Meet the away team - our workers in Pakistan.
Here is what Bala Sport Say.....
" Our workers are our pride and joy. Whether they are in our factories or hand-stitching centres in Sialkot in Pakistan, or in Jalandhar in India they are always at the core of what we do.
Our co-operative was founded on the principle of ensuring a fair deal, safe working conditions and a better life for these men and women who make our balls. Our aim is to help them secure a brighter future for themselves and their families.
There are various stages in the production process and workers can be based in the factories or if they are hand-stitchers, in special rural centres which means they don’t have to travel long distances to work.
The beauty of the Fairtrade system is the extra 10% Fairtrade Premium we pay to workers from ball sales. They are organised through a Fairtrade Premium Committee and through this decide amongst themselves what social development projects to invest in. Making balls under Fairtrade terms really does bring a smile to our workers faces."
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