One thing that I often here people say is that they don’t buy ethical fashion because it is too expensive. I always see it as an investment as a beautiful piece of high quality clothing will tend to last for much longer and as the styles are often more individual or classic and less trend led, they don’t really go out of fashion. That said I do often try and shop for ethical fashion in the sales as I like saving myself a bit of cash as much as anyone else. There are some amazing sales on at the moment allowing you to shop a great range of fantastic and affordable ethical fashion for summer. Here are just a few.
(just to let you know, this post does contain some affilate links, you can read more about my advertising policies here)
People Tree have up to 60% off in their summer sale with some beautiful Fairtrade fashion including dresses, t shirts and accessories.
Fashion Conscience have up to 70% off in their summer sale including the amazing prints by Fair + True.
Monsoon have up to 50% off in their sale including womenswear, childrens wear, accessories, homewear and even some wedding dresses!
Ethical Superstore have up to 70% off in their sale. They have a great selection of ethical clothing including brands like Monkee Genes, Komodo and Frank & Faith.
Seasalthave up to 40% off selected organic cotton items including some very cute seaside style and pretty prints.
Bibico have up to 50% off their simple and effortlessly stylish ethical clothing. So perfect for summer.
Top – People Tree Jeans – Monkee Genes Shoes – Pikolinos Necklace – Made UK
I wanted to devote a whole post to my new skinny jeans by Monkee Genes as I am really pleased with them. I have so many skirts and dresses in my wardrobe but very little in the way of practical clothes, so when I was given some money for my birthday, I decided that I really ought to invest in a pair of skinny jeans.
Monkee Genes were the obvious choice for me as they are not only eco friendly and ethical but they also have a fantastic range of different colours and cuts. I deliberated over which colour and style to go for but in the end picked out these bamboo skinny jeans in dark blue which just happened to be included in a sale/ offer at Ethical Superstore. Whilst I was very tempted by the coloured jeans, I decided the dark blue would be more versatile and go with just about anything in my wardrobe and probably more flattering on my tree trunk legs. My daughter has an amazing pair of bamboo jeans which are really soft and comfortable to wear so I hoped that these would be the same. Bamboo is also really sustainable and grown without the use of chemical pesticides making it a great eco friendly alternative to conventional cotton. The jeans turned up in no time at all along with a People Tree top (worn above) and a Braintree hemp cardigan which I will be featuring in an outfit post very soon.
I wasn’t disappointed by the bamboo denim. It is soft and comfortable to wear and has a little stretch in it allowing me to move about even the jeans fitted pretty snugly. I really liked the look of the jeans and even got a compliment from Mr Style Eyes (a fairly rare occurence!). The jeans were a bit too long so would be fantastic if they offered shorter sizes but as I am so short, I am pretty used to taking up my jeans. I have decided to wait a few washes before I take them up though to allow for any shrinkage.
I wore them at the weekend when we deposited the children at my parents and took the our camper van just down the road to a campsite in Bath for a few nights, just for a bit of chill out and beer time. They were ideal for this trip as they were practical for climbing in and out of the campervan and also smart enough to wear out to the pub for a night out.
If you would like to see a great range of sustainable jeans by Monkee Genes and lots of other great brands, please check out the jeans shop UK on my new website style is…
I hope you had a fantastic bank holiday weekend.
With warmest wishes
PS – this post does contain affiliate links. The jeans were bought completely with my own money and I was not paid for writing this review.
Monkee Genes are another ethical fashion pioneer. They sell a organic cotton jeans in a variety of different cuts and colours and were one of the first to get Soil Association approval for their jeans and also have the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) .
The label came about in 2006 after the founders became disillusioned with fast fashion and the offerings of retailers like Primark. They wanted something fresh, vibrant and youthful so started offering jeans in innovative fits and styles made from high quality classic denim. The label offers some of the most on trend cuts including low rise and super skinny in some eye popping colours and very affordable prices.
Personally I love the pink and purple, What do you think?