We are halfway through Fairtrade Fortnight and work has been busy and encouraging with loads of workshops in Schools, helping young people connect to fairtrade and ethical issues - I love watching people hear stories of how our stuff is made and start to understand how important their choices are as consumers - no matter what age. I also love that we can punctuate the year with important issues like fairtrade and certification and bring them into the light a bit more. This time last year I was a week or so into my 'Wear Your Wardrobe' Challenge; it's hard to believe a year has gone by so quickly!
I sometimes wonder if people still believe the myths that ethical fashion is hard to find, not stylish or affordable. I hope my blog posts on this stuff helps to dispel those as they are just not true anymore.
One of the ethical fashion brands I keep coming back to is People Tree - they debunk those myths with ease and are really leading the way in bringing sustainable fashion into the mainstream. I had a nosey around their newly released SS15 collection and it is a DREAM! Beautiful palates, prints and fits.
Have a look at some of my stand out favs from the new arrivals:
Working clockwise from top left:
+ Colour Block Pouch in Gold - How simple and striking is this clutch? Love.
+ Bardot Breton Top in Navy - A classic breton top is a wardrobe essential, so easy to wear with just about anything. ESSENTIAL. This one is perfect.
+ Penny Top in Blue - love the subtle print on this top - would be great for throwing on with some casual skinny jeans or dressing up with heels.
+ Lizzie Dress in Pink - I can't stop thinking about this dress. The colours, the print - it is just beautiful, don't you think?
I hope these show just how beautiful and on trend ethical fashion can be - People Tree especially. I love their transparency and dedication to building a brand that doesn't cut corners and can be confident in the sourcing and manufacturing of their products.
Have you been able to mark Fairtrade Fortnight in any way? You still have a week (and a lifetime) to do something!
*believe it or not, this post is not sponsored by People Tree!