In 2005, after not being confident that he could source sportswear of footwear that he knew hadn’t been made by an underpaid worker or child in a developing country, Nick Savaidis set out to offer an alternative. Family-run Etiko uses fair trade and responsibly sourced materials to create products that empower the farmers and workers in their supply chain.
Operating for more than a decade, Etiko identifies its greatest achievements as:
Being the first non-food brand to gain fair trade certification (Australia/New Zealand/Pacific region)
The first eco-friendly range of footwear (Australia/New Zealand/Pacific region)
Teaming up with worker-owned co-operatives in Argentina
Helping fund the creation of more than 300 micro businesses in Pakistan
Achieving A+, the highest ranking for the ethical supply chains in the 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Australian Fashion Report (p.s. there was no report in 2014).
Being the winner of the 2013 & 2014 Australian Fairtrade Product of the Year.
Etiko is a certified B Corp and has a 'Great' rating from trusted ethical ratings platform Good on You. The brand once again received an A+ rating in the 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide published by Baptist World Aid Australia.