Sustainable style update- April and May featuring People Tree

So we are flying through 2018! I can’t believe we are nearing the midpoint of the year. With summer fast approaching, and having just recently been on holiday my April and May purchases for my sustainable style challenge definitely are designed to go with warmer weather.

Aprils sustainable style purchase

In April I made my 1st purchase from People Tree. I have been looking at People Tree for a while now. The brand’s founder Safia Miney does so much to promote ethical and sustainable clothing, I was so pleased to actually own a piece. I bought the maxi dress in the sale and was super pleased when it arrived. Made from organic cotton, this jersey-feel dress is cut well to add a great waist silhouette and billowy skirt. The floral pattern is understated and has just enough pattern that it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I don’t wear much floral so this is a welcome change. I think I could probably wear it for work too so it really will be a multipurpose addition to my wardrobe.

image from Topshop.com

Mays sustainable style purchase

My May purchase came via an evening browsing on Ebay. Last summer before I started by sustainable journey I had tried on a dress in Topshop which I had loved but was a little bit too small, (making purchases for holiday, you have to make sure there is plenty of room for holiday treats!). Low and behold there it is was listed as brand new without tags. I snapped it up immediately. Now I know that Topshop isn’t considered an ethical manufacturer, but buying something second had reduces waste and prevents landfill so I think buying pre-worn clothes is a great way to shop sustainably. If you want to know why you should be looking at sustainable style, check out my post here for more details.

 

What’s next…

So now this year I have bought two dresses I am starting to think about my next purchase. I do have my eye on a couple of things from Know the Origin and Stalf , it’s just a case of thinking which I will get the most wear out of and ensuring I am buying pieces that I will want to wear again and again.

Since doing my sustainable style challenge I am getting much more enjoyment out of the clothes I am buying; Each time I receive a new piece, it is a real treat and something to look forward to.

To read the criteria for my sustainable style challenge click here.

Know any sustainable brands worth checking out? Please let me know and comment below.

Sally x

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