One of the best things about wearing something home-sewn is that you know it hasn’t been made by poorly paid workers in terrible – and in some cases unsafe – working conditions. This is why I also love to buy from ethical brands where I can. Fairtrade fashion has come a long way in recent years; thanks to endorsement by celebs like Emma Watson (who had her own clothing line for ethical fashion pioneers People Tree a few years ago) it is becoming more mainstream, and there are a multitude of exciting boutiques out there that prove buying ethical doesn’t have to mean forgoing the latest looks.
Having said that, one of my favourite ethical clothing lines is Bibico, a brand that can’t really be called fashion-forward (I hate that term anyway) but is well worth a look – its pieces are so delightfully simple and timelessly stylish. You’ll find all the wardrobe stables you could possibly need on their website, from boyfriend cardis and smart shirts to pretty dresses and city shorts. Here are a few of my favourite pieces on sale pieces on the site at the moment.