Ethically Made Clothing is a movement to ensure that child labor and “sweatshop” conditions are not part of the production process. Major labels and top brands are obligated to ensure that the products they sell in the United States are not products of child labor, slave labor, or other third world conditions.
Ethically made clothing can include the materials. Groups who are against the use of animals in the manufacturing process oppose fur and these groups oppose other unethical materials such as alligator skins and cowhide leather.
The concerns for both humans and animals make ethical clothing a popular segment of the clothing market. While the cost of these items might be a bit more the relief and knowledge that they are not made from animal parts or in substandard facilities by child or slave labor in third world conditions.