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What's Next: Fair-Trade Textiles

TransFair U.S.A., which certifies fair-trade goods in the U.S., is venturing beyond edibles for the first time with a pilot project for cotton bed linens, towels, and apparel. The cotton farmers as well as the factory workers will be paid a premium for their production. The first certified textiles are set to go on sale this spring.

A version of this article appeared in the February 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine.