certification , the farmers are guaranteed a Fairtrade minimum price to cover the cost for a sustainable production .
Oeko-Tex is a symbol that shows that the ready garment doesn ’ t contain harmful chemicals . It guarantees that the product is REACH compliant .
100 % Organic Cotton . No pesticides or genetically modified substances are used in production of organic cotton . This reduces the health risks to the farmers and their family and the pollution of the soil
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR EVERY 10,000 ECO BAGS WE BUY ...
Farmers receive € 900 as Fairtrade Premium .
Farmers would receive an additional € 720 for the total purchase .
Avoids using 54 packs of Genetically Modified seeds .
Avoids using harmful pesticides of which cotton accounts for 54 % of India ’ s total .
Avoids the usage of 270kgs of harmful , cancer causing , class A pesticides .
Avoids the usage of 320kgs of Synthetic fertilisers . Reduces soil erosion by almost 90 %.