The relaxed, bohemian feel of this dress is why we'll be packing it on our next vacation. Cut from a breezy organic cotton, it has wide sleeves and folkloric florals across the neckline.
This dress is hand made and hand embroidered by Swallows, which is a Fair Trade group working with women in rural Bangladesh. Swallows creates unique garments using traditional handskills, including hand weaving and embroidery.
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!