Fairtrade certified clothing is a market based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions. The cotton in products with Fairtrade certification has been grown by farmers who receive a fair deal for their work. In addition to their salary they also receive a premium which goes towards projects within their local community such as building a school or establishing access to water. These factors are at the very heart of the Fairtrade clothes industry.
Everyone in the supply chain, from the certified producer organisations through to the companies licensed for the consumer-ready product, must be registered by one of the FLO Labelling Initiatives or FLO-CERT. All registered companies are subject to independent audits to ensure compliance with Fairtrade standards. At present, the only material that the Fairtrade Foundation certifies is cotton
Featured Fairtrade Brands
Bibico is an ethical clothing label renown for designing simple, natural clothes with unique details.
The brand was created in 2007 to offer people who cared not only about the style of their clothes but also about how the clothes they wore were made.
Bibico works with fair trade certified groups in both India and Nepal to produce their collections. The collections also include hand knitted knitwear, hand embroidery and hand crochet, techniques which all contribute to the preservation of traditional artisan skills.
Designed using quality natural materials but sold at affordable prices Bibico collections offer a sustainable alternative to the high st.
Pure. Simple . Style
Visible is a new clothing label where everything behind the clothes is made visible - no nakedness - just visibility of costs, people and impact so you can know everyone is being treated fairly. Our goal is to help everyone who has considered buying fairly made clothes to be able to do so at an affordable price (whilst looking good!).
You can even check out what your products cost to make so you can judge whether you are being charged a fair price.
Maiya launch an exciting new ethical fashion womenswear label with its debut collection for Spring/Summer 2012.
The first ready-to-wear collection focuses on tailored day and eveningwear dresses alongside a classically styled double-breasted trench coat.
Maiya use a range of organic,…
I'm a jewellery maker who designs and creates all of my own jewellery using natural conflict free gemstones,the pieces I make reflect my relaxed lifestyle, eclectic taste and love of all things gemstone, colour and attention to detail. A lot of my inspiration comes from traveling which has also given me the pleasure of meeting some of my stone cutters and suppliers.
Highly fashionable clothing for men, women and children, most of the collection is organic and Fairtrade. People Tree are pioneers of ethically sound methods of production which minimise environmental impacts. Have a look at the People Tree blog…
BohoHemp is a new online eco boutique www.bohohemp.co.uk selling eco chic organic and fairtrade hemp clothing to men and women. We are very excited to introduce to you the new range of stylish urban clothing from our latest…
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,
SmartWool Merino Wool Socks,
Reef Redemption Sandals and Flip Flops,
Keen Outdoor Footwear,
Didriksons Rain Gear, Waterproofs and Jackets,
Rockfish Natural Rubber Wellies,
Howies Organic Cotton Tees,
EKO - Organic Cotton and Eucalyptus Tencel Womenswear,
Snugs 100% Sheepskin handcrafted slippers.
We are excited about Spring and Summer this year and have been stocking up on some amazing products from some fantastic brands that we love!
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.
Organic and fair trade clothes and toys for babies. Including our very own unique Mia Bambina organic cotton bandana dribble bibs and matching babygrows. Perfect for your beautiful organic baby.
Braintree are an organic clothing company using a range of eco-friendly, natural, and sustainable fabrics to create beautiful, timeless fashion, whilst caring for the environment.
Designed in London, Braintree have been creating quality 'feel good' fashion since 1995, always produced ethically and with sustainability in mind.
Visit www.braintreeclothing.com to view their thoughtful clothing collection.
Harriet Kelsall Jewellery
Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design is the UK’s leading bespoke jewellery design company. We are one of the first of 20 jewellers to use Fairtrade and Fairmined gold.
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.
A pretty collection for girls in organic and Fairtrade cotton.
A casual collection of t-shirts and hoodies for men and women. The garments are made using organic and fairly traded cotton, decorated with cut outs from recycled clothing. Also features recycled bike tyre belts.
All our clothes have been organic and Fairtrade certified.
Today Gossypium is a leading Fairtrade-certified organic cotton fashion brand for the whole family.
Bright, modern and stylish clothes for babies and children, much of the collection is made from organic and Fairtrade cotton.
Our award winning and fashion-led organic cotton baby clothing is fairly traded by real people that we have real relationships with.
September Rose is a British jewellery designer and was one of the first to be awarded a Fairtrade gold license. Designer Samantha’s aim is to create beautiful, sentimental and timeless pieces of jewellery inspired by nature, each with a story to tell.
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.
Fairly traded and organic casual clothing for men and women. A selection of cute alpaca and bio-dynamic cotton clothing is about to be launched for babies.
Do U Speak Green? presents its unique Organic Cotton & Bamboo Clothing collection. Designed by eminent designers & manufactured to the highest international standards. Do U Speak Green? believes in making a cleaner, greener & healthier planet earth, by supporting WWF.
We use gorgeous fitted garments, which not only look and feel great, but are what we believe to be the best quality available. The work that goes onto our products is selected by creative professionals, leaving you with a product that has been beautifully designed, not just churned out. We want to bring change, an overhaul in the custom fashion industry in the UK, we do it our way, or no way.
Boys&Girls creates bright & brilliant clothes for 0-10 year olds. More parks & playgrounds than paddocks & ponies, we combine brilliant colours, the softest quality fabrics, and distinctive designs to create clothing that is perfect for today’s vibrant urban lifestyle.
Minimalist wearable jewellery sculptures in certified Fairtrade gold, recycled silver and bioresin, hand-crafted by one of Britain’s most inspirational designers.
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
Fantastic Vegan shoes from Freerangers. Each pair is made by hand in the UK and uses breathable uppers for foot comfort. Matching belts, bags & accessories. Free catalogue or order online.
Pachacuti work with local artisans in South America to create classic hats for men and women. They are committed to using locally sourced, sustainable raw materials throughout their supply chain and were the first organisation to be certified for the Sustainable Fair Trade Management System.
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
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