Fashion for Teams: Mail-order team strips with a lasting wow factor


The ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft is proud to present its new one-stop shopping service Fashion for Teams. Fashion for Teams is aimed at companies, clubs and organizations which are looking for a simple and straightforward way to order sustainable textiles and thereby foster a sense of commitment – both in their own team and along the production chain all the way back to the raw material.

Fashion For Teams offers the opportunity to order sustainable textiles in a simple and straightforward way and is committed to sustainable production from the raw material to the end product. The products bearing the Fashion for Team label are made exclusively in selected factories in accordance with international standards, such as BSCI, SA 8000 and WRAP. A further requirement in respect of the products is the demand for sustainable raw materials conforming to the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) standard or another label with sustainability credentials.
“This new service we are offering is greatly helping to make team clothing sustainable right back at the point of selecting the raw material. Naturally we also take account of commercial aspects in the wider process,” says Christian Barthel, Director of ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft and expert in supply chain management. “Fashion for Teams is our solution for all teams which attach importance to sustainable textiles – whether for the next tour, the next marathon or for staff events. With over 20 years of experience in the international procurement markets, we can offer a professional service which is for a good cause,” adds Barthel.
The proceeds from Fashion for Teams are used in the spirit of social business in support of the people and of the protection of nature at the first link of the textile chain – directly benefiting the smallholders in Africa and their families and being invested in the Aid by Trade Foundation. This is also in line with the philosophy of the organization Welthungerhilfe that is already working with Fashion for Teams. “When we choose T-shirts for our staff and volunteers, we look for fair production conditions and sustainably produced cotton,” explained Dr. Till Wahnbaeck, CEO of Welthungerhilfe, “which is why we opted for Fashion for Teams.”
Fashion for Teams is the latest product of ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH. Since its inception in 2005, the ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft (GmbH) has been supporting the aims of the Aid by Trade Foundation. It is responsible for establishing and managing an alliance of textile companies like OTTO, Tchibo, Ernsting’s family and the Rewe Group which is integrating the Cotton made in Africa cotton in its international flow of goods, raising its profile in the end product for the customer to see and, through the payment of the license fees, helping Africa to help itself through trade.

Fashion for Teams
Fashion for Teams is a service provided by the ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft which was founded in 2005. It offers teams a high-quality mail order and delivery service for textiles sourced from sustainable production from the raw material to the end product. It is possible to order individual products – with style and team spirit. The proceeds from Fashion for Teams are invested responsibly, adopting the principles of social business and benefiting the Aid by Trade Foundation and its Cotton made in Africa initiative for the protection of the environment and the improvement of living conditions of African cotton farmers. www. 

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