The answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
About Fair Fashionista
Fair Fashion is ethically made clothing, accessories and jewelry. That is, items made without exploiting people and the environment.
Fairtrade certifications are very expensive, and in many cases, control of compliance is limited to self-reporting or very vague control mechanisms. We believe we can do better than that on our own. Through on-site visits and dialogue with managers as well as the staff directly involved in production, we are continuously evaluating our partners and suppliers, building a longterm framework of mutual trust and understanding.
At Fair Fashionista, we offer clothing and accessories from the following four categories:
Fair Fashionista: Clothing and accessories made in close collaboration with our fair fashion suppliers. We develop the designs together and are directly involved in the entire process.
Fair Fashionista & Friends: The items in this category are sourced from artisans and small family-owned businesses, and made according to our ethical principles, but we are not directly involved in the design and production process.
Fair Fashionista v2.0: Our new capsule collection made from unrepairable, outdated or unwearable preloved clothing.
Vintage + Preloved: Vintage and preloved clothing and accessories sourced from vintage stores, pop-up charity sales and private wardrobes all over the world.
Not necessarily fair fashion, and unless clearly stated, Fair Fashionista is not affiliated with any of the brands featured in this category.
We strive to use materials that have a minimal impact on the environment. Our handwoven cotton is certified organic or wild cotton, grown without the need of excessive irrigation. We also use end-of-roll fabric and left-over fabric from the garment industry in Cambodia, so-called upcycled fabric, that we source from the local markets in Phnom Penh.
For the Fair Fashionista category, we collaborate with a carefully selected group of suppliers based in Thailand and Cambodia. Most of our suppliers are social businesses, providing employment as well as social support to their staff. Because we buy directly from the suppliers, we can keep the price you pay to rent at an affordable level, while still paying a fair price to the artisans.
When the clothes are no longer good for renting out because of wear or damage, we do our best to repurpose the fabric and make other use of the material. An old silk top might turn into a beautiful scrunchie or a hair scarf, the black dress can be used as lining for a handbag and that cotton shirt with a stain on might end its days as a beloved toy for a dog or a cat.
Renting at Fair Fashionista
Shipping is free if you spend more than $50 on rentals or purchases. Otherwise, we charge a $7 flat fee for shipping.
It usually take 4-5 business days from your order is confirmed until it arrives. You get a tracking code with your order confirmation so you can track your order online.
If the rented clothes don’t fit, you can return them at latest 48 hours after receiving, and get a full refund minus shipping fees (7USD). If you rent with a membership, we will add the Credit amount (minus 10 Credits in administration fees) + an extra swap back to your account.
We want you to enjoy your rented clothes and use the items as if they were your own. Therefore, insurance is always included in the rental price and covers all minor damages such as stains, broken zippers and buttons that fall off. If an item goes missing, or if we notice a pattern of deliberate damage, we reserve the right to hold the renter liable for the estimated retail price of the item.
You rent the items for one month (30 days) at a time. If you want to extend the rental period, send us an email, and we can arrange that.