Fashion, Life & Style

Six Ethical Jumpers for Autumn

autumn ethical jumpers

What’s the weather like where you are?  Right now, at time of writing, it’s definitely jumper  weather here in Edinburgh.    I’m sitting in my big woolly jumper, socks on, and with a cup of tea in hand, trying to decide if it’s too early to fire up the wood burning stove. I’m thinking it’s probably not too early – there is a definite chill in the air!

I have a couple of cosy ethical jumpers in my drawer – some from ethical retailers and some from charity shops/eBay – and I’m considering adding another to my jumper collection as I wear them so often.  If you too are in the market for a new jumper to see you through the cool days and nights, then here are six ethical jumpers I’ve come across that are as stylish as they are sustainable:

Ethical Jumpers for Autumn

cosy ethical jumpers

This stylish Gilpin Crew jumper (£75.00) from Finisterre is made from felted lambswool for extra softness and the stripes add an extra bit of interest.

The Fairfield jumper* (£64.90) from Thought is made from 100% certified organic cotton and comes in the most beautiful autumnal hue.

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This apple print jumper* (£85) from People Tree is a bit thinner, but would be perfect for work when worn with trousers or a skirt.  At the weekend pair it with jeans for the perfect casual weekend outfit.

This black woolen Mara jumper (£79) from Bibico has a cropped cut and the pocket is a cute extra.

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The Kingfisher jumper £35 from Rapanui is made from 100% certified organic cotton in an ethically accredited wind powered factory.

The Sibu jumper (€62.40, and 10% discount if you sign up to newsletter) from Two Thirds is Scandinavian inspired and is just the thing for cold days.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to light my stove!

ps: see my guide on how to wash wool to keep it looking good for longer.

Fashion, Life & Style

Women’s Fairtrade Fashion Picks for Autumn



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I’ve got some fairtrade fashion picks for you today because I’ve been in window shopping mode lately, dreaming of some lovely ethical additions to my wardrobe!

It’s been a little while since I did an ethical fashion post, and I guess for good reason!  Clothes shopping hasn’t been the closest thing to my mind, not least because of my ever expanding waistline!  This pregnancy has been very different to my first, from very different food cravings/aversions, to differing energy levels (non existent this time around!), to how quickly my bump has grown.  I started to show very quickly this time around, and I feel so bumpy compared my first pregnancy.  I’ve even recently been asked (twice!) if I’m sure I’m not pregnant with twins, which is always a delight!

I had been squeezing into non-maternity clothes for as long as possible, but now that I’m down to a few maternity friendly wardrobe staples I have been window shopping about the kind of things I would like to be wearing this autumn!  Now if only these fairtrade fashion picks came in maternity versions…!

Wendy’s Fairtrade Fashion Picks

fairtrade clothes for autumn

I’m in love with this Seasalt corduroy dress (£75)!   Isn’t it the most perfect autumnal print, and looks so cosy!

I’m a fan of layering t-shirts under cardigans come autumn time, and this dove print t-shirt (£30) from People Tree would do the job just perfectly!

For casual weekends this rust coloured Nomads top* (£29.95) would be perfect paired with some jeans.

This Komodo jumper* (£31.45) would be such a nice piece for work.

I still haven’t tried out these Nomads skinny jeans* (£39.95) (and it’s going to be a while yet before I can!) but they look so lovely!

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Another beautiful autumnal dress (£59.95) from Seasalt.  Seasalt are definitely on to something good with all the autumn prints this season!

I love a good pair of casual trousers, like these ones from People Tree* (£48), for lazy weekends and days at work when I don’t have any meetings.

This Braintree Clothing dress* (£59.90) might just be the dress of my dreams. Stripes?  Check!   Three-quarter length sleeves?  Check!  Peter pan collar?  Check!  Pockets?  Check!

How cosy does this Komodo jumper* (£47.50) look?  I would live in this all autumn and winter, with some skinny jeans or some leggings.

This Braintree Clothing skirt* (£49.90) is pretty much perfect!  Sadly so perfect it’s only left in limited sizes.  The dress* of the same print is available in a wider selection of sizes if you’re smitten too!

What are your fairtrade fashion picks for autumn?