35 Amazing Fair Trade Brands Busy Saving the World

09/10/2016 10:26 am ET Updated Oct 31, 2016
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This is going to sting a little, but this has to be said — and heard. With every purchase, we directly support the impact of an entire industry. From the sourcing of raw materials, to the use of toxic chemicals used in production; from slave wages to hazardous conditions endured by factory workers of all ages — it is no longer acceptable for first-world consumers to plead ignorance and complacency. We have a responsibility to demand minimum standards of operation that put environmental sustainability and human rights above corporate profits and CEO salaries.

The ClutterFree Revolution is about connecting the dots between our stuff and the impact those things have on a global scale. As members of the human race, we have a responsibility to each other and the sustainability of life on this planet. That means collectively becoming more intentional about what we need, and more informed about what we buy. We are what we love. And what we love is not what we say or how we feel, but what we do.

In 2016, world-renowned billion dollar brands are still profiting from illegal sweatshops. Brands you buy. GAP, Nike, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Adidas, Wal-Mart. The list goes on and on. “Fast fashion” is no longer an acceptable standard of doing business. But corporate greed and governmental corruption prevent progress. There is no help on the way. It’s just us. If we are uncomfortable with corrupt corporate interests profiting from unethical operations, it’s up to consumers of the world to demand fair trade.

By boycotting brands we know to be unethical, we send a message of solidarity to corporate fat cats and government officials that consumers of the world will not tolerate irresponsible policies and negligent practices at the expense of environmental sustainability and human life.

The following companies are leading innovators committed to responsibly sourced materials and fair trade operations. By supporting them, we join a global revolution against corporatocracy. (Source: TheGoodTrade.com)

Based In | LA, USA Ethics | Ethical Production, Fair Labor Association, 70% Sustainable Materials, Green Certified Best For | Sustainability Product Range | Apparel, Activewear, Outerwear

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Clothing Best For | Market Totes Product Range | Men’s Apparel, Swim, Footwear, Accessories

Based In | UK Ethics | Organic Cotton Collections Best For | Organic Clothing Product Range | Women's Apparel, Swimwear, Kids, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified Collections, Organic Cotton Collections Best For | Organic Linen Clothing Product Range | Women's Apparel, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, Artisan-Made Best For | Tees Product Range | Women’s Tees, Dresses

Based In | USA Ethics | Ethical Production Process, Radical Transparency Best For | Modern Basics Product Range | Apparel, Accessories, Shoes

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Federation Best For | Range of Products Product Range | Apparel & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Made in USA, Fair Trade, Organic, Recycled Best For | Athletic Wear Product Range | Men's & Women's Athletic Wear

Based In | UK Ethics | Certain Collections, Organic Cotton Collections Best For | Designer Brands Product Range | Women's Apparel, Swimwear, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Small Batch, Fair Trade Certified Collections, Organic Cotton Collections Best For | Handcrafted Clothing Product Range | Women's Apparel, Swimwear, Kids, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Clothing, Organic & Natural Materials, B Corp Best For | Organic Clothing Product Range | Apparel, Outerwear, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Ethically Produced Clothing, Organic Cotton, 100% Natural Dyes Best For | Clean Basics & Alpaca Product Range | Apparel & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Clothing Best For | Social Impact Product Range | Apparel & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified Collections Best For | Customer Reviews & Photos Product Range | Women’s Apparel & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Federation Member, Organic Selection Best For | Dresses Product Range | Women’s Apparel & Jewelry

Based In | UK Ethics | Artisan-Made Clothing, Ethical Trade Initiative Certified Best For | Colorful Prints Product Range | Women’s Apparel & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Products, Sex Trafficking Awareness Best For | Tees With A Message Product Range | Men’s & Women’s Tees & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Lingerie, Environmentally Friendly Production Best For | Lingerie Product Range | Underwear, Bras, Lingerie

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Best For | Handmade Leather Shoes Product Range | Shoes & Accessories

Based In | UK Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, Organic Cotton Best For | Loungewear Product Range | Nightwear, Loungewear

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, B Corporation, 1% Give Back Best For | Fair Trade Shoes Product Range | Shoes, Leather Bags

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, Organic Cotton, B Corp Best For | Cotton Basics Product Range | Tees, Undies, Socks

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified Collections, Organic Cotton, Environmental Sustainability Best For | Outdoor wear Product Range | Outdoor Apparel, Swimwear, Activewear

Based In | UK Ethics | Fair Trade Certified Collections, Organic Cotton Collections, Biodegradable Materials Best For | Overall Ethics & Sustainability Product Range | Apparel, Jewelry, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified Collections, Organic Cotton Collections Best For | Yoga Wear Product Range | Apparel, Swimwear, Outerwear,  Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan Made Best For | Plus Size Selection Product Range | Women’s Apparel, Accessories, Plus Sizes

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, Artisan-Made, B-Corporation Best For | Incorporating traditional artisan crafts and techniques Product Range | Women's Apparel, Jewelry, Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Clothing, Organic & Natural Materials Best For | Sweaters Product Range | Men’s & Women’s Sweaters

Based In | Australia Ethics | Fairtrade, Organic Cotton Best For | Eco-friendly materials Product Range |Men’s & Women’s Apparel, Activewear, Kids

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan Made Best For | Sandals Product Range | Women’s Shoes, Bags & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Artisan-Made Clothing Best For | Block Printing, Boho Inspired Product Range | Women's Wear & Accessories

Based In | USA Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, B Corp Best For | Ballet Flats Product Range | Women’s Shoes

Based In | Australia Ethics | Fair Trade Certified Collections, Organic Cotton Collections Best For | Curated Selection of Designers Product Range | Men’s & Women’s Apparel, Jewelry, Accessories

Based In | Canada Ethics | Local Production, Sustainable & Biodegradable materials Best For | Hemp Businesswear Product Range | Women's Hemp Apparel & Businesswear

Based In | USA Ethics | Ethical Labor Practices, Natural Materials Best For | Range of Lifestyle Products Product Range | Apparel, Beauty,  Home, Jewelry, Accessories

We’re all better off owning less and buying quality. Learn more about connecting the dots between your stuff and the impact those things have on a global scale with my book, ClutterFree Revolution: Simplify Your Stuff, Organize Your Life & Save the World.

Here’s a complimentary Quick Start Guide to help you get started today.

The ClutterFree Revolution is not just about tidying up, it’s a global movement — so please spread the word and share!

Source: TheGoodTrade.com

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