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My Fair Wear List

Here is my personal list of online shops that stock ethically made clothes for women. They are all shops I’ve actually bought from, in some cases repeatedly. There are many more ethical shops out there, and I’ll add them to this list as I’ve tried them.

 

 

PeopleTree UK based label offering clothes that tend to be stylish, ecologically and fairly sourced and well made. Lots of classic styles, like Breton striped tops, that are easy to mix and match for a small but versatile wardrobe. Includes casual, work appropriate and party pieces. Probably the best-known fair-trade label in the world, and also arguably the best for building a complete fair wardrobe. Also, they send out orders remarkably quickly.new stripes

Passion Lilie The best for gorgeous hand-printed patterns. Based in New Orleans in the US, and often incorporating hand block printed fabrics from India, I think Passion Lilie offer some of the prettiest fair trade clothes around. Great for dresses, skirts, tops and scarves in natural fabrics. And as a bonus their skirts and dresses often have pockets!

fair trade. handmade. eco dyes. ethically sourced.

Fashion Conscience This UK based online retailer stocks some great fair trade finds from their inhouse label (FC Fair), as well as selections from many other fair labels. Not everything on the site is fair trade (they also stock locally made, eco and vegan goods) but you can limit your browsing to fair trade goods.

Nomads Another UK based label, Nomads have a bit of a hippie aesthetic. Great for flowing dresses, florals and super comfortable loose summer trousers.

Braintree Another UK based label. Slightly less hippy than Nomads, not quite as stylish as Peopletree. As well as outerwear they offer a useful range of underwear, socks and leggings made from lovely soft bamboo.5 organic clothing picks

Ruby Rocks Fair trade with a slightly rock chick aesthetic. Great jewellery and dresses. Made in Bali. I love their aesthetic, but must admit the one dress I’ve bought from them was not very well made – but I’ve only bought one and may have been unlucky.

Upcycle Studio As the name implies, this Sydney based shop stocks upcycled goods. Not many clothes, but I love the look of their firehose belts and rubber-tyre bags. And they do some great homewares.

Mayamiko Gorgeous mainly patterned clothes made in Malawi and featuring locally made fabrics. I particularly adore their patterned T-shirts, of which I now have three.

 

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