FORT Dungarees was born out of a love for simple design and production.
The dungarees are made in a Fair Trade certified facility located in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Fair wages are paid, proper holidays are given and a real sense of community is felt there. FORT work with 60 different weavers in 10 different villages. Handwaving provides jobs in rural communities helping stem the need for migration to urban cities.
The farmers that FORT work alongside do not use any pesticides or synthetic fertilisers and the cotton crop is purely rain fed, making it one of the most water efficient cottons in the world. They only use natural dyes in their striped collection, lessening the harm to the environment and the people who work with their dungarees.
Lightweight and easy to wear, Fort dungarees are a wardrobe staple. They come in 3 size options and several striped designs as well as plain black and white.
Get to know Fort Dungarees founder Sophie Franklin in our interview with her here
Based in: UK