Ethically made clothing refers to the policy of ensuring that clothing (including its design, production and distribution) is made based on ethical practices such as fair working conditions, preventing exploitation (such as child labor), fair trade (where producers are paid a reasonable amount for raw product), according to sustainable production methods, protecting the environment and ensuring that animals were not harmed.

This idea has gained ground in the face of the amount of waste that the fashion industry is responsible for and the consequences of globalization where some of the world’s poorest people are exploited in creating this clothing by being paid a minimal wage in substandard working conditions so that first world countries can wear cheap clothing that they often discard after wearing only a few times. It is a recognition that the low prices we pay for clothing actually have a significant cost in terms of human exploitation and the exploitation of the environment.