As an ethical retailer, it’s not only what I sell that counts, but how I live. So I thought you might be interested to see what I'm wearing for #fashionrevolutionweek.
These cocoon trousers were made by Paris and her team at Stalf Studio in Lincolnshire out of cotton/linen fabric woven in Ireland. They are the comfiest trousers I’ve ever worn and are already way past the 30 wears target even though they are less than a year old. In fact, they could probably do with a wash, but in the interests of the environment I’m trying to minimise that too.
The shoes and bag are both available on Aerende. The espadrilles are made by the brilliant ladies at Juta Shoes in London out of leather offcuts destined for landfill. Each pair provides work and opportunities for disadvantaged women and, as if that wasn’t reason enough to pick up a pair, they literally go with everything in my wardrobe. The rucksack has been made by Angela, a formerly homeless person being supported back into work by What Daisy Did in Northamptonshire. It’s made from recycled military tent fabric, so is super sturdy and will make you feel rugged. Or you could just pack your sandwiches in it and take it to work. Either way, it’s a handy thing with a heartwarming backstory.
Knowing #whomademyclothes makes me so happy. Although I still occasionally get seduced by the high street, spending more time discovering small, independent British brands, run by people who care passionately about their materials, their production methods and the way their companies operate is so inspiring. I'd love to hear your recommendations too. Shopping with intention, whether it’s for clothes, food, or homewares, is the future.