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£10 sale at Fair & Bare Clothing

by Andy on January 6, 2010

If we’re going to be pedantic (and clearly I am), a sale that runs from the 4th to 10th of a month is a ‘sale in January’, rather than a January sale, which suggests it runs all month. That said, it’s a foolish man that complains about fairtrade tees printed for £10, so I won’t.

Fair & Bare

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The Big Brain Machine by Always Thinkin

by Andy on December 11, 2009


Always Thinkin is a blog not a clothing brand, but judging by the looks of this organic and fairtrade certified tee maybe they should be!

Costiness=£12 (until tomorrow when I think the price will go up) Available from Always Thinkin


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Who wants to help responsible, sustainable, socioeconomic growth in Africa? You do of course, and now you can do it on the cheap. There’s no graphics to speak of, just high quality blank tees at half price (running between €11 and €14 depending on style).




Even with 25% off everything they sell the prices ain’t exactly cheap, but I guess that when you’re producing tees and hoodies that 100% certified organic, and using fairtrade cotton, you are going to have to pay a bit of a premium. Plenty of good designs to choose from as well.



So, what do we have here? It’s a new t-shirt design competition… again, who is the designer of this t-shirt? Wotto… again. It almost feels as if this blog is turning into the wotto appreciation society, which wouldn’t exactly the worst thing in the world since he clearly knows his way around Illustrator, but how about giving some other designers a chance, eh wotto?

Fair and Bare are a new-ish design competition based in Wales who use Fairtrade certified cotton t-shirts (from Epona Clothing. Apparently the shirts are made in an organic way, but they don’t have organic certification yet because that is a two-year process. Basically, you can be assured that kids in sweatshops didn’t make your t-shirts, unless the screen printer at Fair and Bare HQ in Cardiff is a small boy… which I doubt. The first design they’ve released, is of someone hugging a tree, but I’ve been told that they don’t actually want to be known as a tree hugger kind of company, just a t-shirt company that happens to use fair trade tees. In terms of money the winners prize is £200 ($375 according to, not as much as some of the bigger players, but hopefully the prize package will grow as the company does.

Costiness=£18 Tee Link

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