Back in May of this year, we celebrated World Fair Trade Day and their theme, Agents for Change, by profiling independent stores that are all, in their own ways, agents for change. Each of these shops brought something new and important to the landscape of slow and ethical fashion – but the list was in no way extensive. As we enter the peak summer months of July and August, we now want to focus on some more of our brilliant stockists who are not only important to the growth of the slow fashion movement, but are also in the perfect British summer locations! The ideal destination for a summer holiday with a much lower carbon footprint.
This week we’re heading to Cornwall, one of the quintessential holiday spots. But before we hit the beach, we’re visiting Ula Clothing & Lifestyle at the Old Foundry Chapel in Hayle.
Ula is a newly established Cornish based clothing boutique based in an old chapel in Hayle. Their choice of clothing is based on customers who love clothes that reflect the country and coast but also like to dress up with the on trend prints and shapes every now and again. This includes a range of organic and fairtrade goods, alongside other boutique and independent labels around Cornwall.
If you’re in the area, here are the sales’ team top recommendations!
- The Digey Food Room is a Cafe and Luxury Food Store in St. Ives that serves their own blend of organic, fairtrade coffee. Their menu has a range of vegetarian and gluten free options, as well as serving Cornish breakfast till 3pm!http://www.digeyfoodroom.co.uk
- For a heartier meal, head to the Porthmeor Beach Cafe that has a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and a beautiful view of the sea.http://www.porthmeor-beach.co.uk/cafe/
- Looking for some culture? The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden & Museum is a must see – offering insight into the work and mindset of one of Britain’s most important artists.http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden
Ula Clothing is open 9.30 to 16.30, Monday to Saturday.