Between 2014-2019, Coyuchi has contributed over $48,000+ in additional funds to cotton farmers, factory workers and supported projects across many categories from health and hygiene to children's education. We are happy to create products that support the well-being of our communities and natural resources. By choosing Fair Trade Certified™️ products from Coyuchi, you'll help to reduce poverty, increase opportunity, and improve the quality of life for these farmers and workers—and their families.
Through the factory program alone, Coyuchi has impacted over 2,000 factory workers through Fair Trade Premiums. In 2018, the committee voted to use their premium funds for a power inverter project. A power inverter turns direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity. Having a power converter means you can plug in your appliances and devices to power them, like the electrical outlets in your house. In 2017 they used their premium dollars to buy electric burners, which is extremely important because it allows many of the workers to cook cleanly at home instead of walking long distances to buy fuel and then burn that fuel inside their homes.
For 2019, our partners elected a multitude of programs, including a children’s education fund, a home appliance project, a health kit for personal health care, and fairly priced groceries. One of Chetna’s projects involved an investment into a revolving fund at the co-operative level. This provides a safety net for farmers so they can sell their crops when they’ll make the highest profit, instead of being forced to sell when prices are low. The construction of warehouses supports this cause, keeping their cotton crops safe until the low season, when prices are higher.