As you may know if you are a regular reader of my blog I am such a big fan of ethical clothing brand People Tree. In the simplest form because they produce beautiful fashion whilst being fair trade but once I'd got to know the brand and founder Safia a little more the brand became more than that to me and I became even more inspired to share their ethos with my readership.
I'm so honoured to be featured in her new book Slow Fashion which you can find here* which included the double page spread you can above. You can actually get 15% off anything in their full priced range using the code TLQ15
I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of their previous launches (at Zandra Rhodes penthouse no less, to celebrate her new collection) it was there I heard talks from Safia, Zandra, Lucy Siegle and Rebecca Pearson. I was seven months pregnant (and pretty emotional about most things if I'm honest) but it was as if hearing them talk about ethical fashion with such passion reminded me of the things I care about too. It's really easy to forget who makes your clothes (I'm very guilty of this at times) but I now try as much as possible (actually in honesty I could try harder) to shop with this in mind.
On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was then that Fashion Revolution started the campaign #whomademyclothes. If you follow their IG account they've been asking people from the 18th-24th on Instagram to ask the question to the companies that made the clothes they were wearing over these days. I asked on Sunday if you want to see my outfit and the answers given.
Unfortunately not all the companies I asked answered but People Tree and also the boot company Seven Boot Lane did and I found it fascinating who had actually made them!
the beautiful Rebecca Pearson featured above check our her YouTube channel here
Safia has also started a kickstarter campaign here to raise money to start a 'slave to fashion' campaign highlighting and raising awareness about modern day slavery in the fashion business.
I've not had a chance to read through much of the book yet as I've not had much of a chance to read anything (or drink a hot cup of tea) with two littles around the place but I'm dipping in and out and so far finding it a fascinating and inspiring read.
Do you think about who makes your clothes? Do you think it would impact you to shop differently?
As always you can get 15% off People Tree clothing with the code TLQ15