Giveaway: HAE Now OrganicTees

Courtney Lang June 26, 2012
Win free t-shirts of your choice! See below for details.

Looking for a sustainable t-shirt to print for your next fundraiser or event? Or, are you trying to get restaurants and community organizations to embrace Fair Trade with cool options?   Then check out HAE Now’s high quality fair trade organic cotton blanks where you’ll find t-shirts, aprons and baby items.  Soon you’ll find bistro aprons, polo style t-shirts and wash cloths.

What does HAE Now Stand For?

HAE Now stands for Humans, Animals and Environment Now! They stay true to their name by respecting worker rights at the farms and mill and supporting safe, organic practices that are beneficial to animals and the planet.   Their t-shirts are higher quality than the standard blank in the market which ensures they are loved and worn! An attractive, durable product has a lower eco-impact over its lifespan.

Benefiting Cotton Farmers and Mill Workers

HAE Now was the first company to be approved under Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade Certified Apparel program in 2010. Its mill in India empowers factory workers with higher pay, medical and retirement benefits, safe hygienic working conditions, work training, housing allowances, the right to unionize, and Fair Trade premiums for each Fair Trade Certified product sold.

HAE Now’s Fair Trade Certification also brings a critically needed benefit for rural cotton farmers. While many labor rights organizations endorse companies that have unionized labor at the garment factory, Fair Trade standards go beyond the mill level by including the farmers who grow the cotton! Farmers are given a fair price for their crop, receive training on safe, organic farming methods that eliminate the need for expensive pesticides, and are able to secure low interest loans from banks. An additional “community development premium” is invested in community projects to help improve the low standard of living e.g. to provide safe drinking water, loans to women, education and medical facilities and much needed infra-structure.

Get HAE Now products into your Community!

Why not introduce this ethical option to schools, colleges, local businesses and non-profits in your community? Reach out to HAE Now for info on their wholesale if you want to approach local businesses and organizations – we can change lives with our purchasing power! All HAE Now products are designed to be easily embellished with printing and embroidery and other customization.

For Your Town Campaign:

For Retailers, Restaurants, Cafes, Offices & Schools

  • Their beautiful aprons are popular with the food industry, restaurants and cafes.
  • They offer baby items in soft organic cotton that retail stores love to carry for conscious consumers.
  • T-shirt companies can now re-brand their shirts and tags to sell in their stores.
  • Soon to come items include polo style shirts, bistro style aprons for wait staff and colorful wash cloths ideal for babies and kitchen use.

Win free t-shirts!

Here is how to enter:

  1. Like HAE Now on facebook, or
  2. Like or share this facebook post (when you share set to ‘public’, or else we can’t see who you are).

7 winners will be randomly chosen  and winners will be announced and individually notified. Free shipping within the USA.  Contest ends July 10th.


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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.