On my second day in London, we decided to head out to Kew Gardens to do a little fair fashion outfit shoot. I had never been before and it was the perfect backdrop for what we intended (yes, I’m wearing a palm top on purpose ;) I must admit, I always feel slightly awkward in front of the camera, but people have seen stranger things in London, right? I’m actually planning on sharing more sustainable outfits in the future, so I guess I should just get over myself!
Anyway, to the outfit: You might know that I’ve started shopping for only sustainable or second-hand garments a little over a year ago. Of course, I have done my research over the last few months. Gladly, I already found a few favourite fair and sustainable labels. Some examples are People Tree, Armed Angels, Veja or Jan N’ June. They are all stylish and yet affordable so there’s actually a lot to choose from!
On my first London day, I also bought my very first Matt and Nat bag. I got at a sample sale and can’t stop wearing it now. All of these brands produce ethically and with mostly with organic materials. Of course it’s a little more expensive, but it’s great fun to collect and find beautiful pieces. Do you have any fair favourites at the moment?
Shirt: People Tree | Coat: Jan’ N June | Bag: Matt and Nat | Shoes: Veja | Jeans: Asos | Necklace: Borrowed from a friend.
People Tree | Fair fashion label from Great Britain. The shirt is organic cotton and made by Assisi Garments, a social enterprise from India.
Jan’ N June | Fair fashion label from Germany. The coat is from their last collection and not available anymore, the current pieces are beautiful as well though! Read the interview I did with the Jan ‘N June girls over here!
Matt and Nat | Vegan and sustainable handbags from Montreal, Canada.
Veja | Fair sneaker label from France, made in Brasil.
Asos | Online retailer from the UK, not fair/sustainable in particular.
In kind cooperation with People Tree.
Hanna’s Places is a green lifestyle magazine written by Hanna Ulatowski. It’s all about slowing down in a fast-paced society and finding ways to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.
May 5, 2016
Oh yes please! More sustainable fashion – really enjoyed being introduced to these brands!