Fair Trade Fashion For Fairtrade Fortnight

Yesterday was the beginning of Fairtrade fortnight. I always think that Fairtrade fortnight is a great time to indulge yourself with some delicious fairtrade chocolate and If I wasn’t trying to lose a bit of weight, I most definitely would! But instead I have decided to share some of my favourite Fair trade fashion for SS12.

Orla Kiely for People Tree Dress made in India from 100% Organic Fairtrade Cotton

People Tree Fairtrade cotton dress

People Tree Lora Dress made in India from 100% Organic Fairtrade Cotton

People Tree Macy Swallows Oversize Tee – 100% Organic Fairtrade Certified Cotton

zakee shariff paisley tee

Zakee Shariff for People Tree Paisley T Shirt – 100% Organic Fairtrade Cotton

Annie Greenabelle Pleat Hem Dress – 100% organic fairtrade cotton

Annie Greenabelle Peach Poppy Skirt- Made from 100% Organic and Fairtrade cotton

Breton top by Armour Luxe at ASOS – made from Fairtrade cotton


In all honesty this post has been a fairly difficult one to write. Whilst lots of companies talk about Fair trade on their website it is difficult to find many with the actual Fairtrade Certification in individual products. It really confused me so I decided to look into it a bit further.

Fairtrade cotton ensures that the farmers get a fair price for their crops, a Fairtrade premium to be used for development and for cotton and a number of other products works only with smaller farmers in rural areas.

Only those products with the Fairtrade trade mark below are certified by the Fairtrade Foundation against internationally agreed Fairtrade standards and are usually labelled ‘Fairtrade’. Other products described as’ Fair trade’ may not have the certification but may still be ethical and follow fair trade principles to varying extents. The certification only really applies to commodities like cotton, so for example handicrafts and artisan items may not be covered by it but still can be described as ‘Fair trade’. If you want to find out more check out the Fairtrade Foundation website

So now I have cleared that up…

If you would like to join in the Fairtrade fortnight, here are just a few Fairtrade Fortnight promotions by retailers that I have come across.

People Tree are running a streetstyle competition with the chance to win a £500 shopping spree. Simply take a photo of yourself in your favourite People Tree purchase and send it to them. The photos will be posted to the People Tree Facebook gallery and the winner chosen by the community. The competition closes Friday 9th March. They are also giving free delivery on all orders over £50.

Ethical Superstore are giving £5 off all orders over £50 when you use the code XFTF12 during Fairtrade fortnight. A fantastic opportunity to stock up on Fairtrade fashion or Easter Eggs or both!

Fashion Conscience are offering free delivery on all orders during Fairtrade fortnight.

Will you be doing anything for Fairtrade Fortnight?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

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5 thoughts on “Fair Trade Fashion For Fairtrade Fortnight

  1. Interesting article. I built the website for muddandwater a last year. It was interesting talking with them about certification of their products as ethical, or organic fashion. What I learned was that the certification authorities charge an astronomical amount for their accreditation. That means that a smaller company like muddandwater, whilst producing fantastic organic clothing, can’t afford to get the badges to prove that they are working really hard to make sure that they are truely ethical fashion!

    Kinda defeats the point in my opinion 🙁