People Tree is one of the best-known brands in the realm of ethical consumerism. Based in London, People Tree has been selling fair trade fashion since 2001, gaining mainstream recognition as a leader in both design and ethics. We’re excited to include them in our guide—see their full entry. (See the standards we require each store in our guide to meet.)
People Tree offers a wide variety of products for women and a decent selection for men. Many styles are classic and vintage-inspired, with some more modern and quirky items available as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
The Francesca Bow Dress is made fairly in India out of 100% organic cotton. And how cute is that bicycle print?
The Jasmine Twist top strikes a great balance between simple and statement. 100% organic cotton, made fairly in India.
These Triangle Earrings are made in Kenya by individuals with disabilities, empowering them to gain skills and contribute to their communities.
The Elvin Weave cardigan is my favorite People Tree sweater for men. Chunky knit, foldover collar, dark gray color… I can only imagine the coziness this sweater must impart to its wearer. 100% wool, made fairly in Nepal.
My only problem with People Tree is that they’re all the way over in Europe. They do offer international shipping, but all of the prices on their website are in GBP, including shipping rates. For prices in USD and a free shipping option (and free returns!), check out the selection of People Tree products on ASOS.
Note: The selection on ASOS is slightly different and more limited than the selection on the official People Tree website. They do have some killer pieces though, such as this stunning red dress.
Did you miss our last post? See it here: Shopping Ethically for Hard-to-Find Items: A Quilt Story