What the Papers Say…

As the New Year is creeping up on us, we have decided to reflect on the fantastic coverage we have recently had.

During the summer we featured in The Times Style magazine displaying our ethical trainers in their men’s section. In October our Fairtrade Hi-Top trainers were vibrantly presented in the Telegraph’s Christmas Guide and Marie Claire included us in their ‘guilt-free guide’ to Christmas presents for their December issue.




Fellow ethical company People Tree also featured our eco-friendly trainers in their Autumn Winter 2011 catalogue! We are very excited to see what 2012 brings us and will keep you updated with our news along the way. Keep an eye out for our products in the media and let us know your thoughts!







We wish you a Merry Christmas from us here at Fair Corp.

Check out our range of ethical trainers now!

Christmas Delivery Times

We realise Christmas can be a chaotic and crazy time – there is, after all, so much to organise and enjoy! Fair Corp are trying to make this frantic, festive season that bit easier for you by offering 1st Class Royal Mail delivery until the 21st December and next day confirmed delivery on 22nd - 23rd (order cut off by 2pm on 23rd) so you can be assured to get your last minute buys in time for Christmas Day!

Why wait?

However, if you want to be organised now, check out our fantastic ethical and eco-friendly gifts in our Christmas Shop!

Grab a great bargain today for the perfect ethical Christmas present for him, the best eco-friendly Christmas gift for her or a fab Fairtrade Christmas gift for kids!

Pants to Poverty!

Just in time for Christmas, Fair Corp are offering you a new line of ethical, Fairtrade fashion in the form of organic underwear! We are selling a fantastic range bought to you by our friends at Pants to Poverty who are passionate about making poverty history.

Their Fairtrade pants are cool, classic and completely ethical, so not only will you look great wearing these timeless pants but you will feel great and guilt-free too!

£1 is donated to the Pants to Poverty charity for every pair sold which supports their farmer projects in India.

We are offering a great, new range of the Pants to Poverty’s collection available for both men and women. Take a look at the classic, Fairtrade and organic cotton pants today for the perfect ethical Christmas present.

Red Light Campaign Fashion Show

Last week Fair Corp’s friend Jo headed to East London for Traffick-Stopping Vintage – an ethical fashion event organised by Red Light Campaign.

Using ethical fashion to bring the issue of human trafficking to the fore, the Red Light Campaign was encouraging consumers to question the labour behind the label, and promoting beautiful clothes which are made from sustainable fabrics by fairly treated workers.

Held in the glamorous Avalon in the heart of Shoreditch, the evening started with talks from Ann Hamilton, the General Manager of the Human Trafficking Foundation and sustainable fashion expert Amisha Ghadiali. This was followed by a catwalk featuring leading ethical designers such as From Somewhere, People Tree, and ETHLETIC as well as donated products from Lily Cole which were auctioned to raise funds for the campaign.

ETHLETIC trainers looked great on the catwalk, paired with a cropped bomber jacket and faux leather leggings.

The show raised approximately £2,500!

After the fashion show we caught up with Talia Chain, founder of Red Light Campaign who told us all about their passion for ethical fashion…

Why did you feel it was important for Red Light Campaign to focus on sustainable fashion?

Firstly Red Light Campaign understands the excitement and draw of fashion which engages people in the way other mediums cannot. Fashion has given us a platform in a wider audience to bring to the fore issues about human trafficking.  Secondly, ethical fashion asks the consumer to question the labour behind the label and the ethics of prioritizing, consumption and production over humanity.

Red Light Campaign promotes the idea that a beautiful piece of clothing can be made from sustainable fabrics, by fairly treated workers and will last through the seasons moving from one loving owner to the next.

What are your favourite ethical fashion brands?

Well we love so many! I started buying ETHLETIC trainers long before I knew much about ethical fashion - they are great. The ethical fashion boutique Fashion Compassion sell beautiful clothes and we also love some of the bigger names such as Ada Zanditon, Emesha, From Somewhere and People Tree.  One of our favourite new designers is Jennifer Sturrock who sells stunning jewellery as well as clothes.

What are the charity’s plans for the future?

The charity has a variety of plans for the future.  We are looking forward to collaborations with other human trafficking charities where we will be showcasing our photographs as well as coordinating another fashion show next year in time for anti-slavery week. During Christmas and the New Year we will be expanding our exhibition by working with the Helen Bamber Foundation’s photographic society. The foundation is focused on the rehabilitation of survivors of torture and, among many other projects, co-ordinates groups where the survivors have a creative outlet. The society will be taking photos, which we will add to our exhibition under their name, about their identity using their relationship to clothes.

Finally, Fair Copr readers would love to keep updated on your news – do you have plans to hold any other ethical fashion fundraising events?

Definitely. We have had much interest in doing collaborations with ethical fashion designers for the coming year which we are in the process of organising.  We will also organise another fashion show on a larger scale in time for Anti-Slavery Day next year jointly with another charity soon to be announced.

We can’t wait to hear more from the Red Light Campaign – so watch this space and check out our range of ETHLETIC ethical trainers now!


(Photo - Claudia by Michael Baron)

Fair Christmas Countdown!

Christmas is all about giving and here at Fair Corp we are feeling very festive. We are giving away a prize a day from Monday 5th December till Friday 23rd December which is our last day of ordering before Christmas!

Keep your eyes open on Twitter by following us @ETHLETICshoes and Facebook  for your chance to grab a last minute freebie to give to your friends and family this Christmas! We’re giving away everything from fantastic organic socks to our classic Fairtrade trainers and sportsballs.

Don’t miss out – comment on our daily Facebook notices or retweet us on Twitter to enter in our regular Christmas competitions.

If you fancy giving your loved ones an ethical gift anyway – check out our fantastic Christmas Shop and order before the 23rd December* to receive your gifts in time for Christmas for those last minute buys. 

We wish you a very Merry Christmas from everyone here at Fair Corp Towers!


Terms & Conditions:

  • Prizes are subject to availability
  • Restricted to one winner per day
  • All competition entries will close at midnight of the day they were posted
  • Winners will be announced the day after the competition is posted
  • One winner will be selected at random from either the Facebook or Twitter entries
  • Last day of competitions is 23rd December 2011
*We are offering standard delivery (Royal Mail 1st Class) until 21st December then next day confirmed delivery from 22nd to 23rd by 2pm.

Happy Socks for a Happy Christmas

Fair Corp is delighted to be selling a range of ethical, organic socks that will make your Christmas that little bit merrier. We offer a choice of three styles to choose from.


Affirmation Socks - Turquoise / Aqua

Firstly, the Affirmation socks range comes in a variety of vibrant colours that will leave you smiling throughout the day just like this organic Turquoise / Aqua sock shown here.

Tucked out of sight, the words ‘TODAY I WILL SMILE AND FEEL GOOOOD!’ give a cheeky hidden message to brighten up your festive season without anyone else knowing why!




What Lies Beneath - Orange / Slate Socks

The What Lies Beneath styles are great gifts for the smarter-sock wearer with a hidden cheeky side.

They reveal a sneak peak of an animal image covered by the rest of your shoes.

They also come in a variety of contrasting colours on a black, organic cotton sock like this Orange / Slate sock shown on the right.

Have a look to see which style is your favourite!




Proportional Socks Charcoal / Pink / Green

The final range we offer is a Christmas fave – the Proportional Striped Socks. These fab feet-warmers are not only a fantastic ethical present but illustrate a fun or interesting fact through the proportion of each stripe!

An innovative and exciting idea that gets everyone chatting.

These organic striped socks shown on the left are the popular Charcoal / Pink / Green style - an instant Christmas classic.




Not only do the Socks for Happy People range look great, they are all made with organic cotton and come in recycled packaging making them an excellent eco-friendly Christmas gift.

If you’re just as excited as us – take a look at the full range of Socks for Happy People here to grab a great ethical Christmas gift or simply to spoil yourself.

Top Ten Ethical Christmas Gifts


Fairtrade Fun Ball

1. Fairtrade Fun Ball

A fab ethical Christmas gift for kids, this Fairtrade football is great for younger kids, with its colourful spotty design. This Fairtrade football can also be used as an educational Fairtrade toy or for Fairtrade games at home or at school.

This ethical football is also an eco friendly Christmas gift as the rubber inside the football is made from FSC certified rubber.

So choose an ethical gift for kids this Christmas, buy a Fairtrade Fun Ball as a Fairtrade Christmas gift now.



Kamikaze Airlines Organic T-Shirt

2. Kamikaze Airlines Organic T-Shirt

A fantastic organic t-shirt from our friends at Kamikaze Boarding. An ideal organic Christmas gift for him. The t-shirt is made from 100% certified organic cotton and manufacturers achieved a 90% reduction in their carbon footprint. What better way to buy an ethical Christmas gift than with a guilt-free conscience and a great, green grab!

Check out a great ethical Christmas present with this organic t-shirt now.




Organic Green / Pink / Charcoal Proportional Socks

3. Organic Green / Pink / Charcoal Proportional Striped Socks

These Socks for Happy People socks are a fantastic ethical twist on a classic Christmas gift. Made with organic cotton and recycled packaging this is the perfect eco-friendly Christmas gift for him or for her. Not only are these organic socks vibrant and stylish, they also illustrate a fun and interesting fact displayed through the proportion of each stripe.

Grab this great ethical Christmas gift today to make your Christmas that bit merrier!



Fairtrade Organic Hi Top Trainers Black & White

4. Fairtrade Organic Hi Top Trainers Black & White

For a festive Fairtrade Christmas gift look no further than these classic stylish trainers. Made with Fairtrade certified, organic cotton and FSC certified rubber these eco-friendly trainers make the perfect ethical Christmas present for all.

Make your ethical Christmas merrier with these Fairtrade favourites, take a look at these Fairtrade trainers now!




Organic Turquoise / Aqua Affirmation Socks

5. Organic Turquoise / Aqua Affirmation Socks

These vibrant socks are a brilliant ethical Christmas gift for everyone. These Socks for Happy People socks will brighten up any Christmas stocking with their hidden message reading ‘TODAY I WILL SMILE AND FEEL GOOOOD!’

Grab a fantastic eco-friendly Christmas gift for all the family today and receive high quality, fun socks in recycled packaging. A guilt-free ethical Christmas gift that everyone can enjoy.

Check out this fab organic socks for the perfect eco-friendly Christmas present here.



Fairtrade Organic Low Top Trainers Red

6. Fairtrade Organic Low Top Trainers Red

Take a look at this festive Fairtrade Christmas gift for everyone, these ETHLETIC Low Tops in Cranberry Red are a great, guilt-free buy for your loved ones. They are made with Fairtrade certified, organic cotton and FSC certified rubber with built in arch support for extra comfort. So not only are they the perfect ethical Christmas present, they look and feel fabulous too.

Grab these stylish, ethical trainers today and finish off your Fairtrade Christmas shopping today.



Fairtrade Mini Football Ball

7. Fairtrade Mini Football Ball

For a fantastic Fairtrade Christmas present for kids check out this hand-stiched Team Mini Football. Made with FSC certified and Fair Trade rubber this is a great children’s Christmas gift from toddler to teen. The Size 1 ethical football is a great way to help develop early kicking, catching and throwing skills.

Check out this brilliant eco-friendly Christmas gift now to make your family festivities merrier!



Kamikaze Women’s H20 Organic T-Shirt

8. Kamikaze Women’s H20 Organic T-Shirt

This classic, Kamikaze Boarding t-shirt is a lovely ethical Christmas gift for women. It is made from organic cotton and the manufacturers achieve 90% reduced carbon footprint when making it a fab eco-friendly Christmas present.

For a fave ethical Christmas gift, take a look at Kamikaze’s organic t-shirt.





Fairtrade Pro Football

9. Fairtrade Pro Football

ETHLETIC presents their best quality, hand-stitched football - a brilliant Fairtrade Christmas gift for him. This top of the range, ethical football is Fairtrade and FSC certified making your conscience guilt-free when buying this Pro football.

Grab this Fairtrade football to bag the best eco-friendly Christmas gift for the men in your life today!




Fairtrade Organic Kids Hi Top Trainers Black & White

10. Fairtrade Organic Kids Hi Top Trainers Black & White

Here is a classic Christmas gift for kiddies. These stylish trainers are made from Fairtrade certified, organic cotton and FSC certified rubber making them the best ethical Christmas gift for children of all ages. Not only are they eco-friendly and stylish but they have built in arch support for extra comfy running or playing.

Get a fantastic Fairtrade Christmas present for kids this year - check out these classic trainers now to grab an ethical gift bargain.




Check out our ethical Christmas Shop for more fantastic ethical and eco-friendly Christmas gifts for him, ethical gifts for her and Fairtrade gifts for kids!

We offer a great new range of organic socks and organic t-shirts for him and organic t-shirts for her as well as our classic Fairtrade trainers and Fairtrade sportsballs.

So get browsing and get buying in time for a festive and Fairtrade Christmas!

Tavernspite Kick Off Fairtrade Football Challenge

Year 2 Class

Tavernspite County Primary School has taken up a Fairtrade football challenge, after a return visit from Voluntary Fair Trade Wales School’s Speaker, Sharron Hardwick.

During a whole school assembly Sharron shared some football facts, noting the vast difference between the meagre 22p wages paid to some football stitchers per ball, compared to other football workers. Reporting on her experience working for Stoke City FC she comments on the large fees paid for players like Wayne Rooney who are rumoured to earn £120,000 per week.

“Fairtrade and football are often not linked. Working for a Premier League football club makes me feel even more responsible for speaking out about the unfair wages paid to football stitchers. We must act, support and buy Fairtrade in football; otherwise this unfairness will continue to go unnoticed.” said Sharron Hardwick.

The Fair Trade Wales assembly, and a Year 2 lesson, were taught the difference which Fairtrade makes. Fairtrade helps communities by providing premiums, monitoring working conditions and ensuring fair pay. A living wage is given so workers and producers can afford accommodation, health care and school fees; meaning children can go to school, rather than working to bridge the deficit.

Youngsters Working Hard

Sharron has high hopes of promoting Fairtrade in football, supported by Fair Trade Wales and Relief and Development Aid Agency Tearfund. Plans are to ask Pembrokeshire and Stoke–On-Trent schools, Church groups and amateur football clubs to support Fairtrade in football campaigns and use Fairtrade footballs.

If enough support is generated, Sharron will approach the Football Association asking them to consider using Fairtrade balls. The F.A. control which balls are used by football clubs in their games and could be using Fair Corp’s Fairtrade footballs.

“I have a dream to see 100% Fairtrade in football. This is a massive challenge! Local teams like Kilgetty A.F.C, Haverfordwest County and Tenby A.F.C have shown interest; now local schools are getting on board. I hope support will grow, and our desire for fairness is heard.” concludes Sharron.

Blog and photos by Sharron Hardwick.

Check out our range of Fairtrade Footballs or our producer stories to learn more about Fairtrade. 

Salvation Army Rugby Balls

Salvation Army Rugby Ball

Fair Corp is excited to celebrate our collaboration with the Salvation Army. We have made 300 Fairtrade certified rugby balls designed to suit their iconic red and white stripes.

The Salvation Army aim to help and advise those who need it the most. Whatever their circumstance or background, the Salvation Army will listen and provide support. It is a great charity and Fair Corp are thrilled to join forces with them.

Our bespoke sportsballs have been made with Fair Trade construction, making them the perfect ethical alternative for club and school’s use.

Check out our other Fairtrade rugby balls here.

If you are interested in our bespoke sportsballs please find further information on our Promotional Footballs page.

Celebrate our Website Launch and Save 25%

To celebrate the launch of our fantastic new website we are offering you a huge saving of 25% on all our products. All you have to do is use voucher code SAVENOW at the checkout.

Our ETHLETIC Fairtrade trainers are a great Christmas present for kids at the bargain price of £7.50 with our 25% off voucher code. Or grab some eco-friendly, organic cotton Adult Low Tops for just £33.75 (normally £45).

If you’re football crazy, or know someone who is, our ETHLETIC Ethical Funball is also just £7.50 when you use voucher code SAVENOW.

Hurry though - this offer is only valid till Sunday 6th November 2011 so get your ethical Christmas presents early and shop today.