One of our newest employees, Xandra, has an eye for fashion and makes a lot of her own clothes, an enviable talent for sure! She’s been roaming the web for fair trade dresses for spring and here are some of her favorites!
“I don’t know about you all, but I go dotty for dots. This majorly adorable dress from Mata Traders is a modern take on cute little polka dots by enlarging and blurring the spots. Add a thin, black belt and a red blazer for a fun, but professional look that can easily be turned into an exciting night-on-the-town dress by swapping the blazer out and adding some strappy red heels.”
“Planning on lounging by the pool or dipping your toes in the ocean? This Passion Lilie dress may say “Peacock” but I’m definitely feeling a mermaid vibe too. That fetching blue practically begs to be worn near water, and the ties in the back give this frock a flattering fit. Best part of all? Pockets. Because when are pockets ever a bad idea? You can keep your keys and phone with you without having to carry a purse. If you get a little chilly as the sun sets over the water, simply slip on a cozy, white sweater.”
“I am in love with the bold retro print on this Global Mamas frock. It’s eye catching, but still simple and chic. Its vertical lines, combined with the narrow, subtle tie-waist belt and the swing-y skirt make this dress ultra flattering. Worn with white sandals, it’s perfect for any casual outdoor event.”
“A darling choice for a picnic in the park or sunny barbecue, this sweet green tree print dress from People Tree features a flirty tie-waist belt and vintage-inspired collar. Made from 100% organic, unbleached cotton, you’ll stay cool while you stay cute.”
Taking cues from natural designs and traditional handcrafted methods, these dresses show the fun and fashionable side of fair trade, with highly graphic patterns and totally wearable designs. As a bonus, these are of course made under fair trade principles and handmade by talented artisans; inspiring clothing you’ll be happy to wear proudly!