New Look for a New School Year

School may have started but it’s never too late to update your look! What kind of expectations do you have for this year? Have any of your expectations been met in the few weeks that school has started? Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, you really don’t know what to expect; and that’s what makes going back to school so exciting!

School has always been a place of talk. News fly fast everywhere, from gossip to schoolwork, latest fashion trends and makeup! This year, let’s make our back to school outfits more special by wearing ethical and fair trade products.

What do we mean by ethical and fair trade? In general, these terms represent an approach to creating products that maximizes benefits to people and communities while minimizing any negative impact on people and the environment. Simply put, you help both the people in disadvantaged communities while helping to preserve the environment. So, how about we go back to school with a sense of purpose and style?

We’ve put together some fair trade ensembles that will keep you stylish all throughout the year.

New Look for a New School Year

Go for the Grungy Prep look: Look clean and smart with this tailored look. Our Dark Diamond bag works well with this ensemble, and it’s hand batiked and lined with recycled fabric by our partners from Ghana.

New Look for a New School Year

Let’s go Boho: Be free-spirited this coming school year with this Bohemian inspired ensemble. Ana, a very talented artisan from Chile, personally hand-crafted some of the jewelries featured in this fashion set. Add our Funky Feather Tote to mix!

New Look for a New School Year

Going Classic should never be boring: Are you more comfortable with sleeves, slacks and ballerina flats? Spice up your outfit with our fair trade products handcrafted from India and Chile, then finish it off with our Navy Chevron bag made fair trade by women in Cambodia.

New Look for a New School Year

Working with layers: The cold months are coming but your style should not be compromised by layers of clothing. Add simple and stunning fair trade jewelry from Chile on top of all the layerings.

New Look for a New School Year

Stay Chic and Fab with our products: You can always choose to wear a simple dress paired with boots or loafers, then add accent by adding jewelry plus our black triangle clutch from South Africa.

New Look for a New School Year

Keep it real with an urban style: Dominate the halls of your school with our fair trade products from Chile and India. Layer the necklaces or wear them separately--- they will still look great on you! P.S. New to the shop, our Looking Glass Travel Purse from Cambodia!

It’s never too late to upgrade your wardrobe with sustainable and fair trade pieces. Influence your peers and be an ambassador of fair trade fashion. Which one is your favorite look? Let us know below in the comments!