ETHICAL FASHION DIRECTORY

Introduction

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
e-mail:  hello@amaella.com
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: info@animaltails.co.uk

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: sarah@birdsong.london

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

Chandni Chowk
Supplier of clothes made with hand-spun natural fibres and coloured using vegetable dyes.
www.chandnichowk.co.uk

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: clothesshack@outlook.com
Tel: 01543 373035

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: contact@encircled.ca

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
info@fashioncompassion.co.uk

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

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: info@mayamiko.com

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

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

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:  hello@wheredoesitcomefrom.co.uk

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 4ET
Tel: 0162 982 4393

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

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