What the fairdare is :: It's a commitment to value farmers, garment workers + the environment through the choices we make regarding our clothing. We strive to know "enough". We understand that the goal is to wear + wear out what we already own. We mend, repair, refashion first...thrift, make...and buy fair when necessary.
What I'm looking for in a "favorite" :: Fair wages. Traceable origins. Natural fibers. As little pesticide + pollution as possible. Durability. Styles to wear over + over. Some of these brands will be my + my family's tried + true favorites. Some will be the ones I might choose to try when the need arises. I live in the USA, so while I know that there are many fantastic ethical brands based elsewhere around the globe (too many for me to investigate all of them...yay!!), I will often choose brands based/sold closer to my home.
Obviously my favorites may not be your favorites. Let these lists inspire lists of your own in the notes on your phone or in another memorable spot. Add your favorites in the comments here as a reminder you can revisit +/or to share with others. If these lists are helpful + you'd like to revisit one when a need arises, there is a link to these posts toward the bottom of both the fairdare page + the ethical brands page. The link leads back to this post (where the categories will be added as posted) in order to keep things a little more uncluttered. Let me know if you have any requests too. :)