Spring Garden Escape: Fair + Vegan Outfit

When I recently visited Amsterdam and Berlin, I was so excited to come across some gorgeous fair fashion stores, offering eco-friendly, ethically produced and vegan clothing. I love being able to walk into a store knowing that everything in it has been made with a conscience.

This outfit features a few of the pieces I brought back with me, as well as some of my other favourite fair fashion items I'd previously discovered in Australia.

The weather here in Melbourne has been gorgeous lately - Spring is well underway and long, sunny Summer's days feel just around the corner, so we decided to shoot this outfit in some beautiful local gardens.

Read on for full outfit details..


Fair, Eco + Vegan: Outfit Details

Knitted cardigan by Brain Tree: made from organic cotton + hemp. This brand was born in the mid-90s, out of a desire to create sustainable, down to earth clothing.

Dark blue corduroy skirt by JAN 'N JUNE: made from organic cotton. JAN 'N JUNE is a Hamburg-based eco fashion label, which carries many beautiful vegan pieces.

Black shirt by Dorsu: made using leftover fabrics from larger garment factories, which would have otherwise gone to landfill. Each shirt is made ethically by hand in Cambodia, and is signed by its maker (who's story you can ready on their website). Learn more about Dorsu and the good this social enterprise creates in this feature post we did on it.

Gold necklace by Saught: made using repurposed metal from artillery shells, which have been recovered by de-mining organisations in post-conflict Cambodia. Saught jewellery is handcrafted by local artisans in fair working environments - providing employment and training opportunities in developing countries. Read more about this necklace in our post on it.

Beige ankle boots by Novacas: made from 100% vegan materials, including fabrics and glues. They are produced ethically in Portugal, using European-made materials.

Cork bags: We bought these at tiny artisan stores in Portugal, which don't have online stores. If you like cork handbags though, our friend Lorena sells some beautiful pieces like this one, on her vegan + ethical store Velvety.