With a beautiful sunny day, it does feel like we might have turned a corner on Winter – fingers crossed. To get us all in the mood for warmer days, here is a quick check out of our favourite ethical / green labels 🙂 The companies are all very different, from size to their raise d’etre but all creative some glorious clothes, that don’t need an explanation, their style & qualities speak for themselves 💞💞 Also check out Nancy Dee – a great choice in dresses & skirts – check out their You Tube clip 👗👗
Excellent read from @SophieBenson_ ‘Why does #ethicalfashion cost more?’ https://t.co/JkrMCTOVaE #costofashion pic.twitter.com/trF1e6vVQA — SheerApparel (@SheerApparel) October 10, 2017
Mainstream mags are finally talking about #ethicalfashion – but we’re REALLY not happy about it! See why: https://t.co/8TdHsgwGZG pic.twitter.com/C9idV3NxF6 — Eluxe Magazine (@eluxemagazine) September 19, 2017
We love the sales that come along as the seasons change. Its the perfect time to pick up some bargains which makes it much easier on the purse, allowing us to do abit more “investing” in our ethical wardrobes. UK ethical fashion brands have really solid offerings in terms of quality and style. You can now choose some great pieces that work equally well for the office and for “going out” occasions. We recommend subscribing to newsletters so you that you can keep an eye on sale times 🙂 People Tree ( a great range), Bibico (great jumpers & dresses, Nancy Dee (perfect dresses), Howies (for more a more sporty look, together with Finisterre (an eco outdoor /surf brand). And our long firm favourite Kuyichi, for great denim and organic tees.
Ethics Girls started in June 2007 and it seems both so long ago and like it was just a week ago. It’s been over 10 years of up and downs for us with most of the time getting your head down and trying to survive. Just occasionally you hear some news that takes you away from thinking about yourself and you are drawn into looking back at what has happened over the few years to the UK ethical fashion market. The news that really threw me just recently was the closure of “Who Made Your Pants?” – a truly inspiring social enterprise and co-operative based in Southhampton. Becky is the founder and we met fairly early on in our start up stages as we were both setting up co-operatives and both looking at the enormous cliff edge that faces everyone in the first phase of a start up. Becky had a fantastic idea – using fashion textile off-cuts to make pants, made in the UK by women primarily refugees who would get training and support to enrich their working lives here in the UK. Even in the title of the company, the “Who” idea stressed the importance of bringing transparency […]