Trend Spotting – Ethical Fashion – Red

Siri Tencel Dress Komodo |

Red is a key colour for AW15 and ethical fashion alternatives for this season trend are not difficult to find. According to Glamour, Marie Claire & Cosmo red is the new black, having made an appearance at most fashion weeks, so it won’t be long before the high street is awash with this challenging colour. However, those of us tend towards ethical fashion need not despair; here are some of my top picks from ethical fashion retailers.

Lowie Red Knitted Tea Dress

Knitted Red Tea Dress by Lowie

£250 – delivers worldwide

A soft, 100% Merino wool dress that will set you up for the chilly autumn and winter days. Would look amazing dressed up with heels or paired with boots for a more casual look. 

Beyond Skin Vegan Red Wedges

Beyond Skin Vegan Wedges from Helo Eco

£84 – delivers worldwide

Recycled soft suede wedges to add a pop of colour to any outfit. Pair with an LBD or some skinny jeans for an instant on-trend update to your look.

Esme Nancy Dee Dress

Esme Pleat Jersey Dress by Nancy Dee

£95 – delivers worldwide

Stylish cherry red jersey dress, made from bamboo, organic cotton & elastane. 

Red Alpaca Fairtrade Poncho

Alpaca Fairtrade Poncho from Traidcraft

£84 – delivers to UK

Made in Peru by Allpa who use 100% Alpaca wool and pay fair wages. Hand wash only.

Vegan Beuda Skunkfunk Bag

Vegan Beuda Bag by Skunkfunk

€63 – delivers worldwide

100% Polyurethane. This is an excellent option if you’re a little nervous about red. A bag is the quickest way to add a splash of colour without committing. You might even find yourself tempted to add shoes next time!

Sapelle Kooro Ethical Dress

Kooro Linen Shift Dress from Sapelle

£95 – delivers worldwide

100% linen with adjustable back feature. This is truly a unique statement piece. Sapelle recommends dressing this up with a blazer and heels. Paired with a clutch this has the potential to turn heads!

Dhoti Ethical Pants

Easy Dhoti Trousers by Matter Prints

$119 – delivers worldwide

This fab ikat print trousers is made in Delhi and is the perfect tone for easing into the heavy AW trouser months. Swap out the summer pastels for this autumnal print. I love the model’s styling with a simple black tee and would throw on a denim jacket or shirt on chillier evenings.

Siri Tencel Dress Komodo

Siri Tencel Dress by Komodo

£64 – delivers worldwide

Tencel is an eco, biodegradable fibre so you can buy this dress guilt-free. Forget the LBD, this season the LRD is definitely where it’s going to be at, and I don’t think you could find a better option than this classic! Could easily take you from work to party with the right accessories.

Products & prices correct as of 18th August 2015.
About the Trend Spotting series

A lot of people think that “ethical fashion” means tie-dye and floaty tunics. Maybe in the 90s that was true, but these days even the most fanatic fashion followers can choose ethical without compromising on style. This series is about highlighting ethical alternatives to current trends.

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