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30 Nov 2009

Idee Geniale & Handwoven too

The exquisite author of Idee Geniale featured one of my outfits (below)on her blog in 'Bright Ideas' back in August - I was extremely flattered to get a shout out from someone so utterly original (and a chictopia style icon - swoon!). View her post (and her blog) here.

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Ikat shift dress - People Tree, Wedges - John Rocha, Jacket - Zara, Silver Cuffs - various bazaars and markets

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The fabric for the very dress I'm wearing being handwoven by a member of Folk Bangladesh, a People Tree Fair Trade partner.

Hand weaving is the second largest industry in countries like India, surpassed only by agriculture (that's huge!), providing invaluable income for millions of families. Hand operated looms create 9x more jobs than using a power loom and are completely carbon neutral.

It's not often that we're so connected to the people who make our clothes - seeing this picture makes the dress feel even more special. I get a real sense of pride from wearing things I know make a difference in people's lives.

2 comments:

Bliss said...

Wow! Thats incredible that hand weaving is the second largest industry in India!! Also you are incredible!

JT said...

loveeeeeeeeee this outfit! absolutely beautiful!!! ahh!

xo

sincerely,
jules
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