We all know fashion comes with a price, but what come across as a good deal for us doesn’t always mean a good deal for those who have put the garment together. It’s something I’ve been concerned with for a while but I have found it difficult to find some good eco items.
Starting this journey I was struck at how tricky it was to find fun, affordable fashion that has little impact on our world. A few of the blogs I’ve come across that specialise in eco fashion I’ve found to sometimes come across a little preachy. Whilst it’s great to highlight the social and environmental impacts fast fashion can have, what I wanted from these blogs was the chance to find companies who are respecting communities and combating environmental damages. This is what I hope to achieve with my blog.
Now, I’m not saying I am an expert, and I know it won’t always be easy and I’ll cave and buy high street purchases, but by thinking more about my fashion choices and incorporating more and more sustainable items to my wardrobe, as well as making some of my own, I hope I can start making a difference.
My first foray into eco fashion bought me to People Tree, a beautiful brand that respects people and the planet. They are recognized as pioneers in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion, and for over twenty years have partnered with artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion. They stand up against exploitation, family separation, slum cities and pollution (things that make fast fashion successful). They are there at every step of the production process, from the farm to final product, ensuring Fair Trade and eco friendly actions at each stage.
Here’s a peak at what People Tree have to offer for Spring. (I cannot wait for the Orla Kiely dresses to arrive!)
Doesn’t it make you want to pack a little bag and head off on a beach hut holiday. I cannot wait for spring to arrive.
Are you picky about where you shop? Have you ever bought anything from People Tree? Can you recommend any sustainable brands? I’d love to hear what you have to say on the issue.