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the moral wardrobe: nomads peacock tunic

indian tunic

I'm feeling pretty groovy in this Nomads Peacock Dip Hem fair trade tunic. The silhouette is a little outside of the norm for me, but I love that it has a sort of late '60s feel to it. It's also long sleeved, which means I could (just barely) get away with wearing it without a sweater on Saturday. I think I'm finally starting to adapt to Charlottesville weather; either that, or I'll go to great lengths to get the perfect shot. 

Nomads graciously sent me a few items to style and review and this is the piece I looked forward to most. While this top is made of viscose for a flowy chiffon look, many of their pieces are made with organic cotton (you'll see a few examples here soon). I like the subtle bell sleeve created by elastic at the wrist and the perfect placement of the v-neck - it's not too low or too high. If you look at the pattern closely, you'll notice little peacocks! Nomads draws heavily on the craft and print traditions of India, where their goods are made under fair trade guidelines.

nomads printed peacock tunic on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com
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I wore this last Saturday. It turned out to be the relaxing day I'd been anticipating since before the toy sale and Daniel's end-of-semester madness began. I drove Daniel to school (UVa has this weird practice of administering finals on Saturdays), then headed downtown to buy some fair trade coffee and browse at Ten Thousand Villages before stopping into Java Java for a latte made with Equal Exchange fair trade coffee. I caught up with my old boss (I used to work there) and then walked around a local craft fair, where I saw a woman who made some of the clothing I wore in the fashion show I was in last April. 

Sometimes I get a bit bored with Charlottesville, but a trip downtown always cheers me up. This time around, there was an excellent banjo player and an accordionist singing Irish traditional music serenading people on the pedestrian mall. 

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 Ethical Details: Top - Peacock Dip Hem Shirt c/o Nomads; Shoes - old; Earrings - handmade via etsy

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Nomads is based in the UK, but ships internationally. They're currently offering 30% off a large selection of products, so it's a great time to shop!
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brand: Nomads Clothing

Nomads Clothing is a UK-based women's clothing designer that has specialized in fair trade garments since 1989 (which means it's basically the same age as me).

nomads fair trade clothing review on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com

The company works with Indian manufacturers to produce clothing using traditional techniques, such as block printing and patchwork. They're also taking steps to become more environmentally sustainable by using more organic cotton and recycled/biodegradable packaging.

I like the understated, grown-up appropriate look of their garments. They make items for a range of ages and lifestyles. Here are a few of my favorites:

nomads beautiful womens fair trade clothing on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com


Their tunics and longer-length tops look like they'd be the perfect layering pieces.

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Nomads contacted me to introduce me to their products. I received no monetary compensation to write this post, but do plan on reviewing their products in the near future, so stay tuned!

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the moral wardrobe: paisley

threadsence paisely dress pa6mod look

I often use polyvore to create outfits out of things I already own. When I combined this dress with these ruby red sneaker wedges, I knew I'd come up with something I would love to wear. And sure enough, the pair worked just as perfectly in real life as it did on my computer monitor.

I've wanted red boots and sneaker wedges for a few months now, so when it dawned on me that I could combine those two things into one pair of shoes, I got busy searching through ebay for a great secondhand pair. The ones I ended up with are by Skechers and they're really comfortable.

Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.

  • Dress - made in USA, won in Threadsence giveaway

  • Black top - H&M

  • Leggings - Old Navy

  • Earrings - handmade via etsy

  • Shoes - secondhand via ebay


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