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.
The Silverstick journey started in 2010 when a love of adventure and the environment inspired them to create a collection of T-shirts for people who enjoy outdoor sports and activities.
Silverstick wanted to put the outdoors and sustainability at the foundation of their design. Buy once, wear often, love forever was epitomised by their made for life ethos. So they sourced high quality organic cotton fabric, created an active fit, flat locked every seam for greater comfort and hand printed the tees with outdoor motifs in eco-friendly inks.
Since then Silverstick has expanded their men’s and women’s ranges, continuing to develop products with an active ethos and strong connection to nature. They call them adventure goods as they are perfect for exploring the ocean, the trail and the mountains.
Whether you use a board, a bike or a camera, the outdoors is your playground. Explore more in British adventure goods made for life.
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.
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.
Quality ethical fashion direct from our fair trade tailoring centre. Offering total visibility into our people, products, and pricing.
Quality, affordable, fashionable and ethical Menswear made at The Visible Tailoring Centre where a team of highly experience tailors get paid a living wage and receive benefits for themselves and their families including a free creche, subsidised primary and secondary schooling, annual bonuses, opportunities to develop new skills, and a workplace which consistently values and promotes diversity.
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.
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.
Style with nothing to hide.
Know the Origin was created to drive much needed change in the clothing industry.
We are completely transparent in our clothing production, having visited every stage of the process - from cotton seed to garment - to produce Fairtrade and organic goodies for you.
There are many people involved in making our clothing. We are passionate about respecting them and the environment.
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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 quirky collection of fairly traded and Organic casual wear for men, women and children including hoodies, t-shirts and jeans.
Founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, a modern, casual collection of clothing made using organic and sustainable materials. Edun’s aim is to with the aim to increase trade within Africa building the capabilities of local people to engage in international business to reduce poverty.
A stylish collection of Womenswear with a selection of men’s clothing and lifestyle products. Frank & Faith clothes are made in the UK using organic, recycled or sustainable yarns and fabrics.
Huk is a community driven clothing label motivated by the mountains and the snow sports lifestyle. The collection made from 100% organic cotton, includes t-shirts, beanies and bags for men and women.
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.
Based in Wales, we make men’s and women’s clothing for the sports we love – biking, running and the outdoors. We believe that making a product which lasts longer is better for the environment.
Hiut Denim will be the first jean company in the world to have a history tag. Each jean will have a unique number and you can upload pictures of where you went, what you did, who you did it with…. to the History Tag website. It gives out objects more meaning. It will mean we throw away less. Because it attaches the stories to the objects that we love. We want to be history makes and well as jean makers.
Wolfe Academy was set up by Charlotte and Oly in the Summer of 2012, with the idea of bringing people awesome garments and original designs with an eco-friendly ethos. Our designs take inspiration from the great outdoors. This is why we have taken every step to make sure our products are as kind to the environment as possible. Our tees and vests are hand screen-printed, using only eco-friendly water-based inks, on a range of organic and fairtrade cottons.
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.
We created Allriot in order to take the conversation offline and into our everyday lives, and to have a bit of a laugh along the way. We believe that humour itself is revolutionary. It plays with the rules, not by the rules. It’s the RED PILL that lifts apathy and challenges stale ideas, and now is the time to take it. It well may be that by Orwellian calendar it’s only 1982, but the clock is ticking.
The artistic traditions behind these scarves stem from indigenous cultures which value the earth’s resources and also value the wisdom inherent in these traditions.
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
Filanthropic exists not just to make cool clothes but also to make a difference in our society. Many companies talk about doing good but then treat their contributions to society as a marketing exercise. We have a different vision, Filanthropic exists to turn your consumer dollars into a life changing investment for people all over the world!
JVP Melbourne clothing are all hand cut and sewn, made in Australia. Designs come in Limited quantities for public release worldwide.
ALLRIOT is a political t-shirt brand that has become synonymous with sartorial dissent. We don’t mind causing a stir with our punchy prints, but we don’t do it just for kicks. In fact, we believe that our generation has the power, the skills and the mindset to change the course of human history. We rack our brains to bring you the most radical political statement t-shirts and the most audacious urban t-shirts, making sure that style and substance come in equal measure.
i61 Clothing is a positive statement clothes and accessories company producing a collection of beautifully created and ethically produced designs. Also known as Isaiah 61, (people sometimes struggle with the Isaiah spelling!), i61 embraces the idea that words are powerful and there’s value in noble and positive expressions through our every-day wear
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.
Slumlove Sweater Company was created in order to provide jobs + education for people living in the Kibera slum, Kenya. Our goal as a company is not to sell clothing as cheaply and quickly as possible, but to provide a way for consumers to partner with us and help make the world a better place.
Crepe Records offer uniquely designed, hand-printed ethical clothing, giving you a sense of originality and escapism from your 9–5 to stand out from the crowd. All designs are lovingly hand-drawn and screen printed in London, England. It all started from a shared love of music.
One Colour is an idea in action. Our core mission is to provide on-going employment for our partners in Africa and to support like-minded businesses in Australia, where we live. One Colour can be worn with purpose, can be owned or given with purpose – embracing the broken, the beautiful, the sustainable and the confronting in life. We want to see an end to extreme poverty, we want to be part of the solution. This is our way of seeing it happen.
Radical Transparency. We just never understood why the most beautiful and simple products needed to cost so much. We’ve just cut out the middlemen so we can take smaller margins without sacrificing on quality at all.”
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.
We started Lyme Terrace to change the minds of the majority. To show people it’s easy to wear rad clothes without harming people or the environment. Our clothes are all made in the UK and they always will be. We’re totally open about everything we do. Because we’ve got nothing to hide
This ethically produced T-Shirt collection is a tribute to the groundbreaking music movement of NYC in that era and a homage to the current artist scene. Subcultures flourished everywhere and with a bit of digging you can still find them today.
At WEAR BU, we encourage the natural ability to live “out there”, fully self-expressed. Not to be tainted by the heaviness of life, having to do with worrying about what other people think and living up to societal pressures. We’re talking about showing people how you feel in a kind and non-offensive way. We started making graphic T Shirts because we want people to look good, feel comfortable, have fun and show it to the world.
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.