Fairtrade Focus: Lalesso

March 19, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

If you’ve nabbed yourself a holiday to sunnier shores this year, we officially commend you, because you’re clearly in the know about Lalesso’s floaty beachwear dresses and have been itching to get your elegant hippy groove on. Greenmystyle’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by Equa.

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Top 10 Fair Trade Fashion staples

March 5, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Today’s Top 10 list is somewhat of an ode to the simple wardrobe staples that will give you the comfort factor for seasons to come.  Picked for their versatile simplicity, these Fairtrade basics are the perfect canvas for you to creatively display your latest fashionable accessories, over and over again. Greenmystyle.com’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by ethical fairtrade fashion boutique Equa. Read more

Fairtrade Focus: Dialog

March 2, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Mixing bohemian urban style with commendable community work, fair trade accessories label Dialog is a hot new name to watch. Greenmystyle.com’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by ethical fair trade fashion boutique Equa. Read more

Fairtrade Interview: Equa founder Penny Cooke

March 2, 2009 by greenmystyle · 1 Comment 

Islington-based ethical boutique Equa has been stocking fairly traded fashion labels since it opened in 2005. Already a destination store for stylish shoppers with a heart, Equa is about to add two new fair trade ranges for Spring Summer 09, and is celebrating with a special one-day-only 20% discount. greenmystyle.com editor Sarah Woodhead gets the gossip from founder Penny Cooke. Greenmystyle.com’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by Equa. Read more

Top 10: Fair trade accessories

February 27, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

Love the small things in life? You know the thing…bags, shoes, fine jewellery, luxury lingerie. Of course you do! Greenmystyle.com fashion writer Maria Kaski finds 10 delectable fair trade accessories you won’t be able to resist. Greenmystyle.com’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by ethical fair trade fashion boutique Equa. Read more

Fairtrade Focus: Gorgeously wearable Amana

February 26, 2009 by Maria Kaski · Leave a Comment 

With Fairtrade Fortnight in full swing, we bring you a special focus on Amana, a designer who is sizzling hot in both the fashion and ethical worlds. Greenmystyle.com’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by ethical fair trade fashion boutique Equa. Read more

Showcase: CRED, fair trade fine jewellery to covet

February 25, 2009 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

CRED represents the marriage of truly stylish jewellery design and immaculate ethical and fair trade principles. CRED create pieces that you will both treasure and feel proud to wear, because they are at once beautiful and meaningful. Read more

Fairtrade label People Tree launches charitable Foundation

February 23, 2009 by greenmystyle · 2 Comments 

Greenmystyle.com editor Sarah Woodhead was delighted to share an early cup of Fairtrade coffee with Jo Wood and People Tree founder Safia Minney on the launch day of Fairtrade Fortnight (pictured). Safia and Jo were launching the People Tree Foundation, an organisation which aims to help green up your wardrobe. Greenmystyle.com’s Fairtrade Fortnight content is sponsored by ethical fashion boutique Equa. Read more

Exclusive interview: CRED’s fair trade jewellery visionary Christian Cheesman

February 17, 2009 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

After a trip to India in 1998 during which he witnessed women and children working in inhuman conditions “like Dante’s Inferno”, designer Christian Cheesman, alongside partner Greg Valerio, made it his mission to revolutionise the jewellery industry towards fair trade sourcing, ethical practices and justice for workers. Christian and Greg created CRED Jewellery, a design collective that creates heart-stoppingly beautiful pieces supported by equally beautiful principles and working practices. Greenmystyle.com had the pleasure of interviewing Christian, a very inspiring man. Read more

Five beautiful CRED pieces, five inspiring stories

February 17, 2009 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Mali necklace

Mali necklace

CRED seeks to create fair trade jewellery that you can treasure for a lifetime. While achieving design excellence, each piece has a story about how it was created, and that makes it all the more meaningful. You can also wear CRED proudly in the knowledge that it hurt nobody and nothing in the making, and infact helped communities to carve themselves sustainable businesses and brighter futures. In this gallery, Greenmystyle.com has picked five beautiful pieces, with five inspiring stories. Read more