What you can do

What pupils can do

- Raise awareness with your fellow pupils, teachers and parents, so more people understand the problems faced by workers in the cotton fields and factories.
- Ask if you can give a presentation at your assembly to raise the issue. 
- Speak to the Pupil Council, Parent Council and PTA about the importance of Fairtrade schoolwear.
- Set up a group in school to take the campaign forward.
- Encourage your school to adopt a Fairtrade school uniform policy
- Introduce a Fairtrade cotton project to the enterprise class. Sell Fairtrade cotton hoodies for leavers and special events, for example.
- Check that your local supplier is stocking Fairtrade cotton schoolwear.  This includes small suppliers and the big supermarket chains.  The Scottish Fair Trade Forum has Stock-it Cards which can be passed to suppliers. To get your stock-it cards contact schools@sftf.org.uk.
- Ask your uniform supplier to stock Fairtrade cotton school uniforms and sportswear. You could use this questionnaire for suppliers to find out about the ethics behind schoolwear. 
- Why not hold an event like a Fashion Show? This is a fun way of building support for Fairtrade uniforms at your school!

What teachers and parents can do

Get involved at different levels. We need people to:

- Use the resources on this website in your lessons
- Set up a group in school to take the Campaign forward
- Volunteer to be trained as a Fairtrade cotton campaigner
- Invite a speaker to teach about the school uniform supply chain
- Invite a speaker to talk with staff and/or parents
- Adopt a Fairtrade school uniform policy
- Check that your local supplier is stocking Fairtrade cotton schoolwear.  This includes small suppliers and the big supermarket chains.  The Scottish Fair Trade Forum has Stock-it Cards which can be passed to suppliers. To get your stock-it cards contact schools@sftf.org.uk.
- Ask your school uniform supplier to stock Fairtrade cotton uniforms and sports gear. You could use this questionnaire for suppliers as a teaching resource or as a way of investigating options.
- Buy Fairtrade cotton uniforms and sports gear - find our suppliers list here- Support the Campaign in any other way you can!