If we are to be conscious about buying safe beauty products, we should also be conscious about the clothes we put on our backs. The more steps we take towards living a better life for ourselves and our families, the greater the impact we will have on our environment and others (in a good way).
Thankfully, more and more fair trade companies are coming out not only in boutiques but online as well. With that said, here are my top five fair trade and ethical brands that you can shop from that carry clothing for women, men and kids, accessories, gifts and home goods. The best part is that each of these brands has made it their mission to make clothes ethically, and always keep people and the Earth in mind.
Fair Trade Winds
Fair Trade Winds offers you beautiful men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing, accessories, home goods, journals, cards and other unique gifts. They care about their mission—that no one should be exploited for the things that are bought. They also make sure that a large percentage of your purchase goes right back to the artisans and farmers who made it, all around the world.
Krochet Kids offers shoppers casual clothing and accessories for both men and women. They now have over 150 people in Uganda and Peru working, receiving education (provided through the company), and being guided “toward a better future in creating gifts that give back”.
People Tree is known as a pioneer in Fair Trade and fashion that’s environmentally sustainable. They have been working with Fair Trade artisans and farmers for twenty years, providing you with trendy and comfortable clothing for women and men. They are based in the UK but offer worldwide shipping including the U.S. (which can cost anywhere between $6.50 to $16).
Price: Slightly upscale
I love ZADY‘s mission: “We’re making clothes what they should be: Clothes that fit. Clothes that feel great. Pieces that inspire.” They understand how clothes nowadays are made with toxic chemicals, don’t last, and damage the environment from the way they are manufactured. As a result, ZADY built a company that offers clothing, accessories and home goods for men and women that respects people and Earth.
PACT is a certified B Corporation that makes certified organic, non-GMO, 100% cotton clothes with no toxic dyes or pesticides. They have extremely soft t-shirts, underwear, pants, and more for men, women and babies. They make sure that the entire process from farming the cotton to sewing together the materials is clean, fair and respectful.