The first week of Fair Trade fortnight is over, but whohoo, there’s almost one entire week to go! I have set myself a Fair Trade fortnight challenge to only wear Fair Trade, organic, recycled and second hand clothing for these two weeks. This is something I try to do regardless, but I still have the odd high-street piece. Besides, it’s a perfect way to show off some of my ethical wardrobe.
A year and a half ago (jeez time flies) I was interning for People Tree and we were set the exact same challenge. I loved it. There were so many lovely sustainable fashion pieces worn by people in the office. I was the annoying person running around with a camera persuading even the shy, camera-phobic people to have their picture taken. All the images of offices staff and customers sending in their photos were put on the PT blog.
Here are my sustainable outfits from the first week of Fair Trade fortnight 2012.
Very second hand...The hat is from 'Beyond Vintage' and the bag is a second hand 'Coach' bag. Can't quite remember where I found the coat, but my guts say Brick Lane market (surprise, surprise). The scarf is from a BBC costume sale which was absolutely amazing (filled a bag full of lovely hats and a few other goodies).
A bit more second hand and some lovely hat hair. The cardy is another 'Beyond Retro' piece. The top and the long necklace are some of my cherished 'People Tree' items. The small necklace used to be my mums and the bottoms are... well... a sign that I need to stock up on sustainable trousers.
In the mood for Fair Trade. Ahem, also in the mood for 'People Tree'. My skirt, top and necklace are all from PT (and as far as I know their from three different producer groups). The scarf is one of my first second hand purchases and has stayed with me for quite a while. The slippers are not really a part of the outfit (surprisingly enough).
I feel quite 80's, a bit glam (or shiny) and a tiny bit bling Goth in this dress. Doesn't sound like a very positive description, but I love this piece.
This is me looking businessy... not sure I would be allowed to work in finance dressed like this, but I think I've done a fairly good job. The trousers were bought from a vintage kilo sale, the top is once again PT and the belt I got for free as it was going to be binned. There are a pair of earrings that are not too visible, but if you got keen eyes they are from a car boot sale.
Saturday: Nowadays Saturdays are usually spent house hunting so I completely forgot about taking a picture. It wasn’t too interesting anyway; Fair Trade sporty (a bit like the Sunday picture).
Mmmm, Sunday lazy... I usually dress more up on the weekend than during the week, but once in a while just loafing around in really comfy clothes can be lovely. The cardy and socks are once again People Tree, but the top is Asos (Fair trade and organic). The necklace is one of my DIY's
More Fair Trade, organic and vintage fashion to come…