Patagonia global surf activist Dave Rastovich travels to Sri Lanka to learn more about where his boardshorts come from, who actually makes them and how Fair Trade helps them. Of course he finds a few waves along the way.

By ensuring safe working conditions and paying workers a direct premium for every product made, Fair Trade is an important first step to better the garment industry. It’s also a powerful tool to create new connections between members of the human family—and to acknowledge that every member of our family deserves to be treated with respect.