Inject some 1930s glamour into your ethical wardrobe

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Inject some 1930s glamour into your ethical wardrobe


Eco-friendly fashion pioneers People Tree have collaborated with the V&A on a capsule collection that takes inspiration from 1930s prints and the elegant shapes of the interwar period.

Alice Pritchard

Wed 5 Jul 2017

People Tree has put together two mini collections, Tulip and Seed, which are based on dress fabrics produced by the Calico Printer's Association in Manchester, England, now held in the V&A’s archive.

People Tree V&A ethical fashion collection

Gorgeous 1930s prints in lean shapes - what's not to love?

The Seed collection comprises a ruffle dress, ruffle back shirt, coat dress and wide leg trouser all made from 100% organic cotton. The Tulip collection is made from Tencel - a fibre made from wood pulp - and features a ruffle back jumpsuit, smock dress, peplum top and maxi skirt. Each piece follows the long and lean silhouettes of the 1930s.

The collaboration is made by Creative Handicrafts based in India. Founded in 1984, this dynamic organisation helps low income women in the slums of Mumbai achieve economic independence by training and creating jobs.

The limited edition collection is available throughout July from People Tree.