Buying Fairtrade cotton

Lots of us care about how we look – and buying clothes made with Fairtrade cotton means we can be a follower of fashion and at the same time help low paid cotton farmers around the world.

Indian Cotton Farmer

Cotton farmers in developing countries, including leading producers like India and China, live in hardship. As many as 100 million households are directly engaged in cotton production and an estimated 300 million people work in the cotton sector when family labour, farm labour and workers in ancillary services such as transportation, ginning, baling and storage are taken into account. For farmers, the challenges range from the impact of climate change, poor prices for seed cotton, through to competition from highly subsidised producers in rich countries and poor terms of trade.

Fairtrade cotton was launched to put the spotlight on these farmers who are often left invisible, neglected and poor at the end of a long and complex cotton supply chain. Through tools like the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium and stronger, more democratic organisations, Fairtrade has sought to provide these farmers with an alternative route to trade and higher, more stable incomes. 

If you’d like to get hold of Fairtrade cotton items for your workplace, event, school or promotion, you can find more information in the National Fairtrade Purchasing Guide.

Read more about Fairtrade cotton.

Where to buy Fairtrade Cotton

Ara Living

Ara Living

Ultra-fine luxury bedding for conscious-minded individuals. Purchases contribute to Hope for Justice, a charity fighting slavery and child labour – because everyone deserves a good night’s sleep.

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Arthur and Henry

Every man needs a good shirt. Smart cotton men's shirts for work and play.

Constant Climbing

Constant Climbing

We are an ethical lifestyle brand dedicated to the climbing community. Our mission is to offer quality lifestyle clothing and accessories to climbing lovers, and give an ethical and sustainable alternative to buying cool clothes.

Cotton Roots

Cotton Roots

Our team creates quality Fairtrade certified polo shirts, t shirts, aprons and hoodies for individuals, businesses, charities, clubs, and schools who are excited, like us to choose Fairtrade.

Cotton Smiles

Cotton Smiles

Bags, tea towels, aprons, fabric & custom made. Printed, embroidered or dyed to your specification.

Dip & Doze

Dip and Doze

Dip & Doze presents a beautifully simple and considered collection of bed and bath products. Made using only the finest, organically grown and Fairtrade certified cotton.

Fou Furnishings

Fou Furnishings

Fou furnishings is a luxury organic & Fairtrade linens company, designed to make a difference. For the smallest bedroom space to boutique hotels since 2009; for our producers & shared environment.

John Lewis

John Lewis

Organic & Fairtrade 200 Thread count flat/fitted sheets.

KangaWrap

KangaWrap

KangaWrap, a quality baby wrap developed by midwives; profits fund maternal and child healthcare projects

KoolSkools

Koolskools

Koolskools is the UK-wide No 1 supplier of school uniform made with Fairtrade cotton.

Lily & Mortimer

Lily and Mortimer

Our Fairtrade and 100% organic cotton bedding creates a natural strength and softness. We believe beautiful products don't have to cost the earth.

Little Green Radicals

Little Green Radicals

Colourful beautifully designed organic and Fairtrade clothes for free range kids, aged 0-8.


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Marks and Spencer

Fairtrade Cotton pads available from M&S.

Noctu

Noctu

Inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and minimalist desing, Noctu's ethos is to make beautiful and Comfortable nigthtwear using 100% Organic and Fairtrade Cotton. Also GOTS and SA8000 certified.

Nour Luxury

Nour Luxury

Organic & Fairtrade certified bedding, with the highest levels of purity, quality, softness.

People Tree

People Tree

People Tree offers a beautiful range of 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton clothing made to the highest ethical standards.

Sainsburys

Sainsburys

Fairtrade Cotton wool Pads and Fairtrade oval Cotton pad available from Sainsbury's.

Sleep Organic

Sleep Organic

Our unique bedding is designed by local artists and made ethically with finest quality organic cotton.

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Visible Clothing

We don't want you to choose between looking good and treating the people behind your clothes as you would want to be treated.

White and Green

White and Green

The finest organic cotton bed linen and throws for the ultimate sleep experience. Luxury bedding made to last.