Volume 9, Issue 8
Last year when my co-officer Dave and I were elected onto to the LSS, our first initiative was to ensure that the Law School hoodies and T-shirts were fair trade certified. The University of Melbourne is an accredited fair trade university, and we thought it was important for that to be reflected in the products offered to students. Even though it didn’t exactly fall within our portfolio, the committee gave us their full support.
We are excited to announce that this year Etiko is supplying the MLS hoodies and T-shirts. Etiko is a fair trade company based in Croydon, Victoria. They are vegan-friendly, on their way to becoming carbon-neutral, and have for the third time received an A+ grading in the annual Baptist World Aid Ethical Fashion Guide. The hoodies and t-shirts are manufactured in India and the cost of these garments includes a fair trade premium for the farmers who produce the cotton. This premium enables the workers and farmers to invest in their communities. The LSS is proud to support this initiative and we hope the sentiment is reflected in the student cohort.
Purchase hoodies and t-shirts here.
Learn more about Etiko here.
Antonia Kalcina is a third-year JD Student and one of the MULSS Environments Officers
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