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.

Sea Salt Cornwall

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.

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Sancho’s Dress

Our sustainable shop is based in Exeter Devon, unlike shops that you may find on the high street we source clothing that is certified fair trade and is constructed from sustainable natural materials. In our shop we stock a carefully curated range of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fair trade producers. Online you can see the certification on each product page.

This season the shop houses a range of organic dresses, shirts jeans and accessories as well as contemporary jewellery and both wool and vegan friendly knitwear. When selecting items for the shop we are driven by sourcing high quality garments as well as unique designs with stories that make excellent gifts.

We, Kalkidan and Vidmantas, founded the store in 2014. Our inspiration grew in travels to developing countries such as Ethiopia where we saw first hand the effects of the fast fashion industry; low wages, mass dumping, social disruption and environmental destruction. Despite the disappointing nature of of the fast fashion industry we are realists and we know that the only way to provide the opportunity for sustainable development to millions of people around the world is through jobs. That is why we committed ourselves to bringing ethical brands, as well as starting out own brand Scarves For Sustainability, to provide more options for conscious customers looking to make a positive change.

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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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Visible Clothing

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Visible is an ethical fashion company that makes what is behind the clothes visible so that you can know everyone is being treated fairly.

They produce quality, affordable, fashionable and ethical clothes at The Visible Factory where their team of highly experience tailors get paid a living wage and receive benefits for themselves and their families including a free chreche, subsidised primary and secondary schooling, annual bonuses, opportunities to develop new skills, and a workplace which consistently values and promotes diversity.

You can currently take advantage of an offer of any 3 shirts for just £100 ($129 USD) and worldwide shipping is £3.99.

Visible even tell you where your money goes when you buy a shirt.

Visible also has a sister brand, Eternal Creation (www.eternalcreation.com), which has a huge range of kidswear as well as a choice of womenswear and menswear all made at The Visible Factory.

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YOJO

YOJO is an indipendent design studio, hence, contemporary fashion label conceived in London and sustainably handmade in Italy.

Through founder and designer Joe Sorrentino’s interest in art, designs, photography and cultural diversity, YOJO employs an unconventional and multidisciplinary approach to create elegant and iconic fashion accessories for men and women.

The YOJO hallmark is defined by the experimental use of ceramics - a completely eco-friendly material that for millennia has drawn the attention of designers and creatives alike across a wide variety of industries, but fashion.

With a strong commitment towards sustainable materials and collaborations with independent Italian artisans, YOJO is a label created for the next ethically aware generation.

The concept behind the OXYMORON collection was to re-design classic accessories with a contemporary twist… elaborated at the essence, but minimalist at glance. To accomplish such a design challange, the brand combined the clean minimalist look of ceramics with the elegant classy drapes of silk and created a line of man and woman accessories preserving the past whilst pushing forward. With the OXYMORON collection, the label has also embraced modularity and waste reduction to provide clients with effortless tailor-made accessories allowing freedom of choice, custom aesthetics and piece of mind during one’s evolution towards conscious awareness.

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People Tree

People Tree is a pioneer in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion. For over twenty years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce a collection of ethical fashion for both women and men. When you wear People Tree, you look good and feel good knowing your unique garment was made with respect for people and the planet.

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Silverstick

The Silverstick journey started in 2010 when a love of adventure and the environment inspired them to create a collection of T-shirts for people who enjoy outdoor sports and activities.

Silverstick wanted to put the outdoors and sustainability at the foundation of their design. Buy once, wear often, love forever was epitomised by their made for life ethos. So they sourced high quality organic cotton fabric, created an active fit, flat locked every seam for greater comfort and hand printed the tees with outdoor motifs in eco-friendly inks.

Since then Silverstick has expanded their men’s and women’s ranges, continuing to develop products with an active ethos and strong connection to nature. They call them adventure goods as they are perfect for exploring the ocean, the trail and the mountains.

Whether you use a board, a bike or a camera, the outdoors is your playground. Explore more in British adventure goods made for life.

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Nature Shop

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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,
SmartWool Merino Wool Socks,
Keen Outdoor Footwear,
Beyondbeanie Alpaca hats,
Rockfish Natural Rubber Wellies,
Reef Redemption Sandals and Flip Flops,
Howies Organic Cotton Tees,
Silverstick 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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Huk

Huk is a community driven clothing label motivated by the mountains and the snow sports lifestyle. The collection made from 100% organic cotton, includes t-shirts, beanies and bags for men and women.

Frank & Faith

A stylish collection of Womenswear with a selection of men’s clothing and lifestyle products. Frank & Faith clothes are made in the UK using organic, recycled or sustainable yarns and fabrics.

Howies

Based in Wales, we make men’s and women’s clothing for the sports we love – biking, running and the outdoors.  We believe that making a product which lasts longer is better for the environment.

Everlane

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.”

format

FORMAT’s designs are essentially minimalistic. This minimalism is accentuated by details that make a freedom of movement possible while giving the clothes their laid-back look. FORMAT products stand for the distinctive, individual, and unmasked style of each individual. They bring out his or her best qualities and thus remain a durable companion

One Colour

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.

Keep and Share

Beautiful handmade knitwear for both men and women. Sumptuous natural yarns, unconventional seamless techniques and fresh shapes combine to create ‘best friend’ pieces, made in the UK and designed to last a lifetime.

Crepe Records

Crepe Records offer uniquely designed, hand-printed ethical clothing, giving you a sense of originality and escapism from your 9–5 to stand out from the crowd. All designs are lovingly hand-drawn and screen printed in London, England.  It all started from a shared love of music.

Allriot

We created Allriot in order to take the conversation offline and into our everyday lives, and to have a bit of a laugh along the way. We believe that humour itself is revolutionary. It plays with the rules, not by the rules. It’s the RED PILL that lifts apathy and challenges stale ideas, and now is the time to take it. It well may be that by Orwellian calendar it’s only 1982, but the clock is ticking.

Filanthropic

Filanthropic exists not just to make cool clothes but also to make a difference in our society. Many companies talk about doing good but then treat their contributions to society as a marketing exercise. We have a different vision, Filanthropic exists to turn your consumer dollars into a life changing investment for people all over the world!

JVP Melbourne

JVP Melbourne clothing are all hand cut and sewn, made in Australia. Designs come in Limited quantities for public release worldwide.

Edun

Founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, a modern, casual collection of clothing made using organic and sustainable materials. Edun’s aim is to with the aim to increase trade within Africa building the capabilities of local people to engage in international business to reduce poverty.

ALLRIOT

ALLRIOT is a political t-shirt brand that has become synonymous with sartorial dissent. We don’t mind causing a stir with our punchy prints, but we don’t do it just for kicks. In fact, we believe that our generation has the power, the skills and the mindset to change the course of human history.  We rack our brains to bring you the most radical political statement t-shirts and the most audacious urban t-shirts, making sure that style and substance come in equal measure.

 

Wolfe Academy

Wolfe Academy was set up by Charlotte and Oly in the Summer of 2012, with the idea of bringing people awesome garments and original designs with an eco-friendly ethos.  Our designs take inspiration from the great outdoors.  This is why we have taken every step to make sure our products are as kind to the environment as possible.  Our tees and vests are hand screen-printed, using only eco-friendly water-based inks, on a range of organic and fairtrade cottons.

Paguro

We believe in upcycling: the innovative process of taking everyday materials and using them to create beautiful objects. We work with designers who have taken the upcycling ethos as their guiding principle. The aim of our shop is to share their creativity with you.

Slumlove Sweater Company

Slumlove Sweater Company was created in order to provide jobs + education for people living in the Kibera slum, Kenya. Our goal as a company is not to sell clothing as cheaply and quickly as possible, but to provide a way for consumers to partner with us and help make the world a better place.

The British Clothing Co

The British Clothing Company exclusively retails garments and accessories which are designed and manufactured within the British Isles.

Rapanui Clothing

Rapanui is an eco-fashion company from the Isle of Wight, that makes organic, ethical clothing using renewable energy with award-winning traceability. Rapanui is about making eco-fashion cool.

Veleco

Welcome to VELECO – The World’s First Fair Trade and eco-friendly cyclewear brand.  We offer a range of ethical cyclewear including urban commuter cycling jackets made from recycled plastic, organic cotton cycling t-shirts and organic cotton cycling hoodies with urban and eco cycling inspired eco-friendly prints. You can also pick up organic retro cycling caps and musette bags.

Arthur & Henry

We believe that every man needs a good shirt and so we founded Arthur & Henry to provide beautiful, ethical, men’s shirts.  Shirts you can wear to work, to the pub, on a date….double cuff, single cuff, plain, striped, patterned…  Organic cotton. Fair trade cotton. Linen. Made by skilled tailors paid decently.

ethical.market

Here you will find accessories, clothing and more sent directly from the best independent designers and ethical businesses in the UK. We’re very strict about which sellers and products we list ensuring that our sellers adhere to our  ethical standards knowing you’ll always find something you love, without having to sacrifice style or design.

Berglund

The artistic traditions behind these scarves stem from indigenous cultures which value the earth’s resources and also value the wisdom inherent in these traditions.

Zady

We’re making clothes what they should be: Clothes that fit. Clothes that feel great. Pieces that inspire.

Plain Lazy

A quirky collection of fairly traded and Organic casual wear for men, women and children including hoodies, t-shirts and jeans.

Hiut Denim

Hiut Denim will be the first jean company in the world to have a history tag.  Each jean will have a unique number and you can upload pictures of where you went, what you did, who you did it with…. to the History Tag website.  It gives out objects more meaning.  It will mean we throw away less.  Because it attaches the stories to the objects that we love.  We want to be history makes and well as jean makers.

Baffs

Baffs is a new ethical t-shirt company expressing the African Spirit.  Baffs comes from the Nigerian slang used to describe fashionable clothes by the young and trendy. I like your “baffs”, means I like what you are wearing.  Our eco-friendly t-shirts are made from certified 100% Organic African Cotton under fair trade conditions.

i61

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

Etrala London

Etrala is a fashion design label born in London during 2011.
It has inherent sustainable concept of Slow Fashion: limited collections designed with love, made in Europe using 100% natural fabrics and manufactured with highest quality standards, as traditionally has been made for years.

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