Here in Perth, we’ve just had our first heatwave of the Summer (36, 38, 39, 37, 40 degrees Celsius) and I think it’s (finally) jolted me out of the seasonal confusion I was stuck in post-return from Geneva. I’m looking forward to a summer full of beach time and craving these to go with it:
1. Pachacuti Wide Brim Panama / 2. Ruby Rocks Fairly Made Aztec Frill Top from Fashion-Conscience.com / 3. Everyday Coconut Daily Face Lotion SPF 15 from iHerb.com / 4. Acure Organics Conditioner with Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil from iHerb.com / 5. Rishi Tea Organic Rooibos and Hisbiscus Tea from iHerb.com / 6. Oxfam ‘Catch all’ Shoulder Bag / 7. Etiko White Lowcuts / 8. Connected Goods Fair Trade Ethiopian Cotton Anything Towel
Pachacuti is the first ever World Fair Trade Organization, specialising in hats. And, boy, do they make beautiful ones. One of these would last for summers to come.
I also like the Bardot.
Ethical credentials: Made by a World Fair Trade Organization.
The peplum trend gets another update with the latest trend in prints – the aztec print. I think the peplum trend has another season up its sleeve and, to be honest, I’m just going to keep wearing it anyways because it suits my body shape. I justify it with something Audrey Hepburn calls style before trends.
Ethical credentials: Made with transparency
Coconut and summer are made for each other. My pale skin will need a stronger SPF for the beach but this is perfect for everyday and has awesome reviews on its consistency and smell.
Ethical credentials: Otherwise certified (Fair for Life)
4. Conditioner with Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil by Acure Organics from www.iherb.com for $8.62AUD (on sale from 9.63!) for 235 ml.
Hydrating conditioner to help repair and protect from the sun and salt.
Ethical credentials: Fair Trade certified ingredients
These leaves would be perfect for a refreshing and floral iced tea. I also want to make iced tea with this Fair Trade cut and sifted hibiscus flower by Frontier Natural Products ($17.50 for 453grams) and this Organic Green Tea with Essence of Peach by Choice Tea ($5.78 on sale from $6.45AUD). Delicious.
Ethical credentials: Fair Trade certified
I associate anything nautical with summer. I love this striped bag for the beach. I also think that this men’s red Morris Stripe Boatneck Shirt would make a great oversized cover-up.
Ethical credentials: Made by a Fair Trade Organization
I’ve been eyeing off these white sneakers for a while. I think they would be perfect for outdoor summer activities – walks, hikes, music festivals, even running everyday errands around Christmastime.
These gorgeous towels (with yellow, blue, pink or plain white) are apparently good for ‘anything’. My ‘anything’ would be sprawled on the beach reaching a good book.
Ethical credentials: Made by a Fair Trade Federation organization
What’s on your summer wishlist?