Last Season Last Chance
Amelia Glynn Oxfam Fashion blogger
5th Jul 2012
Blog Post written by Amelia Glynn
I am absolutely passionate about ethical clothing and love buying statement pieces that will carry through many seasons for years to come. If I'm going to be spending a lot of money on one item then I want it to be wearable, classic and ethical. I also love a bargain (who doesn't) so I was phenomenally pleased when a couple of months ago I heard that 'People Tree' were bringing a stall to my lovely city of Brighton.
Brighton was holding its own 'Fairtrade Festival' to mark 'Fairtrade Fortnight'. People Tree were going to be joining many other Brighton based Fairtrade brands at the Festival, by bringing the stock that they usually sell at their sample sales and setting up a stall. I had the good fortune of helping the lovely People Tree girls set up stall which allowed me to keep an eye out for some exclusive last season pieces that I missed first time around.
They had a beautiful selection and the prices were appealing too! I managed to find three gorgeous pieces, the last of their kind, in my size and ready to rock and roll! Firstly, I bought the Emma Watson 'Plymouth Pinafore' dress in black and white hounds tooth. Next, I managed to find a Bora Aksu two way dress that is so unique it amazes me! Finally, I managed to find a Laura Ashley print jumpsuit that is stunningly elegant.
Now, the only trouble with buying from a stall is that there are no changing rooms... I found out post-festival that the jumpsuit fitted a little too snugly. Apparently the length of my body is wildly out of proportion with my legs! So, I did what any clever young woman would do in this situation- I got Granny to sort it out! She unpicked the straps and sewed on some strips of vintage lace that tie together into two pretty bows which mirror the bows on the pockets. The jumpsuit has a more vintage feel now and is 100% unique! My new clothes are
ethically sourced, upcycled and the last ones ever to be on sale. I love ethical fashion!