Boll to Bed
Lily and Mortimer's commitment to Fairtrade comes from our belief that everyone should benefit from business; communities thrive and prosper when companies commit to paying farmers a fair price for their cotton. There are instances where cotton prices have fallen so low, the price farmers are paid is lower than the money they have invested in their crop. Our partners ensure farmers earn a living wage and put in place programmes that benefit the whole community.
Our cotton is sourced from Chetna Organic and Fairtrade Intervention programme, a flagship programme directed towards stabilizing the socio economic status of smallholder farmers and improving their entrepreneurial skills. Chetna Organic also invests in seed programmes designed to make the highest quality seeds accessible to organic cotton farmers.
We are building relationships with family run businesses that can supply Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton. THe traceability of our cotton is essential to us, from the farmers that have growth the bolls of cotton, through processing to manufacturing.
I love visiting the factory and seeing how owner Rajat and his family invest in good working conditions for their employees. They also make a great lunch!
ORGANIC & FAIRTRADE
We are proud that our entire bedding range in independently certified as Organic and Fairtrade and will continue to expand our range of these products.
The Fairtrade premium is an amount of money that Lily&Mortimer donate to Fairtrade UK that is democratically given to community projects. It is about meeting Fairtrade standards, decent working conditions, a voice in the workplace and equality for women.