Ethical Artisan-Made Holiday Style

November 27, 2015 in Fashion, Social Responsibility, Style, Sustainability, Travel, What I Wore by alliemcc

This post is sponsored by Marketplace: Handwork of India who graciously provided the top I'm featuring, and provided an exclusive offer for Analoguettes– read on!

This is the 2nd installment of my partnership with Marketplace: Handwork of India. My first piece about Marketplace is here in case you missed it.

Marketplace is a fair trade brand I've admired for years (so does my mom!) and I've included them in my inspiration and shopping guides for fans of Judi Dench's wardrobe in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

marketplace handwork of india sheila shirt

I love the Raipur tunic, so I was so excited to take the Sheila Shirt for a street test. I put together what I thought was a great outfit for a trip to the Connecticut shore on a bright autumn afternoon.

The Sheila Shirt is a more traditional European shirt style, with a button front and cuffs, made more feminine with a band collar and pin tucks across the front panels. The super soft cotton is a light tan with a great, abstract floral print in black.

Since a light color like this tends to make me look washed out, I layered a boxy, short-sleeved sweater in a black marled yarn.

Again, to balance all the volume on top, I wore fitted jeans. And my gray leather high-tops pulled it together comfortably for walking in town and at the park.




With slight shaping on the sides, and the more formal construction, this shirt would also do nicely for workwear– try it under Marketplace's Cocoon Jacket with slim black pants.













By far my favorite thing about the Sheila Shirt is the hand-embroidered, contrasting yoke. I am a complete sucker for unexpected details like this:





















What I'm wearing

short-sleeved sweater: thrifted Coldwater

jeans: thrifted Ann Taylor (god bless their fit)

high-tops: Converse via Ebay

bangles: gifts, and Article22

sunglasses: H&M

on location at: Harkness Memorial State Park

Exclusively for readers of the Analogue Chic Blogue,

Marketplace is offering 10% off your order

through December 20, 2015.

Use code BL-51 at checkout when you order at