5 OF THE BEST AFFORDABLE ETHICAL CLOTHING BRANDS
We love fashion, but it’s become common place for brands to use unsafe and community destroying practises to produce the cheap, fast fashion which is flooding our high-streets. All of this consumption is resulting in 23 kilograms of clothing per capita being thrown away every year, most of this ending up in landfills.
All to often ethical clothing options come with sky-high prices. While we love small businesses and bespoke production methods, we know that this is not always achievable or the way you want to spend your precious pennies. That’s why we’ve put together some of our favourite affordable ethical clothing brands.
These brands use ethical manufacturing techniques, sustainable materials and produce items which will make you look great and feel great, all at affordable prices. Because saving the Earth shouldn’t cost you the Earth!
5 OF THE BEST AFFORDABLE ETHICAL CLOTHING BRANDS:
Pioneers of sustainable, fair trade fashion People Tree make every product to the highest ethical and environmental standards. From start to finish their contemporary, versatile designs, ranging from dresses, to trousers, to loungewear to underwear, are stylish, innovative and affordable fashion while respecting people and the planet.
Their collections are Soil Association certified and awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label guaranteeing People Tree’s dedication and compliance to the principles of fair trade, covering fair wages, good working conditions, transparency, environmental best practice and gender equality.
Everlane partner with the best, ethical factories around the world and source only the finest, sustainable materials.
The brand share where each product is made and exactly where it is sourced alongside each product on their online shop to give you the transparency you need to feel confidence in the sustainability and ethics of your purchase.
Kotn was born from a desire for good quality, simple essentials that didn’t cost a fortune.
Kotn make their own fabrics from raw Egyptian cotton bought direct from farmers at guaranteed prices and work with responsibly-run operation employs locals, securing their craft and their livelihood. They scrap any middleman in their production line to ensure workers are paid a fair wage and produce to the highest possible quality. Like farm-to-table, but for your clothes.
Designed with sustainability in mind, British brand Thought consciously design ethical clothing using natural fabrics such as bamboo, organic cotton and hemp. Their collections are versatile and cover women’s, men’s, loungewear, socks and accessories.
Sustainable practises are at the core of the brand and they are a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).
Kowtow use renewable and sustainable fibres alongside ethical manufacturing to create a beautiful womenswear collection in a sleek, minimalist style. The brands goal is to create a circular shopping experience, so each piece is designed with this in mind and provides care and recycling instructions.
Kowtow garments are certified by non-profit internationally recognised organisations. They work with manufacturers to provide fair wages, no child labor, gender equality & grower community.
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