Here at People Tree we are very lucky to have some wonderful UK stockists, some of which participated in celebrating and promoting Fairtrade Fortnight. We were of course thrilled at their efforts so wanted to shout about it and tell you all what’s been happening with our independents!
69b – London
69b is the epitome of sustainable style, a very cool and very exclusive boutique in East London’s Broadway Market they stock contemporary brands all engaging in sustainable practices, somewhere People Tree is very proud to sit. The founder Merryn Leslie has a wealth of experience within the fashion industry working for the likes of Vogue, i-D and Harpers Bazaar; she knows how to combine the latest trends with key pieces in a sustainable and conscious manner.
69b shared People Tree’s organic and fairtrade cotton video with their customers and chatted about Fairtrade Fortnight on their blog raising awareness for the Fairtrade mark and organic cotton.
Fair – Brighton
Fair is a wonderful ethical boutique in the heart of buzzing Brighton, they opened their doors back in 2008 and have succeeded in bringing ethical fashion to Brighton ever since. They have an incredibly loyal customer base and you can see why as the boutique is a Fairtrade haven and a great fusion of fabulous fashion and excellent quality Fairtrade product including People Tree!
Fair is an award winning boutique who regularly involves themselves in supporting Fair Trade movements so of course celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight was top of their agenda! Fair organised a beautiful evening at the internationally recognised Silo restaurant, a pre-industrial food system that generates zero waste, in Brighton’s trendy North Laine. They had talks from various speakers from the University of Brighton, the NHS, Brighton Fashion Week as well as some local champions of sustainability such as TV Presenter and Eco Designer Oliver Heath, Jarvis Smith and Katie Hill editors of My Green Pod and creator of the PEA Awards and also Cat Fletcher who was part of the amazing Brighton Waste House team who all discussed benefits of supporting ethical businesses. The evening was also about enjoying and learning more about ethical fine wines from a professional sommelier not forgetting Silo’s delicious canapés & dipping breads to accompany it. Peeking through, you can see our Lizzie Horse Dress, Fiona Horse Top, and Cora Stripe Skirt.
Indigo – Oxford
Oxford is the home to Indigo, a boutique full of unique wonders from all over the world, one of those wonders being People Tree. Indigo is the perfect take on contemporary fair trade style, they have a gorgeous boutique which not only stocks irresistible fashion but crafts and homewares as well.
A keen supporter of Fairtrade Fortnight they have dedicated their windows to support the cause and have created a wonderful display featuring our new seasons Hand Knitted Cora jumper.
Written By Abbie Tanner – Wholesale Executive