Monday, 20 December 2010

Charlie Boots’ ethical fashion

The label “Charlie Boots” is the brainchild of Charlie Boots, a Bristol based designer who creates original, stylish womenswear and bags from ethically sourced materials which are then fabricated to a very high standard by a small team of talented seamstresses.


The ethics of the fashion industry have been thrust under the spotlight in recent years as exposes uncovered the true cost of high street fashion in relation to the environment and the human cost of the workforce needed to produce the high volume/low quality garments it demands.

Charlie Boots’s vision is clear: “I want to show the fashion world that you do not have to compromise when it comes to style and quality when the ethical history of your clothes is important to you. I believe that people will love my ethical clothing for it’s innovative designs and for the care and attention to detail with which they are made. The fact that they are produced from ethically sourced materials and made by people being paid properly for their expertise is simply the way modern fashion should be. As consumers, we shouldn’t expect anything less.”

Charlie Boots offers its customers an exciting range of day and evening wear that utilises fair trade, sustainable , organic, reclaimed and vintage fabrics such as 1930’s ‘feedsacks’ and kimonos from the 50’s onwards. Each design is limited to only ten items and due to the rarity of many of the fabrics, some are complete one-offs. 
 

The Charlie Boots website also sells organic knitwear from Lowie and Eka and handmade jewellery.


Charlie Boots is currently offering 10% off (until the 25th of December) to readers of this blog. To claim your unique Voucher code please email hello@charlieboots.com and give the name of the blog you are reading. We will then email or text you the code. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

To find out more information about how some of our high street fashion is produced, take a look at this report by Labour Behind the Label.  http://www.labourbehindthelabel.org/  The report looks into the problems behind poverty wages in the garment industry, and the systems of exploitation that keep workers trapped in the cycle of poverty.



Thursday, 2 December 2010

Stylish Christmas gifts

It’s the first week of December...time to start thinking about what you’re going to buy your loved ones for Christmas. It’s hard to find a unique gift year after year, but if you’re looking for a unique, stylish and memorable gift for that special someone this Christmas then look no further. I have a fabulous range of services all available as gift vouchers.
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