A natural extension of Outerknown’s sustainable practices, our partnership with Fair Trade USA ensures safe, healthy, and prosperous working conditions for the people who create our apparel. For every Fair Trade Certified™ sewn product, we pay an additional premium directly to the workers. This money is used to help address important local needs so their families and communities can thrive for generations to come.
Workers are empowered to come together and vote on how to use these funds. No middlemen, no red tape, just cash back for a job well done. In the past, these premiums have funded the purchase of washing machines and laptops in the homes of workers, translators for migrant workers, and scholarships for local youth.
Three of our partners have joined us on the Fair Trade journey and are now certified through Fair Trade USA: Hong Ho in Mexico, Saitex in Vietnam, and VT Garments in Thailand. Look for the Fair Trade Certified™ factory label on select styles!