handmade and fair trade

Look at the stars, see how they shine for you…and they’re all silver!

Organic shea butter and fair trade organic cocoa butter melts into the warm water of your bath tub as silver lustre shimmers like the glorious night sky. Chinese ginger oil is excellent for stimulating blood flow, relieving joint and muscle pain, especially in colder weather. Persian lime oil is uplifting, gently cleansing and improves circulation. A dash of lavender oil soothes away troubles, calms your mind and is a gentle antiseptic. 

Make a wish, give the star a squish, drop it in your bath water and relax…

The Ethical Sugar Baby

Brilliant news – your Sugar Daddy wants to take you shopping for some new designer gear -but wait – how do you know which designers are ethical?

It’s a complete myth that every Sugar Baby dreams of owning a fur stole and python skin handbag; there are plenty of Sugar Babies that don’t support the fur trade or cosmetic testing on animals, many more are concerned about environmental factors and the issue of child sweat shops.

With this in mind this article will provide you with a list of cutting edge and luxury designers, who won’t put a blot on your conscious.

Clothes

Stella McCartney – A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney doesn’t use any fur or leather in her designs.

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute Couture) – the former Ford Model’s brand Vaute Couture (the v stands for vegan!) aims to create high-end fashion that is vegan, created from recycled fibres and produced locally. The brand is favoured by the likes of Emily Deschanel and Alicia Silverstone.

Vivienne Westwood – Doesn’t use real fur in any of her designs.

Tommy Hilfiger – Stopped using real fur in 2007.

Calvin Klein – One of the early adopters of animal friendly designs, Calvin Klein has opted for fake fur since 1994.

Shrimps – The zany London brand uses bright colours and faux fur to create a bold statement. A coat will cost around £600

Huit - an ethical swimwear brand committed to transporting goods by sea rather than air thus reducing their carbon footprint. Celebrity fans include; Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller.

Shoes

Olsenhaus – Brainchild of Elizabeth Olsen, Olsenhouse creates shoes that are animal product free. Shoes range from £100 - £250.

Beyond Skin – Brighton based company selling vegan footwear. There’s a wide range of styles available. Prices start from £80 – £250. Natalie Portman has also been spotted wearing them.

Noah – Italian vegan leather - sounds like a dream come true! Noah offers a range of hand-made Italian shoes that are 100% vegan. Prices start from £100 - £250.  

Cult of Coquette – Vegan shoes that are made out of the most environmentally friendly materials available. The brand states its handmade shoes are for women who aren’t afraid to rock a heel.

Bags

Stella McCartney – A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney doesn’t use any fur or leather in her designs.

Matt & Nat – The name Matt & Nat stands for Mat(t)erial and Nature, which is the ethos of the company. Patrons of the brand include Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman.

Melie Bianco – An affordable, chic, animal friendly range of handbags for every occasion; think Balenciaga, Celine and Miu Miu styles, but without the cruelty.

Wilby – All products are animal friendly and the brand is well known for being eco, and environmentally friendly. Prices Range from £40 - £120.

Accessories

Mirabelle - Worn by the likes of Kate Middleton, Mirabelle makes handmade fair trade jewellery. Think pretty pendants at reasonable prices.

Helen Moore –brightly coloured, patterned and innovative designs. She creates faux-fur clutches, muffs, collars and scarves. One of these fun accessories will cost £40 - £150.

Polly Wales - Polly uses vintage and rough jewels to produce unique and imperfectly perfect rings, necklaces and earrings. Her designs use ethically sourced gems that shun the use of child labour in diamond mines.

Please be aware that this guide is not exhaustive and is subject to change at any time. If you’re in any doubt – it’s best to e-mail the customer services department of the brand you are interested in and ask for their policies and commitments to animal and human welfare.

I hope this guide was useful and you (or your Sugar Daddy!) can enjoy shopping for some ethical high-end luxury!

~ KittensPeach ~ x

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Some of you might recall a while back I made a rather mysterious post about playing with antique fishing floats, well, I would like to present the results: I’ve made some witch balls. 

‘A little piece of sea-witchery, these ‘witch balls’ are inspired by the coastal tradition and folk custom of hanging reflective hollow glass floats in the eastern window of homes to protect the house & household from evil spirits and harmful spells.

A form of apotropaic magic; superstitious beliefs and practices used by everyday folks throughout history to grant protection and turn away evil intent, their power to protect your home is as strong as your belief in them….but if you choose not to believe that sort of thing…you can’t argue that they don’t look beautiful too. They cast a wonderful green shadow and reflect light so nicely.

I have constructed these ‘witch balls’ from antique shiny green blown glass fishing floats dating from the 1940s or earlier, suspended in ‘nets’ of organic, handmade, fair-trade natural twine. Each one is individual and painstakingly hand-crafted with the intent to grant protection and prosperity to the owner.

There are four large balls, three in emerald green, one in olive, and one small sky-blue ball, all available here from The Journeytree Etsy Shop.‘

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Suit is by @maiyet who are committed to forging partnerships with artisans globally and has entered into a strategic partnership with @buildanest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most.

The jewellery is a selection of @catbirdnyc, whose pieces are handmade in Brooklyn using fair-trade and recycled gold, while all of their stones are conflict free, and @moniquepean
#ecoloves fashion information, in association with @EcoAge

Hi! We are Wildly Clean soap on a rope! All of our soaps are handmade and homemade with fair trade organic coconut oil and other natural ingredients. Every bar purchased is matched by us, with a donation to a local homeless shelter! Buy a bar, GIVE a bar. 🌿Featured here is our moisturizing Oatmeal ➕ Honey soap bar which is great for eczema and psoriasis 🍃

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There are angels in the clouds…and now there are gorgeous softening Snow Angel bath melts at Lush!

With softening fair trade organic cocoa butter, restoring rose oil, comforting cassie absoloute and soothing benzoin resinoid; Snow Angel is a decadent treat for your bath time.

Living without this shower gel has been….AGONY! 

Prince Charming has returned to our shop for our exclusive Valentine’s Day range. With symbolically seductive fresh organic pomegranate as a gentle antioxidant, sweet marshmallow and almond oil to soften and sensual vanilla. Grapefruit oil and sandalwood oils are wonderful uplifting fragrances, zesty and earthy smells to soothe and clear the mind whilst geranium oil provides restorative and toning qualities.

 Prince Charming our bodies are ready! 

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thrifting yesterday yielded one pair of shorts, one alpaca wool sweater, and one baja style shirt for a grand total of $12. i got the last tank at my local headshop, its fair trade handmade from recycled scraps and i really dig it