Winter is in full swing, and with cold weather comes multiple layers. Tribe of Lambs proudly stands with brands dedicated to ethical business and production practices – here are a few of our favourites that will keep you cozy all season long!
Krochet Kids is one of our favourite brands. Each item they make is hand-signed by the person who made it, which makes them one of the most creative and personable brands we can think of. Their website even allows customers to see how they are directly impacting the artisan and their family by purchasing a product. If you’re lucky enough to score a Krochet Kids beanie, your head will be kept warm all winter!
Ash & Rose features brands that operate on three very important premises – sustainability, fair labor practices, and women’s empowerment. Their website offers a huge selection and includes brands such as Threads 4 Thought, Prana, and Mata Traders. Our favourite piece? The Sherpa Cape by Nvelop.
There’s nothing worse than freezing toes in the great outdoors – that’s why Mamahuhu has got you covered. They offer micro loans to disadvantaged artisans in Columbia while teaching them the skills to one day start a company of their own. Mamahuhu currently employs over 110 local Columbian artisans who work with sustainable materials to create both men’s and women’s shoes. Their winter boots are both cute and cozy, the perfect combo!
Any brand dedicated to ethically-made sweaters is a brand we love. Slumlove Sweater Company offers timeless staple pieces handmade in Kenya, where garment workers are paid a fair living wage. From their products to their packaging, they use only organic, natural, and recycled materials. A portion of Slumlove’s sales go towards providing high school scholarships for children living in the slums of Kenya. Check out their men’s and women’s pieces for some serious comfort this winter.
This brand offers a variety of fair trade accessories, including scarves, hats, headbands, and gloves. GREENOLA STYLE provides advancement opportunities to artisans in marginalized areas around the world, and their artisans are absolutely essential to the company’s success. We absolutely love their fingerless gloves, which are handmade from 100% baby fine Alpaca.
Designer Payal Parekh Bugbee grew up observing her father, a self-taught textile designer. After realizing her own love of silkscreening and craftsmanship, she started Parekh Bugbee, a line of scarves, shawls, and stoles for men and women. The company’s artisans make products in small batches and walk customers through the whole process through their website. A Parekh Bugbee scarf is sure to be the most versatile piece in your winter wardrobe!