From Hand-Spun Knitwear to Sustainably Sourced Skivvies

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 14, 2015
Many apparel companies have begun to set themselves apart from fast fashion retailers with a focus on ethically made clothing. With a renewed interest in where clothing is produced and the conditions under which each garment is manufactured, ethical clothing brands are catering to a more socially conscious consumer.

Many ethical clothing brands go beyond simply focusing on enforcing fair trade labor practices to address related issues as well. For instance, some fair trade brands also focus on using sustainable fabrics and materials to help limit the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Other brands have sought to empower communities in which they work through charitable initiatives such as water access programs.

As consumers continue to explore more a diverse range of fashion options, ethically made clothing provides a socially-conscious alternative to mass market apparel.