Clothing suppliers

The Green Choices clothes section contains lots of information regarding the environmental impact of clothes, ethical issues and greener options including more sustainable fabrics.

Ethical Consumer magazine published a guide to Clothes Shops.

The Soil Association gives information on producers of organic textiles and where to buy organic clothes. (PDF document).

UK retailers of organic cotton clothing include People Tree, Gossypium, and Greenfibres. All the cotton that Patagonia use for their outdoor gear is organic as well.

You don’t need to sacrifice style to be eco, check out Rapanui. They use natural, organic fabrics made in factories powered by renewable energy with ethical and fair labour policies.

Hemp clothing specialists include The Hemp Store and The Hemp Trading Company, which offers ‘skatewear, boardwear, streetwear, clubwear’.

Bam Bamboo Clothing is a UK manufacturer specialising in bamboo clothing.

Buying fairtrade goods is a direct way to avoid supporting exploitation. Traidcraft includes fashion and accessories in its mail-order catalogue, and also has an online shop. Ganesha also have an online store, and sell goods bought from co-operatives and workers’ associations in India.

Find your nearest fair trade shops using the British Association for Fair Trade Shops database.

Leather-free shoes are available from Vegetarian Shoes Online Store and Green Shoes.

The Association of Charity Shops provides a searchable database to help you find your nearest charity shops.

 

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