15 Sep 2009

You Need Your Greens Too!

Hi there gals, I decided to try and balance our Style diet with a few delicous green and ethical picks today, its a really great feeling buying clothes that don't compromise on Style, but enable the people who make them to live dignified lives, or keep our precious planet healthy, to pass on to future generations.My Dad is Nepalese and lives in his home country of Nepal (I was born in the UK), some of you may have heard of, home to the Himalayan mountains and one of the poorest countries in the world. Gradually things are improving in Nepal as more and more co-operatives are set up which ensure men and woman receive a fair days pay for making their beautiful handmade garments.Giving us all somthing to smile about.
I just had share some of these beautiful bags from ethical clothing company Hug, I think their silver wrapper bag is pure genuis (made from crisp packets) and metalics are set to stay. Next up is this sweet organic cotton dot bag, I love its mosaic like quality, followed by this stunning Peacock purse in shimmering turquoise which, would you believe it is under £6.00! I have a feeling Koralee might quite like this!Their felt Emily bag is so clever, it combines the structure of a leather bag with the softness of felt, it comes in chocolate also. Moving onto Autumn /Winter wear, hopefully by now, there is not a sniff of a candy/chocolate bar in sight, as you are feverishly fixated on my hot and healthy Style picks. Just think the extra pounds/dollars spent on chocolate/candy could mean that you could start to build up some juicy ethical buys.Ok starting with sweaters we have a hand knitted designer led, ink black tank and sweater with pretty embroidered detailing on the front of the tank and as a necklace feature on the sweater, made in Nepal, all by People Tree. Next I have a whole host of lip smacking lovelies for you, how about this hand woven dogtooth dress with contempory silk paneling on the shoulder or this handwoven rich magenta and orange totem dress ( one of my personal favourites). I was inspired by People Trees flamboyant beautifully made Kimono Style pieces, both the Kimono top and dress are made from organic cotton.The Kimono dress showcases, sections of striking red, black and white striped paneling and could be worn for either day or evening with the right accessories and the blouse is feminine but strong and as you can see works really well with black.  Im sure this will delight you gals who love black, Angela Henrie springs to mind! My finale pick is this stunning reycycled teardrop sari dress, in red black and grey.If all else fails and you simply couldn't resist the chocolate/candy, why not go for a Divine chocolate/Candy bar its fairtrade! Visit People Tree at http://www.peopletree.co.uk/ or Hug at http://www.hug.co.uk/
Just wanted to say a big thank-you to all of you who take the the time to read my Style posts and for following me, I really appreciate it and I enjoy reading all your comments, you are one Stylish bunch!  Sx   

15 comments:

bryna said...

love all of this!

The Girl of Make Believe said...

Coolness, as always :D

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, what a deliciously sweet post and so informative. I love the photos especially that of the sweet delights. I must agree with you that bag is Koralee!!!! My absolute favourite bag is the light blue one and of course all the clothing. Great post my blog friend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess xoxoxo

Maria Confer said...

This is such a wonderful post. It's too often that I don't stop and think about how my fashion purchases are effecting the environment and other people.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Arianna Belle said...

Beautiful picks! Especially love the kimono style pieces :-)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello hello, lovely to meet you!

I so need a passport to style and now I have you!

Sarah :D

Heather Cameron said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - now I have found you! Bravo on the cool and savvy posting. I'm all for this kind of fashion. But it still gets smeared with yogurt by my daughter.

Beach Vintage said...

That little sweet shop trolley is adorable.

Dragonfly said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks for stoppin by my blog!! Hope you visit again soon :-)
Your blog is wonderful - I'm gonna follow so I'm kept completely up-to-date on how to look fab!
Cheers, Karen

Sher said...

Lovely 'green' picks, Sharon! My favourite would have to be the peacock purse, it's so pretty:)

Oh, the dessert you saw on my post is actually a thai dessert with water chestnuts called thap thim krop. It's very yummy, my favourite dessert:)

Eden said...

everything is so cute and looks good enough to be eaten! and those flat loafers with the digital photo of jellybeans is beyond belief:)

xxoo
eden
http://chicinthetropics.blogspot.com

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Gorgeous picks! And great reminder of being more aware of what we are buying :)

UnoCosa said...

absolutely deliciously written - great great post! xoxo

koralee said...

You are way too cute...yes yes that bag would me one of my picks...so pretty and blue! I also think my students would just love me to wear those jellybean shoes to school! Lovely post once again my friend...so thoughful and insightful!

Jui Juicebox said...

wow wow wow
Love the stripy dress the best, so cool C:

fashionable frolickers

This chic little rectangle is just waiting to be filled with your thoughts ....