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Three benefits of choosing fair trade fashion

Ethical fair trade clothing is good for the people who manufacture it, who are paid fairly for the hard and often intricate work they do, but it also has a number of benefits for people like you, who go out of your way to purchase something unique and responsibly made.

Here are just three of the benefits of purchasing fair trade clothes:

1. Wearing something unique

Looking like everyone else on the high street is for boring people – standing out from the crowd is much more fun, and purchasing fair trade hippy clothing is a surefire way to create a unique outfit that will ensure that all eyes are on you, and that you don’t bump into a million people dressed just like you.

2. Starting a conversation

Since fair trade hippy clothes tend to be more colourful, bold and exciting, it’s only natural that you find people gravitating towards you and asking you about your outfit. This is not only a great opportunity to meet new people, but it’s also a chance to spread the word about more ethical ways of living, and let people know that an ethical hippy life does not have to be a drag.

3. Making fewer, better purchases

As it isn’t mass produced, fair trade clothing tends to be better made, and the people who make them are paid a fair wage. That means it may be a little more expensive, but it will last longer, so you can reduce your consumption, lighten your burden on the earth and look fantastic, all with a simple switch to fair trade.