My favourite eco fashion peeps, People Tree announced two new additions to its designer collaborators.

For Spring/Summer 2011, this eco friendly, fair trade & sustainable fashion brand has teamed up with Laura Ashley and Orla Kiely to develop a range of clothing and accessories.

Kiely and Laura Ashley join seasoned collaborators Bora Aksu and Sam Ubhi in the new line up.

Three Laura Ashley prints from their 1970s archive were chosen by People Tree, re-coloured in contemporary palettes and printed onto organic cotton in modern silhouettes.

The range includes a sleeveless fitted jumpsuit, an A-line skirt with large patch pockets and a pair of flared turn up pants.

The fabulous Orla Kiely has also developed two cotton slouch bags for summer: a small across-the-body sling bag with tan leather clasp tab and a large holdall with shoulder straps and brown leather trim. Both bags are made with beige jute cotton and feature a lattice flower screen print.

I cannot wait to see this collection in the flesh & am now wondering who will carry the range in Ireland? It may well be a case of online shopping but then again it is a solid investment in the future of fashion and the environment.



~ by Carol O Hanlon on October 26, 2010.

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