Fairtrade/organic clothes

(16 Posts)
springdaffs Thu 02-Apr-09 16:33:17

Im trying to be more responsible all round, cut down the amount of clothes I buy that dont exploit the people that make them or poison the earth
Is there any fairtrade/organic clothes on the high street?
Or even on the net that are fairly well cut and not tremendously expensive
Bought a lovely blue organic blouse from Moonson £26 and some t shirts from marks that were very reasonable but cant find much else
Would pay up to £50 for trousers

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Sainsbury's do t-shirts, but I'm not sure what else

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Thu 02-Apr-09 17:10:24
springdaffs Thu 02-Apr-09 17:48:25

thank you - will look at these

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 29-Sep-09 20:37:17

M & S are good these days.

Howies is good for sports gear.

The Ecologist includes fashion in its green directory. Advertisers are strictly vetted, no green washing allowed!

www.theecologist.org/green_business_directory/green_clothing/

mwff Tue 29-Sep-09 20:45:06

howies is extortionate but they have good sales so if you're not after a very popular size/garment you can usually get them for half (or less) the catalogue price.

oasis had a load of organic denim didn't they? new look do organic, or did. h&m are bringing in more organic kids stuff, maybe they do adult t-shirts too?

kuyichi jeans are fab and there were a load on ebay a month or so ago, around £40 and more stylish than your usual when it comes to ethical brands.

applepudding Sat 07-Nov-09 00:16:34

Peopletree
Natural Collection
Ascension (previously Adili)
Nomads Clothing

All on line

Over the last couple of years I have also bought organic tops in New Look and Primark(!), and Fair Trade T shirts in Tesco and M&S.

La redoute also do a small range of both organic and fair trade clothing.

shallishanti Sun 08-Nov-09 19:09:51

try a clothes swap- even better than buying organic for the planet.
we do this every so often- just get together with few friends, everyone brings the clothes they're fed up with/grown out of- people have fun trying stuff on- you get rid of stuff you don't want, you get stuff you do want- people give a small amount per item for a charity- result all round!

sarah293 Sun 08-Nov-09 19:17:09

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lljkk Fri 13-Nov-09 13:40:14

New Look and H&M used to carry them (but rather limited range, and it was 2 years ago that I looked, and only in their largest stores).

Must confess I resort to Charity Shops.

SkaterGrrrrl Wed 18-Nov-09 19:29:21

People Tree have a concession in Top Shop (and the lovely Emma Watson in their ad campaign!)

Loving the clothes swap idea, shalli.

I'd rather buy one or two good quality items (Monsoon, M&S) than lots of cheap items that date and unravel fast. Its the disposability of clothes from Primark and George at ASDA that is the problem.

And you dont have to be rich to shop at M & S, I bought a fair trade long sleeved top there this week that cost £7.

SkaterGrrrrl Wed 18-Nov-09 19:30:43

The No Sweat website lists some brands and whether they use sweat shops and child labour...

Hedgehog2 Sat 03-Nov-12 19:33:07

My personal favourites for Fairtrade are Peopletree for womenswear and www.littlegreenradicals.co.uk for childreswear and babywear

noisytoys Wed 05-Dec-12 18:52:28

I wear Ethletics trainers. They look like converse very fashionable grin

I too resort to charity shops

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