The recent Islington Art + Design Fair was scheduled strangely neither during London Fashion Week nor during the London Design Festival, but no matter, we are happy to look at beautiful clothes at any time of year! TreeHugger was invited along to the ethical fashion show organised by Lucy Tammam, formerly of Tam + Rob, to launch her new label House of Tammam. Several TreeHugger favourites, such as Enamore, Beyond Skin and Hetty Rose, were strutting their stuff on the catwalk, but we also made some new discoveries.
As well as enjoying House of Tammam's chicly structured pieces, inspired by 20s and 30s Art Deco style, we loved the sexily luxurious Eco-Boudoir, the cute Luva Huva underwear (pictured) and the Kenyan textiles reinterpreted by LaLesso (pictured). Particular standouts were the beautifully delicate handworked garments by Fisher Garcia and the deliciously chunky knits from Ruth Cross. All of these labels work sustainable principles, one way or another, into their clothes whether it's by using eco-textiles, vegetable dyes, the skills of artisans and/or local and fair trade production.