In the world of fast fashion, mass market, and discounted clothing, it can be difficult to shop ethical fashions. Luckily Athleta's Fair Trade styles for spring are going to make it a bit easier to do. Their new line has 40 Fair Trade Certified items that you can snag for your workout or athleisure wear. The pieces represent the brand's broader commitment to community building and supporting female factory workers. These first 40 pieces are definitely only the beginning according to the brand.
The new products from Athleta both include existing and new designs, but they're all now Fair Trade Certified. You may be wondering what that means exactly, and it's fairly simple. In order to be granted Fair Trade certification, the factory from which the product comes must meet all ethical and production standards from Fair Trade USA. Athleta's decision to seek Fair Trade certification shows their commitment to ethical standards and women.
The brand explains that the world of manufacturing is particularly female-dominated. At the new Athleta factory in Sri Lanka that is Fair Trade certified, 80 percent of the workforce is female. By becoming Fair Trade certified, these workers will earn additional pay which they will then invest back into their communities in a way of their choosing.
Now, you can help support these woman by shopping Athleta's Fair Trade styles, and as a bonus, they're super cute.
1. Classic Capris
Criss Cross Chaturanga Capris, $69, Athleta
These are perfect for any workout.
2. Halter Tank
Ethical and cute is best.
3. Fair Trade Sports Bra
This classic sports bra is so cute.
If you want to shop the new Fair Trade Athleta styles, head over to their website. With over 40 items to choose from, there's tons of great options.