Ethically sourced fabric refers to fabrics that are produced using ethical and sustainable methods throughout the entire production process, from the sourcing of raw materials to the final production and distribution of the fabric. This includes ensuring fair labor practices for workers involved in the production of the fabric, protecting the environment through sustainable farming and manufacturing practices, and promoting transparency in the supply chain. Some key factors to consider when determining if a fabric is ethically sourced include: Raw materials: Where do the fibers used in the fabric come from? Are they sustainably and responsibly sourced? Are the workers who harvest the fibers paid fairly and treated ethically? Manufacturing: Is the fabric produced using environmentally friendly methods? Are workers treated fairly and paid a living wage? Are working conditions safe and healthy? Supply chain transparency: Is there transparency throughout the supply chain, from the raw materials to the finished product? Are there clear and accessible records of each step of the production process? Some certifications to look for when seeking ethically sourced fabrics include: Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Fairtrade Certified Cotton OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Bluesign Certified Better Cotton Initiative By choosing to use ethically sourced fabrics, we can support responsible and sustainable practices in the fashion industry, and promote a more equitable and sustainable future for all.