Trading for Development demonstrates how ethical business practices and high quality fashion can help to support some of the poorest communities in the world. Linking the producers in these communities with leading fashion houses and top fashion universities, we encourage the growth and appreciation of traditional skills, and promote the marketing of fairly traded products worldwide.
TFD makes use of the wide range of traditional skills available to fashion designers around the world to supply desirable, luxury items such as alpaca knitwear, accessories and jewellery. Our products often use traditional craft techniques, as well as natural fibres and dyes that minimise damage to the environment. By only working with World Fair Trade Organisation members, we can ensure that all of our producers are certified and that there are no missing links in the supply chain.
Judith Condor-Vidal, founder of TFD, is an associate member of the WFTO, a founding member of the Ethical Fashion Forum, and a founding member of the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition, which helped make Oxford a Fair Trade city in 2004.
TFD was founded in 2004, and has shown its collections at the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris, winning the La Redoute Ethical Award in 2006-2007.