Clothing with a story has always fascinated me, even more so if there was a story to be told that’s ethically admirable. At the moment, I find myself increasingly drawn to fashion with a conscience. Maybe this desire to get it ‘right’ has arisen from having two little girls to pass the world onto one day; or maybe it’s just age.
The wish to go all morally correct on fashion has definitely been reinforced by my recent trip to Kamalaya. I remember coming back wanting to change the world. And as I am way too sleep deprived to change the world anytime soon, I am applauding my friend Emily for starting her own business of importing and selling beautiful, handmade and unique scarves.
Candid Threads is an online shopping destination for scarf enthusiasts. Whether woven by up and coming designers in Ethiopia or produced by fair trade projects in India, each of them tells a story of colour, heritage, love and compassion. Every scarf is carefully chosen, helping their originating communities to generate sustainable business and make a positive impact on their local economy.
Metropolitan Mum readers now have the chance to win a gorgeous scarf form the Eleni range. Have a look and tell me which one you lust after.
Leave your comment by 10 December 2013, 2pm. The winner will be chosen at random.