Full transparency about protecting the welfare of workers rights throughout the supply chain is the most important attribute of an ethical fashion brand. But it takes more than just saying it. To ensure it happens, brands that manufacture off-shore use independent organizations like Sedex or WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) to monitor and inspect its factories. Cariuma is an ethical and sustainable sneaker brand that uses WRAP to ensure its socially responsible status.
Many sustainable and ethical fashion brands ensure workers welfare by manufacturing locally and in their own factories. CQY is an ethical jeans brand for women that exclusively manufactures in Los Angeles factories. And LIVE THE PROCESS is an ethical activewear brand that manufactures in the USA.
Eleven Six, pictured, is one of many ethical fashion brands that collaborates with ethical co-operatives to give a fair wage to artisans in poor, isolated communities. PACT's organic cotton basics are notable for being Fair Trade Certified.
AAKS handcrafts its colorful raffia handbags in Ghana. Each bag has a unique artisan touch, innovatively woven in colors inspired by the seasons.
ASCENO is all about timeless designs made for many years of multiple uses. Made from 100% natural fibers such as organic linen and silks.
Banjanan makes feminine print dresses using traditional artisanal printing and embroidery techniques in Jaipur, India.
Bec & Bridge
Bec + Bridge is a treasured Australian brand designing pieces that epitomize modern, confident women. Known for party dresses, a bridal edit and swimwear.
Brook There makes ultra-comfortable lingerie in the USA. The brand uses Californian-sourced organic cotton to create minimalist pieces in colors inspired by nature.
CARIUMA is a socially responsible sneaker brand designed to be crazy-comfy from the start with no break-in period. Two trees are planted in Brazil for each sneaker purchased.
Carrie Forbes is a Californian label making handcrafted sandals and handbags in Morocco. Artisans weave natural raffia using ancient techniques to create one-of-a-kind items.
Chinti and Parker
Chinti and Parker is a British brand creating luxuriously crafted cashmere clothing and knitwear in timeless styles.