Now that summer is officially here it’s time to hunt for brand-new, affordable summer dresses for seasonal parties and vacations to the beach, mountains, or abroad with the family. What better way to relax in the perfect summer dress than knowing your purchase helped the artisan who made it? Below are six beautiful fair trade dresses that will not only make you look great this summer, but will make you feel good for doing good.
Fair trade, as I’m sure you know, is when goods are traded with artisans (particularly those from developing countries) in an equitable way. The fair trade movement started when consumers and conscious companies realized there was an unequal balance between the consumer goods that were purchased and sold in large markets and the small amount that was provided to those who make products for the western consumer.
I like following Fair Trade USA for the latest fair trade news and information although there are many fair trade associations out there.
The more I learn about trade practices, especially learning about wares women make, the most apt I am to make more conscious buying decisions. How about you? Do you buy fairly traded products?
Pima Organic Circle Neck Dress 1 of 6
$39.99 from Fair Indigo.
People Tree Indian Print Dress by Kumudini Bangladesh 2 of 6
Now $89.09 from ASOS.
Maxi Summer Dress 3 of 6
$37.30 from Nomad's Clothing.
I converted the rate from British pounds to dollars. Nomad Clothing ships worldwide.
Ikat Mod Dress Black or Red (India) 4 of 6
$68.00 from In Exchange.
Ghana Batik Pocket Dress 5 of 6
$48.00 from Global Girlfriend
Fair Trade Asymmetric Dress 6 of 6
$42.00 from Living Eden