As I mentioned over the weekend, since watching the 2015 documentary The True Cost last week, I’ve been reading, researching, and doing as much as I can to educate myself about brands that are Fair Trade. In the same way that safer beauty (like Sarah Sarna for Beautycounter) is totally in Vogue right now, (as in on page 590 of Vogue’s September issue), products that are made within safe labor conditions are also popular now and increasing in demand. Fair Trade clothing, accessories, beauty, cosmetics, and home decor are easier to find than ever.
To get up to speed, I’ve updated my site’s sidebar lists of featured brands, and have also been updating the offerings in Shop Sarah Sarna, albeit slowly! My bottom line is that I don’t want to recommend, purchase, or condone brands that are not Fair Trade anymore, and instead I want to showcase and celebrate brands that are, which I’m kicking off with today’s Fair Trade Favorites.
FAIR TRADE FAVORITES
+ Classic Linen Tee – Super soft linen in a subtly over-sized fit and with a scoop neck. Made in the USA.
+ Bracelet Cuff – Hand forging on an anvil provides strength and an organic texture to this 14k gold fill cuff bracelet in yellow gold or rose gold, 2 3/16″ at widest. Made in the USA.
+ Convertible Clutch – Modern lines, a removable strap, slim gold hardware, ultra-soft, full-grain Italian leather, and clever interior pockets, make this a perfect clutch for day to night. Made in the USA.
+ Mini Organic Soy Candle Set – A set of four mini organic soy candles in the following scents: Bourbon Vanilla & White Tea, Damask Rose & Cypress, Blue Lotus & Sicilian Orange, and Eucalyptus & Gardenia. Soy candles are known to be the safest and most environmentally friendly candles, and this brand sources theirs from fair-trade farming collectives from around the world.
+ Blue and White Porcelain Jar Lamp – This handmade porcelain lamp comes from a third generation family-run workshop in mainland China. Their skills of hand-painting, hand-rubbed lacquering, and hand-tooling have been passed down for many generations.
+ Opal Lip Gloss – Made with organic jojoba seed oil and vanilla fruit extract, this moisturizing Lip Gloss goes on smoothly— and its unique teardrop applicator delivers the perfect amount of sheer, infinitely wearable color and subtle shine. Made in the USA.