Aldi to sell Fairtrade certified t-shirts from tomorrow
Budget supermarket chain Aldi is launching its first range of T-shirts made from Fairtrade certified cotton.
The T-shirts will go on sale in Aldi stores tomorrow.
@KenRooney Hi Ken, the Fairtrade t-shirts will be available in our Irish stores at €6.99 from tomorrow :)— Aldi Ireland (@Aldi_Ireland) March 2, 2016
The announcement that the company will be launching Fairtrade products in Ireland and the UK was welcomed by the Fairtrade Foundation in Britain.
Euan Venters, the foundation's commercial director, said: "Buying clothes made with Fairtrade cotton means we help the fashion business and at the same time help low income cotton farmers around the world.
Jonathan Neale of Aldi said: "We're proud to offer clothing that supports the Fairtrade project, which brings life-changing conditions, education and health care."
Consumers are being urged to buy more Fairtrade products after a new report showed that millions of farmers in developing countries are going hungry.
The foundation said there was an "ongoing crisis" of farmers struggling to feed their families.