Autonomie Project is a new Fair Trade fashion company offering stylish sweatshop-free & eco-friendly footwear, clothing and accessories. Launched in late 2007, the founders of Autonomie Project were inspired by the lack in the social marketplace of a truly wearable and affordable ethical clothing brand. With the strong desire to effect positive change in our world, these few good friends set off to start a small company with big dreams that aligned with the values of the growing grass-roots movement towards global sustainability
Autonomie Project supplies high-quality garments at competitive prices to consumers that wish to make purchases with a social and environmental impact without having to sacrifice their own personal style, or break their wallet. In addition to a feel-good and fun shopping experience, Autonomie aims to raise awareness about today’s most pressing global issues. We hope to inspire our consumers to take action and help us uplift the communities of workers around the world that produce our goods.
We work exclusively with small, independent cooperatives and Fair Trade-certified facilities located in developing areas of the world where we can also allot a portion of our funds to be used for initiatives that will affect their entire community, such as building a health clinic or bringing a steady water supply to a small village. We provide our workers with a fair wage so they can beat out sweatshops and enjoy a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. We assist them with the development, design, and marketing of their products so that their businesses may prosper and become thriving participants in a reconfigured global marketplace.
Eco-friendly practices are employed whenever possible at our business’s operational level as well as at the manufacturing level of all of our suppliers. We use organic cotton, all natural FSC rubber, and other eco-friendly & locally-sourced materials whenever possible to lessen our environmental impact. We never use animal products and encourage cruelty-free purchases and practices.
Our products are relevant and fashionable for today’s market – always vegan, always eco, and always fairly traded so that you can wear your values and still look good.
We are recognized in first ‘Best for the World’ List of Businesses With Less Than 10 Employees Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact (‘Best for the World’ businesses score 50% higher than nearly 2,000 other sustainable businesses in most comprehensive assessment of overall corporate impact).
Also ranked top 10% among Certified B Corps with under 10 employees.