Producers of fair trade bags work with marginalised workers to help them overcome vulnerability and become economically self-sufficient. They aim to empower workers to become stakeholders in their own organisations and play a more active role in global markets, thereby achieving greater fairness and equality in international trade.
There are eco-friendly bags to cover every need – fashion bags, cotton bags, shopping bags, Jute bags and recycled bags – all ethical, environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Did you know? Five trillion plastic bags are manufactured globally each year! It takes around 1,000 years for a plastic bag to break down. In the process, toxic substances leak into the soil and enter the food chain. Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals die each year by ingesting plastic bags (source: Say No To Plastic Bags).
The Fair Trade Store is a UK-based online shop dedicated to bringing you Fair Trade products and gifts, bags, jewellery, fashion accessories, homeware and more – all handmade in the developing world. Trading since 2009 they now have thousands of happy customers. The products they sell are unique and not readily available in supermarkets or department stores, which allows you the opportunity to purchase something special. By shopping with The Fair Trade Store you are just a few steps away from artisans in some of the world`s poorest communities. Your purchase helps transform trade and change lives. How good is that?
Hippie-Pants is a fair-trade yoga and meditation brand. It produces pants, kimonos and shirts in small batches in Thailand from where it ships globally to its customers. Founded in 2015, the company began by offering the yoga market a comfortable and sustainable alternative to leggings, before branching out to menswear and accessories. The brand offers a fair trade guarantee to protect its local designers and collaborates with NGOs to support a socially responsible, environmentally conscious operation. Hippie Pants products are also vegan-friendly being made only from locally sourced cotton, bamboo rayon and wood.
Tiny Box Company offer ethical packaging choices from recycled gift boxes to eco friendly bags. With options for individual purchases or buying wholesale, they offer the best range of eco friendly packaging on the market. There is no excuse not to go green when choosing your packaging! www.tinyboxcompany.co.uk
Great British design that doesn’t cost The Earth in cashmere, silk & more – Nestled in the heart of Shropshire the Turtle Doves team specialise in turning once-loved cashmere jumpers and silk & cotton saris into practical and gorgeous new accessories for you, your loved ones and your home. From their best-selling cashmere fingerless gloves to hats, ponchos, scarves & throws their recycled cashmere products are a great value luxury. Turtle Doves new silk & cotton ranges have added something for the summer and they even have a section for lovely baby gifts for a new arrival. Please have a browse! www.turtle-doves.co.uk