Fairtrade is a term we’ve had knocking around for years. You might associate it with coffee, bananas, or chocolate – or maybe you’ve never heard it before.
So, you might be wondering, what is Fairtrade?
Fair-trade means that every person in the making of a product is paid a fair amount. That amount is correlated with the living wage of that place and above.
But wait, isn’t this how all clothes are made? Sadly not. The majority of our purchases fall under what is known as ‘Fast Fashion’.
What does fast fashion actually mean?
Fast fashion is part of the modern day consumerist boom, where we can now buy and experience more than they could a generation ago. This extends to almost every area of our lives, including technology, food, and travel. We own numerous tech gadgets, take multiple holidays and eat out more frequently – all at a lower and lower financial cost. The cost to the people and our planet, however, is all too apparent with the rise of climate change.
So, here are five key reasons to choose ethical and Fairtrade
Companies who care about their staff provide better factories to work in, allowing regular breaks, less working hours and access to health care. Some also allow their garment workers to work from home, which means women who perhaps have young children can care for them. Having a safe environment creates space for professional and personal growth for employers and employees.
2. Better Quality
We are forever committed to looking after those who make our clothes,
The Adorned team,
Written by Aimee & Sarah
Want more? Some of our fave bad-ass ethical bloggers & podcasts
Fashion Fix Podcast with Charli Howard
Lucy Siegle, environmental fashion write at the Guardian
Kristen Leo, ethical fashion blogger
Serena Lee, ethical blogger
Fashion Revolution, demanding to know ‘Who made our clothes?’
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