People Tree SS15 #whomademyclothes?

Saturday 25 April 2015

Yesterday marked the 2 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed 1333 people and injured more than 2500. On 24th April each year, Fashion Revolution Day hopes to bring everyone together to help raise awareness of the true cost of fashion. They want companies and consumers to ask "Who made my clothes?"

By asking this simple question, we can create a change in the industry and also celebrate those who are already supporting sustainable fashion. My favourite eco-brand is People Tree. They have a great SS15 range and each item comes with a description of where/how it was made. I wore this beautiful new tunic yesterday, Instagrammed a selfie with the #whomademyclothes hashtag and they responded with some interesting product details!

People Tree Spring Summer 2015
People Tree Cassidy Tunic
Cassidy People Tree
People Tree dress (c/o) - Olivia Burton watch - Accessorize hat

"Your dress was made by a social business in Bangladesh named Kumundini Welfare Trust. The pattern was created using block printing, which was done by hand. The dye used within this process is eco-friendly, azo-free dye made from natural products, such as flowers and leaves. This ensures the workers are safe and not exposed to harmful substances whilst they are producing the garments, and also lessens the chances of any skin reactions being experienced by the wearer." - People Tree.

Fair trade fashion always gives me the warm and fuzzies but knowing the story behind a piece makes it that little bit more special. This summery Cassidy Tunic also comes in red/white and I adore the fit. It's the perfect holiday dress, I'll definitely be pairing it with some gladiators when I get some Spanish sun next month.

I agree we need to start questioning where our fashion comes from and it's scary to think most companies don't even know themselves! Ethical fashion can cost more but as Vivienne Westwood once said, "Buy less, choose well and make it last". 

Do you believe in sustainable fashion? Are you a fan of People Tree?

T - Grateful to the artisans at Kumudini!


  1. I love that dress on you, Tara! It looks fantastic. That leather wrist wrap is so pretty too. xxx

  2. This dress is so nice, I love the design and it's great to see that fashion celebrates sustainable style whilst remembering those lost

    Lauren x

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  3. What an amazing concept/idea. I can't believe it's been two years.. It feels like yesterday since I heard the news break! You look lovely, and I love those sandals xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. So happy that you feature People Tree on your blog! I wish there were more ethical options on the high street too but it seems to limited! xxx

  5. It's great to see sustainable clothes! It's a great concept for sure :) And it's also a great dress which you rock! It goes really nicely with the sandals too to make such a lovely spring look xxx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  6. People Tree are a greta brand. I wish more brands were like them.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  7. Ramida Dusdeevutikul25 April 2015 at 17:23

    great look! love your hat!

  8. I have been really interested lately in finding ethical clothing to wear. I mean, I go for cruelty free cosmetics and skincare so why shouldn't I do the same sort of thing with clothes. The only problem is the price point for the sustainable fashion brands seems to be so high and I don't really have a huge budget. But I certainly don't feel comfortable when I walk into the usual high street chains any more. :/

  9. I had heard of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on 25 Mar. 1911 but had not read about the more recent Rana Plaza building collapse in the Savar Upazila of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 April, 2013 before, and am glad attention is being brought to it on Fashion Revolution Day. I'm afraid there are an awful lot of garments still being made in bad or dangerous conditions for very little pay in many locations around the world. Living in the country with the highest percentage of its population imprisoned, I consider that allowing the utilisation of prison labour by corporations is also a big concern.
    I love the print on your People Tree Cassidy tunic and applaud your conscientious fashion choice.

  10. This is such a great idea! I feel strongly that the background of a piece, and all of the communities that play a role, shouldn't be overlooked. People Tree get a thumbs up from me :)


  11. You look awesome! <3

  12. Felicity & Lauren26 April 2015 at 10:37

    Amazing! We think it's so important that we become more aware of these issues - particularly clothes from the high street. You look incred!

  13. That's such a great initiative by People Tree, I'm really keen to buy something from them reading this. You look lovely in the tunic. Sophie x

  14. what a great and thoughtful idea. love the dress, it looks great on you :)

  15. Wonderful look and so summery! Can't wait for the weather to get warmer. It's a great initiative from People Tree to raise awareness where our clothes come from. I make more effort to look out for local produced fashion or fashion made in the UK. Hope you're well and we'll speak soon x

    Caz | Style Lingua

  16. Absolutely love the dress, it's fab on you :) I love People tree, and love their campaign towards making clothes with the fair trade initiative! More brands should adopt this approach!

    Serene xoxo

  17. Roxii Hoare-Smith26 April 2015 at 22:26

    That dress is gorgeous, love the pattern. Such lovely photos x

  18. Simplicity at it's best! You look incredible!

    Tatyana x

    Secret little Stars

  19. Simoni Papaefstathiou27 April 2015 at 09:56

    It is really interesting to know how the dress was made, and what techniques they used on it!
    It is scary sometimes to think, if the makers who create our clothes are working under good circumstances or not, and maybe we need to take more time to invest on fair trade brands like People Tree!!
    The dress is beautiful! I love the combination of beige and blue and the different pattern on the hem!!

  20. Ahhhhh, love this brand way too much. It's so important to know where things are coming from and the effect is has on our world. So excited to see brands trying to make a chance for the better, and love how they give so much info on the garment. And of course, adoring this dress on you!!

    xx 365Hangers

  21. This is such a beautiful move and thought! Loving the prints of that dress. They actually remind me of Matisse! x

  22. Ooh People Tree have some really beautiful pieces, you look stunning! Xo

  23. Love this dress, especially the colours - blue and white are always a winner for me. The idea behind the dress is lovely too!

    Faye x

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