The adorable Perth-based fair trade design label, Bhalo has arrived with a splash of colour at Monk House Design. Known for their ethical flair, Bhalo has been travelling to rural villages in Bangladesh since the label was established in 2009, working with disadvantaged people, especially women, allowing them to work their way out of poverty.
Their bold and bright AW12 Clay Bird collection consists of silks, cottons and linens featuring beautiful patterns. High waisted pants, wrap skirts, tie front dresses and pussy-bowed blouses make up the range.
With a focus on ethical working conditions and community development, Bhalo’s production has a green focus also. The cotton is not only AZO chemical free, but also hand loomed and hand embroidered. Silks are hand printed and all of the sewing is mostly done by foot powered pedal sewing machines, giving opportunities to people who would have otherwise been left behind by the mechanisation of the garment industry.