UK clothing line People Tree is a pioneer in ethical and sustainable fashion, respecting both people and planet. Design and craftsmanship remains at the core of the brand as People Tree actively supports approximately 4,500 farmers, producers and artisans through 34 Fair Trade producer groups in 13 countries.
Inspired by the 1930s, People Tree's limited-edition collection recalls the elegant outfits of the period with a contemporary twist. Key to the collection are romantic long and lean shapes with subtle ruffle details. The prints are based on historic dress fabrics originally produced by the Calico Printer's Association in Manchester, England. These archived fabrics include the beautiful Seed Print and Tulip Print patterns.
A ruffle dress, ruffle-back shirt, coat dress, and wide-leg trouser create Seed Print story design and are crafted in 100% organic certified cotton. The Tulip Print story features four designs: a ruffle-back jumpsuit, smock dress, peplum top, and maxi skirt, all made in 100% Tencel® – a luxury cellulose fiber made from wood pulp. This fiber is one of the most eco-friendly materials to work with due to the highly monitored manufacturing process used. All styles of the collaboration are made by Creative Handicrafts. Based in India, Creative Handicrafts was founded in 1984 and helps low-income women in the slums of Mumbai achieve economic independence through training and job creation.