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.
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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,…
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…
Braintree are a natural clothing company useing a range of eco-friendly, organic, 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 latest collections.
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.
Bright, modern and stylish clothes for babies and children, much of the collection is made from organic and Fairtrade cotton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All our clothes have been organic and Fairtrade certified.
A pretty collection for girls in organic and Fairtrade cotton.
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.
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 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.
Our award winning and fashion-led organic cotton baby clothing is fairly traded by real people that we have real relationships with.
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.
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.
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.
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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