Today is Blog Action Day and I am delighted to be part of the Human Friendly Fashion Bloggers crew organised by Esther at Ms Wandas to talk about human rights and to promote ethical fashion and not only show how great it can look but also what a difference it can make.
This is another little workwear outfit that have treated myself too. I know I have gone a bit crazy lately but here is why I class this as human friendly…
The dress is by Annie Greenabelle and is made from organic cotton in ethical factories committed to complying to the Ethical Trade Initiative Base Code. Organic cotton has many benefits including being made without the use of child labour or pesticides which are damaging to the health of both people and the eco systems in cotton growing areas. Organic cotton also helps farmers to build a more sustainable livelihood and to free themselves from the poverty cycle associated with pesticide usage.
The cardigan is beautifully soft cashmere and arrived in package of 3 cardigans that I ordered from Oxfam Fashion. I love buying clothes from Oxfam because not only do I get an amazing piece of clothing at a fraction of the price it would be new, I also help to save it from landfill and help an amazing cause at the same time. Oxfam make a huge difference around the world tackling poverty head on with practical measures like schools for children and healthcare. They also provide help to people in desperate conditions with the basics that they need to survive including clean water. Last year Oxfam helped 6.2 million people in 27 humanitarian emergencies.
My shoes are by Clarks and if you are interested, you can read more about their ethics in my last post here.
In the UK Human Rights is something that many of us take for granted. But recent tragedies in the garment industry in Bangladesh serve as a reminder that so many people around the world are struggling to survive without these basic human rights.
You can make a positive difference by choosing clothes that have been made with respect for people!
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