Kate's Ethically Sourced Sumac Alpaca Hat

It’s Fashion Forward at Buckingham Palace & Hello Lacorine!

We have always been a big admirer of the fashion and lifestyle blog called What Kate Wore. In short, it follows the events of Kate Middleton and reports on her wardrobe choices. As you know, the Duchess has frequently worn Lacorine so it was delightful to see What Kate Wore write a full review on us.

The article also features an editorial on Lacorine founder Antonia Valentin Jacob.

“The company is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers and committed to supporting the artisans and small business with whom it works. Ethical Hedonist magazine took note when seeing that Kate wore a hat by a certified fair trade fashion company.

The hat also catapulted its maker, a little known certified fairtrade fashion house… onto the world stage and suddenly Fairtrade and ethical fashion is in vogue!

The age of conscious, compassionate luxury is upon us, with the prized baby alpaca fur coming from animals that have died naturally, in the midst of a harsh Peruvian winter, rather than being sheared for their precious, soft as a cloud wool.

Here at Ethical Hedonist, we have been talking about the idea of compassionate luxury for years, and we are interested to see this capture the collective imagination.”

You can read the full article here.