Customers sometimes ask us if the ‘Regular’ category shoes we sell are Fair Trade.
The answer varies according to the brand.
Our own ‘International’ label products, which are made in India, do not carry the Fair Trade insignia, but we have inspected the factories ourselves, know the managers well, & are satisfied that workers are treated fairly and respectfully. We have chosen India for our mass production because it has a democratic political system, is tolerant of dissent and embraces diversity. There is also a general understanding of the vegetarian ethic which makes our lives a lot easier when visiting and explaining our concept.
The ‘FYE’ label sneakers have a strong associated social and environmental commitments. For further details see the FYE web site.