Month: November 2014

SUSTAINABLE ELEGANCE – PEOPLE TREE’S PERFECT CHRISTMAS DRESSES

With Christmas fast approaching, People Tree, the sustainable and Fair Trade fashion pioneers, offer perfect Christmas dresses for every occasion.

People Tree is the go to for sustainable elegant party dresses. For the office party or even mince pies and mulled wine with friends, People Tree has the perfect piece to complete any event. Zandra Rhodes with People Tree lightning bolt prints from the 60’s adds pizazz to any Christmas party. Cat, horse, rose and tree prints are sure to spark conversation.

Christmas time is when you can wear that perfect smart but snug dress to keep you warm, comfortable and stylish in the office. People Tree has you covered, from the classic little black dress in 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton to its sexier bold sister in red with cute diamond detail. People Tree dresses for Christmas come in flattering twist details, sweet leaf prints in festive colours and gorgeous silhouettes. These office numbers feature stripes, hounds tooth, moon prints and soft brush check. Hand woven fabrics add texture and uniqueness to daywear.

Whether you are an urban or rural explorer People Tree has the ideal dresses for that special Christmas walk. Pull on a black staple polo neck dress in organic cotton. For some chilly cheer People Tree offers the ultimate cosy winter Kimono dress with cute graphic animal face dot details from artist and designer Simeon Farrar. There are on trend animal print jumper dresses in 100% organic cotton, perfect for wearing with thick tights and boots and taking a walk on the wild side.

www.peopletree.co.uk

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FAIRTRADE AWARD TO WUNDERWERK STOCKIST SCHONE ZAKEN

We would like to congratulate Joke de Knegt from the shop ‘Schone Zaken’ in Groningen with her very well deserved Fairtrade award!

The municipality of Groningen has issued their annual Fairtrade Award to Joke de Knegt, founder and owner of Schone Zaken. Schone zaken is a shop which is specialised in organic, ecological and Fairtrade fashion for men and women.  Joke de Knegt tries to stress the importance of fair and sustainably produced clothes every day. And she has t been doing this for 18 years already, such an amazing job, keep up your great work Joke!

WUNDERWERK WINS FEDERAL GERMAN ECO DESIGN AWARD

We’re very proud of our Wunderwerk friends as they won the Federal German Eco Design Award of 2014.

Jury statement : ” This is one of the few absolutely ecological clothing collections that have made it into the big series. The label Wunderwerk shows that toxic-free production goes hand-in-hand with creating fashionable collections. The Wunderwerk collection is marketable by modern cuts and has a consistently sophisticated production strategy . ” ( Dr. Kirsten Brodde )

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About the Federal Gemar Eco Design award 

The environmental impacts of products and services are determined as early as in the design process. Ecodesign means more than energy efficient refrigerators or bags made from recycled materials. Indeed, ecodesign considers the entire life cycle of a product – from the extraction of raw materials to production, distribution and utilisation, all the way to recycling and disposal. Alongside issues of energy consumption and the responsible use of resources, the concept also addresses questions of user behaviour, durability and repairability.

In 2012, the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency launched the Federal Ecodesign Award to bring the potential contribution of ecodesign to environmental protection more strongly into the public eye, as well as to encourage innovation in this area. The International Design Center Berlin, with the support of a project advisory board, has been commissioned with the development and implementation of the competition format. For companies as well as designers, the award provides a platform to showcase products and ideas of outstanding ecological and design quality. The competition has been launched again in early 2014.