I decided to take them up on the challenge and chose this gorgeous picture from chocolatecookiesandcandies.com as my street style inspiration. Breton stripes take up a good 65% of my wardrobe so this was a no brainer.
Breton shirt and coat are both from Seasalt, a clothing brand based in Cornwall with strong ethical principles. Pachacuti create beautiful, handmade hats that are certified Fair Trade. TOMS shoes are a company who have gone from strength to strength without forgetting their true brand values. As with their original shoes, with every pair of these brogues purchased, TOMS will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. The perfect pair of jeans come from PETA approved brand, Monkee Genes, and finally, the bag is by Chloe Stanyon on the ASOS Green Room.
There are some amazing ethical brands emerging; brands that focus on classic styling as well as positive supply chains. I hope this challenge raises awareness of the work brands are doing and shows people that shopping ethically doesn’t have to mean you compromise on style.