With all the talk about Kilkenny becoming a Fairtrade city for food is it possible for me to buy fairly traded clothes and jewellery? Sue K
There is a shop in Kilkenny that sells ethically sourced clothing. The Butterslip Boutique on the lane of the same name does a small selection of very unique clothing, jewellry and accessories.
Items are sourced from all over the world and include several ranges from small and artisan producers - look out for their embroidered silk handbags from Vietnam.
However it is possible to buy online with a wide choice of adult and children's clothing and accessories available. And these days design of fairtrade garments can be equal to the fashionable clothing found in mainstream retailers. Have a look at www.peopletree.co.uk - a personal favorite of mine for both adults and children.