Ethical is the New Black

Ethical Fashion - Paris - Curiously Conscious

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KTO Organic cotton dress

Black organic cotton dress

Ethical fashion - Know the Origin

It’s been too long since my last outfit post! I’ve recently upped my ethical fashion game with a few trips to thrift stores and now this little black dress has found its way into my wardrobe from Know The Origin. I wore this little number out and about in Paris, and I’ll be honest, it was too hot to be wearing something like this (32 °C and some serious humidity) but I do love how it’s simple style contrasts so much with the pretty city behind me.

A real essential

The dress fits well into what I wear as it’s a basic shape, but it fits snugly, is comfy, and let’s be honest, highlights my “real woman” curves! It was a bit daunting when I first put the dress on, but after touring a lot of Paris in it, I felt good about it! It’s hard to forget what we’re taught “beauty” is, but it feels so much better to enjoy feeling confident and trusting in your choices – fashion or not – than submitting to a singular view. The dress made me feel this way, and pleased at how comfy, well made and minimalist it is.

Field to fashion

KTO’s split dress* is made from Fairtrade and organic cotton, with a little elastane that gives it that stretch for moving and living in. I paired it with my vegan leather Matt & Nat saddle bag and sandals, both of which are from last year but alternatives are available.

If you’re not familiar with the KTO brand, I’d recommend having a look through their items – they’re minimalist, simple, and fit almost anyone’s wardrobe and pocket. They also go in-depth on their manufacturing processes, detailing from seed to garment. I love how being ethical, and brands demonstrating how ethical they are, is becoming a real trend. Forget what your t-shirt slogan says – what your t-shirt stands for is more important.

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