Pack Up and Go!

Don’t Let The Weather Dampen Your Spirits

The weather has been absolutely atrocious for weeks now. If, like me, you are planning a last minute holiday somewhere a little warmer (and far less wet) you’ll be dragging out your suitcase and checking out last year’s holiday togs.

Buying clothes made to last, is a great way to maintain a more ethical wardrobe, but a couple of new purchases specifically for my jollies, always gets me a little excited!

We’ve got a little moth problem in my house at the minute so unfortunately some of last year’s clothes are a wee bit worse for wear. Oh, and the fact that I a little curvier this year too means it’s the perfect opportunity to have a little splurge.

So here I share my favourite picks which I’ll be packing in my case.



Ladies, if you love floating around in your frocks, Ethical Superstore have an abundance to choose from!

These dresses are easy to wear, it won’t matter a jot if they get wrinkled and can be teamed up with any footwear going.  I reckon they will all look equally stunning with a little bit of a healthy glow.

Better yet, they are in the sale!

First off, we have the delightful Lora Flower Print V- Neck dress from People Tree, made from 100% Organic Cotton AND Fairtrade Cotton. Reduced to £39.95

Next we’ve got the Flo Tribal Dress from Komodo, in a fab print and two gorgeous colours to choose from. Reduced to £34.95

Last, the 39.95 dress from Nomads (Flattering any neckline ) is great to just pull on and go (I’m thinking over a swimming costume). Made from 100% organic cotton, the price is a fabulous £17.95



For padding around town and sightseeing I’d go for a pair of these Komodo Bali Hai Canvas Pumps. Cool and comfy, there are a variety of colours to choose from and as they’re plain, they’d work well with the frocks above. £19.95

Flip flops are a must – must be easy to get on and off when getting up from the sun lounger and must look good too! Hoorah for the beauties again from Komodo which are currently priced at £18.74 and are certainly pretty enough to wear from day to evening.

Lastly, a bit of leg-lengthening height from these Komodo wedges would be just the ticket on a night out. Wedges are my personal favourite shoe, no wobbling on pointy stilettos for me!

These are my favourites, as the peep toe lets you show off your pretty nail polish as well. Coming in at £29.95 they’re great value and will last many summers.


 Accessories and PJs

These People Tree Enamel Birds Earrings are so pretty I couldn’t resist. They’re handmade in India and support the very worthwhile Tara project £7.95

I absolutely adore this recycled silver Love necklace from LA Jewellery. Definitely a piece to wear with everything and keep forever. It’s handcrafted in the UK, comes in recyclable packaging – gorgeous. £40

If like me, you get a little chilly on a night (and depending on who you’re sharing your room with, you may want to protect your modesty!) these very pretty Rose print PJs are just the job. Made from 100% fair-trade cotton, they range in size up to 16 and are currently priced at £13.50

Nicola Alexander is the founder of and lover of all things ethical.




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