FairFem is an online shop based in Switzerland that focuses on sustainable, fair, and eco-friendly fashion, with the goal of empowering women throughout the supply chain.
Sustainability & Fairness in Fashion
What does sustainability mean to us? Sustainability is the holistic practice of ensuring that all stakeholders (including mother nature, humans and animals) can peacefully coexist with one another. It is about ensuring that future generations are able to live on our planet with their needs met. It's about treating all stakeholders with the dignity they deserve. The brands that we select are also ethical brands. They work closely with their suppliers and seamstresses. In several cases, the jobs provided to the women at the beginning stages of the supply chain are also provided with additional life skills trainings.
The practices of FairFem are also as sustainable as possible. The environment is always forefront in our minds as we develop our processes. This includes how the clothing is shipped: in compostable mailers from noissue.co.
Femininity in Fashion
Define femininity for yourself. Every woman should feel comfortable in her own skin - which is a goal of FairFem. Choose clothing accordingly.
Empowering Women Throughout
A main theme of FairFem is ensuring women are empowered throughout the supply chain. This means the women who are working on creating the clothes to the women managing the clothing and jewelry labels. What does female empowerment mean? At FairFem, we believe that empowering a woman enhances the agency she has to make decisions on her own. This could mean providing a woman with economic opportunities for her to live an independent life. It could also mean ensuring a girl has equal educational opportunities as the boys in her community does.
FairFem strives to empower females by supporting female-owned labels, all of whom support women throughout their company's supply chain.
Not only are our brands meeting the above pillars, but we also give back to organizations that promote elements of the above. Every few months we choose a different organization to donate a portion of our proceeds toward. For instance, the first organization is Fashion Revolution Switzerland - the Swiss chapter of a global movement trying to reform the fashion industry to use sustainable and ethical practices. Upcoming organizations include those focusing on female empowerment.