24 June 2011

Ethical Festival Fashion: YES!

The first band is about to take to the stage at Glastonbury’s fortieth festival, signaling that monsoon festival season is officially in full swing. Hurrah! With Lovebox, Wireless and Field Day following hotly on the heels of Glasto, there’s now a festival pretty much every weekend for the rest of the summer.  While some of you might be glad you didn’t get Glastonbury tickets this time round >looks out of window<, Grazia Daily still has an opinion on what you should be wearing, which is why we've scoured the web to pick the best of the season’s festival wear. And guess what? It's all ethical. Yep!

We found Fairtrade pineapple printed sundresses, organic fedoras, gorgeous eco bikinis, and Fairtrade cotton maxi skirts. And, for when the heavens inevitably open, we also found natural rubber wellies, waterproof ponchos made from recycled PET plastic bottles, Fairtrade woolen socks and recycled silk scarves. We’ve got you organically covered for every eventuality.

Label to watch: Fashion Conscience launched in 2007 and is now one of the leading ethical fashion retailers; bold blocked colours, zingy brights, Aztec prints, floral patterns and free-flowing shapes; we were bowled over. So although you can’t magic up the sun, you can have a bloomin’ good go at channeling it in your festival wardrobe, AND you can feel all ethical at the same time * smug *.

Here's our pick of the best ethical fashion wear:

Rain:

Yellow wellies, £25, Seasalt  and Max Jenny pixel poncho, EURO 455.  

Sun:  

Emobi yellow bikini, £69 from fashion-conscience.com 

Cropped T-shirt by Komodo (because we are ALL going to be bearing our midriff this summer, yes?) £40

Chinti and Parker organic cotton coral vest, £45 at net-a-porter, and Lalesso coral necklace, £54 at fashion-conscience.com 

- Hannah Bullivant


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