Whilst the weather is unusually warm for this time of year, autumn is not far away, so for me it is time to dust off my trusty black opaques and ankle boots. Here are my top 10 picks of dresses that are the perfect combo of autumn style and ethical fashion. You can also check out my store for a great selection of sustainable and ethical fashion dresses.
People Tree Sofia Tree Print Dress
People Tree are definitely one of my favourite places to buy ethical fashion and this autumn, they have some great styles and lovely prints. If you don’t already know about People Tree, their clothes are fair trade so everyone in the supply chain gets treated with respect and has the opportunity for a sustainable livelihood.
Seasalt Cornwall Esmerelda Dress
Seasalt Cornwall create beautiful clothes with some fun unique prints. I love the colours and flattering style of this dress and even better that they are a socially responsible business making about 60% of their cotton products from organic cotton.
SkunkFunk Zora Dress
Skunk Funk is another of my favourite brands, they always seem to come up with unique designs that I love like this unusual dress. Skunkfunk are committed to sustainability using organic cotton and recycled polyester as well as tencel and modal in their clothes.
Annie Greenabelle Floral Panel Carey Party Dress
Annie Greenabelle create cute feminine dresses and whilst this dress is called a party dress, I would probably wear it for daytime too. Annie Greenabelle clothes are ethically made with a some of their clothes being made from organic cotton and some being made in Britain.
Nancy Dee Lana Stripe Dress
Nancy Dee specialise in fluid styles made from organic cotton jersey which not only looks great but is also super comfy to wear. I love the simplicity of this dress. Nancy Dee are also an ethical fashion brand making all of their clothes in the UK.
Braintree Clothing Carly Check Dress
Braintree Clothing is another pioneering ethical fashion brand that makes clothes that don’t cost the earth. This dress is made from organic cotton and hemp which is a better alternative for the environment and farmers than conventional cotton.
ASOS Reclaimed Drop Waist Smock Dress
The ASOS reclaimed is a great place to look if you want fresh styles with minimim environmental impact. The collection is made from deadstock and one of a kind vintage pieces. This smock dress looks lovely and comfy to wear.
Urban Renewal Black Velvet Baby Doll Dress
This velvet baby doll dress definitely has a bit of a grungey feel to it. It is made from original vintage velvet so has less of an environmental impact than clothing that is made from new.
ASOS Africa Print Dress with Sheer Inserts
I am loving the fab print on this dress by ASOS Africa. Also loving that it has been ethically made in Africa.
Adini – Milanese Lace Dress
Last but not least, this lovely lace dress would be perfect for all sorts of parties and nights out for the season ahead. Adini are commited to both fair trade and protection of the environment.
Gorgeous as these dresses are, for now I am resisting buying anything new as I have quite a lots of clothes and don’t really need anything at the moment.
If you are in need of something gorgeous to wear this autumn, why not opt for something ethical and sustainable? there is definitely lots out there to choose from.
Which are your favourite ethical brands?
With warmest wishes
Marks and Spencer
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