Value Chain: Where does your work fit into the apparel value chain? [check all that apply]
Raw Materials, Manufacturing.
Your Role: What is your relationship to the apparel industry? [check all that apply]
Farmer or Farmer Association Representative, 5Factory Worker, Factory Owner, Non-profit Staff, Supplier - contractor, Supplier - subcontractor.
Target Population: What stakeholder groups do you engage or empower in your work? [check all that apply]
Auditors, Brands, Consumers, Designers, Farmer or Farmer Associations, Factory Workers, Factory Owners, Retailers - Specialty Store, Supplier - contractor, Supplier - subcontractor, Women, Youth.
Lever for Change: Select up to 3 ways your work is helping to transform the industry.
Certification, Organizing, Other, [please specify].
Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers?
Hidden from View: Conditions in Forests, Farms, and Factories are Only Visible to a Select Few, A Job is Not Enough: Low-Income Workers Cannot Secure Long-Term Well-Being.
Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below?
Activate Local Know-how for Driving Solutions: Build Opportunities for Workers to Become Leaders, Transform the Chain into a Web: Link Unlikely Sectors that Open New Pathways to Sustainability.
Innovation Inspiration: When you first conceived of your project, did you think of it as applicable to the apparel industry?
If you answered "no" to the previous question, which industry was your project originally aimed at transforming?
Poverty alleviation, Sustainable agriculture.
● Replicating in the Apparel Industry: If your project didn't initially target the apparel industry, how are you specifically tailoring it to do so now?
We work on the making of fair trade and organic garments from crop to consumer at each step of the value chain
Are you nurturing or inspiring others to be changemakers? If so, how?
Farmer co-op members are leading proponents of organic ag in Nicaragua & leading mitigation of effects from climate change.
● Tell us about the partnerships that enhance your approach. How have you collaborated with others in the industry to increase your impact?
Project grew from collaboration w/ Maggie’s Organics, we partner farmers, processors & brands in relationships of trust