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Slow Fashion from People Tree

January 4, 2014

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I’ve taken the Year of Ethical Fashion (#YOEF) pledge for 2014, which has been launched by Pip Lincolne on her Meet Me At Mikes blog. If you want to join in, you can sign up here and there is also a facebook group.

If I’m looking for things to wear I will only:

a) Buy from ethical makers or
b) Buy second-hand or
c) Make it myself or
d) Wear things I already own or
e) Borrow or swap garments with friends

This week, I’ve treated myself a ‘Slow Fashion’ t-shirt from People Tree who are ethical makers. This t-shirt is made from burgundy Fairtrade certified organic cotton, which is lovely and soft. The shape is very flattering, so I will get a lot of wear out of this.

I love the ‘Slow Fashion’ logo. The About People Tree webpage says the following:

People Tree is a different kind of fashion business. We give customers an alternative to fast fashion. The fast fashion industry is fueled by insatiable demand for cheap clothing and accessories. Fast fashion has a devastating impact, from sweatshops and child labour to pollution and global warming. Slow Fashion means standing up against exploitation, family separation, slum cities and pollution – all the things that make fast fashion so successful.

 

A Year of Ethical Fashion 2014

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2014 6:10 pm

    I do this already 😀 I love buying clothes from charity shops, mending and sprucing up new clothes.As a dress and skirt wearer mostly my only thing I tend to buy regularly new is tights.I have found thicker tights last longer but not every day requires thick tights.I think I’m going to join in so I can pick up some new tips.

    • January 5, 2014 9:58 am

      I’ve always been impressed with your second-hand style and I’d definitely be interested to see more blogposts from you on this topic.

      As for tights, I’m going to try some cotton tights from Natural Collection. Will let you know how I get on with them.

  2. January 4, 2014 6:12 pm

    What a great sentiment…

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