Ethical Threads

Ethical Threads, as a fair trade company, are committed to ensuring that our products are sourced from manufacturers who comply with the core International Labour Organization conventions: Our story began when Billy Bragg approached the GMB London Region and asked if they would be able to source non-sweated t-shirts and merchandise for his tour. GMB, together with Battersea & Wandsworth Trades Council, used their union connections to seek out workplaces in the UK and abroad that meet international conventions on workers rights. Once the word was out that there was a guaranteed source of ethically made t-shirts available the orders started pouring in! And so Ethical Threads was born. We now supply shirts to many other artists, campaign groups, venues, festivals, unions and NGOs. Customers include Amnesty International, The National Film Theatre and Glastonbury Festival.

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