Staff at the Green Room Restaurant, at the Green House Hotel in Bournemouth, have their fairtrade uniforms ready for inspection for Fairtrade Fortnight (February 27 to March 11).


The UK’s greenest hotel and restaurant lives and breathes sustainability so when sourcing clothing to represent these brand values fairtrade, corporate clothing supplier Cotton Roots was the natural choice. Made from organic cotton and recycled fibres, the aprons are embroidered with the Green Room restaurant’s logo and are fairtrade certified.


Olivia O’Sullivan, general manager at the Green House, explained: “As with all our suppliers to ensure the end product is as green as possible, Cotton Roots was assessed against recognised environmental standards to confirm that ethical practices are carried out all the way down the supply chain.”


When launching Fairtrade Fortnight, the Fairtrade Foundation announced estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products reached £1.32 billion in 2011, which is a 12 per cent increase on 2010. The foundation believes if sales continue at this level of growth in 2012, more and more businesses will look to adopt the fairtrade model of ethical sourcing.


Olivia added: “We are committed to using fairtrade products but our dedication goes beyond the products we use. All our staff are trained on sustainability – it is who we are, what we do and how we do it.”


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