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Eth‍‍‍ical ‍‍‍Fashion Directory

Ethical fashion is gradually becoming more easy to find, and the majority of alternative shops still operate online.  Below is a growling list of companies which show a commitment to fair trading, organic production methods, recycling and supporting local artisans and traditional techniques. They are the future of alternative fashion.

AmaElla

Designers and manufacturers of lingerie made from luxury silky organic cotton which is GOTS certified and made in an ethical manner.  The company is committed to quality, sustainability, customer centricity and honesty.

www.amaella.com
email:  [email protected]
Tel:  +44 1223 78123

 

Animal Tails

Beautiful certified ethical and organic children’s T-shirts featuring original artwork of endangered species.

www.animaltails.co.uk
e-mail: [email protected]

 

Bambooka

Bambooka is a not-for-profit, progressive fashion brand, making desirable shades from sustainable materials, and investing all profits directly into partner charities.

https://www.bambooka.org

 

Birdsong

Online retailer selling fairly made fashion by women for women. Each purchase gives 50-85% back to the women who made it, from groups in Malawi to seamstresses on Brick Lane. No sweatshops, no photoshop.

www.birdsong.london
e-mail: [email protected]

 

Blue Oxen

Sustainable women’s wear with an online store plus a bespoke service in Derbyshire.  Blue Oxen sources fabrics that are produced using sustainable materials and methods in ethical conditions.  They reduce the contribution to textiles waste by including a free repairs service and use of unwanted/waste materials.

www.blueoxen.co.uk

 

Cariki

Cariki is a sustainable menswear brand aiming to expand the importance of responsible alternatives to streetwear inspired audiences.

www.cariki.co.uk
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 07790 901981

 

Chandni Chowk

Supplier of clothes made with hand-spun natural fibres and coloured using vegetable dyes.

www.chandnichowk.co.uk

 

Cicely Cliff

Jewellery forged by a royal artisan, Cicely Cliff transforms memories into magic, to wear for a lifetime and treasure for generations.

www.cicelycliff.com
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 07377 344 629 / +62 812 3617 7793

 

ClothesShack

An online shop selling second-hand clothing in great condition – items do not have marks/damage or wash wear unless stated in the listing. The clothing is checked and freshly steamed ready to wear when you receive your items.

www.clothes-shack.co.uk
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 01543 373035

 

ColieCo Lingerie

ColieCo Lingerie produces ethically-handmade, eco-friendly lingerie, underwear and swimwear in an independent studio in Sagres, Portugal.

www.coliecolingerie.com
Tel: +351 920540075
e-mail: [email protected]

 

Corkor

Corkor is a 100% vegan and eco-friendly brand producing hip cork wallets and handbags.

www.corkor.com

 

Cotton Roots

Company garments which are Fairtrade certified and organic, including aprons, t-shirts, jumpers, hats, shirts and school uniforms.

www.cottonroots.co.uk
Tel: 01908 290482

 

Encircled

Sustainable fashion brand headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Using premium blends of Modal, Tencel and Bamboo, their pieces are ethically-made in local sewing studios, through small batch production.

www.encircled.co
e-mail: [email protected]

 

Eternal Creation

Eternal Creation sells fair trade clothing for the whole family. All of its handmade garments are made as soon as an order is placed, eliminating excess waste.

www.eternalcreation.com

 

Fashion ComPassion

Online marketplace of stylish, ethical and sustainable fashion accessories, which contribute to social and economic empowerment of the artisans. Product listings carry a Sustainability Stamp making it easy for customers to see the ethical and sustainability credentials of their purchase. The company has been featured in leading fashion magazines and a number of celebrities have worn pieces from their collections.

www.fashioncompassion.co.uk
[email protected]

 

Follow the River

Organic and recycled t-shirts for men, women and children.

www.followtheriver.co.uk

 

Gossypium

Natural and organic yoga wear made in Britain.

www.gossypium.co.uk
Tel: 0800 085 6549

 

Greenfibres

Online supplier of organic clothing (including jeans and sportswear). Also sells bedding and other accessories.

www.greenfibres.com
Tel: 0180 386 8001

 

Howies

Fashionable jeans, hoodies and t-shirts made from organic and recycled cotton.

www.howies.co.uk
Tel: 0123 961 5598

 

Lana Bambini

Retailer of high quality clothing brands for babies, children, women and men, all made from natural – and mostly organic – fibres.

www.lanabambini.co.uk
Tel: 0117 961 9623

 

Love Justly

By partnering with companies to provide discounts on fair trade and ethically sourced clothing and accessories Love Justly makes it affordable to have a stylish and ethical wardrobe!

www.lovejustly.com

 

Mata Traders

Mata Traders is a fair trade fashion label striving to end global poverty and produce sustainable fashion by sourcing its garments from India and Nepal, where the company partners with co-ops, which employ women from marginalized communities.

www.matatraders.com
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 773 944 5418

 

Mayamiko

Mayamiko offers clothing, accessories and home wares, ethically made in Malawi, fusing together contemporary design with traditional African techniques.  They work with local communities and empower them through skills training and fairer trade practices.  Available online and through a number of stockists across the globe.

www.mayamiko.com
e-mail: [email protected]

 

Natural Collection

A range of stylish, sustainable clothing which includes hemp shoes, organic dresses, clay dyed t-shirts, skirts, kaftans, embroidered vests, Fairtrade jeans, shorts and capris.

www.naturalcollection.com
Tel: 0845 367 7001

 

Natures Purest

Supplier of natural, pure cotton organic baby clothes. Available online, through a number of UK stockists and their own stores.

http://www.naturespurest.co.uk/

 

One World is Enough

Handmade clothing for women, men and children, from fair trade suppliers.

www.one-world-is-enough.net
Tel: 0845 257 3026

 

ONNO T Shirt Company

ONNO t-shirts are made from sustainably grown bamboo, hemp, organic cotton and pima cotton in small, family-owned production environments where people are treated well.

www.onnotshirts.com

 

People Tree Ltd

UK arm of the Japan-based Fairtrade company, selling organic, fair trade clothes. Aimed at the fashion-conscious.

www.peopletree.co.uk
Tel: 0207 739 0660

 

Paguro

Upcycled fashion and home accessories company based in the UK, working with small artisanal producers to make products from recycled and repurposed materials. Designers are from all over the world who aim to promote positive social and environmental change through their enterprises.

https://paguroupcycle.com/

 

RAPANUI

Eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable fashion for men and women.

www.rapanuiclothing.com
Tel: 01983 409790

 

S A Y A Designs

S A Y A Designs creates unique, handcrafted hair sticks from root wood salvaged from plantations. Up to 10 trees planted into the rainforest in Indonesia with each purchase.

https://sayadesigns.com
Email: [email protected]

 

Seasalt

Soil Association certified organic clothing.

www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Tel: 01326 640372

 

Siesta

Fairly traded clothes from Latin America.

www.siestacrafts.co.uk

 

Spirit of Nature

Organic cotton clothes, including men’s workshirts and fleeces.

www.spiritofnature.co.uk
Tel: 0870 725 9885

 

Traidcraft PLC

A range of fair trade and organic menswear and womenswear, available via mail order and online.

www.traidcraft.co.uk

 

Trendlistr

Trendlistr sells curated vintage clothing, marketed to the digital generation as something to indulge in consciously and invest in, rather than ‘wear and disregard’. Damaged or unsold inventory is up-cycled into new, saleable garments.

www.trendlistr.com

 

Tumi

Fairly traded clothes from Latin America.

www.tumi.co.uk
Tel: 0122 544 6025

 

Turtle Doves

Turtle Doves creates luxury cashmere garments and accessories from recycled post-consumer cashmere waste, which are handmade in Britain.

www.turtle-doves.co.uk
Tel: 01743 231155

 

Visible Clothing

Visible Clothing is a fair trade clothing company and online marketplace that provides total visibility. By owning their own tailoring centre they guarantee a DNA of fairness.

https://visible.clothing

 

WAWWA Softwear Co

WAWWA Softwear Co. make unisex clothing that puts the planet and people before profits

.www.wawwaclothing.com

 

Where Does it Come From?

Working with socially and environmentally focussed partners to produce clothing for adults and children, each garment comes with a code on the label so you can explore the processes used and the people involved, right back to the cotton farm.

www.wheredoesitcomefrom.co.uk
email:  [email protected]

 

Worthy Village

Online shop selling bags, poncho’s and scarves made by women in Guatemala to provide an income with a fair wage. Profits from sales go directory into funding healthcare and educational initiatives in Guatemala.

www.worthyvillage.org

 

Women Worldwide

A range of fashion and lifestyle products made by women around the world, supporting them to earn a living and better their situations through a sustainable income.

www.womenworldwide.org

 

Second-hand Clothes

Second-hand or ‘recycled’ clothes are one of the best environmental options. As well as being a low-cost alternative to high street retailers, the money paid for clothing can also go to a good cause. Second-hand clothing can be found in charity shops, car boot sales and from friends and relatives.

 

Fair trade shops selling Traidcraft clothes

 

A World of Difference‍‍‍

13 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 IJH
Tel: 0166 560 6005

Fairer World

84 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
Tel: 0190 465 5116

Gateway World Shop

Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ
Tel: 0191 384 7173

Just Fair Trade

www.justfairtrade.com
10 Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 6AF
Tel: 0166 255 9123

Just Trading

7 Fountain Street, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0BL
Tel: 0145 383 3002

Liverpool World Shop

71 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4EZ
Tel: 0151 708 7328

One World Shop

www.oneworldshop.co.uk
71 John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
Tel: 0131 229 4541

The Green Shop

30 Bridge Street, Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 1AQ
Tel: 0128 930 5566

Traders Fair World Shop

12 Museum Street, Colchester CO1 1TN
Tel: 0120 676 3380

Traid Links

20 Market Place, Wirksworth DE4 4E
TTel: 0162 982 4393

World of Difference

20 High Street, Rugby CV21 3BG
Tel: 0178 857 9191