When I conjure up the fashion styles of the 80’s I’m always reminded of gaudy power suits, woolly leg warmers and Madonna-style fingerless gloves. However, despite decades of dubious fast-fashion, there is woman’s clothing brand that has remained resolutely on-trend and ethical – that company is Nomads.
Trading since 1989, Nomads was set up by Duncan and Vicky, a couple who fell in love with India whilst backpacking, who decided to share their passion for the country’s ethnic clothing by bringing to the rest of the world.
Designed for the ‘individual woman who sees life as an adventure’ Nomads’ beautifully feminine clothing range is, and has always been, fair trade, ensuring their local producers are treated fairly and have sustainable, profitable standard of living.
A member of BAFTS, The British Association for Fair Trade Shops, Nomads believes in the policy of ‘trade not aid’ and through meeting strict fair trade guidelines they promise fair trade clothing without comprise.
As sustainability is key to their continued success Nomads also promote traditional crafts such as Embroidery and Tie Dye in order to keep these traditions alive and provide vital income for villages.
In addition to this, they continually strive to reduce the environmental impact of their products and have yet again added a new collection of organic cotton to their range, one of which I have been lucky enough to review.
The flattering fitted V Neck Printed dress with gather side tie design I was sent is a joy to wear. Not only is it versatile, easy to launder and keeps it’s shape, the indigo dress has a gorgeous ethnic-inspired print of hibiscus flowers and leaves which I love.
Made from 160gsm organic cotton slub jersey the dress fits beautifully, is lightweight and cool to wear (perfect for humid summer days) and ideal for work or play!
The style is not something I would have normally chosen, however I have to confess, it really does suit me. It fits like a glove, not too tight, not too loose and looks effortlessly fabulous to boot.
For those of you who, like me, want to do your bit for the environment but don’t want to compromise on quality and style, Nomads is the ethical clothing and fair trade fashion brand you have been looking for.
To find out more about Nomads, their beautiful ethical clothing range and their commitment to the environment take a look at their website, here www.nomadsclothing.com