Ethical Clothing Stores
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I'd love to know which Berkeley-area clothing stores sell
sweatshop-free clothes (fair trade or made in USA) also use
organic cotton & other ecologically-friendly fabrics.
Off the top of my head I can recommend American Apparel for
the basics. Their products are sweatshop free and made in
LA; they have a store at 2315 Telegraph (right near the
campus). They also have an online store.
You didn't ask for baby clothes, but if you're interested in
O!BabyBaby is the place. They are super-nice, they're a
small family business and they have very selected beautiful
and ethical clothing for babies.
1885 Solano Ave
(between Fresno Ave & Indian Rock Path)
Berkeley, CA 94707
I want to introduce my favorite baby gift. These wild animal
sweaters are hand knit by a collective of Kenyan woman in
the best cotton and cutest styles. Toto Knits was begun by
San Franciscan Erin Brennan who moved to Nairobi and married
my Kenyan cousin Jan Allan. She collaborates with a knitting
collective to offer income to a group of unwed mothers in a
country without much income to offer. These items are
priceless and precious and the good you do is immeasurable
I saw the recommendation for AMerican Apparel- and just thought I'd comment about
their CEO and his questionable behavior towards female employees. While it's
great that the products are made in the US = I'm not comfortable with the
provocative photos that he takes and posts on the AmericanApparel.net website.
An online/catalog fair trade clothing store is Fair Indigo. They have mostly
adult clothes, some baby clothes and jewelry. Some is organic. www.fairindigo.com
My daughter's 3rd birthday is coming up (not to mention the
holidays) and I know both her grandmothers are looking to buy
her some cute new clothes. We try to buy most of our clothing
second hand and/or sweatshop-free. Does anyone know of any
good online (the grandmothers both live in the midwest) stores
for kids clothes that are sweatshop-free? In looking, I mostly
find stuff for adults or a few t-shirts for kids. Also, your
recommendations for your favorite local places are welcome to.
Try Speesees. They have a store in SF (3rd street) and you can
buy online at www.speesees.com
I've bought a few things from there and really like the quality.
They wash well and are very cute too.
I have just what you're looking for! American Apparel clothes
are made in LA by workers who are paid well and given benefits
like English classes. The kids clothes they sell are simple
basics like t-shirts and hoodies; they are logo-free;they come in
a wide range of great colors. Check them out online at
fairtrade fashion fan
Jasper Hearts Wren is a clothing label by two East Bay moms,
specializing in infant and toddler sized tees, hoodies, dresses and
accessories, all made from sweatshop free apparel and vintage
reproduction fabrics. We have an organics line launching this Spring as
well. You can purchase our clothing online at:
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