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Mata Traders is a fair trade fashion label striving to end global poverty and produce sustainable fashion by sourcing its garments from India and Nepal, where the company employs women from marginalized communities. The women work at artisan cooperatives that provide childcare, healthcare, paid maternity leave, and education on subjects such as opening a bank account, literacy classes, computer training, and dealing with domestic violence. These services are imperative because they help prevent child labor and gender inequality in countries where these issues are rampant. Mata ensures that child labor practices are not involved in the production of its products. The artisans who work for Mata are paid living wages, allowing them to provide for their children, thus combatting child labor at its source. The co-ops also use traditional printing and embroidery techniques, preserving an ancient art that is being phased out by globalization and fast-fashion.
Corkor is a 100% vegan and eco-friendly producer of cork wallets and handbags. All of the cork used to make their bags and accessories is harvested from FSC certified forests -- complying with strict environmental, social, and economic standards. The cork forests are managed in a way that ensures local communities are respected, endangered habitats protected, and workers are properly paid. Only the bark is removed to obtain the cork used in Corkor's products. The trees continue living for up to 300 years. All of Corkor's products are PETA Approved 100% animal free including all aspects of production. Corkor owns its workshop, so all of their products are made from start to finish in their own facilities where artisans have safe working conditions and fair salaries. Their products include premium vegan briefcases, clutches, body bags, messenger bags, passport cases, satchels, tote bags, and wallets. Corkor products may be ordered online with free worldwide shipping available.
Nordic Natural Clothing is made from organic wool, silk, and cotton made by manufacturers in Finland and Germany. Their product line includes merino wool underwear, shirts, leggings, tank tops, t-shirts, socks, hats, camisoles, and baby clothes. Nordic Natural Clothing strives to provide garments that have passed the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard for product and environmental safety. They track all of their product sources. One of their suppliers, Ruskovilla, is a pioneer in environmentally-friendly textile manufacturing based in Finland. The organic wool used for Nordic Natural clothing is from South America and is produced according to the criteria of IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft). The yarn is spun in Germany and it is certified by IMO (Institute for Marketecology). For silk, Nordic Natural uses a manufacturer that retains some of the natural sericin protein and it has not been chemically treated during production. Nordic Natural's organic cotton is from India and woven by a company that guarantees minimum wage and ethical labor practices. Located in BC, Canada, Nordic Natural offers online ordering and shipping to the U.S. and Canada.
Organic Baby Gift Boutique offers a wide array of organic baby clothes, organic skincare, baby gear, baby bibs, organic baby carriers, and items for the nursery. Organic Baby Gift Boutique selects products made from non-toxic, organic, and eco-friendly materials. They strive to find items made in the USA or through fair-trade practices and that are sweatshop-free and meet the highest safety standards. Products are available for purchase online.
Contempl8 T-Shirts provides eco-friendly water-based T-shirt printing. They will print your design on t-shirts, hoodies, onesies, and more from your selection of sweatshop-free and organic shirts. Contempl8 only uses use water-based ink and they are powered by 100% wind power. They strive to be socially responsible, sustainable, and affordable.
Brand of the Free offers a stylish collection of sustainable graphic t-shirts made with 100% organic cotton in a sweatshop-free environment. Brand of the Free also offers a variety of eco-friendly reusable carry bags. All of the garments from Brand of the Free are American made and sweatshop free using both standard cotton and 100% Certified Organic cotton in sizes from infant to adult. Their organic garments haven't been treated with any harsh chemicals or pesticides and all dyes used in production are also environmentally friendly.