Tunic Cord Dress – Organic Fairtrade Cotton


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A nostalgic and simple cord dress for autumn days, wear with tights or leggings for extra warmth!

Why so special?

  • Beautiful bright colours
  • Matching detailing on collar, pockets and hem
  • Made from the best quality 100% organic cotton clothing
  • Machine washable

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

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New Dad-to-Be?


So you’re about to become a first-time Dad?  It’s fairly safe to say you’re probably very excited but understandably anxious about this new stage in your life. This is serious now.  You’re going to be responsible for a new little human being and you’re wondering how you’ll cope.

The other half aka Mrs Mum-to-Be seems to know what she has to think about.  It’s like she has some inbuilt radar guiding her towards parenthood. She’s been googling what baby equipment to buy for weeks and has started buying organic baby clothes and other bits and bobs already. You’re not really sure what to say when she asks what you think about organic baby clothes and the whole concept of bamboo baby clothes is completely mind-boggling! How does she even know about this sort of stuff, for goodness sake, you’re wondering?!

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You’re sitting there watching telly one night and she asks what you think about nappies. What sort should you go for? Are cloth nappies better than disposables? Flip, you think … (or perhaps something a little earthier) It never even entered your head that there was an alternative to disposable nappies nowadays? But Mrs Mum is thinking about the effect on the environment of all those nappies and wants your new arrival to be a green baby. Mrs Mum-to-Be wants to buy ethical baby clothes, she says.  She starts rambling on about Fairtrade and something about a Soil Association. What is Soil Association?  Arghhhhh …. It’s not meant to be this confusing, this whole ‘being a Dad’ malarkey!

So there she is,  thinking about when the baby comes home but you can’t get past the birth yet.  You’re worried in case you can’t get her to the hospital on time when she goes into labour.  And talking about the labour, you’re hoping you’re not going to be one of those dads who really embarrass themselves and faint at the birth. She’s saying something about packing her hospital bag but the car needs an MOT tomorrow and you simply can’t multi-task!. There’s still 10 weeks to go till Due Day, what’s the hurry! And what is the ‘hospital bag’ anyway? Got that wrong, I bet?  There you were, thinking it was kind of her to think about packing refreshments to sustain you through the birth. Oh a bag with nightwear, organic babygrows, baby vests, a bamboo swaddle (a what??) ….

There’s a bit more to this whole Dad business isn’t there?  Never mind there’s ages to go yet. Isn’t there?

Discover This Info Here:- https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/new-dad-to-be

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Why we love Fair-Trade Cotton


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Cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fibre crops in the global textile industry.

Although world cotton production is dominated by China, India and the US, cotton is vital for the survival of many low income countries in Central and West Asia and Africa – it accounts, in value terms, for 26.4 per cent of Benin’s exports and 58.7 per cent of Burkina Faso’s.

Cotton farmers in developing countries, including leading producers like India and China, live in hardship. As many as 100 million households are directly engaged in cotton production and an estimated 300 million people work in the cotton sector when family labour, farm labour and workers in ancillary services such as transportation, ginning, baling and storage are taken into account. For farmers, the challenges range from the impact of climate change, poor prices for seed cotton, through to competition from highly subsidised producers in rich countries and poor terms of trade. In particular, government subsidies for cotton farmers in rich countries, particularly the US, create a market with artificially low prices that small-scale farmers are unable to compete in.

Fairtrade cotton was launched to put the spotlight on these farmers who are often left invisible, neglected and poor at the end of a long and complex cotton supply chain. Through tools like the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium and stronger, more democratic organisations, Fairtrade has sought to provide these farmers with an alternative route to trade and higher, more stable incomes.

ABOUT COTTON

Complex issues in the global cotton industry mean millions of small-scale farmers are struggling to make a decent living from growing cotton.
Why do cotton farmers remain poor?

With high levels of illiteracy and limited land holdings, many cotton farmers live below the poverty line and are dependent on middle men or ginners who often buy their cotton at prices below the cost of production.

Rising costs of production, fluctuating market prices, decreasing yields and climate change are daily challenges, along with food price inflation and food insecurity. In West Africa, a cotton farmer’s typical smallholding of 2-5 hectares must provide the essential income to cover basic needs such as food, healthcare, school fees and seeds and tools. A small fall in cotton prices can have serious implications for a farmer’s ability to meet these needs. In India many farmers are seriously indebted because of the high-interest loans needed to purchase fertilisers and other farm inputs and have, in desperation, resorted to ending their lives. The notorious complexity of the cotton and textile supply chain means that farmers have little power to negotiate with others in the chain to secure better prices.

But in addition to these problems that plague most smallholder farmers, the situation in cotton is worse because the global cotton trade is heavily distorted by subsidies given to cotton farmers including in rich countries like the US and EU.

These subsidies totalled a record $10.35bn in 2014-15, led by China with subsidies worth $8.2bn. Cotton producers in Turkey were paid $508m while US cotton farmers received subsidies for crop insurance premiums amounting to $490m. Government subsidies create a market with artificially low prices that farmers in developing countries are unable to compete in and allow the US to export its cotton at a lower price than cotton produced in West Africa or India.

How does Fairtrade make things better?

Fairtrade works with the small-scale cotton farmers in Asia and Africa and helps build stronger farmer-owned organisations. This is important because farmers can achieve a lot more together as a group in negotiations with ginners and traders or in supporting the local community.

Fairtrade encourages sustainable cotton production and is the only standard to provide economic benefits, through a guaranteed Fairtrade Minimum Price and additional Fairtrade Premium for seed cotton farmers. In 2014, 22 farmers’ organisations in 7 countries were certified for Fairtrade cotton production and reported Premium earnings of approximately £800,000. A large percentage of this was invested in providing farmers with tools and inputs and supporting education and healthcare facilities in the local community.

Through Fairtrade, thousands of cotton farmers have already improved their lives. Cotton co-operatives have become better organised, farmers are more productive and women farmers are receiving the same rewards as male farmers, from voting rights to equal pay. A study on the impact of Fairtrade cotton in four countries particularly noted the impact of Fairtrade Standards on gender equity. The study highlighted how a requirement in the Fairtrade Standards for seed cotton stipulating that women farmers should be paid directly (rather than through their husbands or other male family members) had encouraged more women in West and Central Africa to cultivate cotton. They considered that this had given them more influence over their household resources.

Boosting Fairtrade cotton sales for farmers
Fairtrade currently works with almost 55,000 cotton farmers in some of the poorest regions in the world. In 2014 Fairtrade certified producer organisations sold an average of 43 per centof their production volumes on Fairtrade terms, much higher than in previous years. Meanwhile, globally, 90 million small-scale cotton farmers are all in need of a fairer deal for their cotton. There’s still a lot more that Fairtrade can do.

The Fairtrade Cotton Program therefore unlocks exciting new opportunities for businesses to buy more cotton on Fairtrade terms and expand market access under Fairtrade terms for more farmers. The new model recognises that businesses want to use more Fairtrade cotton in their manufacturing of clothing and textiles, rather than create a specific Fairtrade branded cotton range. Read more about the Fairtrade Cotton Program.

In the words of G S Rao, state coordinator of Fairtrade certified organic baby clothes in UK,

‘Buying a fairly traded garment is not giving to charity, but is much more a positive statement of fulfilling ones commitment towards all the people who are ultimately responsible for the garment. Fairtrade has helped Chetna to lay additional focus on setting up farmers’ institutions and building their capacities on leadership and self-sustainability. Other certifications do not focus on building producers’ institutions and yet, this is the key to long-term sustainability. With setting up of farmers’ institutions, involvement of women has also slowly started to increase, though there is still a long way to go.’

If you are looking to buy organic baby clothes online visit our online Organic Kids Clothes Store UK.

official source:- https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/why-we-love-fair-trade-cotton

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