Tag: fair trade

Tencel for People Tree Crowdfunder

I’ve been a fan of People Tree for over ten years. I believe that we need to shop ethically and consciously so that every part of the supply chain is treated fairly. No matter what we do, we all consume and that’s not going to change any time soon. Therefore, I think it’s important that we consume as consciously as possible. I always try to make sure I buy clothes that are fairtrade and organic cotton. This is one of the reasons I like shopping at People Tree so much because they are super concsious and always trying to be more environmentally friendly. This is why they launched their Tencel for People Tree Crowdfunder.

People Tree Tencel crowdfunderPeople Tree Tencel crowdfunderTencel is made from wood pulp, so is completely sustainable. The process of turning wood pulp into fabric is also environmentally friendly, as any solvent used within the process is almost 100% recycled. As someone who is increasingly environmentally aware of the damage humans have, even without realising it, this is the perfect fabric for the environmentally conscious shopper.

When I heard about the crowdfunder, I thought it was a great opportunity to help develop the use of Tencel. People Tree have developed a small capsule collection using Tencel and as response to this has been good, they want to expand the collection. I’ve donated as I think this is a really worthwhile campaign to get behind. I think we need to start using more environmentally friendly fabrics so that we reduce our impact on the planet wherever we can. Why not head over to the crowdfunder page now and take a look? Be quick though, as there’s only a few days left to donate.

Winter Stripes from People Tree

Hello, my name is Cathryn and I’m a stripe addict. Yep, there’s no such thing as too many stripy tops in my book. And just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t wear stripes. So when the lovely folk at People Tree asked me to pick something from their Autumn/Winter collection, I knew that I wanted this stripy dress. It can be dressed up with pair of boots or dressed down with a pair of trainers, ballet pumps or wellies, which make it ideal for dog walking.

Alma Cardigan in greyBlack people tree leggings Malena Stripe dress in black

{c/o Malena Stripe Dress – Was £65, now £32, Alma Cardigan in grey – £68, Black leggings – £26 : All from People Tree. Hat, made by me, using this pattern, Hunters boots, similar found here. Dachshund scarf was a Christmas present from my Mum. No idea where my coat is from!}

I bought the leggings to go with this dress, but leggings are becoming a staple in my wardrobe, as they’re comfy and can go with so many things. The cardigan was a present from my mum, along with the supercute scarf. This coat is my only winter coat, bought originally for dog walking, as it’s got deep pockets for all the usual junk I carry with me when walking Poppy. All the People Tree items are made with organic cotton and are Fair-trade, which is another reason why I love them!

Autumn Layers

Autumn is here and playing havoc with my wardrobe. Chilly mornings, warm days with a heavy downpour thrown in for good measure. What is a girl to wear? Well, normally I relish the new autumn/winter catalogues dropping through my letterbox. However, I suddenly realised that as I’m now vegan, woolen jumpers, scarves, coats and mittens are all off limits to me know. Does that mean I can no longer enjoy the warmth of a new jumper? Or the comfort of a cosy knit? Absolutely not. Here are a few of my favourite, autumnal, vegan, ethical layers. Perfect for whatever the weather throws at you.

Vegan Autumn Layers

{Riva Long Line cardigan in Winter White – People Tree £75 // Rashida Roll Neck Jumper – People Tree £68 // Delamere Cardigan – Seasalt £59.95 // Frigate Jumper – Seasalt £49.95 // Little Grebe Smock – Seasalt £49.95 // Classic Fit Triangle Geo shirt – Fat Face £35 // Heritage Zip Thru hoody – Fat Face £45}

As you would expect, I’ve focused my shopping on my three favourite ethical shops: People Tree (organic cotton, fair trade), Seasalt and Fat Face. All the garments are made with cotton so no animals are used at all. With clothing like this, why do you need to use animal products at all?! I didn’t think the hardest part of being vegan would be saying no to woolen jumpers, but these clothes make it a bit easier. I’ve already got myself the (c/o) People Tree Rashida roll neck jumper and can swear by how warm and comfy it is. Perfect for those chilly mornings. Am now on the hunt for a smart winter coat that is vegan friendly, which can only mean more time looking at clothes. A tough job, but someones got to do it!

If you fancy getting yourself 10% off your People Tree purchases, use the code CC10 at checkout, giving you more money to spend on yourself!

Tuesday Treat – Vego Bar

On Saturday, Phil went to Witney to have a mooch about Rapture record store. While he was there, he popped into Beanbag Natural Health shop and bought me loads of vegan goodies. One of the best things was this amazing vegan chocolate bar, which as a new vegan, is simply out of this world.

Vego bar

(Apologies for the crap pic – it was late and the rugby was on!) Chocolate and hazelnut bars have always been a favourite of mine and the Vego bar means it will remain so. Some vegan chocolates are okay, but lack the creaminess you get with regular chocolate. This has not such problem. It’s the closest taste to regular chocolate I’ve had so far. Plus, it’s fair-trade, so ticks my ethical boxes too. (Oreos, you really need to sort your ethical shit out, m’kay?) I had the mini bar, but don’t be fooled by the name. The mini bar is almost a bit much in one sitting, as it’s quite a chunky bar, but I struggled on through, with a delicious glass of Terreo Malbec vegan wine from Ocado to wash it down with. Delicious!