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Spring Ethical Clothing Lust List

spring ethical clothing

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With the clocks moving forward I have started to think about blue skies and sunshine and picnics and just all round more agreeable weather for doing fun stuff outdoors.  I’m itching to get back out on my bike for after work cycles (no fun in the dark) and spend more than five minutes at the park with my girls without my fingers turning blue!

Clothing wise, after a winter spent wrapped up in several layers of knitwear, I’ve been doing a little bit of online browsing, just for fun, for more warmer weather attire.  I’ve whittled down my favourites, and come up with my Spring ethical clothing lust list.  Here’s what’s caught my eye lately:

ethical clothes for spring

This Thought Clothing embroidered chambray dress* (£79.90) is calling my name.  Although bare legs and sandals weather still seems so very very far away, I’m sure it would work with tights and boots until the weather warms up.

Lost Shapes have created this 100% organic cotton denim shirt* with a pair of cheeky screen-printed pigeons (£43) and it’s love at first sight.  My partner has a Lost Shapes t-shirt which is years old now, but still a favourite of his and still looks immaculate.  This stuff is the best quality.

I have never tried Po-Zu shoes before, but gosh these vegan and ethically made linen slip-ons* (£89) look lovely.  Definitely worth saving up for.

Also on my lust list is this pretty Mara top* (£69) from People Tree, so that I can pretend to be a free-spirited bohemian even though I’d probably be doing non-bohemian things, like the school run or putting laundry away!  I joke – it’s really pretty and it’s definitely way up there on my want list!

Last on my lust list is this Mushroom Medley organic t-shirt (£28) by the new-to-me, charmingly named and affordable ethical clothing brand Otter & Goat.  It’s covered in twelve different varieties of mushrooms so you can look like a fun guy in it!

Ok, that was a terrible pun, I’ll admit.  I’ll get my coat…!

Fashion, Life & Style

Ethical Clothing Inspiration

summer ethical clothing

Looking for some summer ethical clothing inspiration?  I’ve put together a list of lovely ethical pieces that have caught my eye lately with summer sun, lazy days, and exploring in mind.  Call it my fantasy fairtrade shopping list if you will!

ethical fashion inspiration

From clockwise:

People Tree top* (£45) – a simple classic for summer days.

Lotta From Stockholm clogs (£56.50) – a stylish sandal upgrade.

People Tree Top* (£60) If I only buy one thing this summer, it will be this top.  It’s made for picnics in the park.  Also, pockets.

Green People Organic Sunscreen* (£22.00) – Sunscreen without the nasties.

Crossed Sunglasses (£95.00) – Expensive sunglasses give me the fear that I’ll drop them, sit on them or leave them sitting on a park bench.  One day I’ll reach Grownup Level 10, where I’ll be incredibly responsible with sunglasses, and consider a pair of these beauties.

Veja Trainers (€75) – for off road adventuring.  And vegan friendly.

ethical clothing lookbook

Komodo Checked ‘Wendy’ Dress (£48) – this checked dress has my name all over it, quite literally.

Monkee Genes Jeans (£40) – for a smart alternative to denim.

Here Today, Here Tomorrow Tote Bag (£105) -for carrying sun screen, glasses, a good book and other summer in the park essentials.

Beaumont Organic Cotton Dress (£109) – be still my beating heart.

Thought Organic Cotton Trousers* (£59.90) – cotton trousers for days when you don’t want to get your legs out, or when it’s too cold for dresses.  Because let’s be realistic for just one second: summer in the UK isn’t all sunshine and blue skies!

 

What are your plans for the summer?  We plan on sorting out our garden, tending to the allotment, spending sunny days in the park, taking day trips to Fife and East Lothian, and taking a wee holiday on the west coast.  Roll on the nice weather!