redress [rɪˈdrɛs]

vb (tr)

1. to put right (a wrong).

2. to correct or adjust (esp in the phrase redress the balance).


1. the act or an instance of setting right a wrong.

2. compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc.

3. relief from poverty or want.

When I made the switch from ‘normal’ shopping to shopping ethically, I kept up all my subscriptions to online clothing stores. Though I no longer buy from them all (although some stock some Made in the US/Made in Australia brands), I still ‘shop’ them all for inspiration.

I loved this gorgeous roundup of Modern Essentials from Piperlime.


Images from Piperlime

I’m a little bit obsessed with the idea of timeless ‘essential’ pieces that can form the bones of your wardrobe and fill those ‘I have nothing to wear’ moments. That’s why I enjoyed recreating this list with my take on the essentials: ethical pieces in my style.

The modern essentials - the fair edit


1. The lived in tee

Roberta Slub Tee Shirt in White by People Tree available online for £25.50 (on sale from £28.00GBP).

Ethical credentials: Fairtrade cotton made by a Fair Trade Organization

2. Iconic, perfect fit denim

Stonewash Denim Classic Skinny Jeans by Monkee Genes available online for £45.00GBP.

Ethical credentials: Otherwise certified (Soil Association)

3. Mixed media sweatshirt

Fair + True Contrast Arm Knits available from Fashion-Conscience online for £55.00GBP.

Ethical credentials: Made with transparency in a fair trade arrangement

4. The now or later dress

Celeste Maxi Racerback Dress by People Tree available online for £27.00 (on sale from £45.00).

Ethical credentials: Made by a Fair Trade Organization

5. The feminine blouse

Gina Polka Dot Shirt by People Tree available online for £75.00GBP.

Ethical credentials: Made by a Fair Trade Organization

6. The go anywhere anorak

Vacation Parka by Kowtow Clothing available online for $130.00AUD (on sale from $265.00AUD).

Ethical credentials: Made with transparency using Fairtrade cotton

7. The two piece

Kim D’Orsay Flat by Cri de Coeur available online for $110.00USD.

Ethical credentials: Made with transparency

8. The posh clutch

Anne Jute by Kayu Designs available online for $115.00USD (on sale from $185.00USD).

Ethical credentials: Handmade with transparency in the USA

What’s your ‘essential’ wardrobe item?

Yours Fairly,



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