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
Sea Salt Cornwall
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 2005 by maverick Italian fashionista, Cristina Cisilino, Made creates stunning designer accessories that are 100% fair trade. Dramatically unique, Made’s gorgeous products are designed by influential designers as well as hot guest celebrities.
We believe it’s a privilege of our civilisation to dress up with Style and that it should be the responsibility of fashion designers to make style sustainable. Ethically traded, natural and organic fibre fashion since 1988.
Adventure’s in our nature. We hear it calling in every roaring wave, whispering forest, shimmering river and brooding mountain. And the call is always the same: Life feels better out here.
That’s the founding spirit of Silverstick. We’re outdoor people making clothes purpose-built for the natural habitats we love to play in. We created our first collection in 2010 and we’ve stuck to our made for life philosophy ever since.
Our clothes are designed and crafted to feel comfortable and look great on your adventures. They’re rugged enough to survive in the wild (and believe us, we put every fibre through its paces). And they’re sustainably produced to help support and protect our beloved natural playgrounds.
Watching over it all is the winged wayfarer that inspires all our endeavours. The magical Silverstick bird symbolises the roving spirit of adventure, urging us to spread our wings.
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.
SmartGlamour is a women's clothing line of customizable fashion basics offered in sizes XXS-6X and beyond, all lovingly made in the USA. Catering to petite, plus size, tall, and every body type in between - SmartGlamour promotes self acceptance and body love by putting women in control of their clothing choices. SmartGlamour's affordable custom clothing can be ordered as a set standard size, by adding customizations a la carte, or by fully tailoring the garment to your exact measurements. The next time you need a fashion staple, you have a bad shopping experience because of your size, or you have a difficult time finding pieces that fit correctly without alterations – shop SmartGlamour instead. We are all born different – embrace that. Own your body – and dress it accordingly.
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.
Hi, my name is Jenny Barrett and I live in Brighton with my husband and 3 children aged 9-21!
When I started my business it really was a no brainer to work ethically and sustainably. In my opinion, you can't possibly make clothes for babies and children and not care about who makes them (ie NO CHILD LABOUR) and what impact the clothing production will have on not only our world, but more importantly ... on our children's future world.
As well as organic cotton we use natural based fibres which provide lovely soft, easy-care, long-lasting alternatives to land and water guzzling cotton.
Our clothing is fun to wear and because it's well made from good quality fabrics will be handed down to younger bruvs and sisters - the ULTIMATE RECYCLE:):)
Not just natural - SUPERNATURAL!!!
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.
Rings and Stones
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.
Know The Origin
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.
What's not to love?!
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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.
We believe Ethical Fashion should just look like Fashion. Inspired by fashion but designed to be classic, wearable and beautiful, Outsider garments can be worn and loved season after season. Good clothes do not go out of fashion.
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.
Jo Pott Mercer
A collection of Fairly traded loose clothing in a mixture of off-white, dark greys and black, which can easily be layered in any combination.
A brightly coloured collection for babies and toddlers with lots of dots and stripes. Look out for the insect waterproof tops, great for spring and autumn showers!
Pigeon is a British brand of colourful and contemporary organic clothing for babies and children. The babywear range, Pigeon Baby, goes from newborn up to three years and is available all year round. The childrenswear, Pigeon Kids, issues two collections each year, one for spring and summer and one for autumn and winter; these are aimed at kids aged two to eight years old.
A quirky collection of fairly traded and Organic casual wear for men, women and children including hoodies, t-shirts and jeans.
An ethical high-end label which create stunning wedding dresses and formal wear, made under fair trade conditions. Ethical materials used include wild organic and peace silks, organic and Fair Trade cotton, bamboo and recycled fabrics to create your dream gown
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 .
Makepeace Company is a fair trade company whose sole aim is to provide employment for the people of K.V.Kuppam with whom we have been working in partnership since 1985. We use Fairtrade certified organic cotton and are members of the World Fair Trade Organisation.
Specialising in day-to-night jersey, Nancy Dee creates stylish, versatile pieces inspired by retro designs and bold prints. We use only high quality natural, sustainable and organic fabrics and manufacture our pieces in factories that are dedicated to improving working conditions and paying a fair wage to their staff.
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.
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.
Frank & Faith
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.
Ingle & Rhode
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.
Modern and highly original Womenswear made by combining artisan’s techniques from around the world. Julia Smith works with fair trade groups and small businesses in developing countries enabling them to help themselves out of poverty.
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
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.
Bright, modern and stylish clothes for babies and children, much of the collection is made from organic and Fairtrade cotton.
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.
How would you describe your ideal client? “Someone who buys my jewellery and accessories because they fall in love with the pieces; it is only then that they discover the range is recycled and ethically made.”
The vision of the brand is to create elegant, sculptural women’s wear embellished with Zanditon’s original illustrations. The silhouettes are strong, confident and geometrically cut, featuring origami inspired engineered details.
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
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
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.
Katherine Feiel makes custom wedding and special occasion gowns from new and vintage fabrics, reclaiming beautiful beaded silk garments, discarded wedding gowns, handmade laces or tapestries, and giving them new life. Each gown is handmade to order and is often not replicable due to the unique fabrics used.
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
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.
Arthur & Henry
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.
We stock high quality clothes and underwear for ages 0-7 years in only natural fibres, organically produced wool, cotton, alpaca and silk. Steering clear of the fickle world of children’s mass-produced ‘throwaway’ fashion, we offer you timeless designs, sustainably-produced fabrics and gorgeous eco-friendly colours. Beautiful garments, robust enough to be passed on to future siblings and then on to future generations, the heirlooms of the future.
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.
Crowns & Coronets
At Crowns & Coronets we pride ourselves in producing beautiful pieces to be treasured as keepsakes and heirlooms. We hope you are delighted by our garments which have all been individually hand knitted and hand stitched by our team of experts.
Beautiful clothing for children. Created to help endangered species and protect local livelihoods. Each design comes with its own delightful story label telling fun and amazing facts about the endangered species featured.
The Aravore range is made from fairly traded organic cotton and organic merino wool. Beautifully made and incredibly soft, each item has its own particular charm and identity.
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer who uses re-appropriated military fabrics sourced throughout Europe. The collections are all produced in East London.
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.
Izzy Lane is a cutting edge and unique ethical luxury brand. It is widely recognised as the leading voice of animal welfare in the fashion industry as well as being a leading voice for the British wool and British textile industry.
Soft organic fabrics. Beautiful prints and colours. Relaxed styles. Thoughtful details. Brought to life with passion and care by the sea in Dorset. All of our garments are made from either organic cotton or recycled plastic bottles.
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.
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.
Linda Macdonald Jewellery
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.
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.
Kitty Ferreira is an ethical and sustainable, elegant yet sexy, Limited Edition boutique brand. Upcycled luxury silks are hand dyed in London using natural materials such as pomegranate and onion skins, producing an exclusive print in unique colourways. Made in very small quantities, each piece varies slightly in print, giving a real exclusive and individual feel.
We handmake our super-simple easywear. We choose not to design for mass-production, instead we handmake small quanties of each of our garments. This means that each piece is unique and special, and allows us to order only what we will use! The design and manufacturing process is something to be valued and shared. All of our products are researched, designed, hand-cut and made in small batches under one roof.
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.
Eco Vegan Shoes
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.
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.
TAG New York
TAG New York is a baby and toddler lifestyle brand. We focus on the simplicity and comfort of natural fibres. We are socially responsible; working with artisans, fair trade organisations and small scale manufacturing around the world to ensure quality and heart.
Passion Lilie began with a desire to change the fashion industry, so that ethical fashion is affordable and accessible for everyone.
Mallorie Carrington is a NYC based Fashion Designer. She hopes SmartGlamour continues to grow into a fully realized movement of body positivity and overall wellness for women. Explore SmartGlamour. Read. Shop. Pay it forward.
Fortress of Inca
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.
Little Mooshoo sells fun and quirky kids clothing and products with a definite retro feel. Items are sourced from all over the world and made by very small companies or handmade by individuals. All products on the Little Mooshoo website are unique and not widely available, bought because they are products that you can’t help but fall in love with, items that will passed on from generation to generation….
Where Does It Come From
Here at Where Does It Come From? we produce ethical children’s clothes which are gorgeous, comfortable and practical – plus each garment is fully traceable so that you can discover exactly where it came from and get to know the people involved in making it.
THE-ACEY.COM is a virtual place for real women to discover and purchase mindfully made and consciously created garments. We go behind the seams of our brands to learn about the creators, processes and purpose of each product. We celebrate the curious innovators and style leaders, the ones that do the right thing, not the easy thing.
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
Madia & Matilda
Madia & Matilda is a unique luxury clothing label specialising in upcycled and sustainable fabrics. Each piece is hand-crafted with care, turning old garments and remnants into new designs or designing new garments with sustainable fabrics.
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.
Pop London is a British brand based in London. Our mission is to produce beautiful, feminine, affordable fashion for women who value original designer quality clothing and accessories. Our manufacturing and sourcing is carried out with ethics and sustainability at ❤️ Only the best quality, soft, natural fabrics are used in our collections.
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.
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
The feminine touch
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.
Eco Luxe wedding and bridesmaids dresses; hand embellished, made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles.
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.
JVP Melbourne clothing are all hand cut and sewn, made in Australia. Designs come in Limited quantities for public release worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
Hippie-Pants.com is an online store which sells handmade harem pants from Thailand. All our pants are designed locally by Thai designers and shipped to you for free wherever you happen to live in the world
TO THE MARKET
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.
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.
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!
A little bit Milo
A little bit Milo brings together the best independent brands that we have had so much fun discovering, while shopping for our own little one. We wanted to create a simple, really easy to use website that brings together small creative companies that share our love of ethically made, beautifully designed clothing and homeware. Most of the things we have sourced are unisex as we think it should be you who decides what your guys and girls should wear. We have made sure that everything we have chosen will stand up to everyday rough and tumble!
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.
We serve women who want natural fibres and sustainably produced clothing that’s also suitable for the traditional office environment. We believe that clothes can be more than just cute or comfortable or highly functional. They can be an ethical statement. All our products are designed, cut and sewn in Vancouver, British Columbia, and shipped from here to our customers worldwide. We love being part of the global economy while providing great jobs to people in our local, West Coast community.
Slumlove Sweater Company
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.
Farrah Floyd unites high level quality in both design and sustainability. Using innovative fabrics, the collections are developed and executed in Germany, following a series of zero-waste principles devised by the designer. The final product is a unique piece of women’s ready to wear.
Good Day Girl
As business owners in the fashion industry we know the current state of play is not sustainable. It is geared for waste. We want to reverse mass production. Only making things that you actually want. Our business model embraces this and we have forged steps to ensure our production is transparent, making each piece locally and being accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
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.
Chloe Haywood London
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.
Avila is an Australian lifestyle label produced in Melbourne, offering luxury clothing you can wear everyday. We instil qualities of elegance and naturalness in all our garments by selecting luxurious natural fabrics, ensuring quality fit and an ethical and sustainable conscience. Our philosophy stems from supporting healthy, balanced lifestyles where style and comfort do co-exist. ethical fashion
Rings and Stones
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.
Wild Thing Toys
We passionately believe that simple natural toys are vital for a child’s development. Natural toys inspire a child to imagine the countless possibilities for that toy; they can be anyone, go anywhere and do anything in the imaginary world. The degree of creativity children bring to their play will directly affect the level of creativity they bring to their work and thinking later in life.
Bo Carter is a unique, independent, ethical fashion brand, creating high quality contemporary garments in a responsible manner. Bo’s vision of fashion is clear: be unique, be bold and most of all be ethical. Ethics and a tough stance against animal cruelty have a special place in Bo’s heart, which is why you won’t find leather, fur or garments made using child labour or exploitation in any of her collections.
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.”
At j.jackman, we make beautiful clothing fairly in Germany. Our Berlin-based craftswomen on average earn 2 times the German hourly minimum wage. We do this because we believe honest, good work should be rewarded.
Our version of sustainability does not end at using locally produced or organic fabrics. We keep a small stock to reduce waste and design pieces you will love now and in 10 years from now.
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.
NIOVI is a designer children’s wear label specializing in certified organic cotton clothes. Simple prints inspired by nature, infused with childhood play we aim to design clothing that is beautiful yet practical for little ones.
A New York Affair
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.
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.
Encircled creates clothing that’s versatile in design, and everlasting in style. We beautifully mesh function with style. We believe that stylish travel clothing is possible. And that in life, compromise is optional.
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.
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!
Hiut Denim Co.
We make jeans. That’s it. Nothing else. No distractions. Nothing to steal our focus. No kidding ourselves that we can be good at everything. No trying to conquer the whole world. We just do our best to conquer our bit of it. So each day we come in and make the best jeans we know how. Use the best quality denims. Cut them with an expert eye. And then let our ‘Grand Masters’ behind the sewing machines do the rest.
Artful Sonder is a unisex ethical t-shirt brand based in good ol’ Leeds, offering limited-edition organic cotton t-shirts and art prints. For every t-shirt bought, two trees will be planted by our partner, TreeSisters,
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
When in doubt, wear red.