Five of the best 'good' jumpers
It might be crazily warm out there right now but temperatures look set to plummet next week so I thought I'd cover some last minute knitwear. I've labelled these five 'good' because I know how wriggly the words 'sustainable', 'organic' and 'ethical' can make us, as if it's some kind of shorthand for 'twice the price' and 'not very pretty'. All these jumpers are very pretty indeed and available on proactive online retailer fashion-conscience.com. 1. Fairisle oversize cardigan, £115, FAIR+TRUE. I'm not going to lie. Fairisle is wonderful but it can be the first thing to make you look mumsy if you don't style it up. Team with something unexpected: leather, ruffles and lace are good (but not all at the same time).
2. Fairly made Pinnie shell top, £58, Ruby Rocks. Sweet 1960s-inspired shape with 3/4 length sleeves in beautiful moss green will go with pretty much anything, to be honest. Wide grey culottes and some super sharp heels would be nice.
3. Leopard print jumper, £85, FAIR+TRUE. When you think 'leopard', you don't automatically think 'jumper' - or 'ethical' for that matter. Animal prints are perennial favourites - seen at Givenchy, Celine and Sportmax this season. Team with black, black and more black.
4. Pipina Camouflage Knit Cardigan, £72, Jackpot. I quite like the idea of a camo cardigan, as if the SAS might just include it as kit for cold places. This soft cotton cardigan comes with round neck and ribbed cuffs and hems, all quite classic, so boost with some cutting edge pieces.
5. Fairtrade Fishermans Knit Sweater, £50, FAIR + TRUE. This fisherman's jumper, in punchy fire engine red (the colour of the season, as seen at House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders and Matthew Williamson), can be worn as a short dress or over skinny jeans.