If we stop and look at the tags in our clothing, it is very rare to find out that they have been made in the U.S. Most of the things that we wear are made in far off, Asian countries, and when we see this, we may get visions of workers in sweat shops toiling away in deplorable conditions, all so that we can buy stylish clothing at a price that we can afford. If you are ever convicted with the thought that maybe you should know more, and care more, about who is making your clothing, then shopping for clothing on fair trade websites will ease your conscious, and keep you looking fashionable. The pricing is surprisingly good, too.
Here are five of my picks for fair trade clothing for women so that you can start building your Fall wardrobe while helping people at the same time. Knowing that the people who are making your clothing are paid a fair wage, and work in good conditions will only make that gorgeous sweater that you buy look all the more beautiful.
1. Fair Indigo- Fair Indigo is a website that offers fair trade clothing for everyone in the family. I browsed the woman’s clothing offerings, and the selection is incredible. You can find fall fashionable clothing here that will not only amaze you with its style worthiness, but with the prices. The sizable sale section has some wonderful deals on “must have” woman’s clothing for Fall.
2 Mata Traders- Mata Traders is a fair trade woman’s clothing and accessories website that offers clothing with a young feel for the globally conscious younger women. The tops are adorable, and they offer dresses, shirts, and pants, too. The pricing for fair trade woman’s tops runs in the mid $40 range, but they are cute and unique, which makes them worth the price. Most of the tops are short sleeved, so women in warmer climates will enjoy this website, too.
3. Marigold Fair Trade- Marigold Fair Trade Clothing has been working with a co-op of 200 women in a slum area in Mumbai, India since 2004. All of the fair trade clothing offered by Marigold Fair Trade Clothing is vegetable dyed, and creatively hand block printed. The woman’s tops are lovely and reasonably priced in the $30-$40 range. If you like clothing with an ethnic feel, that is well made, and fair trade, look at Marigold Fair Trade Clothing for fall fashion.
4. Revive Fair Trade- I really like the diversity of the woman’s clothing at Revive Fair Trade. Tops, pants, skirts, and gorgeous dresses are offered with a wide selection to choose from. The prices are quite nice, and comparable to department store prices, if not a bit better. Women of all ages will be able to find something that they love for fall at Revive Fair Trade.
5. Maggie’s Functional Organics- Maggie’s Functional Organics is a great website from which to build the foundation of your fall fair trade wardrobe. The clothing is basic, functional, and very reasonably priced. The offerings at the website are perfect for creating the canvas in your wardrobe. Over this fair trade clothing, you can layer other tops, jackets, and accessories, with these lovely, basic pieces becoming indispensable day after day. This site is a go-to site for the fashion artist who is looking for something to paint her own style flair over.
These are my five picks for woman’s fair trade clothing for Fall. Once you decide to shop fair trade for clothing, you do not need to replace your entire wardrobe in one sitting. However, building a closet full of fair trade clothing, one piece at a time, is easier now than ever with these great fair trade clothing websites. Happy shopping!