By Sass Brown, Contributing Editor, and Founder of Ecofashiontalk.com
Nomads Clothing Is A Fair Trade, Fashion Clothing Line With A Conscience.
The easy wear collection has an understated boho chic aesthetic, with tons of exuberant and colorful prints, riffing off of ikat, florals and block prints, and rounded out with pin tucks, embroidery and patchwork. Styling is soft, feminine, flattering and comfortable, taking you from day to evening, work to home; these are clothes to live your life in. The clothing line centers around cotton, with every growing percentage of it organically sourced, and all of it fair trade.
Partners Duncan and Vicky met while backpacking around India in the 80’s. With only £200 left between them, they decided to use the money to fill a trunk full of wonderful Indian clothing, before heading to the UK to sell them. The pair soon returned to India with the profits they made, mixing business with pleasure by staying at Buddhist retreats, discovering crafts at local markets, and picking up handmade fabrics en route. A shared love of India and its culture motivated them to start Nomads Clothing. Inspired by Indian craftwork, they create styles suitable for the European market.
Nomads has over twenty years of experience producing fair trade clothing, helping maintain a sustainable living for the producers and makers of their clothing. Their love of Indian crafts is helping to sustain tradition, including block printing and patchwork, which are incorporated into their collection. Always working to find new ways to lessen their impact, Nomads promise no child labor, gender equity, fair living wages, safe working conditions, vacation time, and also paying their producers in advance. All dyes are AZO free, fabrics are recycled into bags, and they use biodegradable postbags to lessen their environmental impact.
PHOTO CREDIT: Nomads Clothing