Passion Lilie has been on my list of stores to check out for a while, and I finally got around to it this weekend. I like what I found!
Passion Lilie offers women’s tops, bottoms, dresses and scarves, all of which are produced by a World Fair Trade Organization-certified artisan group in India. Their style is similar to Mata Traders: beautiful and bold block-printed fabrics, some retro influence, and simple shapes.
I am all about these prints. Passion Lilie sources their fabric from fair trade cooperatives in India and aims to support traditional art forms like hand block printing and ikat dyeing. (Did you know the ikat process is similar to tie-dye? I didn’t!) Passion Lilie also works to reduce the environmental impact of their products by minimizing water and energy usage during production.
Passion Lilie’s collection is on the small side compared to some other brands we’ve featured, but I like that they maintain a relationship with one particular producer group and put their focus into improving that community and reviving that culture’s traditional arts. They’re a small business, but they’re creating a big impact through their commitment to their core beliefs and relationships.
As for the price point, Passion Lilie’s regular prices on clothing are a little more than I like to spend, but they do have several items on sale for about 15% off, which makes the prices easier for me to swallow. Compared to ultra-high-end ethical fashion brands like Amour Vert and British imports like People Tree, Passion Lilie’s prices are definitely within the realm of reason.
- Phoebe’s Shirt
- The Hepburn Skirt
- Felicity’s Vintage Dress
- Berry Arrow Dress
- Floral Ocean Scarf
- Fleur de Lis Scarf
- Pollock Purple Scarf
Which item is your favorite? I’m drawn to the Hepburn skirt as part of a cute workday outfit.
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