11 Fair Trade & Ethical Fashion Brands That Ship To The UK

Sustainable & Ethical Clothing Available In The UK

Values-based shopping extends beyond the ceaseless fads of fast fashion and enables consumers to vote for a better world. These 11 values-based, eco-friendly fashion brands are using design to acknowledge the gap between fast fashion and respect for people and the planet.

Dozens of readers have reached out to us looking for ethical fashion brands that ship directly to the UK. Each of these companies ships to the UK, and most ship worldwide. By committing to fair trade standards, they contribute to sustainable, productive, life-giving business that empowers. Supporting brands such as these will give you peace-of-mind about what you’re wearing and where it came from - you'll look and feel fabulous. 


Thought

Based In | UK
Ethics | Sustainable bamboo, cotton, wool and hemp fabrics, ethical production practices
Best For | Range of organic and sustainable clothing
Product Range | Women & men’s apparel, socks, accessories
Price Range | ££

Thought is an all-natural clothing company with a simple philosophy - design and create beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for our environment. Their ranges for women and men are made from sustainable fibres such as hemp, bamboo and organic cotton. As proud supporters of slow and thoughtful fashion, they work to ensure that every person who touches their clothing is treated respectfully with fair wages and working conditions.

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Kowtow Clothing

Based In | Kolkata, India
Ethics | Eco-friendly production, great employee conditions, fair trade cotton
Best For | Organic cotton knitwear, “building blocks” basics
Product Range | Knitwear, tops, dresses, coats & cardigans, bottoms, accessories, art prints
Price Range | ££

Kowtow Clothing recognizes the imbalance between Western living standards and third world labour markets, and actively commits to breaking that trend. With 100% Fair Trade certified cotton fabrics and great working conditions and employee benefits, the company produces high quality fashion that you will feel proud to wear. Kowtow never uses genetically modified seeds, retains water efficiently, and conserves soil through crop rotation. This healthy system creates a sustainable, earth-friendly model for their business. Plus, a portion of their profits support projects such as Girls Education, Cow Shed and Cow Donation programs.

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People Tree

Based In | London
Ethics | Integrated supply chain for organic cotton, products sourced locally
Best For | Dresses & work attire
Product Range | Women’s trousers, jumpsuits, dresses, skirts, tops, nightwear, accessories
Price Range | £ - ££

People Tree provides an alternative to fast fashion by producing ethically and environmentally sustainable clothing and accessories. They partner with individual fair trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world - always seeking to sustain interpersonal relationships and treat people and the planet with respect. Their unique and stunning garments are dyed using safe and AZO-free dyes, and will make you look and feel great.

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Madia & Matilda

Based In | Cotswold
Ethics | Upcycled & sustainable fabrics
Best For | Women’s work & upcycled garments
Product Range | Blouses, dresses, trousers
Price Range | £

Madia & Matilda specializes in upcycled and sustainable fabrics, exploring “all elements of crafts and design to create their unique styles.” The brand seeks to keep craft and heritage alive by handcrafting each piece with care. They put an innovative and contemporary twist on traditional techniques. By prolonging the longevity of each garment’s lifespan, the company contributes to creating a less wasteful world and helps you feel beautiful in the process.

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Komodo

Based In | Kathmandu, Bali, and India
Ethics | Use & develop organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, tencel, and natural fibres
Best For | Work & casual attire for professionals
Product Range | Men’s & women’s, shoes
Price Range | £

Komodo’s designs are inspired by the culture and colours of Asia, mixed eclectically with Western influence. At Komodo, the designers believe “It’s a privilege of our civilization to dress up in comfort and style, but it’s also the responsibility of today’s fashion designers to make that style fairly and sustainable for those who work on it - otherwise you can only pretend it’s cool!” They use traditional methods for production, and sustain clean and fair factories that are GOTS certified.

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Mayamiko

Based In | Southeast Africa, London
Ethics | Artisan-made clothing, Ethical Trade Initiative Certified
Best For | Colourful statement pieces & accessories
Product Range | Women’s trousers, jumpsuits, dresses, skirts, tops, lounge and yoga wear
Price Range | £ - ££

At Mayamiko, disadvantaged communities are empowered with the skills, training, and education required to promote creative and sustainable garment businesses. Their vision is for “A sustainable, prosperous quality of life for people everywhere, free from unnecessary poverty and sickness.” Their model is based on encouragement, nurture, and capitalizing on a willingness to learn - which, in the process, provides jobs that lead to the creation of incredibly high-quality clothing you’ll love to wear.

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Nancy Dee

Based In | UK
Ethics | Made in Britain in small factories, upcycled & sustainable materials
Best For | Versatile pieces
Product Range | Dresses, jumpsuits, tops, bottoms, personal styling
Price Range | £ - ££

At Nancy Dee, you’ll find ethical and sustainable fashion that’s suitable for your busy lifestyle. The versatility of Nancy Dee’s pieces will leave you with a wardrobe set for your work, home, and social life. The fabrics are made from mostly renewable natural sources, created in small factories, and developed with specialist skills held to the highest standard. The company designs their patterns to intentionally minimize fabric wastage, produces in limited quantities, and ensures exclusivity. They also provide personal styling for those who are less decisive.

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Here Today Here Tomorrow

Based In | Nepal
Ethics | Ethical, eco-friendly production, 100% wool
Best For | Fair trade handmade knitwear
Product Range | Accessories, dresses, jumpers, skirts, tops, socks, trousers
Price Range | £ - ££

Here Today Here Tomorrow is a fair trade label dedicated to social and environmental values. The company is a collective of three designers who share a heart for beautiful materials, contemporary design, and artisan relationships in Kathmandu. Their striking colour palettes and intricate, geometric patterns are paired carefully with low-chemical, AZO-free dyes. You’ll obsess over these pieces that made your wardrobe stand out.

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Nomads

Based In | UK and India
Ethics | Fair trade standards, use organic cotton, gives back
Best For | Everyday & work apparel
Product Range | Basics, artisan clothing, nightwear, footwear
Price Range | £ - ££

Nomads, inspired by Indian culture, creates clothing that is soft, flattering, comfortable, and feminine. They use exquisite, original prints that showcase traditional textile techniques such as woodblock printing, traditional embroidery, textured handloom and exquisite tie dye. With fair trade values and ethical fashion guidelines, “Nomads creates clothing with the individual woman in mind. For someone who sees life as a wonderful adventure.”

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Gudrun Sjödén

Based In | New York, NY
Ethics | Dedicated to corporate social responsibility, member of Business Social Compliance Initiative, eco-friendly practices
Best For | Statement & pattern pieces
Product Range | Cardigans, coats, shoes, dresses, accessories, homeware
Price Range | £ - ££

Founded in 1976, Gudrun Sjödén has since been creating colourful, all-natural clothing and home textiles with a Scandinavian flavor. They draw their inspiration from human connection, the countryside, and color. The company’s designs are fitting for any woman, as they are designed for a range of ages, shapes, and sizes. You’ll love adding the brand’s versatile pieces to your wardrobe, because they are totally functional and can be mixed and matched easily!

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Bibico

Based In | Bath
Ethics | Fair trade standards, uses natural materials
Best For | Linen pieces, organic cotton, essential denim
Product Range | Dresses, tops, skirts, knitwear
Price Range | £ - ££

Bibico finds its inspiration from Northern Spain’s simple lifestyle, landscape, and emphasis on family. The designers at Bibico take a slow, “back to the basics” approach to fashion and create fuss-free, high-quality garments that are timeless and versatile. Every article is made from all-natural materials, designed carefully, and made ethically by an individually-known producer.

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