Associate member WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation)
Trading for Development demonstrates how ethical business practices and high quality fashion can help to support some of the poorest communities in the world. Linking the producers in these communities with leading fashion houses and top fashion universities, we encourage the growth and appreciation of traditional skills, and promote the marketing of fairly traded products worldwide.
We make and sell ready-to-wear selvedge & organic raw denim jeans from our atelier in London, England with a focus on sustainability, community and unmatched quality. Blackhorse Lane Ateliers opened its doors in April 2016, leveraging our founder Bilgehan “Han” Ates’ 25 years of experience in the textile industry. We have three main areas of focus:<ul> <li>We manufacture our own ready-to-wear line of selvedge & organic raw denim jeans. We offer multiple fits from modern slim to vintage straight, in multiple raw denims. <li>We’ve collaborated with like-minded brands including Drake’s, Christopher Raeburn, King & Tuckfield and more. <li>We offer sampling & production services for clothing made with denim and similar heavy fabrics.</ul> Based within a tastefully renovated 1920s factory building in Walthamstow, the brand combines the production of jeans with the establishment of a modern methodology for a community of makers – Think Global, Act Local.
Campaigns for clean, safe, recreational waters, free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals and nuclear waste. Using a solution-based argument consisting of viable and sustainable alternatives, SAS highlights the inherent flaws in current practices, attitudes and legislation, challenging industry, legislators and politicians to end their pump and dump policies. SAS also sells a range of cool, eco clothing.
Rapanui offers mens’s and women’s clothing, including thier game-changing organic, ethical and recycled t-shirts. Recently launched are their circular t-shirts, designed to be returned to them for recycling and repurposing once they’re worn out. With degrees in Renewable Energy and Business between them, the Drake-Knight brothers founded their company on an ambitious sustainable business model. Rapanui quickly established itself amongst the most ethically progressive green clothing companies around. Environmentally, the brand takes a holistic approach to implementing sustainable alternatives: they evaluate the entire product life cycle and choose sustainable solutions that deliver the best net effect on the environment for their money. Throughout their site and beside their products they inform and re-educate people about exactly where the clothing comes from and how it is made. You can see real photos, facts and figures, ask questions and make an informed choice. No spin. No greenwash. They call it Transparency. They are against just ticking the green box. Critically the company has a culture of Doing not Aiming. They believe it is their duty to inspire people to consider their own effect on the environment, and on poorer countries, through sustainable fashion. Their Teemill API, which allows users to create a custom-designed r
Lowie is a vintage-inspired fashion and accessory brand with an ethical outlook. As a knitwear-based company the products includes hats, scarves, gloves, belts, capes, dresses, tops and other cool stuff. The products are sold in upmarket boutiques and websites around the world with an emphasis on good design and quality. Lowie also has two stores: one in Herne Hill, the other in Crystal Palace. At these you can view the entire collection alongside an edited selection of brands Lowie love.