Fair Trade Clothing Companies | 02

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Although most of the shopping I do is secondhand, I’m always on the lookout for ethical clothing brands. As someone who made the switch to ethical fashion fairly recently, I know how intimidating it can be to scour the internet for clothing brands who hold themselves accountable for the wellbeing of their workers and the planet. I’ve accumulated quite a list of ethical clothing brands since I made the switch, and I’ve decided to publish it in the hopes that my doing so can make your ethical fashion journey just a little bit easier.

One thing I’ve discovered about ethical shopping over the past year is that it’s a great way to support small businesses. The conscious consumerism movement is gaining more and more momentum, and the market for fairly sourced and ethically produced goods is growing. The result is that many ethical clothing brands, including many of the ones listed below, are startups and small businesses. Supporting small businesses matters because if we give our money to small businesses rather than large fast fashion brands, those fast fashion brands lose a bit of their autonomy in the global fashion market. So shop small!

All the shops are hyperlinked, so all you have to do is click the shop name to go straight to their website. Also, every shop with an asterisk beside the name has options for anyone who’s looking for some male attire. And be sure to check out Part 1!

Clothing

American Apparel*

Arcana New York

Armed Angels*

Bead and Reel

the bloomerie

Boheme Goods

elborne

Fifth Dimension Clothing

Free Label

Indigo Apparel

Jann n June

The Keep Boutique*

LOZENA

modt*

Myrtle

Plantfaced*

prAna*

Shwe | The Wearable Library

SiiZU

Skall Studio

Swellas*

Synergy Organic Clothing

Vintage Style Me

Activewear

Armed Angels

Bead and Reel

Girlfriend Collective

Indigo Apparel

Mitscoots Outfitters*

Naja

Renegades of Chic

Synergy Organic Clothing

Swimwear

LIAR

Myrtle

Naja

Denim

Double Eleven*

Undies/Socks/Jammies

Hanky Panky

The Keep Boutique

Myrtle

Naja

Shoes

Alice + Whittles

Bead and Reel

Myrtle

VEJA*

Bags

Alicia San Marcos

American Nomad

Bead and Reel

Hipsters for Sisters

Johnny Fly*

The Keep Boutique*

Myrtle

prAna*

Renegades of Chic

The Tote Project

Jewelry/Accessories

American Nomad

Bead and Reel

Indigo Apparel

Johnny Fly*

The Keep Boutique*

Mayan Colour

Miss Green Fashion

Myrtle

Renegades of Chic

Synergy Organic Clothing

Vai-Ko*

Home Goods

American Nomad

Boheme Goods

Myrtle

Odessa and Sons

Renegades of Chic

Children’s Clothing

Bead and Reel

the bloomerie

Boheme Goods

Odessa and Sons*

VEJA*

Disclaimer: I haven’t partnered with any of these shops to write this post. I’m just passionate about promoting brands that do good things and treat their workers and our planet well.

For those of you who are on a budget (like me), check out my Ethical Shopping on a Budget Parts 1 and 2 to see my tips for buying cheap clothes without supporting fast fashion.

What’s your favorite fair trade company?

– Lauren

4 thoughts on “Fair Trade Clothing Companies | 02

  1. This was so interesting to read!! I’ll definitely have to start buying my clothes more ethically. New blogger here too, would you please mind checking it out? xx

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