{Around the Globe} People Tree: A Beautiful Change

Monday, July 8, 2013

This week were heading across the great Atlantic Ocean to England where we'll explore a youthful eco brand, an interactive slow fashion blog + a British boutique boasting loads of fun fashion.

Today's eco brand is the popular UK label People Tree. Exciting things are happening over at PT: collaborations with cool designers like Orla Kiely + Peter Jensen, hip look books that inspire {so I don't find myself scratching my head + asking, If she doesn't look good in it, how am I supposed to look good in it?} and an open invitation to learn how to use fashion as a tool.

According to British journalist + environmentalist Lucy Siegle, founder Safia Minney of ethical fashion label People Tree "turns the conventional view of the fashion landscape upside down [and] gives it a good shake....And this is genuinely liberating."

From our friends at People Tree:
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.

We make beautiful garments that are a living blueprint for our values: people and the planet are central to everything we do. Our garments are hand crafted in organic cotton and sustainable materials, using traditional skills that support rural communities.

We provide exclusive fashion while at the same time we improve the lives and environment of the artisans and farmers in developing countries. While many fashion brands talk about corporate social responsibility or ethical fashion, we go further. We follow the principles of fair trade in every aspect of our business. All of our products are made by artisans and producers who work to fair trade standards. 

Are you ready to slow down? Click on over to People Tree for some ethical goods.

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