Don’t Want To Substitute Style For Ethics?
Well now you don’t have to! bibico is a fair trade clothing label that designs fashionable clothes that are ethically produced in fair trade cooperatives. Founded by Spanish designer Nieves Ruiz Ramos an ex Zara designer, bibico’s collections have a chic but timeless appeal about them as well as being affordably priced.
Since established in 2007, Bibico has been working with fair trade cooperatives in India and Nepal who employ women from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds. The women are given training, a fair wage as well as sharing part of the profits of the cooperative. The goal of the cooperatives is to provide the tools for the women to empower themselves out of poverty.
“We’ve always wanted to make sure that no one making our clothes is being taken advantage of. By working with fair trade certified producers we can guarantee this and at the same time produce fashionable collections” says bibico founder Nieves Ruiz Ramos.
This year’s fair trade fortnight sees the launch of bibico’s 2014 spring collection. You can purchase the collection online at bibico.co.uk or from one of their stockists.