So if you’ve decided you’re not a dab hand with the glue and scissors, and are not up to the task of making your own jewellery, then embrace the great January tradition of going to the sales! They are especially good this year due to the financial climate, but rather than heading to the high street, here’s a round up of the best ethically sound but still fabulous bargains out there:
The ethicalsuperstore.com is brilliant as it has gadgets, gizmos and everything in between, you can pick up discounted Katharine Hamnett and People Tree (they have good little bargains on their own site too) pieces and even do your weekly food shop here. It truly does encompass all your ethical needs and has an amazing up to 60% off sale on at the moment.
Oxfam has gone way up in the world since it’s days of merely being a charity shop, it now sells its own brand label, where you can pick your size and everything. It has many 50% off bargains in its sale.
Fashion-conscience.com is a brilliant site that houses some of the most contemporary ethically conscious designers around at the moment including Ciel, Noir and Beyond Skin – it even has a section dedicated to the current trends, showing you that you can be on the fashion forefront and environmentally savvy.
In a similar vein, Devidoll also has some really nice clothing, even though there’s an up to 60% off sale, it’s still pricey but if you want to invest in some staple, key yet eco-friendly pieces for your wardrobe, this is the place to go.
And if you’re still tempted by those non-ethical labels in the sales – ease your conscience by at least checking if the store of your choice operates an ethical trading policy by asking these ten questions, as suggested by the ethical pests.
- The Stellar Boutique
- The Laden Showroom: Not just another shopping website
- Rous Iland and the Sestra Moja collection
- Rumble in the Jumble
- Fashion listings 7– 13 December