People Tree loves fashion. But we do fashion differently. We believe that fashion can be used as a tool for sustainable development, protecting people and the planet. Our values lie at the heart of every decision the company makes. People Tree considers peoples’ livelihoods at the very beginning of the design process, from the moment a garment is sketched.
Like most fashion companies, People Tree is passionate about fit, fabric and detail. We love experimenting with new materials, and spare no effort in creating truly beautiful garments.
But People Tree designers dig a lot deeper when they sit down with an empty sketchpad: They consider how to create work in developing countries. Our designers embrace that every choice the make, affects the lives of the producers making their creations.
People Tree designers create beautiful clothes using hand skills for a simple reason: traditional skills such as weaving and embroidery provide livelihoods for artisans in rural areas across the developing world, meaning that they do not have to travel to the cities for work.