It’s not just fairtrade food we have on offer here at eye2eye FairTrade. I have a great selection of dresses, skirts and cotton tops, trousers and complimentary accessories with new stock arriving every month. I have jewellery, scarves and bags from Traidcraft, Namaste and Shared Earth and clothing from Namaste and Nomads.
Fairtrade cotton is a crucial product in the growing fairtrade range. Buying clothes and products from fairtrade cotton suppliers ensures that the cotton growers get a fair price for their raw materials and those involved with production are paid fairly for their skills. The fairtrade clothing industry supports a whole range of artizans, handloom weavers, tie dye printers and other traditional textile processes involved in the production of these beautiful fabrics, using dyes that have the lowest impact on the environment.
Working with reputable fair trade companies means you can be assured that no child labour has been used in the production of fair trade clothes, both Nomads and Namaste use artizans from small communities, with whom they have made a stable and regular commitment. Working directly with the producers keeps traditional crafts alive, for future generations. Producers gain a better share of the profits, to benefit their whole community and provide a more secure future for them all. 100% cotton and silk clothes are breathable and comfortable all year around, they are often unique, a good example being the recycled silk sari dresses and bags. The designs too are fresh and unusual.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift, come and take a look inside eye2eye FairTrade shop. We have a host of ideas for you, practical homewares, hand-made ceramics and recycled glass products, plus a new range of wrapping paper and greetings cards to complete the task. You can find us on the corner of Swanwick Lane and Highley Grove, on Broughton Milton Keynes. Directions and a map can be found under ‘Find us’.