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.
Designs by Bottletop are a work of art for the craftsman and consumer alike. Blending design with technique across cultures, Bottletop creates collections that celebrate true craftsmanship. A timeless ‘created by hand’ aesthetic. The creation of Bottletop products not only enhance the techniques of some of the most highly skilled artisans from around the world but our training programs enable others to join them, supporting themselves and their families in the process.
The Bottletop Foundation (100% funded by Bottletop) empowers disadvantaged young people to take control of their lives through health education and vocational training projects; in turn supporting their wider communities. We tackle sensitive issues including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, unplanned teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, gender inequality, low self-esteem and vocational skills deficits. Our vision is for all young people worldwide to be equipped with the necessary health education, transferable skills and self-confidence necessary to make healthy, informed choices and achieve their full potential.
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.
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.
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.
Handcrafted Stirling silver jewellery for women and men. Chainmaille creatings in Sterling silver and stainless steel. Eco-friendly artisan jewellery.
YOJO is an indipendent design studio, hence, contemporary fashion label conceived in London and sustainably handmade in Italy.
Through founder and designer Joe Sorrentino’s interest in art, designs, photography and cultural diversity, YOJO employs an unconventional and multidisciplinary approach to create elegant and iconic fashion accessories for men and women.
The YOJO hallmark is defined by the experimental use of ceramics - a completely eco-friendly material that for millennia has drawn the attention of designers and creatives alike across a wide variety of industries, but fashion.
With a strong commitment towards sustainable materials and collaborations with independent Italian artisans, YOJO is a label created for the next ethically aware generation.
The concept behind the OXYMORON collection was to re-design classic accessories with a contemporary twist… elaborated at the essence, but minimalist at glance. To accomplish such a design challange, the brand combined the clean minimalist look of ceramics with the elegant classy drapes of silk and created a line of man and woman accessories preserving the past whilst pushing forward.
With the OXYMORON collection, the label has also embraced modularity and waste reduction to provide clients with effortless tailor-made accessories allowing freedom of choice, custom aesthetics and piece of mind during one’s evolution towards conscious awareness.
A beautiful modern collection of jewellery, specialising in rings made using fairly traded gold from Oro Verde and recycled silver. Cred offer a bespoke jewellery service so you can create your own perfect ethical jewellery.
This collection of jewellery is made from unwanted materials such as recycled glass and coconut shell and is produced by craft groups in developing counties.
Husband and wife team Alicia & Van wanted to provide a pleasurable experience with the perfect combination of sustainable, ethical and compassionate fashion with great customer service, something they could not find themselves for years.
Cocoart is based in Brighton and aims to support indigenous tribes in Brazil helping to sell their natural jewellery made with seeds, coconut, wood and other organic materials .
Fairly traded handbags, scarves and jewellery all made in Africa. After a visit to her native South West Uganda Ida Horner quit her job in London and set by ethnic supplies, to support women in Eastern Africa.
Beautiful bespoke engagement rings, wedding rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces made using conflict-free diamonds and Fairtrade gold that can be traced back to their source.
Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, belts and T-shirts all made by small fair trade projects based in Peru.
Leblas is a jewellery boutique combining traditional techniques with modern design and sustainable practices, committed to sourcing all its in a way that is socially, environmentally and culturally responsible. The collection is made using 100% recycled gold, silver and platinum.
NV London Calcutta has a selection of beautiful bags made from canvas, leather and silk that are designed in the UK and produced in India. Workers are paid a fair wage and work in a healthy environment.
Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings handmade in the UK using ethically sourced stones, gems and diamonds that have been traced from source. No conflict diamonds have been used in the production of this jewellery range.
Kazuri’s hand-painted ceramic jewellery is made in Kenya. Every bead which makes up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand by one of the 300 local women employed by Kazuri
Linnie is happy to work to commission, using 100% recycled silver and gold that is officially certified as fairtrade, and by using fairtrade, fairmined gold she tries to ensure that the story behind her jewellery is equally as lovely as the jewellery itself
Kayo Saito Jewellery is an eco-conscious jewellery company, creating stunning hand made jewellery which supports artisans in Bali. Recycled wood and silver jewellery that you can feel good about wearing. We like to think of it as “jewellery with a conscience”.
With a keen eye for the exquisite, KOKKU selects only the highest quality gold and silver filigree rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and charms. Handmade filigree jewellery straight from the ancient island of Sardinia supporting the preservation of a dying art unrivalled in its level of precision, intricacy and beauty.
Luna Tree Jewellery brings you stunningly beautiful Silver Jewellery, handcrafted by the talented artisans of the Karen Hill Tribe residing in remote villages in Northern Thailand. This Hill Tribe Jewellery is of the highest quality 99.9% pure silver.
Evoke Africa stocks a wide range of ethnic and modern hand-made jewellery reflecting the many faces of Africa, so no matter what your personal style you’ll be able to find the perfect piece of African jewellery for you.
AURA QUE products are individually hand-crafted in Nepal using local materials such as buffalo leather, banana yarn and hand-woven cotton. Each design is brought to life in a Nepalese factory that employs local people, according to fair trade principles.
From The Source fair trade and ethical fashion accessories – exclusive and high quality products brought to you directly from the producers. Products that provide skilled work and livelihoods for women and marginalised communities in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Arabel Lebrusan’s statement jewellery is a mix of delicate metal latticework, excellence of craftsmanship and ethics at its core. Her extensive background in the design and manufacture of fashion jewellery and fine jewellery allows her to explore fresh interpretations of traditional techniques in contemporary ways, bringing this vintage look to the modern woman. The result is stunning wearable pieces: light, feminine and delicate; which are created with attention-to-detail craftsmanship using ethical materials.
We believe that every man needs a good shirt and so we founded Arthur & Henry to provide beautiful, ethical, men’s shirts. Shirts you can wear to work, to the pub, on a date….double cuff, single cuff, plain, striped, patterned… Organic cotton. Fair trade cotton. Linen. Made by skilled tailors paid decently.
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.
Trained as artisans, SAME SKY women earn 15 to 20 times the average Sub Saharan wage by hand crocheting beautiful glass bead jewelry. 100% of net proceeds are reinvested to train and employ more women in need. SAME SKY is a trade-not-aid initiative that employs HIV+ women in developing countries.
Handmade beaded leather flip flops and leather sandals. Handcrafted using traditional techniques, laidback london leather sandals, leather flip flops and leather accessories are all made in Africa and have a positive social impact on the local communities that make the products.
Inspired by the delicate detail in nature, Linda is now recognised for her unique handmade jewellery with beautiful floral patterns in silver with a hint of gold. The beauty of all the collections is the keepsake and timeless quality, which is a perfect excuse to spoil a loved one with a lasting treasure.
Unique bags, handwoven in Mexico to the highest quality.
Jill Golden is a range of hand-made costume jewelry with a directional point-of-view. Comprised of pieces bold yet feminine, the line is an expression of Jill Golden’s belief that jewelry is not only the accessory that transforms an outfit, but an opportunity for a daily adventure. Each season, Jill takes inspiration from her far-flung travels, translating the look and feel of places such as Paris, Morocco and Barcelona into her signature chain-wrapped and plated jewelry.
My dream is to bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically produced vegan shoes. Eco Vegan Shoes is about getting the latest fashions out there at fair prices, while not hurting animals or people in the process. No matter who you are or where you’re going in life, we are there for when you want to make a positive choice.
Passion Lilie began with a desire to change the fashion industry, so that ethical fashion is affordable and accessible for everyone.
Fortress of Inca was inspired by a pair of boots originally bought in Peru in 2005. These boots encompassed textiles and materials that were native to the region and represented the talent and creativity of the Peruvian people. When Fortress of Inca was launched, it was important to us to keep production of these beautiful boots and shoes in Peru.
DUBARUBA is a platform for the finest contemporary African and Africa-inspired products. Most of the products are unique handmade items that come from small producers. Some have already attained a modicum of renown in their respective countries or internationally, while others are new or have not yet been discovered internationally but are ready to be discovered
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.
Contemporary ethical wedding rings, eco-friendly engagement rings, and beautiful fairtrade jewellery, handmade by silversmith Kate Pearse. Environmental responsibility is at the heart of what I do. I use simple tools and traditional techniques, and 100% recycled gold and silver. My jewellery reflects a passion for simple, clean lines and soft organic textures that allow the natural beauty of the materials I use shine through.
Based in the UK, I am a designer and creator of high quality hand knitted and felted accessories. I was inspired by the gorgeous colours and texture of one particular fibre,the Kidsilk haze yarn, a super soft fine mohair yarn. I try to incorporate it into my designs wherever I can.
SAHEL began in the desert of Burkina Faso where Charlie lived for seven years among the Fulani. Horse lovers by tradition, Fulani horse harnesses have strong braided straps which are hand woven by highly skilled leather workers. All SAHEL bags and accessories employ this unique Fulani skill, evoking equine elegance and strength. SAHEL is committed to the preservation of traditional skills and revival of artisanal livelihoods. We adhere to Fair Trade principles and invest in our West African artisans’ communities, providing better access to health care, clean water and primary education.
Paga Bags is an Eco-Fashion Social Company that produces and markets handbags, accessories and jewellery made of recycled and organic materials in collaboration with local women associations and artisans in Burkina Faso.
Our products are made from reclaimed plastic drinking water and ice-cream sachets which we do not reprocess in any way apart from cleaning. This has the benefit that very little energy is used in order to add value to material that would otherwise be dumped or burned. In addition, by incorporating the original and complete sachets into our products, it demonstrates in a very visible way that it is possible to increase the life span of plastic packaging and so help to tackle the very serious problem of environmental pollution in Africa and elsewhere.
TTM showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. By assisting local partners around the world in bringing these goods “to the market,” we take an active role in equipping the survivors they employ with economic independence, while raising awareness of the challenges that they face.
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.
Our creative custom accessories are fast becoming go to items for men and women of all style genres. Be it a first date, a special birthday, a business occasion, or just the expression of a highly stylish personality, we have a one of a kind piece for 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.
Ketzali is an eco-friendly accessories company that produces handmade products using traditional Guatemalan skills. We are engaged in working hand-in-hand with local artisans who create our unique products, in order to increase their income, work environment, and living standards.
Our name is central to the way we go about our business. ‘Po-Zu’ stems from Japanese, meaning to pause, and it is our mission to provide your feet with unique respite from the frantic pace of busy lives and to halt the damage that modern footwear manufacturing often causes to people and planet.
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.
Eco Chic Millinery – which doesn’t cost the earth. ‘Made in Britain Fashion Accessory Designer of the Year 2015 and Ethical Fashion Forum 500 Member as seen in Vogue, Elle, The Wedding Magazine & ES Magazine.
Handcrafted Stirling silver jewellery for women and men. Chainmaille creatings in Sterling silver and stainless steel. Eco-friendly artisan jewellery.
My handmade ethical jewellery is inspired by and created for the nature loving adventurer and traveller. I design contemporary pieces of adornment that are minimal, geometric and ethically made where the ocean meets the redwood forest in Big Sur, California.
One day we were chatting about how difficult it was to find pretty lingerie made from organic cotton. That was our eureka moment and the rest, as they say, is history! AmaElla is a social enterprise whose mission is to encourage ethical behaviour in fashion through sustainable and ethical sourcing. Bras are custom made on order.
Our goal is to bring genuine and luxurious, Geographical Indication (GI) labeled ‘Kashmir Pashmina’, fabric and its products into the international market without any middleman-ship, so that our fellow beings can feel the luxuriousness of the best creation of the fabric world where history dates back to 300 B.C.
ColieCo produces ethically-handmade, eco-friendly lingerie, underwear and swimwear in a small studio by the sea in Sagres, Portugal.
The recognition we receive for our fun, simple, striking designs is as important to us as our commitment to the environment: we use recycled, re-used and reclaimed fabrics, minimise textile waste, and work with line ends and local suppliers to control our carbon footprint.
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.
So why hairpins? I have worn and adored them for years. My boyfriend Rich bought me the most beautiful handcrafted hair stick back from a trip to Beijing a few years ago. It was red with handpainted flowers and it gave me such an elegant insight into traditional Chinese culture. When it came to deciding what to design, I wanted something that was small so it could be shipped easily, functional, and unique. I joined all the dots, and SAYA was born!
Catherine Marche Ethical Fine Jewellery
You deserve to look Stunningly beautifully Gorgeous – Just select the jewellery you covet or ask me to make one just for you, add a splash of gold, platinum or silver, gemstones and you are on your way to shine and sparkle.
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
I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.