Fair trade clothing, footwear and accessories are a great way to support small-scale, fair trade makers and farmers! When you’re shopping in conventional stores, you’re likely picking up garments that were made in the developing world, but workers’ rights likely weren’t protected in the process. The unfortunate truth is that unsafe working conditions are the norm in the garment industry, and poverty wages are standard.
Adding fair trade clothing to your closet is an excellent way to create positive change for workers! Whether they’re making clothing, shoes or hand-knit winter accessories, all workers and makers deserve to work in safe conditions, and for a living wage. If you agree, check out all the great products below that we owe to these hard-working makers!
If you’re looking to add to your wardrobe or even give a meaningful gift, shirts are a great place to start! These fair trade (and mostly also organic) sweaters, t-shirts and dresses will keep you stylish while also paying the makers a fair wage!
From shorts to leggings to skirts, fair trade bottoms are important! It’s always recommended that you wear bottoms when you’re leaving the home! Why not pick garments that pay a fair wage to the people who made them? It makes wearing pants worthwhile!
Footwear is a relatively new fair trade option in Canada! Thanks to our partners at etik & co., we’re happy to offer stylish sneakers for all your athletic needs!
These are also part of our clothing consumption! While we don’t tend to replace them as often, getting high-quality socks and underwear can mean they’ll last much longer. This cuts down our environmental impact and also helps us support ethical makers, so it’s a win-win!
Year-round accessories like scarves and bags are also part of our carbon footprint. You can support fair trade makers while also getting a high-quality piece that will last a long time. Why not choose this ethical double-down so that everyone wins?
When the cool months are on their way, our bodies are so thankful for warm, wooly knits! Check out our selection of warm accessories for the autumn and wintertime, such as hats, mittens and scarves!