It’s no secret that 2021 has had its challenges. For People Tree, though, it has also been a year of celebration and reflection, as we marked our 30th birthday. It has been a privilege to share our journey with so many people over the last three decades. The world and our industry looks a lot different to how it did when we started. Thanks to you we have been changing the face of fashion, showing that ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly fashion can look and feel beautiful.
From our farmers growing GOTS certified organic cotton right through to our #LovePeopleTree network of customers around the world, People Tree truly is a community from start to finish, striving together for a better fashion future.
Come with us as we review 2021, and look forwards into the new year.
Supporting our community
As with 2020, in 2021 we have focused on supporting our producer partners through the global pandemic. The People Tree Foundation has worked closely with suppliers like Creative Handicrafts, to provide them with extra support when needed.
The wellbeing of our partners and all involved in our supply chain is a top priority, working safely together, adhering to local restrictions while manufacturing our collections. We are truly grateful for your support this year, especially at times where delays have resulted in collections arriving later than anticipated.
Continuing our work towards a more sustainable future
Our standards have always been high, because nothing less will do. In 2021 we have continued to be active members of a number of groups and organisations campaigning for social and environmental justice.
Alongside maintaining our strict fairtrade and environmental standards, we’ve continued our work towards better environmental and ethical credentials. In 2021, People Tree introduced natural cotton denims that are free from dye. You will also see new Eco Verde Recycled Sewing Thread in our collections from 2021 onwards.
Collaborations and exclusives
This year we created a special collection of exclusive styles for ASOS for AW21. People Tree also launched several beautiful archive print collections, as part of our ongoing partnership with the V&A.
It doesn’t stop there, we have exciting plans for People Tree in 2022. There are a number of new sustainable practices that will be introduced into our production process. Our much-loved essentials range will see gorgeous new colourways. We are excited to introduce a number of new hand craft skills in our upcoming collections, with support from our artisan producer groups. 2022 will also see beautiful new V&A archive prints, in SS22 and AW22.
People Tree will also be expanding our offering to our lovely audience around Europe and beyond. We are excited to get to work, continuing our efforts to make fashion fairer and more sustainable.
Thank you for your ongoing support, you make all of this possible! We look forward to all we will achieve together as part of our #LovePeopleTree community in 2022.