Ethical Workwear

ethical workwear
Dress – People Tree
Jacket – People Tree
Shoes – Dream in Green

When I started working in an office in September, instead of running my own business from home, I did wonder how difficult it would be to keep up with my policy of only buying ethical and sustainable clothing. I needn’t have worried as People Tree have a great selection of work friendly ethical clothing. I treated myself to a new dress and jacket (pictured above) but also managed to make use of some of the clothes that I already have and found a few pieces in charity shops. Actually it has been much easier than I though. In our office we wear a kind of smart casual dress, so I don’t have to wear a suit but prefer to wear a dress and jacket or cardigan if it is really cold. I am actually really enjoying the chance to get dressed up for work every day but finding I have much less opportunity to be creative with what I wear than before. Some of my slightly more quirky accessories or outfits are having to wait until the weekends before they get worn. Do you find you tend to dress more conservatively for work?

Anyway, that’s enough about work as it is Friday and I am more than ready for the weekend. After lots of socialising last weekend, I am ready for a super relaxed and chilled out weekend with the family. I will be eating tapas, drinking wine, then working it all off with an exercise class or two. What are you up to this weekend?

In case you fancied a little weekend reading….

This week I have posted on Triple Pundit about why I think sustainable fashion has to be about individual style and was featured in a post – Ethical Fashion – 15 People and Organisations Leading the Way in 2014. You can also read my post on fashion and food for Fairtrade fortnight over on with some great offers for chocolate lovers.

With warmest wishes

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8 thoughts on “Ethical Workwear

  1. What a groovy work outfit! Love that dress, it fits beautifully.
    My work wardrobe was always second hand and i tended to keep to quite a dull colour scheme, livening it up with vintage scarves, bright tights and big earrings. xxx
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  2. I’ve been strictly dressing in sustainable (and ethical) clothing for a couple of years now, all whilst working in an office. I agree with you that People Tree is a great resource for this. Second-hand and vintage have proved to be a fantastic place to source my office wear too. I also discovered through the “Get Redressed” challenge that I could restyle some of my little black dresses for office wear and get more use out of them, such as the outfit you see here

  3. I love it! Spring’s just about here at last so a lovely flowery pink and blue dress is just what’s needed to usher in a bit of warmer weather (is it too much to ask for a day of sun?)