Their ongoing blog series Fair Trade Fashion Round-Up describes which certifications to look for when choosing fair trade clothing and specifically highlights a selection of manufacturers whose entire philosophy revolves around using eco-fashion to improve the lives of garment producers.
While the mainstream fashion industry continues its “race to the bottom” whereby they look for cheaper and cheaper manufacturing regardless of human dignity and working conditions, a few pioneer companies are improving the standard of living in impoverished areas.
Companies like Indigenous Designs in the USA and Pants to Poverty in the UK are actively involved in lifting communities out of poverty, helping children get out of factories and into education and preserving artisanal skills.
“The fashion industry has an enormous impact on the lives of people living in underprivileged areas. We as consumers have the ability to determine if that impact will be positive or negative.” explains Adrienne Catone, FaeriesDance.com’s founder and CEO.
Adrienne believes that it’s worth buying fewer items that are higher quality that can elevate rather than oppress the people involved in making the garments. By choosing fair trade clothing, every person can have a hand in improving our world. Follow FaeriesDance.com’s blog, The Eco-Fashion Philosopher, to read the whole series and find out more about fair trade clothing.
FaeriesDance.com is an eco-friendly e-tailer offering sustainable apparel and specializing in hard-to-find items such as organic cotton bras and lingerie. FaeriesDance.com sources clothing that is made from sustainable fabrics and low-impact dyes.
They only work with overseas manufacturers who ensure that all workers are treated fairly and are safe from sweatshop conditions. The company is named after the mythological woodland creatures that live in the heart of the forest, honor all things in nature, and who celebrate life with joyous abandon.
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