You might already buy Fairtrade coffee and chocolate, but what about fair trade clothing? Choosing a fair trade fashion brand can help protect producer’s rights and the environment. Here are some of our favourite European fair trade labels who are doing a world of good, while looking great.
Fairtrade or Fair Trade?
There are a number of fair trade organisations around the world that provide guidance, support and certification for brands that want to operate in a fair way. Fairtrade International is the peak body for 18 country-based Fairtrade labelling organisations. Each of these certifies products, allowing them to display the famous Fairtrade logo. On top of that, brands can choose to belong to organisations such as the Fair Trade Federation and the World Fair Trade Organisation.
Why is fair trade important?
By buying these products, you are helping to alleviate poverty in developing countries, ensuring that workers are being paid fairly, are working under humane conditions and have sufficient labor rights, as well as encouraging sustainable methods of production.
Here are our top ten fair trade European brands rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ on Good On You: