People Tree, a fair trade and sustainable fashion company out of the United Kingdom, offers great styles, prints, and a glamorous alternative to fast fashion (which includes devastating impacts from sweatshops and child labour, pollution and global warming). The company aims to be 100% Fair Trade and has worked with farmers and artisans for over twenty years to produce ethical and eco fashions. They also have a transparent platform, so you can find anything you want to know about the company online: profiles on their makers, their fair trade certifications, their sustainability standards, their overall mission, and how their cotton and wool is sourced. People Tree’s work and dedication to ethical practice is why, in 2013, they were the first clothing company to receive the World Fair Trade Organization Fair Trade product mark.
People Tree's take on Slow Fashion has resulted in a collection of wonderful subtle prints and thoughtful clothing shapes. When scrolling through their pages the terms "Hand Woven," "Hand Block Print," and "Organic Cotton," jump out. Each piece is given care by its maker, which you can find out more about on each of the item's page (in addition to the particular piece's certifications). With People Tree you get to know the story behind the garment instantaneously and, with that knowledge, know your purchases do make a difference.
Below I have curated my favorite dresses (this was one of the most difficult collections to curate as I want to own every piece by People Tree). However, in addition to dresses, the company has a complete line for women, that includes, but is not limited to trousers, jackets, nightgowns, accessories, and yoga wear. Plus, they even have a line for men (the first I believe in this series). I hope you will explore their site from the company's background and practices to their entire clothing line. For me, each garment is a work of art.