As much as we hate to admit it, the summer is officially over and the wintery months are fast approaching. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the great thing about the end of summer is that it gives us the perfect excuse to update our wardrobes. Here are some key ethical items you shouldn’t be without this winter…
You don’t have to leave your summery, surfer girl bracelets behind just because summer is over. Inject a splash of colour into your dark winter wardrobe with these vibrant leather friendship bracelets. Available from Traidcraft, these traditionally crafted Fairtrade bracelets will brighten up even the darkest outfit. With ten in a pack, you can even dish them out to friends and family, or maybe just have a different design for every possible occasion!
After the unusually warm summer we’ve had, one thing we can be completely sure of is an unusually cold winter. Keeping warm and cosy is an absolute must, and what better way to do it than with a cosy snood? We love this great handmade grey and white Alpaca snood. Made from hand spun Alpaca by skilled artisans in Peru, this snood is a quality item that the high street simply cannot match. Plus, the subtle colours means that this snood will go with any outfit.
This messenger bag is the perfect way to be environmentally friendly whilst remaining stylish. The main section of this handmade bag is crafted solely from recycled tyre inner tubes and is the ideal choice for the eco-conscious. The rubber material of the bag makes it incredibly water resistant, providing the perfect bag to keep your stuff safe and dry during an unexpected wintery downpour. The shoulder strap keeps your hands free too, which may be necessary when walking in icy conditions!
Having these few key items in your wardrobe is sure to earn you extra style points.