Monday, 20 April 2020

Fashion Revolution Week 2020: Spotlight on Nomads Clothing

Today is the first day of Fashion Revolution Week 2020, a week where we are all encouraged to ask our favourite brands "Who made my clothes?" in a bid to gain more transparent supply chains and promote ethical practises within the clothing industry.

Fashion Revolution Week all began 7 years ago after the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster where a garment factory collapsed killing more than 1100 people. The devastating and life shattering results of unsafe and unethical working conditions for garment workers was felt all over the world not least of all due to the fact most of us were wearing garments made by these workers. A campaign was begun to fight for a safe, transparent and accountable fashion industry. 7 years on and every April thousands of us around the world ask the question "Who made my clothes?" demanding better from our favourite clothing brands and we are seeing it.

More and more brands are bringing in new ethical and environmental policies which aim to help all those in the supply chain from the cotton pickers to the seamstresses. We still have a long way to go but the public outcry for better has created a shift in our culture. Brands are realising we are no longer happy to purchase something no questions asked. As consumers we want to know how the money we spend is effecting the planet and its people.

Today I wanted to share a brand whose ethos has been right from the start. Nomads Clothing is a Cornwall based company who began in India in 1989 buying handmade fair trade products to bring home to England and sell at Camden market. After much success they began designing their own clothing line that is 100% ethical and celebrates traditional artisan skills. They work with artisan producers and fair trade factories in India to create the most beautiful clothing.

Because of their amazing fair trade policies and transparent supply chain we as consumers are able to see exactly who made our clothes. Nomads Clothing are also working hard on protecting our planet. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world but Nomads are helping to contract that by using organic cottons certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards or GOTS which is the best standard for sustainable processing of textiles.

Back in England they are also using recyclable and compostable packaging for all their orders which I was lucky enough to receive recently when Nomads Clothing gifted me a few pieces from their spring/summer collection.

Due to the sudden hot weather here in England I've been lucky enough to get to wear one of my beautiful summer dresses already and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The fabric is light and breathable, the dress well cut and well made and the pattern is just gorgeous. But the main thing about this dress for me is that I know it was made by people who have been paid properly, treated well and in a way that doesn't harm our planet. And for me there is no better feeling than wearing a dress that makes me and all who made it feel good.

What I Wore:
Dress - Nomads | Cardigan - Old | Shoes - Supergas

I'll be sharing more posts on the beautiful dresses I received from Nomads Clothing but for now go and check out their gorgeous new spring/summer range over here.


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