THE STORY OF GOOD & FAIR CLOTHING
Even in his favorite pair of jeans, Shelton Green just wasn't comfortable.
He didn't like the idea of people across the planet earning less than their work was worth for the sake of his tee shirts — or his button-downs or boxers. So he resolved in 2008 to go a year without buying clothes, rather than support an industry that often pays unfair wages to maximize its own profit. Now he's doing his best to steer clear of the global problems linked to the mass production of "fast fashion." Continuing to keep that commitment isn't always easy — like the time he had to buy a hoodie at a baseball game when the weather turned cold.
That's why Shelton founded Good & Fair Clothing. Finding clothing options that are good to the earth and fair to people can be tough and he wanted to simplify the search. G&FC clothes are designed with organic materials from collar to cuff. We are creating a fair trade clothing line using environmentally sustainable methods and a visible supply chain. We are doing our part; using fair trade organic cotton from farmers around the world and using only Fair Trade Certified production in order to make our clothing. We want to make it easy to be good and fair.
Currently our production supply chain is located totally in India. We partner with a fair trade certified farmers cooperative who farm according to organic standards - no pesticides, no GMO seed. Our products are finally made at a fair trade certified factory just outside Kolkata, India. They provide proper, fair trade wages for lock-stitchers, finishers, and all staff at the factory. They also provide free education for the children of factory workers and free healthcare for the workers and their families - including children and grandparents. Worker rights are protected, including the right to organize.
FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED
Good & Fair Clothing is a licensee of Fair Trade USA (formerly, TransFair USA). Our clothing is Fair Trade Certified from the bottom up. We work with Fair Trade Certified production facilities to produce our tee shirts, ladies underwear and men's boxers. Our supply chain is located in India and is fair trade from the farm to the factory. This is new territory in the fair trade world. We are one of the first clothing companies to sell Fair Trade USA certified goods.
100% ORGANIC COTTON
Our cotton garments are certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The farmers who grew the cotton used in our garments were paid fairly for their cotton and farmed according to organic standards.