The burgundy Caroline top of People Tree is made of 33% organic cotton and 67% Tencel. This longsleeve has a high neck, long bell sleeves and a figure hugging fit.
The bell sleeves makes this long sleeve a bit more feminine, a great look with a high waist pencil skirt for the office. But wear it with jeans and sneakers for an everyday look.
This London based brand creates beautiful garments that are a living blueprint for their core values: people and the planet are central to everything People Tree does. The garments are hand crafted in organic cotton and sustainable materials, using traditional skills that support rural communities. People Tree is the pioneer in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion. For over twenty years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce a collection of ethical and eco fashion.
What makes organic cotton a better choice than conventional cotton? First of all, organic cotton doesn’t need chemical fertilizers and less water to grow. Secondly, when cotton is organically grown the land stays fertile for a much longer period of time than when conventional cotton is grown on that same field. Growing organic cotton has a positive effect on the lives, health and incomes of the farmers. And organic cotton is healthier for the wearer!
Lyocell or the branded name, Tencel®, is a more environmentally friendly substitute for viscose. It is of botanic origin, since it is extracted from the raw material wood. Tencel fabrics have a beautiful drape, allow your skin to 'breathe' and don’t absorb odors. The fabrics has a luxurious look and feel and is very comfortable to wear!
Tencel is sustainable because the fabric is biodegradable, made of renewable material and attention is paid to sourcing wood pulp from sustainably managed forests. Other environmental benefits are that there is no bleaching needed before processing as the fiber is very ‘clean’ by itself. The energy, water and chemical consumption is reduced to a minimum due to the unique closed loop production process. And you can launder clothing made of tencel effectively at a low temperature.