About Etiko Shoes
Etiko Shoes, found online at Etiko.com.au, is an Australian based footwear and apparel company that promises their customers that their production and products are committed to being 100% Fair Trade, through every step.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the creators of Etiko established their company in 2005 when they realized that, no matter how hard they tried, it was nearly impossible to buy sporting equipment, clothing, and footwear that they were completely confident had not been made by a child or poor worker in a developing country.
To change this, they decided that their company would be committed to purchasing Fair Trade products from marginalized groups in the developing world as much as possible, and they guarantee their customers that the majority of their purchasing is Fair Trade and in accordance with both Fairtrade Label Organization and Fairtrade USA Standards.
This company is currently selling their products for men and women including T-Shirts, Underwear, Footwear, and Hoodies, while products for children include T-Shirts and Footwear. They also currently sell Sports Balls, Sports Bags, and Sports Clothing.
Etiko promises that when you purchase from their company, you will help enable the payment of decent wages to factory workers in India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, as well as providing safe and decent working conditions and investments in sourcing raw materials that are environmentally sustainable and ethically produced.
This company does provide their customers with a large selection of products, making it impossible to cite a specific or static price for the products you will find here, especially when you take into consideration promotions or sales that take place throughout the year, as well as the possible addition of new items to their inventory.
That being said, their company does provide their customers with a way to filter their products by price in $25.00 increments up to items that cost $100.00, and then customers have the availability to search for products priced between $100.00 and $200.00. Their website also promises that all orders which total more than $150.00 will be provided with free shipping.
Their website says that, except for underwear, the products that customers purchase from this website are eligible to be returned within the first 28 calendar days of delivery for a full refund of the purchase price as long as the item is still in its new, original condition.
Customers will need to contact the Etiko Customer Service team in advance in order to organize their return, and customers should be aware that if they purchased a specially discounted item it may not be accepted for return unless it is a faulty or damaged item.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at (03) 9752 3082 or by email at Admin@Etiko.com.au.
This company is very proud to cite their awards and honors, including being the first non-food brand to gain Fair Trade certification, achieving an A+ ranking for the ethical supply chains in the 2013, 2015 & 2016 Australian Fashion Report, and winning the 2013 and 2014 Australian Fairtrade Product of the Year.
Though there are not that many customer reviews at this time, the few that are there do appear to be very positive in nature, and this company does appear to be a good option for people who are looking for Fair Trade and sustainable products.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other companies that work hard to provide their customers with eco-friendly apparel and footwear, as well as those that promise to maintain positive working conditions for their producers, so customers who are unable to find what they want from this website may have other options that will meet their needs.
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