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
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful collection of jewellery, bags and scarves produced in fair trade conditions from India, Kenya Vietnam and Chile.
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.
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.
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
Kayoo 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.
We design jewellery inspired by the beauty and diversity of African beads and raw materials. Created hand in hand with talented artisans and fair trade certified workshops in Kenya, our aim is to harness traditional skills and empower communities by developing a sustainable and direct route to market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Alora believes in being your own kind of beautiful. The brand is more than a jewellery line because it embraces the stories, happy moments, milestones and experiences that celebrate, connect and inspire you, our customer. Alora jewels are inspired by the natural beauty of the Rockies and Ghana’s free spirit culture.
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.
Timeless and distinctive, each piece of Senhoa jewellery is individually handcrafted by our artisans. Each collection born out of a desire to provide women with high end accessories that not only look beautiful but are made ethically and with integrity. We believe that conscious consumerism can positively impact the world and its people. Accessorising has become more than a compliment to a woman’s wardrobe and beauty – it is now a channel through which a woman can make a statement of what she believes in.
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.
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.
Macramé. Inspired by nature, made by hands. Every piece is custom made to your individual style, so no two pieces are ever the same. Macramé is a traditional craft, comprised of a series of knots, that is known for strength, pattern, and texture.
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.
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.
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
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