Declaration of conduct and ethics is not preventing misuse
According to a feature published by Bloomberg news service it allegedly declares American lingerie specialist Victoria’s Secret to use Fairtrade and organic cotton from farms in Burkina Faso making use of child labour
The mentioned organisations Helvetas (CH) and Fair Trade International are conducting immediate and comprehensive investigations and will publish forthcoming results. Textile Exchange is referring to its member standard of ethics and the resulting requirements for its members. Those include that members are obliged to meet organic laws, recycling laws, labelling laws and laws governing business and trade and to promote and support the highest level of growing, production and manufacturing integrity across the sustainable textile industry. The standard of ethics can be had from the following internet address. The original Bloomberg feature can be downloaded from the second internet address.