At the end of each season and for special events, People Tree has a sale. It is important to us, as an ethical fashion business, to find ways that both encourage a slower, more conscientious way of shopping, and supporting the work and livelihood of our producers. The People Tree sale is much more than a chance to clear out the warehouse.
Giving people an opportunity to make their communities better is at the heart of our business.
People Tree partners with Fair Trade artisans and producers in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and around the world. Sales give us a vital boost in revenue that we can invest in the people who make our products, allowing them to begin work on our next collection.
Most fashion brands do not pay factories for products until they are delivered – but we do business differently. Our goal is to empower our Fair Trade partners to grow their businesses and help them change their communities. We follow Fair Trade standards throughout our supply chain. We make a long-term commitment to our partners, placing orders months in advance so they have time to make our pieces, often by hand. In order to complete our orders, the artisans and producers need access to working capital to buy materials, pay salaries and keep the lights on.
We make an investment in our artisans and producers but we cannot do it without you.
As a Fair Trade fashion business, we pre-fund our producer partners where needed. By making advance payments, we ensure that the people making our beautiful products can make it through the year. We invest in our partners, providing them with technical assistance and building their capacity.
People Tree works with our Fair Trade partners to design unique, beautiful products while remaining committed to doing business in a way that is good for people and the planet. But all of this comes at a cost – and this is why we have a sale.
People Tree will often have sales – at the end of seasons and to celebrate special events throughout the year. Ethical, sustainable fashion is an expensive business but the boost in sales from big events and end of season clearances generate the resources we need to place new orders.
We believe that together we can make the world a better place. Shopping the People Tree sale is like making an investment in a brighter future. The beautiful clothes you buy from People Tree are making a beautiful change in the world.