UK Fashion: Fair trade style

Below are three of UK’s leading fair trade, sweat free, apparel stores:

Fair Indigo

Fair Indigo is “style with a conscience.” They offer pants, shoes, bags and in particular, their line of Fair Trade Spa for Women is very clever marketing–the soothings of a spa with the warmth of fair trade.

Gossypium’s inventory looks very comprenhensive. You know they are serious when they offer yogawear, loungewear, and underwear.

This is the first I’ve heard of the Pants to Poverty initiative. It is set up by a students’ group of Make Povery History and the big idea is sale of underwear with a white “Pants to Poverty” band. (Sorry I can’t link as they use JavaScript navigation on their site.)

My guess is that it will not be as popular as the yellow wristband due to the lack of visibility of the product.

People Tree
People Tree Logo

People Tree’s tag is “knitting up a better world.” You can find out more about organic cotton here. Its founder, Safia Minney, is blogging here. At first glance, it looks like she is both a well-connected and well-travelled woman. Check out her recent meeting with the Dalai Lama.

Kudos to their good works.