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Spring Ethical Clothing Wishlist

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I’m trying to be on a buy nothing new (or secondhand) clothing diet right now, but I’m only human and can’t help but notice all the pretty clothes coming out right now from ethical clothing retailers, as part of their spring ethical clothing ranges!  Retailers have definitely managed to kick the tie-die trance trousers reputation that ethical fashion once had right into the past.

I’ve put together my fantasy spring ethical clothing shopping list in case you’re looking for some ethical inspiration – all £50 or under:

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Orla Kiely T-Shirt (£36) from People Tree* – I have a bit of a thing for Orla Kiely’s beautiful prints and I love her newest collaboration with People Tree.

Peter Pan T-Shirt (£45) from Bibico – This just looks so easy to wear, and great to dress up or down.

Bicycle Belle T-Shirt* (£25) from Howies* – Isn’t this just the sweetest t-shirt?

Nomad Maya Jeans* (£21.95) via Ethical Superstore – I’ve featured these jeans before, but it was worth adding them again as they are currently on super sale in sizes 14 and above.

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Mero Tote* (£49) via Ethical Superstore – This tote bag is currently out of stock but back in 11 days if you’ve got your heart set on it.  It’s a bit of a multi-tasker too – it’s reversible (to red) when you want to change things up!

Leaf Print Dress* (£39.90) from Braintree Clothing* – I’m a sucker for a good print and this dress is pretty much perfect.  Wear with the Nomads cardigan below and you’re sorted!

Cardigan (£50) from Nomads – If I was buying anything new right now it would definitely be this beauty.  Light enough to wear as a cardigan but with the look of a smart jacket, this would be perfect for my work/going out wardrobe.

3/4 Sleeve Merino Top (£45) from Finisterre – stylish and cosy, and most importantly ethically made and guaranteed to be non-mulesed.

Also, as I was putting this ethical spring clothing guide together it struck me that pretty much everything I’ve picked out is blue!  I’m not sure why I’m so drawn towards all things blue right now?!

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Fashion Conscience

For quite some time now I’ve been recommending Fashion Conscience as a great website stocking a wide range of ethical fashion.  Undoubtedly they do stock a great range of ethical fashion, however a reader got in touch today alerting me to their allegedly terrible refund process.  I say allegedly as I’ve never had to return anything to them, but the reader directed me to this review website with, at time of writing, 39 terrible reviews about the Fashion Conscience return process, with people waiting months and months to get a refund on unsuitable purchases, and about orders not arriving.

Not wanting to rubbish them on the strength of one site I did a search on Twitter to see what people are saying about Fashion Conscience and quite a few tweets backing up the review website appeared:

fashion conscience reviews

Interestingly I’ve also noticed that Fashion Conscience don’t appear to reply to any tweets, positive or negative.

Ethical fashion needs fair and ethical companies running them, and I’m disappointed to see these allegations against them.  While I have no way to verify if these claims against Fashion Conscience are true or not, in light of the lack of responses to customers on Twitter I feel uneasy directing readers towards their site.  I have removed their affiliate advertising from my sidebars, and over the next little while will be going through my archives removing any affiliate links I may have added.  I also won’t be adding any links to their site or recommending them in future ethical fashion posts until things change.

All is not lost: I’ll continue to highlight all of the great ethical fashion companies out there on Moral Fibres (of whom there are many), and in fact I’ve got a great giveaway coming up on Monday with a fantastic ethical fashion retailer whose customer service is second to none!  Check out my ethical fashion category to see other great ethical retailers.