People Tree founder Safia Minney swaps tips

October 21, 2008 by Sarah Woodhead 

Bora Aksu for People Tree

Sarah: Your new book is called ‘By Hand’. What’s your most recent hand-made purchase?
Safia: A hand-made bag with gorgeous hand embroidery from our partner Fair Trade project, Swallows in Bangladesh. Anyone want one?

Sarah: We’re excited that you are adding to your collection with Topshop; thank you for taking more ethical fashion to the high street. We also love People Tree’s AW08 range. What are you favourite pieces?
Safia: Well, the catalogue was shot in Nepal, where a lot of our knitwear is produced, so those pieces have a special place in my heart; and as we approach colder times the Christmas socks are fantastic. There are some really cute dresses like the Antonia dress and it’s green too – my favorite colour obviously! Also Bora Aksu has surpassed himself with his collection this season. Those pieces are really special.

»Next page: Safia’s wardrobe tips and eco style ‘woman to watch’


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