Fairtrade certified clothing is a market based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions. The cotton in products with Fairtrade certification has been grown by farmers who receive a fair deal for their work. In addition to their salary they also receive a premium which goes towards projects within their local community such as building a school or establishing access to water. These factors are at the very heart of the Fairtrade clothes industry.
Everyone in the supply chain, from the certified producer organisations through to the companies licensed for the consumer-ready product, must be registered by one of the FLO Labelling Initiatives or FLO-CERT. All registered companies are subject to independent audits to ensure compliance with Fairtrade standards. At present, the only material that the Fairtrade Foundation certifies is cotton
Featured Fairtrade Brands
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Pachacuti work with local artisans in South America to create classic hats for men and women. They are committed to using locally sourced, sustainable raw materials throughout their supply chain and were the first organisation to be certified for the Sustainable Fair Trade Management System.
Bright, modern and stylish clothes for babies and children, much of the collection is made from organic and Fairtrade cotton.
Minimalist wearable jewellery sculptures in certified Fairtrade gold, recycled silver and bioresin, hand-crafted by one of Britain’s most inspirational designers.
Fantastic Vegan shoes from Freerangers. Each pair is made by hand in the UK and uses breathable uppers for foot comfort. Matching belts, bags & accessories. Free catalogue or order online.
Our award winning and fashion-led organic cotton baby clothing is fairly traded by real people that we have real relationships with.
We use gorgeous fitted garments, which not only look and feel great, but are what we believe to be the best quality available. The work that goes onto our products is selected by creative professionals, leaving you with a product that has been beautifully designed, not just churned out. We want to bring change, an overhaul in the custom fashion industry in the UK, we do it our way, or no way.
Today Gossypium is a leading Fairtrade-certified organic cotton fashion brand for the whole family.
All our clothes have been organic and Fairtrade certified.
September Rose is a British jewellery designer and was one of the first to be awarded a Fairtrade gold license. Designer Samantha’s aim is to create beautiful, sentimental and timeless pieces of jewellery inspired by nature, each with a story to tell.
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
Avatar Imports’ mission is to design and create fun, fashionable, high quality goods in a manner that is socially, environmentally and economically responsible.We are a former member of the Fair Trade Federation and are a certified green business under Santa Cruz’s Green Business Program.
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.
Simple Animal Design is a London-based company that makes funky t-shirts! Simple Animal is also an eco-friendly & organic brand that combines fair-trade values with highstreet fashion. All materials used are vegan, organic and easy on the environment.
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.
Each of our bag has a story to tell. A story on how it is made, what materials have been used for it, who has made it and how the price of the bag is built up.
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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