Here’s this week’s Thursday update for A Year Of Ethical Fashion on a very hot Melbourne day! You can sign up and join in any time and go ethical for one whole year (or more!) Follow along with the #YOEF tag via social media and/or join our Facebook group here!
Here’s what I’m liking this week (notice that ethical doesn’t have to mean fugly, hempy or lumpy!)
Elena Chiesa bags are all handmade in Elena’s East London studio. I love the satchels A LOT. Don’t you love a satchel? I also think the cotton canvas bags are a really cool shape. Visit Elena’s Etsy store here to see these and some other great bags too!
Super dooper cute fair trade baby and kids wear from Growing Up Wild. They have a whole bunch of tees, grow suits, blankies and more. Perfect for the ethically dressed kid in your life!
This Etsy store supports the women of the Hmong Hill Tribes of Thailand. They used to make their living from the opium trade, but now they support themselves creating and selling handcrafted pieces. There are so many different styles to choose from. You really should click through, read more about this project and snap something up for you or a friend.
Natalie Estlick designs and makes all of these Sister Organics frocks herself. She’s from Bristol in the UK. I’m totally partial to the tea-dresses and am going to save up for one of my own. Nice one, Nat!
I’m a little bit in love with these lovely leopard sandals. They are designed in Australia by the clever, crafty people at The Horse. They have heaps of other good things, in case you are feeling a bit trigger happy with the ‘Pay Now’ button!
Have you been thinking about shopping more ethically, fashion-wise. It’s really not as hard as you think. You don’t even have to shop.. you can swap, recycle or make-do if that works better for you!
What’s your fave pick this week?