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Stunning new season fair trade fashion from India and Nepal.

by Andrew Williams | October 10, 2016

We are constantly amazed at the stylish new designs and fabrics which Mata Traders manage to come up with. As one of the only Mata stockists in the UK, we are always delighted when their next delivery arrives! This season we have another stunning capsule collection, featuring some on-trend patterns and a timeless little black dress. 

As always we only have very limited stock of each design in each size, so please don't miss out! We are delighted that we now have some real Mata "fans" who snap up their favourites as soon as we release a new season, so we hope you'll want to join their ranks. 

Of course, as well as providing you with another wardrobe staple, buying from our new Mata collection also helps ensure a better quality of life for the producers in India and Nepal. Let us know your favourites! 

 

Tagged: developing countries, Ethical Fashion, fairtrade, favourites, hay on wye, India, Mata Traders, Nepal

Why we love... Rapanui

by Louise Davies | October 06, 2016

We've been super fans of Rapanui for quite some time now. In a past life we organised the Observer Ethical Awards, and Rapanui were shortlisted as one of the best ethical fashion brands, for creating cool interpretations of climate change messages all carried out through a robust supply chain.

Rapanui is the brainchild of brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight who set the business up in a shed on the Isle of Wight. Their surfer sensibilities show through in the T-shirt fit and designs - and they create cool, iconic imagery such as our bestselling Thunder and Save our Seas tees.

Sustainability is at the heart of the brand. The organic cotton T-shirts are made in a wind-powered factory in India, which is accredited through the Fair Wear Foundation. This means that all those involved in producing the garments are paid a fair wage and treated ethically. The tees are then printed in a factory on the Isle of Wight, which provides vocational training for young people. Rapanui have won a social impact award for this work.

Low Poly Lion Tee Eighteen Rabbit Fair TradeWe're delighted to have their latest range of tees in store now featuring geometric animal images. Check out the range here

Buying Rapanui tees is a great style statement and a pledge to protect the planet too. 

Tagged: favourites, Rapanui