If you would like to help us bring Fairtrade sports balls into mainstream sports and recreation, and ensure a better livelihood for those who work to produce them you can become a shareholder in Bala Sport. Our minimum target amount of £50,000 was exceeded (£72,620 was raised in just 12 weeks). Watch the video below -
The Fairtrade Mark is the most widely recognised ethical label globally and trusted by 89% of UK consumers. A key role of this co-operative is to raise awareness of the issues around Fairtrade sports balls and how they help make a difference in the lives of some of the estimated 40,000 workers in Sialkot, Pakistan (where around 70% of the world’s hand-stitched balls are made).
When a high quality Fairtrade certified football is sold in the UK the buyer is guaranteed that the men and women who made these hand stitched products are paid a fair wage and benefit from fair working conditions and also the additional Fairtrade Premium.
This is a cash sum used for social, economic and environmental development projects decided upon through a democratic process and typically include free healthcare and educational projects for workers and their families and the wider community. Recent stats show that retail sales of Fairtrade certified products as a whole in the UK generated £23 million in Fairtrade Premium. This organisation will ensure that in future the amount benefiting sports ball workers in Pakistan will rise significantly.
Prospectus - https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0435/1421/files/FTSB_Share_Offer_Document_June_2015.pdf?1971853423680803009
Bala Sport web site - http://www.balasport.co.uk/