ich hab jetzt ziemlich viel geld für ein bambus shirt von arbor ausgegeben und bin der meinung das man immernoch sehr oft den namen bezahlt und nicht das eigentliche produkt. Wenn der druck cool wäre oder auch der schnitt mal was anderes wäre und ich das geld hätte würde ich es mir mal gönnen. Ansonsten bleib ich bei meinen billigeren shirts und mach selber was draus!
Fair Trade and ECO are a new way of selling products. It's all about "trade" not fairness. If it's 29 Euro in shop probably brand pays less than 6 Euro for that shirt. They buy products very cheeply from China, India, Bangladesh etc... If I were you I don't pay more than 10 Eur for a tee or shirt. My Europen friends!
Depends how it looks, i guess? That's a bit expensive for me, it seems more like someone is capitalizing on the trendyness of the 'green' movement with that price. I can get hemp t-shirts for like 20 bucks here.
I am alright with organics for food. For clothes though, I'm not sure, since I really don't know where organic cotton comes from and what kind of regulations they have to make sure that the farmers are growing it organically.
Fair trade has always been a sore spot for me - I don't believe many fair trade programs are fair at all. They might try to give the farmers a fair price instead of pushing them to sell it for the cheapest price. But it's not like the fair trad organization is buying from individual farmers most of the time.
I distrust the middleman and the politics in the countries that Fair Trade is supposed to be the most useful, because these places usually have rampant corruption and the understanding of what is fair is very different from what is idealized in the West.
For example, when I was in Asia, a very rich family had a hotel chain and they sold souvenirs made by the local people to tourists. The tourists paid a lot of money for these crappy things and I highly doubt that most of the money went to the people that made them. They were still poor, perhaps not as poor as before, but the money didn't help them so much they could get out of their dirt poor lives.
Though, I guess you can also say it is better to try and better a bad situation instead of contributing to it. I would buy a fair-trade product if I trust that the maker has made significant efforts to ensure my money goes to the farmers or workers - what would convince me was if a larger non-profit was part of the effort.