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MEATU, TANZANIA
POPULATION
47.8 MILLION (2012)

UNEMPLOYMENT
10.7% (2012)

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
SWAHILI
ENGLISH


COLLECTIVE FOCUS
ESSENTIAL T-SHIRT

COLLECTIVE partners with bioRe® Tanzania Ltd which is part of the bioRe® Foundation. Founded in 1994, bioRe® is the leading company for organic cotton in Tanzania. Working closely with small holder farmers under contract bioRe® is able to provide the necessary organic inputs, training and buying guarantees that help support the local farmers with income generation and promotes sustainable development in the Meatu area.

Every year bioRe® purchases the organic cotton from the local farmers and transports it to the nearby Bibiti Ginnery, who works exclusively for bioRe® to avoid any risk of contamination, it is here that they separate the seeds from the lint, press the lint into bales, and deliver the organic cotton to Sunflag, a vertically integrated manufacturers in Arusha that supports local employment.