Fairtrade cotton T-shirts – helping to change lives

TK Maxx’s Sustainable Trade Programme is empowering cotton farmers to increase their income so they can send their children to school and improve their life chances.


How the charity T-shirts are made

Our Red Nose Day chari-tees are made with Fairtrade cotton. All of the cotton in this range is Fairtrade certified, traded, audited and sourced from Fairtrade producers from the Rwenzori Farmers Marketing Co-operative Society Ltd. The cooperative which was supported by TK Maxx helps over 600 farmers in Western Uganda to increase their capacity to grow top quality cotton, raise their income and send their children to school. The cotton was first used for the Red Nose Day T-shirts in the 2015 campaign and we're delighted to continue to use the cotton for our T-shirts in the 2021 campaign. To find out how the T-shirts are also supporting UK projects click here


Fairtrade cotton

All the cotton in our charity T-shirts is Fairtrade certified, traded, audited and sourced from Fairtrade producers. The Rwenzori Farmers Marketing Co-operative Society Ltd was certified to sell cotton as Fairtrade in December 2014, and remains the only Fairtrade cotton producer in East Africa.

Get to know our Sustainable Trade Programme

  • Uganda Sustainable Trade

    Working with over 4000 local people, our Sustainable Trade Programme was developed in 2011 to enable parents to increase their incomes and help send their children to school through the production and sale of coffee, cocoa, cotton and crafts.
  • Made to do Good

    To support our customers in making more sustainable choices, we're making it easier to find certain products. Introducing Made to do Good, our edit of sustainable products that benefit the environment or the communities that make them.

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