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
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.
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.
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.
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.
BohoHemp is a multi brand e-tailer of ethical fashion specialising in womens, mens and childrens wear. Our brands have been sourced responsibly so they meet the criteria of organic and fairtrade. Our most popular selling brands Nomads from Canada and Uprise from Belgium are unique to the UK and BohoHemp is the sole distributor of these brands. The range is high design, good quality and made from sustainable fibres. The founder, Emma, is passionate about the wonders of hemp and so the range is primarily made from a blend of hemp/organic cotton. Inspired by importing successful brands into the UK, Emma decided to design and manufacture her own brand of kids clothing made from hemp and organic cotton. Poco Rosso are essentials for your kids wardrobe and are very versatile. You can mix and match with the array of funky colours. The clothing is organic and very practical and age ranges from 3 - 8 years. You can wash in the machine at 30 degrees and the colours retain well over time. Prices start at £8.95 and up to just £19.50 which makes this natural and chemical free clothing affordable to everyone. We have also launched a range of menswear too called Lotto Rosso (yes another Rosso) again affordable hemp clothing. We have started with mens tshirts and hoodies and are looking to expand both our brands to include more styles and ages. BohoHemps core values are to bring affordable organic, stylish clothing to the mainstream so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of wearing ethical clothing but most importantly our environment benefits.
Organic and fair trade clothes and toys for babies. Including our very own unique Mia Bambina organic cotton bandana dribble bibs and matching babygrows, blankets and hats. Perfect for your beautiful organic baby.
Visible Clothing is an ethical clothing company that believes in total visibility and makes what is behind the clothes visible – not the nudity, but the people, the costs and the social impact people - so that you can know that everyone is being treated fairly. We produce quality, affordable, fashionable and ethical clothes at our very own Visible Factory.
Our vision is to see a clothing sector where everyone is treated fairly.
We have multiple brands so that as many people as possible can buy fairtrade ethical clothes which match their preferred style. Our three brands are unique in style, and consistent in quality and ethics:
Visible: sold on www.visible.clothing, the current focus is smart and smart casual menswear with womenswear to follow soon!
Eternal: our newest womenswear brand available at www.visible.clothing; check out the feedback on the product pages
Eternal Creation: sold on www.eternalcreation.com as well as at numerous independant retailers; a huge range of kidswear as well as a choice of womenswear and menswear
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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.
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
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.
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.
Minimalist wearable jewellery sculptures in certified Fairtrade gold, recycled silver and bioresin, hand-crafted by one of Britain’s most inspirational designers.
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.
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.
Today Gossypium is a leading Fairtrade-certified organic cotton fashion brand for the whole family.
Avatar Imports’ mission is to design and create fun, fashionable, high quality goods in a manner that is socially, environmentally and economically responsible.We are a former member of the Fair Trade Federation and are a certified green business under Santa Cruz’s Green Business Program.
Babycoo is a family business striving to offer great quality ethical and organic products for your baby at reasonable prices. As parents of twins we know how difficult it is to stick to your values when it comes to buying the right products.
All our clothes have been organic and Fairtrade certified.
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.
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.
Bright, modern and stylish clothes for babies and children, much of the collection is made from organic and Fairtrade cotton.
Simple Animal Design is a London-based company that makes funky t-shirts! Simple Animal is also an eco-friendly & organic brand that combines fair-trade values with highstreet fashion. All materials used are vegan, organic and easy on the environment.
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 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.