Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Ethical Picks: People Tree S/S17

This is my first post here about ethical fashion. After watching The True Cost documentary in my textiles class I decided that if I was to be going into the fashion industry, I should be going into it demanding change. You could say I am entering on an ethical fashion journey. Slowly but surely I am starting to shop more ethically and sustainable. The first step was just shopping more consciously, in terms of considering whether I needed that sixth summer dress or that tenth jumper. I am now thinking like this every time I shop and I sometimes cave and I sometimes do not, but actively considering your impact on the world is part of becoming a conscious shopper. I will definitely be talking about this in more detail in other posts, but today I'll be showing you my top picks from People Tree's spring summer 2017 collection.

People Tree is an ethical fashion brand founded by Safia Minney over twenty-five years ago. They work closely with their manufacturers and all other stages of their Fair Trade and organic supply chains to ensure their clothes are ethical and sustainable. I am loving their range at the moment so I thought I would share some of their pieces with you. The prices range from about £25 for a t-shirt to £100 for a dress. Obviously, this is the more expensive end of high-street prices but they are good quality. They also have great sale prices so check those out! The cuts and prints this season really appeal to me as they are classic but still on trend and all the pieces would look amazing casually and dressed up, meaning you will wear them a lot more. As well as clothing, People Tree do some really pretty minimalist jewellery that I want to get my hands on. However, my very very top pick would be Safia Minney's  book "Slow Fashion." If you're interested in the fashion industry I would definitely recommend reading this book, I haven't finished it yet but I am loving it and I'll put up a review as soon as I have (though this may take a long time... I am a sloooww reader). See you soon with another post! 

All images from People Tree

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