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
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.
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.
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.
Tiger Lily is an independent retailer specialising in providing a mix of ethical clothing and fashion brands, vegan leather ethical handbags and wallets, funky accessories and gifts to shoppers throughout the UK. We also stock a beautiful and contemporary range of costume, gemstone and silver jewellery. We a have two stores located in Bristol and Ludlow, Shropshire and in case you can't get to those we have a webiste through which you can order the same great quality items.
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.
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.
A beautiful collection of jewellery, bags and scarves produced in fair trade conditions from India, Kenya Vietnam and Chile.
Fairly traded handbags, scarves and jewellery all made in Africa. After a visit to her native South West Uganda Ida Horner quit her job in London and set by ethnic supplies, to support women in Eastern Africa.
From The Source fair trade and ethical fashion accessories – exclusive and high quality products brought to you directly from the producers. Products that provide skilled work and livelihoods for women and marginalised communities in some of the poorest countries in the world.
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.
Apoccas is a socially aware luxury company that works in harmony with nature. Hand-woven scarf designs unite the power of colours, words and energised crystals to promote well-being. Each product is made on hand-looms using the finest natural yarns, organic where possible and dyed with botanical extracts or eco-friendly dyestuffs.
Passion Lilie began with a desire to change the fashion industry, so that ethical fashion is affordable and accessible for everyone.
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.
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
Uncontrived, effortlessly cool knitwear for women who like to know where their clothes come from. Crafted from the natural fibre of the fleece of British alpaca and long-wool sheep – grown, spun and knitted in Britain – ALLY BEE brings you quality, style and sustainability in every stitch for a deeper lasting luxury. Each ALLY BEE piece is ‘one of few’. The supply chain is known, local and uncompromising. Exclusivity trumps homogeneity.
Expect more from your wardrobe. Birdsong finds the best makers from local women’s organisations and brings them to you. No sweatshops, no photoshop.
Based in the UK, I am a designer and creator of high quality hand knitted and felted accessories. I was inspired by the gorgeous colours and texture of one particular fibre,the Kidsilk haze yarn, a super soft fine mohair yarn. I try to incorporate it into my designs wherever I can.
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.
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.
Ketzali is an eco-friendly accessories company that produces handmade products using traditional Guatemalan skills. We are engaged in working hand-in-hand with local artisans who create our unique products, in order to increase their income, work environment, and living standards.
Symbology employs women artisans from India and the West Bank, each bringing beautiful cultural artforms to our collections. Symbology aims not only to produce beautiful clothing but also to preserve traditional art forms in each garment — from Indian block printing to Palestinian weaving and Native American embroidery.
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.