Happy Birthday Alek Wek!

Happy birthday today Alek Wek. Alek is the vivacious, eternally high-cheekboned supermodel from Sudan who went from refugee to catwalk star and made history when she appeared on the pages of Italian Vogue and then the cover of Elle Magazine.  What we admire about Alek is that she refused to let the world or the media define her by the colour of her skin.

Sustainable Floral Dress
People Tree Shelli Floral Dress in 100% TENCEL Lyocell

People Tree Sale

Now to other hot sustainable fashion news – People Tree, pioneers of fair-trade fashion and organic cotton have a flash 20% off dresses sale which ends tonight! We like this wildly pretty, charismatic, sustainable summer dress inspired by a carpet of wildflowers in a sky blue Lycocell print which makes us feel uplifted just gazing at it! Lycocell is made from sustainable wood pulp.

Empowering Women Out of Poverty

The Shelli dress by People Tree, sings the song of springtime and endless summer days. When you buy this dress you are supporting the creative handicraft skills of communities of women in the slums of Mumbai. The dress is available in sizes – 8-16, priced £95.00, with 20% off until tonight.

Fiorentina Lace and Crochet Intarsia Cardigan by Peruvian Connections

Now let us share one of our fashion best-kept secrets Peruvian Connections. This American, artisan fashion house celebrates the slow craft skills of Peruvian weavers and knitters and the lustrous natural beauty of Pima Cotton and sustainable alpaca. The spring/summer collection is filled with rare, hard to find, forever, slow, fair fashion pieces. There’s 20% off selected garments until tonight. You could invest in the Fiorentina heirloom cardigan, in a boho, Pima Cotton work of art – an opulent, magnetic tapestry of – rose, sage, merlot, gold, and black with hand crochet scallop work. Price, £560.00 with 20% off.

Sustainable Floral Dress
People Tree Shelli Floral Dress in 100% TENCEL Lyocell

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Written by Alison Jane Reid. Research and assistance by Millicent Wellington, a graduate in fashion and textile design from Manchester Metropolitan University.