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WIN an all-expenses paid trip to India

Friday 5 May 2017 NUS News

We're offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Epona supply chain in India, from farm to factory, to see first-hand the impact of Fairtrade cotton and ethical fashion.

Do you know where your clothes came from?

While you may be thinking ASOS, New Look or Jack Wills, the answer more often than not is actually the fields and factories of south and east Asia.

The global clothing supply chain represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity to improve the lives of the people who make our clothes; the cotton pickers, fabric cutters, and textile printers of countries like India.

That’s why NUS owns ethical clothing company Epona, which produces 750,000 Fairtrade cotton items of clothing each year. These t-shirts, hoodies and onesies are sold through students’ union shops across the UK, meaning that students are at the forefront of the Fairtrade fashion movement.

Each year, Epona organises a visit to the producers in their supply chain in India. This gives student leaders and representatives the chance to see the impact of their purchasing policies first hand.

They have seen how the Fairtrade premium supports local primary schools, protects workers’ rights and improves the local environment.

This year, one lucky student has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join them.

You will have the opportunity to see how the clothes in your SU shop come into being. Meet the farmers, teachers and factory workers who benefit from the Fairtrade movement and see first-hand the impact that Epona has.

NUS is working towards a 100 per cent Fairtrade student movement – this is your chance to be a part of that challenge.

For your chance to win your place on October’s trip, simply visit http://www.whomade.me/

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