Who Are We?
One Planet Apparel was born in early 2015 by two budding entrepreneurs in Basingstoke, Chris Wallace and Henry Nicholson with a passion for equality and fair trade.
The story began in the pub, as most good stories do... After a few pints and heated discussions about the worlds issues and how we'd go about solving them as one does down in the local, we decided to do something about it.
Using what we know about design, current trade situations and business, we started a clothing brand. Thus, OPA was born.
We started the company based on our core values: Saying No to slavery, making a difference in the clothing industry and we both wear a lot of black... So it was easy to realise clothing was the way forward. We spent a few days pulling together some partners that could provide us with what we wanted to create, 100% fair trade cotton shirts, natural ink screen printing,
Help us in our mission to rid the current world of slavery and support ethical trade.
"HELP OTHERS ACHIEVE THEIR WORLD AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE WORLD YOU ASK FOR."
Who We Support
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.
We all have a right to a safe and healthy work environment, a living wage, a legally binding contract. We all have a right to be free from discrimination and harassment, to choose our work freely. We all have a right to fair and reasonable working hours. And our children have a right to go to school.
FWF have adopted a robust policy with regard to the following minimum social responsibility criteria: