I thought I’d share this handy and succinct ethical clothing infographic I found on Pinterest the other day. As with all things Pinterest it can be difficult to find the original image source. In the end I tracked it down to the Liz Alig website, but I’m not 100% certain if that’s the source of it, so if you ever do come across the original source do let me know so I can credit it properly!
For me what was really interesting to see was the mark-up made by retailers selling non fair trade items – 50% in the case of your typical non-fair trade garment, versus just pennies for the workers and cotton farmer.
Ethical Clothing Infographic
Were there any surprises here for you?
I’m personally interested in seeing how non fair trade clothing compares to ethically made clothing. I haven’t been able to find anything similar to this infographic yet, but I will ll try and hunt down a similar infographic for you as soon as I can.
If you’re a new reader and this has piqued your interest for ethical clothing then I have a whole section of this website devoted solely to ethical clothing. I also have posts devoted to ethical clothing brands for women and for men. And if you’re on a tight budget you might also find this post on affordable ethical clothing especially useful.
And please do share any ethical fashion resources you find in the comments below!