Whilst I’m incredibly conscious about using cruelty free cosmetics and household goods, I could probably be a little bit better at choosing more ethical fashion pieces. So many of us shop on the high street, nab a bargain in the sales but really the huge mark up on the clothing (even at sale prices) is still a lot more than the minuscule wage someone is paid in a sweat shop.
For this reason, I started to shop more ethically and I now buy a lot of my items from charity shops or from made in Britain fashion houses and designers. But generally it can still be difficult to know where the clothing has come from. And I still get some things from the high street.
Luckily, there’s been an influx of fair trade fashion brands such as Nomads Clothing, who are a British brand with a uncompromising fair trade policy. They ensure all factories are up to their policy’s standard and even pump their profits back into their overseas charities. And the materials they use the most, like cotton, is sustainable fair trade certified which means it has little environmental impact and doesn’t touch a drop of pesticides or chemicals. They know exactly where their clothing has come from, their workers are paid a fair wage and we the consumer know what we’re buying.
Nomads kindly got in touch and offered me the chance to review some of their clothing and as I was off on holiday I chose a couple of pieces from their summer collection. I picked their beautiful maxi peasant style dress from their beautiful fair trade dress collection and a printed waistcoat come scarf to style for a fashion shoot on the blog.
As an independent brand, they’re competitively priced with brands like TopShop and Urban Outfitters, but in my opinion better made. Which is obvious from the quality pf the materials and the way they’re put together.
I took them both with me on holiday and here’s how I styled them.
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What did you take on your holidays with you?