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  • The List: Holiday Edition!

    June has arrived which means that it's officially summer. Get rid of your winter clothes and mark your calendar's with your summer plans! We are sure you all have holidays booked, and now you need ideas on what to pack with you this summer.

    Well look no further, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled the perfect list covering the ultimate holiday essentials to keep you looking ethically fabulous!

    1) Karen walker Faithful Crazy Tort


    These sunnies are part of a new Karen Walker Visible Campaign. They worked with the United Nation's ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to create work in community groups of micro-artisans located in the urban and rural areas Kenya.

    3) Farah Asmar Queen Of Europe Tote
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    This unique tote is one of Fashion ComPassion’s collaborations, exclusively sold on our site. Carry your essentials in style with this Queen Of Europe tote. Each tote has a unique story, all totes are handmade by the Rural Women Developing Association.

    5) Sseko Designs
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    These ribbon sandals can be transformed to many different styles depending on your mood. To make it even better the company provides employment for college bound girls in Uganda, giving them the opportunity to cover their university costs.

    6) Raven and Dilly Wrap Necklace

    We have another versatile piece for you. Wear this handmade piece as a necklace or wrap it up as a bracelet. Made from melted bullet casting this transforms negativity into beautiful jewellery empowering HIV Positive Women.

    9) Muzungu Sisters Red Bali Sarong

    Sarongs are another highly versatile fashion piece. This sarong is hand-woven in Bali by the last remaining artisans who produce these sarongs in cotton.

    10) Sustainable Fashion Handbook

    While relaxing on holiday why not educate yourself about sustainable fashion? Packed with essays from the likes of Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and Interviews with many prominent fashion figures including Dries Van Noten and Katharine Hamnett. It’s a perfect fun read on a holiday with a bunch of your girlfriends.

    11) Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion (Travel Size)

    We know you want a tan but you need to protect your screen too! This natural sun lotion is made without parabens, artificial Perfumes, colorants and any harmful ingredients, formulated to bring you the purest sunscreen that nature can offer.

    12) Suki Skincare Tinted Active Moisturiser

    This is not just any ordinary tinted moisturiser, made with the purest natural pigments and full of wonderful organic ingredients this is the perfect holiday cosmetic. Look radiant with an even tone, minimised poreds with a sheer finish, never cakey.

    13) Lisa Blue Enchantress

    This Bikini looks gorgeous, perfect to wear to the pool or beach. Other than making you look glamourous, 25% of the profits go towards helping protect whales and dolphins.

    14) Swash swimsuit

    For those in the mood for a one piece suit, this is perfect. Without looking too modest, this bold Cobalt print is as summery as it gets.

  • Buying Ethical Beauty Products Doesn't Have To Cost The Earth!

    Looking for beauty products which look great but are also ethical and fairly priced? Here’s three great beauty & skincare companies which aim to provide the very best ethical beauty products without costing the earth!

    The Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics Company

    Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics Company LogoEstablished in 2011, The Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics Company showcase a fabulous range of ethical and natural beauty products, from cleansers and toners to lip and eye care. Their  mission is to sell products which focus on the ethical and natural without compromising effectiveness or quality. Mel Jackson, the founder of Vanilla Fudge, wanted to create a place where people could purchase beauty products with a clear conscience, knowing that every single product is both guaranteed vegetarian and 100% cruelty, either at ingredient level or the finished product. Vanilla Fudge gives a full list of ingredients for every product, so that their customers can make an informed choice about the products they buy.

    Over 70% of Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics Are Handmade In Britain Over 70% of Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics are handmade in Britain. (Image courtesy of Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics)

    Vanilla Fudge Cosmetics are also committed to protecting the planet, adhering to a number of environment policies such as using only recyclable or biodegradable packaging, giving empty ink cartridges to charities to recycle and limiting printing to a bare minimum.  Over 70% of the products featured on their website are from British brands, products which have been made in Britain and contain only British ingredients. As a result, Vanilla Fudge not only showcase some of the upcoming British beauty products to a worldwide audience but they also help reduce the overall carbon footprint of their products.

    Website: vanillafudgecosmetics.com

    Love Lula

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    Love Lula.com, an independent British-based beauty website, features a number of beauty products which embrace the spirit of the organic and natural living. They believe that, as a living organ, your skin responds to authentic and natural ingredients in the same way that your body does and, therefore, should be treated with the upmost care. Their website brings together a hand picked collection of some of the world’s finest skin care products, made by companies who are equally passionate about organic and natural ingredients. These pioneering companies are said to be revolutionising the skin care industry, dedicating themselves to sourcing the best quality ingredients and to discovering new ways of creating effective skin care without the use of harmful chemicals or animal testing.

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    Furthermore, Love Lula.com only stock products are produced by socially and environmentally conscious companies; companies like Dr. Bronner, who share all their profits amongst their employees, and Viridian, who donate 50% of their net profit to environmental and children’s charities. Love Lula.com’s reputation for excellent customer care and prompt delivery service has gained them a worldwide customer following and were named ‘Best Retail Website 2010’ in the Natural Health Magazine Beauty awards.

    Website: LoveLula.com

    Lush

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    Lush produces and sells a variety of good value products, including soaps, hand and body lotions and fresh face masks. All Lush products and fragrances are made fresh by hand using organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. They go the extra mile to source ethical ingredients and materials which do not have a negative impact on the environment or the people who make them. Lush also adhere to a strict policy against animal testing; they refuse to buy ingredients from any company which carries out, funds or commissions any animal testing whatsoever, preferring to test their products on human volunteers before selling them to the wider public.

    Lush Products All Lush products are freshly made using using organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. (Image courtesy of Lush)

    Ethics is one of the cornerstones of Lush’s business. They tirelessly campaign for human and environmental rights as well as using little or no packaging or preservatives as possible. Moreover, Lush has taken direct action, working both on their internal ethical policy with their suppliers and legislators to make a positive difference and engaging the public through instore campaigns like ‘Get Naked campaign’. For Lush, words like ‘Fresh’ and ‘Organic’ have a proper honest meaning beyond marketing.

    Website: Lush.co.uk

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