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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayamiko is a women's wear and life style brand, producing clothes, accessories and homeware, lovingly made in Malawi. Mayamiko’s collections are cross-seasonal and are inspired by artisanal traditions, with ethical trading and sustainability at the core. Alongside statement African textiles, Mayamiko took its commitment to sustainable materials forwards by introducing GOTS certified organic cotton pieces and upcycled textiles. Mayamiko also collaborates with artisans all over the globe such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Kenya and Italy on bespoke collections. Mayamiko’s profits are re-invested in the community through the work of the Mayamiko Trust, a charity that provides knowledge and skills disadvantaged women need to grow their own businesses and improve their communities.
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.
Quality ethical fashion direct from our fair trade tailoring centre. Offering total visibility into our people, products, and pricing.
Visible.Clothing produces quality, affordable, fashionable and ethical Menswear at The Visible Tailoring Centre where their team of highly experience tailors get paid a living wage and receive benefits for themselves and their families including a free creche, subsidised primary and secondary schooling, annual bonuses, opportunities to develop new skills, and a workplace which consistently values and promotes diversity.
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.
Style with nothing to hide.
Know the Origin was created to drive much needed change in the clothing industry.
We are completely transparent in our clothing production, having visited every stage of the process - from cotton seed to garment - to produce Fairtrade and organic goodies for you.
There are many people involved in making our clothing. We are passionate about respecting them and the environment.
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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.
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.
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.
A quirky collection of fairly traded and Organic casual wear for men, women and children including hoodies, t-shirts and jeans.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer who uses re-appropriated military fabrics sourced throughout Europe. The collections are all produced in East London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mallorie Carrington is a NYC based Fashion Designer. She hopes SmartGlamour continues to grow into a fully realized movement of body positivity and overall wellness for women. Explore SmartGlamour. Read. Shop. Pay it forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
Eco Luxe wedding and bridesmaids dresses; hand embellished, made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles.
JVP Melbourne clothing are all hand cut and sewn, made in Australia. Designs come in Limited quantities for public release worldwide.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the wilds of beautiful Cornwall, Nomads love all things handmade, colourful and unique. Using mainly organic cotton, certified by GOTS and original prints in contemporary comfortable styles. Practicing fair trade ethics, members of BAFTS and the EFF, Nomads clothing is made with love.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
We’ve thoughtfully designed a store and a merchandising process that we hope match the craftsmanship of the designers we’ve partnered with. Well-made products delivered in a unique shopping experience. We believe that being a consumer should be easy, but consumerism is a responsibility. There are hundreds of brands around the world designing and creating well-made clothing. They’re too hard to find. Our company is built on the idea that consumers will buy from these incredible brands, if it’s simple and affordable.
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
This ethically produced T-Shirt collection is a tribute to the groundbreaking music movement of NYC in that era and a homage to the current artist scene. Subcultures flourished everywhere and with a bit of digging you can still find them today.
KEMP GADEGÅRD is a line of slow crafted contemporary womenswear. It is born out of an ambition to produce garments conscientiously, that are long lasting and beautiful. Aesthetics, comfort and attention to detail are at the forefront of our philosophy.
Encircled creates clothing that’s versatile in design, and everlasting in style. We beautifully mesh function with style. We believe that stylish travel clothing is possible. And that in life, compromise is optional.
At WEAR BU, we encourage the natural ability to live “out there”, fully self-expressed. Not to be tainted by the heaviness of life, having to do with worrying about what other people think and living up to societal pressures. We’re talking about showing people how you feel in a kind and non-offensive way. We started making graphic T Shirts because we want people to look good, feel comfortable, have fun and show it to the world.
A love affair with India has evolved into Mata Traders – a design driven, fair trade brand helping to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies and consumers to change the fashion industry.
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 expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back.