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.
Featured Fairly Traded Brands
A flourishing coastal fashion brand, Seasalt have been designing their fun and fashionable clothing from right by the sea in Cornwall, and it’s these surroundings which provide much of the inspiration behind many of the Seasalt designs.
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.
Hi, my name is Jenny Barrett and I live in Brighton with my husband and 3 children aged 9-21!
When I started my business it really was a no brainer to work ethically and sustainably. In my opinion, you can't possibly make clothes for babies and children and not care about who makes them (ie NO CHILD LABOUR) and what impact the clothing production will have on not only our world, but more importantly ... on our children's future world.
As well as organic cotton we use natural based fibres which provide lovely soft, easy-care, long-lasting alternatives to land and water guzzling cotton.
Our clothing is fun to wear and because it's well made from good quality fabrics will be handed down to younger bruvs and sisters - the ULTIMATE RECYCLE:):)
Not just natural - SUPERNATURAL!!!
A brightly coloured collection for babies and toddlers with lots of dots and stripes. Look out for the insect waterproof tops, great for spring and autumn showers!
Pigeon is a British brand of colourful and contemporary organic clothing for babies and children. The babywear range, Pigeon Baby, goes from newborn up to three years and is available all year round. The childrenswear, Pigeon Kids, issues two collections each year, one for spring and summer and one for autumn and winter; these are aimed at kids aged two to eight years old.
Bright, modern and stylish clothes for babies and children, much of the collection is made from organic and Fairtrade cotton.
We stock high quality clothes and underwear for ages 0-7 years in only natural fibres, organically produced wool, cotton, alpaca and silk. Steering clear of the fickle world of children’s mass-produced ‘throwaway’ fashion, we offer you timeless designs, sustainably-produced fabrics and gorgeous eco-friendly colours. Beautiful garments, robust enough to be passed on to future siblings and then on to future generations, the heirlooms of the future.
All of the clothes are made in line with our core values of fairness, sustainability and fun at our fair trade certified factory (www.TheVisibleFactory.com) in Dharamshala, India.
At Crowns & Coronets we pride ourselves in producing beautiful pieces to be treasured as keepsakes and heirlooms. We hope you are delighted by our garments which have all been individually hand knitted and hand stitched by our team of experts.
Our idea is simple, we make one style of dress which we call Nanook! The classic A-Line design enables complete freedom to make the dress your own. Simply tell us the colours you would like and in what embellishments and we’ll source the appropriate threads, buttons and vintage fabrics to make and incorporate them… Easy!
Beautiful clothing for children. Created to help endangered species and protect local livelihoods. Each design comes with its own delightful story label telling fun and amazing facts about the endangered species featured.
The Aravore range is made from fairly traded organic cotton and organic merino wool. Beautifully made and incredibly soft, each item has its own particular charm and identity.
Soft organic fabrics. Beautiful prints and colours. Relaxed styles. Thoughtful details. Brought to life with passion and care by the sea in Dorset. All of our garments are made from either organic cotton or recycled plastic bottles.
Toto knits is a collection of ethically made knitwear for babies and children. Our soft organic cotton is locally grown, spun and dyed.
Baby Hero makes super-soft, beautiful organic baby clothes that fund Neonatal Survival Kits for mothers and babies in need. We are 360 degrees ethical – our products are 100% organic, fair-trade, made with fair-labour and most importantly, each one you buy will help improve maternal and infant health in the developing world, potentially saving the life of a newborn.
TAG New York is a baby and toddler lifestyle brand. We focus on the simplicity and comfort of natural fibres. We are socially responsible; working with artisans, fair trade organisations and small scale manufacturing around the world to ensure quality and heart.
Little Mooshoo sells fun and quirky kids clothing and products with a definite retro feel. Items are sourced from all over the world and made by very small companies or handmade by individuals. All products on the Little Mooshoo website are unique and not widely available, bought because they are products that you can’t help but fall in love with, items that will passed on from generation to generation….
Here at Where Does It Come From? we produce ethical children’s clothes which are gorgeous, comfortable and practical – plus each garment is fully traceable so that you can discover exactly where it came from and get to know the people involved in making it.
DUBARUBA is a platform for the finest contemporary African and Africa-inspired products. Most of the products are unique handmade items that come from small producers. Some have already attained a modicum of renown in their respective countries or internationally, while others are new or have not yet been discovered internationally but are ready to be discovered
Eco Luxe wedding and bridesmaids dresses; hand embellished, made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles.
i61 Clothing is a positive statement clothes and accessories company producing a collection of beautifully created and ethically produced designs. Also known as Isaiah 61, (people sometimes struggle with the Isaiah spelling!), i61 embraces the idea that words are powerful and there’s value in noble and positive expressions through our every-day wear
Babycoo is a family business striving to offer great quality ethical and organic products for your baby at reasonable prices. As parents of twins we know how difficult it is to stick to your values when it comes to buying the right products.
A little bit Milo brings together the best independent brands that we have had so much fun discovering, while shopping for our own little one. We wanted to create a simple, really easy to use website that brings together small creative companies that share our love of ethically made, beautifully designed clothing and homeware. Most of the things we have sourced are unisex as we think it should be you who decides what your guys and girls should wear. We have made sure that everything we have chosen will stand up to everyday rough and tumble!
We think lovingly of our planet’s limited resources, your child’s health and our shared future – and convert this love into action. We redesign and manufacture products for your child in an ethically justifiable way.
We passionately believe that simple natural toys are vital for a child’s development. Natural toys inspire a child to imagine the countless possibilities for that toy; they can be anyone, go anywhere and do anything in the imaginary world. The degree of creativity children bring to their play will directly affect the level of creativity they bring to their work and thinking later in life.
One Colour is an idea in action. Our core mission is to provide on-going employment for our partners in Africa and to support like-minded businesses in Australia, where we live. One Colour can be worn with purpose, can be owned or given with purpose – embracing the broken, the beautiful, the sustainable and the confronting in life. We want to see an end to extreme poverty, we want to be part of the solution. This is our way of seeing it happen.
Radical Transparency. We just never understood why the most beautiful and simple products needed to cost so much. We’ve just cut out the middlemen so we can take smaller margins without sacrificing on quality at all.”
Today a well styled shirt may need to offer that crisp look for the day time professional or career person while at the same time presenting a stylish option that runs into the evening. Our collection is designed to present versatile choices for the uncompromising modern woman. Whatever the time or occasion Belle Époque intends to provide you with the right choices to let you look and feel your best
A wide selection of stylish fashion clothing for all occasions including: dresses, tops, knitwear, skirts, eveningwear, coats, suits, jackets and more. Styles to suit a variety of tastes from classic to vintage and more in between: recycled and upcycled. This is sustainable ethical fashion at it's best.Women's Ethical Clothing
If you're looking for something eco or ethical to wear for dress down friday, a casual weekend or holiday, you'll find it here. Tops, t-shirts, jeans, trousers from mainly fairtrade and organic cotton.Men's Ethical Fashion
Green fashion for kids is fun and made mainly from natural fibres including organic cotton and Fairtrade cotton. From baby to early teens, there's something to make all kids happy. Bright colours, animals, fun shapes that children can wear all year round.Kids Green Clothing
A treasure trove of accessories from around the world can be found here. A vast selection of jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings to shoes, hats, bags, handbags and scarves. Whatever your style, these items will complete any outfit.Eco-Friendly Accessories
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.