Hats Off to Fair Trade!

Indigenous Designs's Urban Beret is both warm and chic.

Want to stay toasty and trendy this winter?  Try one of these cute, Fair Trade knit hats on for size:

  • Indigenous Designs’s Flower Hat in Charcoal (Available at Greenheart and Revive; also available in Blue, Silver/Light Grey, & Dark Brown):

We just love this season’s bright colors and pretty flower appliques.  Super charming.

Stay warm!

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

A Tisket, A Tasket; We Love This Ikat Jacket!

Sigh.  This bold, little Ikat Jacket from Mata Traders is so incredibly charming. So perfect paired with a little white tee and dark wash jeans.

We so dig the beautiful detail of this handwoven Ikat fabric:

We also love this darling jacket in Black & White and Grey:

Simply adorable paired with a fun, colorful skirt.  A definite hit for fall.

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

“Fair Trade Trousers: Mata Style!”

We’ll admit it.  We have a major crush on Mata Traders.  But seriously, how could we not when everything they make is so freaking adorable?

Currently, we are so completely smitten with their High-Waisted Trousers (Available in Grey and Red):

So incredibly flattering.  And the adorable back pocket detail has us over the moon:

This little “hand-embroidered rooster” is so cute it hurts, right?

Sigh. We absolutely adore this design: the “wide-legged fit; front button closure; [and] bottom cuff.” Très magnifique!

Mata, Roses are red, violets are blue, Fair Trade is sweet, and we love you!

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

Purple Haze: Our Favorite Fall Fad

Purple Haze. Because we love Jimi as much as we love Bob.

Though we’re all about our earthy browns and olive greens for fall, we are absolutely thrilled that jewel tones are making a comeback.  To celebrate, here’s our collection of pretty purple Fair Trade finds:

  • Marigold’s Organic Leggings (Also Available in Fuchsia Rose, Black, & Iron):

  • Fair Indigo’s Elaine’s Ring:

  • Fair Indigo’s Boiled Wool Clogs (Also Available in Dark Red, Acorn, Charcoal Heather, and Vintage Green):

This fall, you’ll absolutely glow in these rich jewel tones.  And when you buy Fair Trade, you can look good while you do good.

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

How-To: Transforming Your Summer Wardrobe for Fall

 

Fair Indigo's Gathered Yoke Pima Organic Sundress Layered with the Embroidered 3/4-Sleeve Bamboo Cotton Cardigan. Just imagine it with a pair of leggings and knee-high boots. Look out fall; here we come!

 

As promised, we are pleased to show you how you can easily and stylishly transition your fabulous fair trade summer dresses for autumn.  We have fallen head over heals for these trendy cardigans, tailored jackets, and cute tights/leggings.

Who says you have to pack away your favorite LFTD (Little Fair Trade Dress) after Labor Day?  We say, meet the change of the season with style as you transform your look into an instant fall classic.

The cardigans and jackets that have us smitten:

  • Indigenous Designs’s Hooded Serape (Also Available in Rose and Cream):

  • And Last But Certainly Not Least, Fair Indigo’s Cashmere V-neck Cardigan (Also Available in Orchid and Snow.  An Awesome Deal at 72% Off):

Leggings and Tights to Keep You Cozy When the Weather Drops:

(Click the images for more information about these tights and leggings, which are available from Maggie’s Functional Organics, Marigold Fair Trade Clothing, and Revive Fair Trade).

Thanks to these awesome Fair Trade finds, fall has never looked more beautiful.

Tell us what you think.  How do you transition your favorite summer dress to a fabulous fall staple?

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

So Long, Summer: Parade of the Dresses We Loved

With summer coming to a close and our favorite season fast approaching (Fall, we could not love your trendy sweaters more if we tried), we are offering you a parade of our must have summer dresses.  However, if you love these dresses as much as we do, you’ll find a way to keep them fresh for fall.  Simply pair with a fair trade cardigan and leggings, and you’re good to go.  Check back soon for our tribute to autumn and all the cooler weather clothes that have us pining.

Hope you enjoyed the parade!

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters

Dress of the Day: Mata Traders’s Princess Dress

We are SO in love with Mata Traders’s Princess Dress:

“Vintage floral hand block printed A-line dress with red sash at natural waistline. Sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves with puffed accent. Below-the-knee length with back zipper closure.”

Definitely digging the feminine, retro, floral pattern:

And the fit is simply divine.  Such a flattering dress!

We are thrilled to give Mata Traders the honor of being our first “Dress of the Day”!

What do you think?  Do you love this dress as much as we do?

Peace and Love,

Your Fair Trade Trendsters