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
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.
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.
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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.
Fair Trade, ethical clothing since 1989. Designed in house, with love in Cornwall and available worldwide. Bohemian, slow fashion at its finest.
Nomads create clothing with the individual woman in mind. For someone who sees life as a wonderful adventure. Soft, colourful, feminine clothes that are comfortable and flattering.
Nomads has a respect for people and nature, believing strongly in fair trade values and following ethical fashion guidelines.
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.
SmartGlamour is a women's clothing line of customizable fashion basics offered in sizes XXS-6X and beyond, all lovingly made in the USA. Catering to petite, plus size, tall, and every body type in between - SmartGlamour promotes self acceptance and body love by putting women in control of their clothing choices. SmartGlamour's affordable custom clothing can be ordered as a set standard size, by adding customizations a la carte, or by fully tailoring the garment to your exact measurements. The next time you need a fashion staple, you have a bad shopping experience because of your size, or you have a difficult time finding pieces that fit correctly without alterations – shop SmartGlamour instead. We are all born different – embrace that. Own your body – and dress it accordingly.
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.
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.
We believe it’s a privilege of our civilisation to dress up with Style and that it should be the responsibility of fashion designers to make style sustainable. Ethically traded, natural and organic fibre fashion since 1988.
Mayamiko is a lifestyle fashion brand that creates limited edition, beautifully cur Womenswear and tops in hand-picked and unique fabric combinations. Mayamiko offers on-trend, beautifully designed Womenswear fusing timeless shapes and a touch of colour, perfect for the modern minimalistic, fashion-forward woman, with a playful and eclectic side. With their timeless styling, the tops offer the modern, versatile, on-trend, global woman a fashion-forward, effortlessly individual and sustainable way to bring to life any look, from vintage jeans, party heels to the office suit – pick from bold African fabrics, subtle batik cottons or eternal plains, add a touch of organza, crochet or knitted details… Whichever your favourite, whether dressing down, dressing up, going out, to work or a party, you will always stand out and make an impression. Each Tee is made sustainably in our workshops in Malawi, Eastern Africa, where we train, employ and support disadvantaged members of the communities we work in.
Fabulous clothes made by fabulous people.
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.
You love your creative side, expressing yourself through style. A free spirit, a traveller at heart, you dream to escape to warmer latitudes when ever you can, can't wait for the summer to be back in the city. The summer and warm weather are synonym of light, free flowing, feminine and flattering shaped dresses that embrace your curves nicely, you want them sourced and crafted by ethical brands as well. Imagine yourself wearing the dress with a pair of wooden sandals, having fun around the city, going out for dinner al fresco with friends. Wearing a summer dress, gives you such a sense of freedom, when you feel the sunshine on your shoulders, walking outdoors and having a sense of living the Dolce Vita, with not a care in the world. What would we be without dresses to wear for the Summer?
Boho City makes finding a summer dress fun and easy, we sell summer dresses all year round. The dresses are bold, colourful, with unique prints, away from uniformity and conformity. They are perfect to pack for your holidays. You can complete your creative look with beautiful bags and jewellery. By choosing a dress at Boho City you know that you will wear a dress that not only reflects your style and personality but also your values!
Boho City is a one stop shop for gorgeous and flirty dresses, all made with love and supporting conscious fashion. It is that simple! Buy risk-free, I offer a no questions asked 28 days return policy, give a us try, sign up for the mailing list and get 10% on your first order and keep updated with the Summer 2017 collection! Get in touch with Rachel, if you have any questions via email@example.com
JVP Melbourne clothing are all hand cut and sewn, made in Australia. Designs come in Limited quantities for public release worldwide.
Printing excellent original artwork onto stylish threads is important to us – but so are people and the planet! We make sure that everyone involved in making your garment, from designers to cotton producers, are treated well and paid fairly.
We serve women who want natural fibres and sustainably produced clothing that’s also suitable for the traditional office environment. We believe that clothes can be more than just cute or comfortable or highly functional. They can be an ethical statement. All our products are designed, cut and sewn in Vancouver, British Columbia, and shipped from here to our customers worldwide. We love being part of the global economy while providing great jobs to people in our local, West Coast community.
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.
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.
sketch is a new fashion brand for women looking for high end design and effortless style that fits into all lifestyles at a High Street price. Work, rest or play sketch has it covered. Our customers love sketch because it makes them look and feel amazing!
Eco Luxe wedding and bridesmaids dresses; hand embellished, made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles.
An ethical high-end label which create stunning wedding dresses and formal wear, made under fair trade conditions. Ethical materials used include wild organic and peace silks, organic and Fair Trade cotton, bamboo and recycled fabrics to create your dream gown
Expect more from your wardrobe. Birdsong finds the best makers from local women’s organisations and brings them to you. No sweatshops, no photoshop.
A quirky collection of fairly traded and Organic casual wear for men, women and children including hoodies, t-shirts and jeans.
Farrah Floyd unites high level quality in both design and sustainability. Using innovative fabrics, the collections are developed and executed in Germany, following a series of zero-waste principles devised by the designer. The final product is a unique piece of women’s ready to wear.
We handmake our super-simple easywear. We choose not to design for mass-production, instead we handmake small quanties of each of our garments. This means that each piece is unique and special, and allows us to order only what we will use! The design and manufacturing process is something to be valued and shared. All of our products are researched, designed, hand-cut and made in small batches under one roof.
The designers featured on this site create beautiful products and responsible companies. They’ve invested time and resources in being as planet- and people-friendly as possible. Some of the commitments they’ve made? Sourcing ecologically responsible materials, developing sustainable production processes, treating their workers well, and giving to charity.
A collection of Fairly traded loose clothing in a mixture of off-white, dark greys and black, which can easily be layered in any combination.
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.
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!
The vision of the brand is to create elegant, sculptural women’s wear embellished with Zanditon’s original illustrations. The silhouettes are strong, confident and geometrically cut, featuring origami inspired engineered details.
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.
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.
Modern and highly original Womenswear made by combining artisan’s techniques from around the world. Julia Smith works with fair trade groups and small businesses in developing countries enabling them to help themselves out of poverty.
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.
At j.jackman, we make beautiful clothing fairly in Germany. Our Berlin-based craftswomen on average earn 2 times the German hourly minimum wage. We do this because we believe honest, good work should be rewarded.
Our version of sustainability does not end at using locally produced or organic fabrics. We keep a small stock to reduce waste and design pieces you will love now and in 10 years from now.
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.
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.
Falcieri Designs is an independent limited edition fashion brand making stunning evening and soft drape wear for women who want to wow their public in outfits that noone else has! Its birth was a response to cheap fast fashion imported to the UK.
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.
A unique collection of sustainable knitwear, made in England using the wool from their own sheep. Make Piece will make made to measure knits for everyday use, eveningwear and weddings.
Avila is an Australian lifestyle label produced in Melbourne, offering luxury clothing you can wear everyday. We instil qualities of elegance and naturalness in all our garments by selecting luxurious natural fabrics, ensuring quality fit and an ethical and sustainable conscience. Our philosophy stems from supporting healthy, balanced lifestyles where style and comfort do co-exist. ethical fashion
Alternative Fashion launched in Spring 2015 and is designed to evoke the power of beauty and strength from within. For the free-spirited, confident woman who values comfort, ease and effortless style. The inspiration behind Alternative Fashion is the balance between nature and the urban environment. Designing for cultural integration that is both current, and timeless.
Knitwear clothing, accessories and homeware with a modern twist. Everything is made in the UK by hand to order. Any cotton used is Fairtrade, the alpaca wool comes from British reared organic alpacas, and the wool is spun on a waterwheel.
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.
The British Clothing Company exclusively retails garments and accessories which are designed and manufactured within the British Isles.
Hippie-Pants.com is an online store which sells handmade harem pants from Thailand. All our pants are designed locally by Thai designers and shipped to you for free wherever you happen to live in the world
As business owners in the fashion industry we know the current state of play is not sustainable. It is geared for waste. We want to reverse mass production. Only making things that you actually want. Our business model embraces this and we have forged steps to ensure our production is transparent, making each piece locally and being accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
We believe Ethical Fashion should just look like Fashion. Inspired by fashion but designed to be classic, wearable and beautiful, Outsider garments can be worn and loved season after season. Good clothes do not go out of fashion.
Izzy Lane is a cutting edge and unique ethical luxury brand. It is widely recognised as the leading voice of animal welfare in the fashion industry as well as being a leading voice for the British wool and British textile industry.
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
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.
Designed with quality and longevity in mind, Keep and Share designs garments which you will be able to share with others in the future, alternatively you can get a kit to knit your own. The Gallery is full of inspiring ‘Sharing Stories’.
Specialising in day-to-night jersey, Nancy Dee creates stylish, versatile pieces inspired by retro designs and bold prints. We use only high quality natural, sustainable and organic fabrics and manufacture our pieces in factories that are dedicated to improving working conditions and paying a fair wage to their staff.
Choolips revamps ancient textile traditions creating alluring textiles and dresses simply on trend, playful and pretty.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
Katherine Feiel makes custom wedding and special occasion gowns from new and vintage fabrics, reclaiming beautiful beaded silk garments, discarded wedding gowns, handmade laces or tapestries, and giving them new life. Each gown is handmade to order and is often not replicable due to the unique fabrics used.
Bo Carter is a unique, independent, ethical fashion brand, creating high quality contemporary garments in a responsible manner. Bo’s vision of fashion is clear: be unique, be bold and most of all be ethical. Ethics and a tough stance against animal cruelty have a special place in Bo’s heart, which is why you won’t find leather, fur or garments made using child labour or exploitation in any of her collections.
Kitty Ferreira is an ethical and sustainable, elegant yet sexy, Limited Edition boutique brand. Upcycled luxury silks are hand dyed in London using natural materials such as pomegranate and onion skins, producing an exclusive print in unique colourways. Made in very small quantities, each piece varies slightly in print, giving a real exclusive and individual feel.
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.
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.
Madia & Matilda is a unique luxury clothing label specialising in upcycled and sustainable fabrics. Each piece is hand-crafted with care, turning old garments and remnants into new designs or designing new garments with sustainable fabrics.
We’re making clothes what they should be: Clothes that fit. Clothes that feel great. Pieces that inspire.
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer who uses re-appropriated military fabrics sourced throughout Europe. The collections are all produced in East London.
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.
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.
Makepeace Company is a fair trade company whose sole aim is to provide employment for the people of K.V.Kuppam with whom we have been working in partnership since 1985. We use Fairtrade certified organic cotton and are members of the World Fair Trade Organisation.
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.
THE-ACEY.COM is a virtual place for real women to discover and purchase mindfully made and consciously created garments. We go behind the seams of our brands to learn about the creators, processes and purpose of each product. We celebrate the curious innovators and style leaders, the ones that do the right thing, not the easy thing.
This site is more than just a celebration of pretty jewellery and accessories. Behind the brand is a complete ethos that’s as much about people as it is about products. The idea behind ella georgia is simple: we want to make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that trade, more so than aid, can make the biggest contribution to alleviating poverty.
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.
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.
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
The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.