New Zealand Surfing - - Between Sets - — Dave Ras­tovich, Patag­o­nia Em­ployee

“I like how Fair Trade is a dis­rup­tor. It’s a voice stand­ing up to a big bully of an in­dus­try. As a surfer, that idea of be­ing anti-es­tab­lish­ment and pissed off at the sys­tem re­ally sits well with me. Fair Trade lets us take that frus­tra­tion and do some­thing to ac­tu­ally bet­ter the sys­tem.”

Dave Ras­tovich at one of our source fac­to­ries in Katu­nayake, Sri Lanka. For ev­ery piece of cloth­ing made in a Fair Trade Cer­ti­fied ™ fa­cil­ity, we pay a premium that work­ers can use to el­e­vate their stan­dard of liv­ing. To earn the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, fac­to­ries must also ad­here to a strict set of stan­dards for safe work­ing con­di­tions and en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity.

JAR­RAH LYNCH © 2017 Patag­o­nia, Inc.

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