Fairly Traded

What are Fairly Traded products?

Fairly traded clothing products have been produced ethically. This means that the workers are paid a decent wage and their working conditions are closely monitored to ensure they are fairly treated. Organisations such as the Ethical Trading Initiative in the UK promote ethical working practices for workers worldwide. There are numerous organisations working towards this and most local governments already have legislation in place for this. However, enforcing it is another matter. It is technically difficult to adapt the Fairtrade Certification model of standardized minimum pricing to crafts and other products made by small-scale artisans. These are unique, made of varied materials and have highly varied production processes and costs. However FLO is currently working with the International Fair Trade Association to see whether they could create a certification for these products in the future.

Thought Clothing

Founded in Australia in 1995, Thought, (formerly Braintree Clothing) launched in the UK in 2002.

Their thoughtful clothing collections borrow from nature and the world around us. Both in the fabrics they use and their design inspiration. From seed to stitch, every unique piece has been carefully crafted. Always using sustainable, natural fabrics. And always designed so they're effortless to wear.

Think. Discover. Roam. Do it all at wearethought.com.

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BIBICO

Naturally beautiful clothes designed by Snow.

In 2008 ex-Zara designer Snow created BIBICO, her aim to provide beautiful, easy-to-wear clothes that were made well and ethically produced.

BIBICO use quality natural and organic fabrics, produce their clothes ethically with producers they know and trust and finally they create styles that are timeless rather than trend led thereby rejecting the idea of fast fashion.

See the latest collection online or click on one of the featured styles below.



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Nature Shop

Amazing deals on Summer clothing and footwear perfect for hiking, cycling, fitness, travel and adventure!

Nature Shop is an online retailer selling premium “inspired by nature” brands and products that are kind to your body and kind to the environment. They are a company with a conscience and are passionate about supporting brands with strong ethical and environmental values. Nature Shop is mindful of all that they do as a company and are proud to stock high quality, premium clothing and footwear brands with ethical and visible supply chains.

Nature Shop currently stock amazing brands including:
Icebreaker Merino Wool Clothing,
Patagonia Organic Cotton Clothing,
Didriksons Rain Gear, Waterproofs and Jackets,
Mons Royal Merino Wool Clothing,
Brubeck Seamless Underwear
LNSquared Organic & Recycled T-shirts
Bozo Tribe Recycled Flip Flop Bracelets
SmartWool Merino Wool Socks,
Keen Outdoor Footwear,
Reef Redemption Sandals and Flip Flops,
Howies Organic Cotton Tees,
EKO - Organic Cotton and Eucalyptus Tencel Womenswear,
Snugs 100% Sheepskin handcrafted slippers.

It is our vision to sell products that are produced with environmental and social responsibility in mind and that is how we choose our brands. The impact of mass produced, low quality clothing and footwear on our precious environment and communities is immense and we hope to encourage people to be more conscious of where their products come from and the effect of their production.

We believe positive actions, no matter how big or small, towards respecting our planet and all its inhabitants, can make a difference and we hope our small actions will contribute to making our world a better place.

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Lowie

Lowie has established itself as a unique brand by creating sought-after pieces from the softest wools and organic cottons. Our collections are lovingly handmade and our fabric prints are designed in-house. Limited runs ensure your fashion choices remain as individual as you.

animana

We work with the finest raw materials from Patagonia and the Andes obtained from llamas, alpacas, vicuna, guanacos and Patagonian Merino wool.  Artisans spin the fibres by hand and dye them with pigments made from native plants as a result, each item maintains the uniqueness and quality of each individual fibre.

beyondBeanie

beyondBeanie is an up-and-coming social clothing company that makes awesome beanies and accessories.  Every time you make a purchase, you are supporting the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her work while helping to provide meals, school supplies and school uniforms to children in need.

Chloe Haywood London

Eco Chic Millinery – which doesn’t cost the earth. ‘Made in Britain Fashion Accessory Designer of the Year 2015 and Ethical Fashion Forum 500 Member as seen in Vogue, Elle, The Wedding Magazine & ES Magazine.

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