Meaning 'Mother Earth' in the language of the Inca, Pachamama has been selling fair trade ethical clothing and accessories since 1990. Originating in the Andean mountains they now trade wool and cotton products from small village based producers in Nepal.
Their Peruvian inspired fleece lined wool jumpers and hoodies are made using eco-friendly pure wool fibres with cotton fleece linings. All materials are sustainably sourced. And all their products carry the Fairtrade label endorsed by the world fair trade organization.
As a company, they also commit to providing year-round orders despite the seasonal nature of their products. Building sustainability and longevity into the relationships they have with their designers and makers.
From a consumer perspective, buying fair trade fashion ensures fair wages and working conditions. As well as the use of sustainable materials. But sustainable fashion is also about choosing high-quality items. Fairtrade clothes that with the right care will last for years and years, not just this season.
Buying ethically isn't just about swapping out the plastic straws and finding the perfect reusable drinks bottle. Although of course, that makes a huge difference to the amount of waste we create in our daily lives. It's about being a more conscious consumer in all our buying choices.
The fashion industry has had some horror stories connected to both working conditions of its factory workers and the environmental impact of the pesticides and chemicals used to produce the material we wear.
Pachamama focuses on building strong stable relationships with their partners right along the supply chain. Evidenced by the fact that they have worked with some of the same producers for over 20 years. They design unique ethical clothing that moves away from the disposable nature of much of the fashion industry
These gorgeous handmade chunky knitwear hoodies and jackets are the perfect ethical fashion items to see you right the way through from spring to winter. Made predominantly by homeworkers who knit around other commitments to supplement their farming income. A small number of workers are factory based for frame knitting, finishing and felting as well as packing the finished products ready for shipping.
The patterns range from simple designs that let the natural beauty of the yarn shine through to complex knitting patterns that show the exceptional skills of the artisans who make them. They also make some great home accessories including the gorgeous Hoxton rainbow throw and lots of funky cushion covers.
The cotton fleece lining makes for a super cosy jumper or cardigan that's so comfy and practical you might not want to take it off. Ideal for dog walks on chilly mornings, summer camping or BBQ adventures and snuggling in front of the fire on cold winter nights.
The women's knitwear collection ranges from classic simple designs to intricate patterns. The Chamonix hoody, a classic cable knit design that will never go out of fashion is a great go-to garment that works with anything and will quickly become a favourite.
The colourful designs of the of the Hoxton, Cayambe and Bloomsbury jackets will brighten up your wardrobe. We love the Hoxton Stripe Hoody. With bright rainbow stripes and a grey lining, it will go with pretty much anything.
Perfect with a pair of skinny jeans for a great everyday look these super warm woollen garments give you an instant cuddle as soon as you put them on. Plus the fact that they are all made by hand in small batches means that you are unlikely to find someone else wearing the same thing.
The men's range includes the Zermatt Cable knit hoody and the Byron half zipped ribbed sweater. Both feature a cotton jersey lining and simple uncluttered design giving you a go-to wool jumper to pull over any outfit. This is ethical fashion at it's finest. Go green, turn the heating down and snuggle up.
These stylish and practical sweaters would make the perfect gift for fatherâ€™s day. The only trouble is you might find you end up needing to order one for yourself as well.
Donâ€™t forget to check out the rest of our fair trade fashion range including Thought Clothing's bamboo fabric and certified organic cotton socks, light and floaty hemp scarves, and soft as silk bamboo underwear. All made without the harsh chemicals and acid dyes so often found in our clothes.
Plus goat leather bags, colourful purses and clutches and funky jewellery to finish off any outfit. All fairly traded, handmade and kind to both people and the planet. We particularly like the recycled crayon jewellery.
As with everything else on the site babame offer fast free delivery when you spend over £40 and a no quibble returns policy. We know it can be difficult to buy clothes online without trying them on especially if you are buying a brand for the first time.
We are confident that you will love our products but if the fit isn't quite right or you just donâ€™t like the colour when you see it in the flesh simply send it back to us within 30 days and we will give you refund or replace for a different size or style.