Keeping Warm … the Fair Trade Way

If you’re after a jumper to keep you warm on chilly evenings, why not take a look at the alternatives to mass-produced fast fashion? With these choices, you can support ethical, sustainable, and Fair Trade producers instead.

We’ve highlighted a few options …

For Men

Yukon Jumper

This Yukon jumper from Pachamama has been hand knitted with natural wool and even has a lovely snowflake pattern perfect for wintry weather. Pachamama supports the international charity Net4Kids who work in Nepal to ensure under privileged children have a better future.

Buy from Pachamama (£75.00) or Traidcraft (£69.95)

 

Photo: Nomads

Crew Cut Jumper

Maybe you’re looking for a piece you can wear time and again? This crew cut jumper by Nomads in organic cotton is the one for you. Choose from rowan or blue and know that you have supported a company who has worked with fair trade producers since 1989.

Buy at £47.60 from Nomads – limited stock, get them while you can

 

Photo: Namaste

Patchwork Chic

From Namaste Fair Trade, a sweater that will work for everyone! Knitted in wool and lined with fleece, it will keep you stylish and warm throughout the winter.

Buy at £80 from Namaste: RISC and Just Trading of Wallingford also carry Namaste clothing.

 

On a tight budget?

Charity shops have amazing bargains – visit your local ones and see what treasures you can find. Or if you’d rather shop online, take a look at Oxfam’s online shop. When we last checked, they had 814 jumpers on offer – at prices from £4.99! (And if you’re not on a budget, you might want to take a look at some of their designer finds …)

Buying second hand gives money to charities and reduces both waste and use of precious resources. And we love the feeling when we’re searching and find something that just hits the spot!

For women

 

Photo: Pachamama

Star light, star bright …

Looking for something starry and stylish? Why not try this beautiful Tintagel wrap? Made with 100% wool and a showpiece wooden fastening, this Pachamama piece will keep you warm all winter.

Buy at £49.95  from Pachamama and Traidcraft

 

Photo: Pachamama

Come Dasher and Dancer …

You’ll be all ready for carols and gift-giving with this Christmas special – a cosy 100% wool cardigan from Pachamama, with snowflakes, reindeer and trees. Hand knit by artisans working in Nepal.

Buy at £59.95 from Pachamama

 

Photo: Nomads

A year-round classic

Perfect for layering, this textured-knit Turtle Neck Jumper in organic cotton will see you through the winter and into the spring. It’s got long sleeves and side slits at the hem and is easy to dress up or down.

Buy at £50.40 from Nomads

Photo: People Tree

A versatile wardrobe staple …

Sporting a beautiful geometric pattern in black and white, this chic jumper will suit casual and smart outfits – and it’s made from 100% certified Fairtrade and organic cotton. People Tree have partnered with Rejlakshmi to create this stylish jumper.

Buy at £68 from People Tree.

 

Photo: Black Yak website

Cheerful Stripes

From BAFTS supplier Black Yak, a gorgeously warm and stripy sweater, hand knitted from wool by artisans in Nepal.  Perfect for rambles outside on Boxing Day … or any time you want

Buy at £80 from Black Yak

 

Photo: People Tree

Green and gorgeous …

This beautiful 100% organic merino wool jumper has long slouched sleeves, side splits and ribbed roll neck, cuffs and hem. Its relaxed-fit style makes it perfect for layering. It’s made by People Tree Fair Trade producer partner NB International, an ethical business based in Italy.

Buy at £103.20 from People Tree

 

Audrey Boxy Maternity & Nursing Top

Fashionable, comfortable, functional, and organic – this Breton style top can be dressed up or down for the festive period. Frugi have even got a matching children’s top!

Buy at £29.40 from Frugi

For children

Peruvian Cheer

These lovely Fair Trade sweaters, with their jolly sun and animals, will brighten the winter days with their vibrant colours, and keep your little one toasty warm.

Visit Fair Trade at St Michael’s and buy one for £19.95