Nomads, Ethical Fashion – Review.
I was delighted to have the privilege of reviewing the goods of Nomads, a fair trade clothing online fashion company which stock a delightful array of colourful, quality, comfortable clothing. Since 1989, Nomads has been bringing you fair trade clothing without compromise. Nomads have the policy of ‘trade not aid’ to help maintain a sustainable and profitable living. They also consider the environment by recycling and using GOTS certified organic cotton in many of o their designs.
Being a lover of all things warm and snug, I opted to try the Knitted Midi Cardigan in Plum which usually retails for £70.00. It’s a fabulous longline cardigan which you can layer over pretty much everything.
Fabric: 50% Wool 30% Cotton 20% Viscose
From start to finish the Nomads shopping experience is a pleasant one. The website is a delight, simple, easy to use with good images of the clothes, clear concise information about each garment, well priced and the delivery is swift.
I was happy as always to see my delivery driver, excited to receive the Nomads package. The cardigan had been very well packaged, this in itself I find is usually a fairly good indication of the quality of the clothes I’m receiving. If the retailer has took the time to package them well, they actually care about how the product is presented to me.
Well, my Nomads package did not disappoint. The Knitted Midi Cardigan is divine, the colour is rich, the knit is of good quality and has a real luxurious feel, it’s warm, comfortable and very stylish with pockets, ribbing and the buttons are sewn on tight, another indication of the quality and time taken to deliver a perfect garment.
The fact the garment has been sourced and made ethically is good, though this hasn’t always been my most important driver, it is something I am becoming increasingly aware of, and with the undeniable quality here, the all round feel good factor is something I think customers would happily pay for. The story of how Duncan & Vicki met and formed the company is available to read on site and provides a good backdrop to the ethos of the company and the products. Nomads are a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) and the British Association of Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS). A percentage of Nomads profits are used to support TAMWED, a non-profit charity based in south India.
I found this cardigan to be versatile, I wore it recently to the airport in lieu of a coat, easy to travel in, warm for the plane journey with all the excessive air conditioning, it folded up easy into my hand luggage at the other end, and believe it of not cam in handy in Antigua during a huge rainstorm one evening!
I would certainly recommend Mid Knit Cardigan as an essential on your Winter buy list, it comes in either Grey or Plum.
Find further details on the site: http://www.nomadsclothing.com/womenswear/knitwear/knitted-maxi-cardigan