Once again, I'm honored to join the ranks of fashion bloggers asked by Marketplace: Handworks of India to style one of their beautifully made garments. My previous posts discussing this ethical fashion brand, can be seen here, and here. For those who might not have heard of this brand- Marketplace India is a fair trade, not-for-profit organization that "combines the experience of running a business with a variety of support programs designed to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India."
|The Rose + Elephant: Sustainable, internationally flavored personal style.|
They work with 480 artisans, who are organized into a number of independent co-operatives to create quality women's apparel and home decor.
The garments are incredibly well made, and the quality of construction showcase the true beauty of "slow fashion." The designs eschew the turbulence of trends, but instead are created with an eye for detail and years of enjoyment. The aesthetic can be ascribed to a world cultural/ neo-boho vibe.
I'm wearing a great lightweight summery jacket from their spring/summer collection. Christened a Cocoon Jacket, it's a woven cotton shrug, expertly sewn from a natural colored cotton, with an elephant block motif printed all over, made from natural vegetable dyes.
|#SECONDHANDFIRST: 90% thrifted. 100% ethical.|
- vintage Sedge hat, thrifted
- Cocoon Jacket c/o Marketplace: Handwork of India
- vintage rose print bias cut slip dress, thrifted
- vintage Dooney + Bourke leather handbag (made in USA), thrifted
- Coach leather and canvas flats, bought new (nearly 9 years old)
I'm going to be giving away the lovely Cocoon jacket sent me by Marketplace India, and YOU could win it! Just be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, and for extra entries, you can LIKE Marketplace on Facebook too. Also, we'd love you to leave a comment sharing your favorite ethical fashion brands, so share the love, and share to win! Contest ends April 27th, and the winner will be announced next Monday, April 28th. This give-away will be open to all, including our international friends- so good luck, and remember to shop #SECONDHANDFIRST.
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Linking to the lovely Patti and friends for Visible Monday