Fair Trade Gifts for the Ethical Fashion Lover

Curated favorites by Benita Robledo

Putting together the perfect outfit is always top of mind for fashion lovers. This holiday season, why not help your clothing-obsessed loved ones make the ultimate fashion statement: one that shows that looking good and doing good can go hand-in-hand? 

Here to help is Benita Robledo, an ethical fashion and green-living activist whose work has been featured in Reuters, People Magazine en Español, and Conscious Chatter. She’s rounded up her favorite Fair Trade Certified™ clothing gifts, from lounge wear to street styles, with options for men and women, all tested and approved with help from her husband. The best part? Each of these fair trade factory-made styles spreads the love at the heart of the holiday season to the workers who helped make it.

“Buying fair trade has the ability to change the trajectory of people’s lives,” Benita says. “With the extra fair trade funds generated through our purchases, the people behind our products can invest in better housing, medical care, and education. Those benefits are passed down through generations and make the world as a whole a better place to live.” 

Fashion a better world with these fair trade clothing gifts that will have your loved ones marveling at your good taste. 


OBEY Pratt Skirt

"This skirt is a versatility powerhouse. Best of all, since it's Fair Trade Certified, you and the recipient will know that the workers who made it are being paid for their work. It's a win-win-win."

Patagonia Men's Farrier's Shirt

"Warm and hardworking, the Patagonia Farrier work shirt will be the go-to shirt for any man in your life this season. It's classic cut and hefty fabric means it'll continue to be a fave of his for years to come."

prAna Aberdeen Jogger

"This pant is made for that special someone who loves to look good, but doesn't want to sacrifice comfort. They'll be able to dress it up or down, and the elastic waist means they'll still be comfy even after that second slice of pie."

Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket

"A great choice for the man who's always on the go. It can withstand the rigors of travel yet looks sleek and sophisticated in any setting."

J.Crew 10" Highest-Rise Toothpick Jean

"There's nothing more timeless than a great pair of black jeans, so choose a pair that don't only look good but do good! Fair Trade Certified jeans spread that holiday love just a little farther: to the workers who made them."

Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Jacket

"The perfect transition jacket! Its lightweight design means you can keep it tucked away in your purse as an emergency layer. Plus it matches everything. What's not to love?"