Can you believe summer is nearly over? The transition to fall is always bittersweet – it’s sad to see the balmy weather go, but updating our wardrobes for cooler climes is always a fun challenge! You can put a fresh spin on your autumn look by recycling pieces you already own, but if you want to purchase new items, why not opt for ones that not only make a visual statement, but also support fair trade and provide a living wage for artisans around the globe? Faire Collection, one of our favorite ethical fashion companies, is about to launch their new “Midnight” line of handmade jewelry, and offered Clossette a sneak peek. Read on to get a glimpse of what they have in store for tomorrow’s launch!
Inspired by the French belle époque period, the Midnight collection features the easy, natural charm we’ve come to expect from Faire but with a more sophisticated twist. Made from sustainably sourced, upcycled bullhorn and rainforest seeds native to the Ecuadorian Amazon like tagua and acai, the pieces are crafted by Faire’s artisan partners in the region. This partnership yields unique, wearable accessories but, more importantly, allows craftspeople to take a living wage home to their families. And the change is not a small one. Through their mutually beneficial economic framework, Faire is turning entire communities around, giving them the opportunity to significantly increase their standard of living.
The Midnight line will be made available to buyers on August 15th (tomorrow) on the Faire website and at select retailers. If you’re interested in learning more about the Ecuadorian Amazon, take a look at this stunning photo essay of Faire Collection Founder and CEO Amanda Judge‘s first trip to the region.