Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

People Tree struts down the catwalk for the Red Light Campaign’s “Traffik-Stopping Vintage” fashion show

People Tree supported the Red Light Campaign’s (www.redlightcampaign.org) Vintage and Ethical fashion show that took place on 30th November, Avalon, Shoreditch, to raise awareness of human trafficking; by donating some of our favourite dresses to be sold at a silent auction on the night.

Safia Minney talks about recycling, green choices and her new book

Ferne Arfin, editor of energyrethinking, interviews People Tree founder Safia Minney about her new book.

Laura Bailey’s Hot Picks

Fashion model Laura Bailey is a great supporter of People Tree. Laura chooses her top picks from the Summer Collection…

My second Vintage and Fair Trade week!

Wow, this vintage and Fairtrade fortnight went by so fast. Here is a tiny post of the outfits I wore in the second and final week of the challenge.

Monday

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This is a 1940′s dress which was £30 from my local charity shop, and the boots are hand-me downs from our ex mail-order manager Fran. Never be too shy to accept lovely gifts from your colleagues!

Tuesday

Tuesday

I’m wearing a Kashmiri hand embroidered Fair Trade skirt with a t-shirt that a total stranger gave me, which is a bit cheeky! And a handbag I bought second hand for £5 from my local charity shop and boots from the same place for £15.

Wednesday

Wednesday

This is my tyrannosaurus rex pose. I’m wearing a Fair Trade hand-woven Richard Nicoll shirt with a pair of jeans bought for £10 from my local charity shop.

Thursday

Thursday

1980s top that was second hand when I bought it, and simple hand-woven black trousers – Fair Trade of course! I realised today – I look crap in black!

Friday

Friday

This is one of my favourite Fair Trade dresses from People Tree Japan, designed by Chisato Tsumori – hand block printed and hand embroidered – so easy to wear. Worn with vintage inspired ring from the People Tree new Autumn/Winter collection

This is how I ended our Vintage and Fairtrade fortnight. At the weekend I had a lovely rummage around in car-boot sales and charity shops. Here are some of the things I found!P1010409

A pack of cards stored in a little bookP1010404

OMG! I love this gramophone.P1010400

If you have to buy one – buy a second-hand one.

Autumn – vintage style

As Fair Trade fashion pioneers we love anything that makes wearing clothes ethically inspiring. So of course we love anything vintage!

 

 

Update on my Vintage and Fair Trade fortnight so far

Just thought I would give you a quick run down on my week so far wearing only Vintage and Fair Trade clothing…nearly half way through the fortnight now and I’ve been joined by some extremely stylish people, and even Laura Bailey.
Friday
Friday

“Totally Fair Trade!

Everyone loves check – I like this red and navy blue check in hand woven silk. I’m wearing it with an organic cotton T-shirt – both from People Tree.

This leather satchel is vintage and Fair Trade made by Afghan refugees about 10 years ago from People Tree Japan.”

Thursday

Thursday

“Vintage or Fair Trade?

I designed this from a prom dress out of a hand woven Fair Trade black sari inspired by vintage. So, I guess it’s both. Worn with united nude shoes, kind of 40’s. I love it!”

Wednesday

Wednesday

“This is a scarf! I put a slit in the middle and stiched under the arm to make a tunic out of a batik, handpainted, Fair Trade scarf – its a bit hippy, but I love wearing it with my charity shop jeans.”
Tuesday

Tuesday

“I’m wearing an organic cotton Fair Trade dress made by our lovely producer group Assisi Garments. It’s a sample for future collections so let us know if you like it!
The necklace and boots were from my local charity shop £3 for the necklaces and £25 for the boots.”
Monday

Monday

“1980s second hand tea dress in rayon. I bought it at Vintage at Goodwood yesterday worn with my recycled sari Terra Plana shoes.”

Safia’s style edits – Vintage at Goodwood.

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Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway have often invited us as a family to their summer party at their home. Great friends, food and Wayne DJ-ing, we all slept in tents in his garden, then had cheese toasties for breakfast in his kitchen – there were a lot of us! The Hemingways’ Vintage at Goodwood festival was a huge version of their own summer party. All of that and more at ‘Vintage.’

Glamour and camping don’t often go together – but at Vintage people were glamour die hards.

Check out this footwear – even after it rained!

Check out this footwear – even after it rained!

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Leaving the festival toilets – people looked phenomenal

Leaving the festival toilets – people looked phenomenal

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“This is the poshest festival I’ve ever been too!” I kept hearing – what needs to happen is for the Vintage to go regional – not just get massive!

Loved this appliqué skirt

Loved this appliqué skirt

Loved this marble print skirt - People Tree does it on handmade paper

Marble print dress - People Tree does it on handmade paper

Great head gear!

Great head gear!

My style edits – vintage – Why do we all need an excuse to dress up these day?

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Dressing rooms were provided for campers to glam up and they worked!

Dressing rooms were provided for campers to get glammed up and people were happy for a mirror and power point!

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Jemma Kid and her team were on hand to provide make up lessons inspired by 40s and 50s style

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And if you didn’t bring your own vintage to wear you could buy some at one of the 130 vintage specialist shops! This was truly a celebration of the best of British culture, art, fashion, film and music!

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Laura Bailey shows her support for Fair Trade and Vintage Fashion fortnight!

Laura Bailey has joined the Fair Trade and Vintage Fashion fortnight challenge and shown how effortless it can be! She looks fabulous wearing her vintage finds and tells us why she loves wearing each special piece…

Where did you get that?

People Tree have set the challenge for everyone to wear Fair Trade and Vintage Fashion for a fortnight! We have posted some of the entries to give you an idea of how great and easy it is to wear clothes that are either helping people in developing countries or helping the environment by recycling with second hand clothes! All in all making Fair Trade and Vintage Fashion look fabulous!

Vintage at Goodwood Festival – the most significant cultural event of the Summer!

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Well done, Wayne Hemingway and team for pulling off the most exciting innovative event of the year! A three day festival of music, fashion and film – attended by the most stylish festival goers you’ve ever met. (Check out my blog tomorrow for style highlights!).

Such incredible content! – The curators did an amazing job of creating something with such authenticity and really inspiring three generations of fashion, music and culture lovers. The only risk for Vintage Goodwood if they do it next year is that too many people might come and spoil it! :)

Glamping or Camping?
Actually I was camping – as I didn’t have the budget for a gypsy caravan or yurt at £2000 for the weekend. Even in the rain in our camp site were things unfamiliar to festival camping – people pushing mini rails of outfits over the wet grass, pockets inside tent walls bulging with makeup and people don’t quit a 50s crinoline dress even if they need to get around in wellies.

Friday – Rained pretty much on and off all day – I spent the day doing location hunting as co-founder Wayne Hemingway had welcomed me shooting  for the High-Summer People Tree catalogue here at Vintage Goodwood. Learning how to camp again after 20 years of not stepping into a tent.  This time I was with family and friends. Disaster – Natalie my 14 year old daughter left the top off her two man tent ‘for some fresh air’  and it rains in – results is three teenagers MORE in our four man tent – a cosy start to a photo shoot the next day!

Saturday – The team arrive early and we prepare for rain ALL DAY. But somehow the unimaginable happens and between monsoon style down pours the sun comes out! We try to keep everyone dry – which is easy as everyone is so lovely and friendly at Vintage – and we seem to be surrounded by People Tree customers.

Things I missed: The make your own bikini out of bunting and a dozen other workshops as well as a Zandra Rhodes fashion show.

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After finishing the photoshoot everyone has to dash back to London, I feel bad… for me and my gang we’re off to the Noisettes – I lose my kids, then find my kids, and groove with them to Earth, Wind and Fire – heaven!

On James shoulders looking for the kids - they're out there somewhere?

On James shoulders looking for the kids - they're out there somewhere?

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Sunday – Still a few more shots to do – and then I’m free to experience everything ‘Vintage’ has to offer. I watch ‘Tommy’ in the cinema, then a film about Joy Division in a 1950s mobile cinema that has a screen and seating inside for 15 people – this is amazing. Loads of dancing at the soul casino disco where Wayne is DJ-ing and to Kid Creole and the Coconuts. I also picked up some nice vintage shopping… and met some great people who live and breathe it!

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Wayne Hemingway - Co-Founder of Vintage Goodwood

Our 100% Fair Trade friends Cafedirect were there too

Our 100% Fair Trade friends Cafedirect were there too

More about the glamour of Vintage Goodwood tomorrow!

More about the glamour of Vintage Goodwood tomorrow!

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