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PEOPLE TREE X VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM COLLABORATION

For Autumn Winter 2017, People Tree has designed a unique and feminine eight piece capsule collection in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Inspired by the 1930’s, this limited edition collection is based on fashionable patterns of the era, celebrating the heritage of the thirties with a contemporary twist. Key to the collection are romantic long and lean shapes with subtle ruffle details. The prints are based on dress fabrics from 1934, originally by the Calico Printer’s Association in Manchester, England and are now held in archive at the V&A Museum.

Seed print story features four designs in 100% organic certified cotton – a ruffle dress, ruffle back shirt, coat dress and wide leg trouser.

Tulip print story features four designs in 100% Tencel® – ruffle back jumpsuit, smock dress, peplum top and maxi skirt. Tencel® is a luxury cellulose fibre made from wood pulp. The fibre production is extremely eco-friendly due to the closed loop manufacturing system used.

All styles of the collaboration are made by Creative Handicrafts, based in India. Founded in 1984, this dynamic organisation helps low income women in the slums of Mumbai achieve economic independence by training and creating jobs.

Delivery in July 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE 25.09.2014 – THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE ACCESSORISED, PEOPLE TREE COLLABORATES WITH SIMEON FARRAR FOR AW14

PRESS RELEASE – 25th September 2014

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE ACCESSORIZED

People Tree Collaborates with Simeon Farrar for AW14

Fair Trade and sustainable fashion pioneers People Tree and artist Simeon Farrar, founder of Black Score, collaborate once more for Autumn – Winter 2014, with a capsule collection.

Simeon Farrar has designed a spirited, yet thought provoking range of unisex t-shirts and sweatshirts that reflect our joint philosophy. He had this to say about his designs:

I love the dedication and passion People Tree has for Fair Trade and it’s something we as a company have always wanted to achieve. Collaborating with People Tree has made this possible for us, which is very exciting.

The Revolution Will Not Be Accessorised is based on Gil Scott Heron’s song ‘The Revolution Will not Be Televised’. It refers to the political message about people’s apathy and the need for action.

The Go ‘Love’ Yourself is a play on the ruder alternative. I like turning it around to be about love rather than hate.

The Animals in Underpants has none of the deep meaning of the other two. They are just animals in pants and that’s funny any day of the week.

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This quirky, 100% certified organic cotton collection is bold in its use of colour, graphics and slogans and begs to be noticed.

The Revolution Will Not Be Accessorized was produced by Assisi Garments, in South India. Assisi Garments provides training and employment for deaf, mute and economically disadvantaged women.

PRESS RELEASE 01.08.14 – ZANDRA RHODES WITH PEOPLE TREE #HAPPYWOMAN VIDEO

2014   ZANDRA RHODES WITH PEOPLE TREE #HAPPYWOMAN VIDEO

Press Release 01.08.14

For Autumn – Winter 2014, iconic Dame Zandra Rhodes and Fair Trade fashion pioneers People Tree continue their successful collaboration with a capsule collection #HappyWoman in 100% organic cotton taken from Zandra’s graduation prints.

Available now is the new collection film, shot and edited in Dame Zandra Rhodes Bermondsey penthouse by international fashion and travel film/photographer Miki Alcalde. The video was produced under the creative direction of Safia Minney, MBE, People Tree, CEO and founder.

To watch the video:

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For images:

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“I like the fact that People Tree really walks the talk. Safia lives what she believes. She will not compromise at all. She does it her way, and I think that’s inspirational. I always think that Safia’s activity is really powerful, not only in the Fair Trade movement but also in the whole fashion industry as well. She tries to be creative more and more in this field. I think it’s a really important thing. Fashion and Fair Trade used to be apart, but now we can find many bridges between the two.” Dame Zandra Rhodes

The #HappyWoman video is set to ‘Tu-TuT’ by Ivo Beckett, capturing the energy of the Zandra Rhodes archive 1960’s designs, the brightness of early autumn and the nostalgia of summer festival colours.

For additional information, please contact:

Mia Hadrill, PR Officer

E: mia.hadrill@peopletree.co.uk

T: 020 7042 8935

M: 078 7682 3522