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Sleeves of the week! People Tree ‘Lauren Sweetpea’ dress, £65

By Lauren Bravo on May 18th, 2013

Fairtrade, eco-friendly and frankly, fierce – this week’s sleeved dress is giving Laurens a great name

Lauren sweetpea dress People TreeYou don’t get a lot of Laurens in fashion. Lauren Bacall was pretty much flying the flag for stylish Laurens by herself for several decades, before Lauren Hutton joined the cause in the ’70s and Laurens Goodger and Conran (they’re probably friends, right?) took up the torch in recent years. But on the whole, Laurens don’t have a whole lot of representation out there – even with Lauren Bush Lauren nobly taking taking husband Dylan’s surname to raise awareness twice over. Of course, myself and all the other Laurens in the world held our breath for her to go the whole hog and just be ‘Lauren Lauren’, but you can’t have everything.

Anyway, this is all by way of introducing our latest Sleeves of the Week, which is this frankly awesome frock by People Tree. It also happens to be called ‘Lauren’. With my wonderful co-editor Daisy Buchanan never more in vogue thanks to The Great Gatsby, it seemed fortuitous that the loveliest dress in my inbox this week also has my name. BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THAT.

If you haven’t yet discovered People Tree, it’s definitely time to. The “pioneers of sustainable and fair trade fashion,” they’ve been making clothes in partnership with farmers and artisans in the developing world for over 20 years. Everything’s made with fabrics and methods that bare minimal environmental impact – and they’ll have maximum impact on your wardrobe because the designs are damned nice too.

This jersey number has my second favourite sleeves, bracelet-length (balloon sleeves are my first favourite) and a beautifully flattering fit in a print that manages to be both fresh and springlike, but also suitable for the steeliest of grey-skied days. It’s also got that rarest of things, a high-but-not-too-high neckline that won’t squash your boobs into an unfortunate lump.

Basically, it would almost be unethical for you NOT to buy it… but then, I would say that. It’s a Lauren thing.

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Top five ways to get the best ethical look this summer

By Andrea Petrou on June 16th, 2011

CiCi organic pleat summer dress

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Smarten up that summer eco wardrobe with this frock from Asos

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ShinyStyle Loves: People Tree SS2011 range

By Andrea Petrou on May 16th, 2011

Cropped jacket in navy pinstripe £85

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Trend alert: Eco chic

By Andrea Petrou on January 5th, 2011

Daisy Chain Organic dress

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Go girly and ethical with this dress from People Tree

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Emma Watson to show off her People Tree SS2011 range at Royal Show

By admin on August 19th, 2010

Does Emma Watson ever stop working? Not only has she been endlessly promoting the next installment of Harry Potter, whipped up a beauty storm with her new cropped hairstyle and auditioned for the part of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo but she’s also now pushing her range of ethnic clothing for People Tree.

The line is set to make its catwalk debut next month but instead of going down the London Fashion Week catwalk, Emma has decided to show off her SS2011 range at The Prince of Wales’ A Garden Party To Make A Difference.

The eco festival held in Prince Charles’ private gardens will play host to Watson’s ethical range on September 12. However, Emma’s busy schedule means she won’t be able to attend.

“I’m so thrilled that People Tree will be showing the spring/summer collection at A Garden Party To Make A Difference. I think The Prince of Wales’ initiative is such a brilliant idea and I’m thrilled,” she said.

We can’t wait to see the new togs Emma.

First Looks

Emma Watson for V Magazine

By Andrea Petrou on February 4th, 2010

Emma Watson’s come along way from her Harry Potter days, taking on a range of modelling jobs and designing a collection for ethical clothing company People Tree.

We’ve watched as she’s grown from a bushy haired teen to a groomed glamorous lady fronting high end campaigns for Burberry.

However, just as we thought she couldn’t get anymore ladylike the actress appears in smudged eye make-up and smeared lipstick in an arty eight page spread for the new issue of America’s Vs magazine.

Not only is the vintage clothing and make-up a huge step from her Burberry campaign, but for once Emma actually looks like she’s having fun. There’s no smoldering looks on this spread.

Visit the V Magazine website for more images.

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First looks: Emma Watson’s ethical range for People Tree

By Andrea Petrou on January 14th, 2010

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Emma Watson’s not been off our fashion radar this month with ad campaign shots and backstage videos for Burberry coming out in drips and drabs over the past few weeks.

However, this time she’s back on our pages for creative and modelling reasons. Sneak previews of her awaited ethical collection for People Tree have hit the online stands and at first look we can say these togs, modelled by Emma, are looking fashionable and comfortable.

The collection, which was announced back in September last year, is claimed to be 100% ethical with fair trade groups using organic cotton to make the clothes by hand. Apparently the work put into the range also helps improve the lives of disadvantaged workers in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

And we also love the logos, which include quirky phrases such as “Don’t panic, I’m organic.”

We can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures but until then we want to hear from you. Is this just another celebrity designer trying to get onto the fashion bandwagon?
Take a look at the two pictures and let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.

[Via The Times]

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