Just like the real thing ….only small! A great size for pre-school children or for older players wanting something to have fun with. 32 panels made with PU, hand stitched and featuring a butyl bladder. Certified Fairtrade
As an accredited fairtrade sports brand, the purchase of Jinta Sports products is guaranteed to be child labour free and that the workers involved in the production are treated with dignity and paid living wages.
Furthermore, our fairtrade premiums are used to benefit the communities that we are working with. In Pakistan where our sports balls are made and in India where our sportswear is made, the priority for our workers is to fund educational programs for their children.
Finally, it’s not just children and adults in Pakistan and India who benefit from the purchase of products from the Jinta range.
The purchase of products from the Jinta range helps fund sports programs managed by the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation on a number of remote communities in Northern Australia
The brand name Jinta is a Warlpiri (Australian Aboriginal tribe based in the Northern Territory) word which means ‘one’ and is generally used to mean ‘winner’. The word is also used in the Warlpiri phrase ‘Jinta-ku-marrarni’, which means coming together, such as playing a game. The name suits because the Warlpiri community use sports to bring the kids together in meaningful activity.
Soccer, or \"football\" as it is known in most countries, is the world\'s most popular sport. The Sialkot district in Pakistan is the principal global source of hand stitched sports balls, supplying over 70% of the world’s global demand.
However, poverty is widespread in Pakistan with over 30% of the population estimated to live under the national poverty line. Sialkot is densely populated with around 40,000 people involved in the sports ball industry. Sport ball manufactures has been criticized for low pay, poor working conditions and illegal employment of children who are forced into work because adult wages are often too low to support a family.
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and national Labelling Initiatives launched Fairtrade Standards for Sports Balls in 2002. Fairtrade has an important role in combating child labor by tackling the root of its cause; poverty and lack of income due to adults not receiving a fair wage.
The Fairtrade Sports Ball Standards include criteria that companies must meet concerning working conditions, wages and non-discrimination. The Fairtrade Standards can be found at www.fairtrade.net. These include ensuring
that all workers in the supply chain - factory workers and stitchers - receive at least the national minimum wage; that there is no child labor involved in production; that the health and safety of workers is safeguarded.
On top of stable prices, Fairtrade certified organizations are paid a Fairtrade Premium – additional funds to invest in social or economic development projects. This premium money brings change to the whole community. The use of this Fairtrade Premium money is decided upon democratically by the workers and stitchers themselves according to their needs. Below are examples of projects carried out in Sialkot with Fairtrade Premium money.