Fair Trade Clothing & Organic Clothes
Welcome to Special Tees, the home of ethical, organic and fair trade clothing.
Why Choose Fair Trade Clothing?
We choose our suppliers very carefully to ensure our organic clothing range is fair trade i.e. the clothes have been certified by appropriate organisations such as The Fairtrade Foundation, FLO-cert and Fair Wear Foundation. When you buy from us, you know that you are helping the poorest communities to receive fair wages and have decent working conditions. None of the organic clothes we sell have been made using child labour or come from sweatshops. In addition, fair trade workers receive a premium, used for the benefit of their community, health care, child care and education. One of the principles of fair trade is environmental sustainability which is why the majority of fair trade clothing is made from organic cotton.
Why Choose Organic Clothes?
Conventional cotton is grown by the use of an enormous amount of toxic fertilisers and pesticides, which are extremely hazardous to the health of farmers. In many countries the cotton is hand-picked & anyone working in the fields is exposed to dangerous levels of these chemicals. These chemicals can also seep into the water supply affecting the health of the rest of the community. Organic cotton is grown without the need for toxic chemicals.
You will notice how the organic clothes we sell are very soft; Organic cotton is softer than conventional cotton which is one of the reasons why it is perfect for children’s clothing. Organic baby clothes are becoming more and more popular because mothers want their children to be comfortable. Organic clothing is made without chemicals which the skin (especially a child’s delicate skin) may react to and organic clothing is less likely to trigger eczema than non-organic clothing.
We’ve had great compliments & testimonials from customers who decided to choose from our exciting range of fair trade clothing.
‘I love the bamboo T-shirt. It washes really well’ – Ian, London
‘I was amazed at how low your prices are! I thought ‘fair trade’ clothes would be really expensive’ – Mary, Oxford
‘I have had many compliments from other mums about my son’s ‘I recycle my tantrums’ T-shirt. I love putting him in it and he seems pretty happy to wear it too!’ – Claire, Bristol
Our fair trade clothing range is of the highest quality, with comfortable items for any occasion & a look you would expect from any high fashion retailer. Organic clothes last considerably longer than high street fabrics, helping to maintain shape, size & colour for a substantial period of time. Why choose second rate fabrics when you can choose comfortable, fair trade clothes from Special Tees.