I’m in desperate need of new dresses! I’ve just got myself some new spring dresses and thought I’d do a Joanie Clothing review.
As you friends know, I’ve been trying so hard to be more eco-friendly lately. Which in theory means I need to not buy new clothes and use what I have. The issue with that is my clothes do not fit me and they are not suitable for breastfeeding! Yes, Leo is now 14 months old and I’m still breastfeeding him on demand, which is usually when he’s hurt himself and need comfort and when he’s tired.
This time last year we were in lockdown, I was living in maternity leggings and PJs. But this year is different. I am going out more, I’m going to baby classes, I’m getting my life back to some kind of normality and I want to feel good!
I originally bought some dresses from New Look. I’m a creature of habit, you see. I just went on their website out of habit, picked 4 dresses and ordered them. They arrived and I hated them all. The material was cheap. They didn’t fit right. They didn’t look like the images and I just wasn’t comfortable in these dresses. So I sent them back and then remembered my eco promise to the universe and I stumbled upon Joanie Clothing.
So, let’s just take a look at the brand before getting into what I bought.
About Joanie Clothing
Joanie Clothing opened its virtual doors in 2016 and sells vintage style clothing and bold prints. It’s a female-fronted brand with the goal to help women find the clothing they fall in love with and celebrates their individual style. Lots of their dresses have surprise pockets which is a win for me!
They stock clothing from sizes 8-22.
Who owns Joanie Clothing?
Joanie Clothing is a small business with 12 employees.
Where is Joanie clothing based?
Joanie Clothings HQ is based in Manchester, UK.
Is Joanie eco-friendly?
One of Joanie Clothing’s core beliefs is to prove that small businesses can sell environmentally friendly and ethical clothing at a reasonable price. They are committed to becoming a more sustainable brand by using environmentally friendly fabric and reducing waste whenever possible.
They have 3 main areas of focus for this:
- Increasing their use of sustainable, recycled or organic fabrics
- Encouraging and assisting their manufacturers to increase sustainable initiatives in the production process
- Using only sustainably sourced or recycled packaging & recycling all waste
You can read more about these initiatives here.
Is Joanie ethical?
Joanie Clothing UK has been working with its suppliers over the last year to revie their operations to ensure they work in an ethical manner. They even hired an expert Sourcing and Sustainability Consultant in 2020 to help them become accountable for their environmental footprint.
Read more about their ethical policy here, which includes their code of conduct for manufacturers, fair wages and fair trade, as well as charity work.
Joanie Discount code
If you want a Joanie Clothing discount code, You can get 10% off your first order by going to the bottom of the website here and entering your email to sign up for the newsletter.
Joanie Clothing Review
Here’s what I got from Joanie Clothing
This lovely dress has an all-over space print against a black background in a sustainable fabric. It’s made using certified recycled polyester which comes from 100% recycled plastic waste. So now I’m wearing waste which could have ended up in the ocean or in a landfill!
It’s a classic tea dress shape with a retro slim collar. It has a button-through front so it’s great for breastfeeding. It has short sleeves and a matching sash tie at the waist.
I love the fit of this dress on me.
The second item I got was this Barbara EcoVero™ Cabernet Polka Dot Button-Through Dress in a dark red with polka dots.
This is a button through shirt dress with a fabric tie. Again, it contains pockets! It’s made from LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fabric. It’s a sustainable alternative to traditional viscose, derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process, which meets high environmental standards. The production process generates as much as 50% fewer emissions and water usage than regular viscose, as well as having a smaller carbon footprint. Bonus – LENZING™ ECOVERO™ is fully biodegradable too!
The plant tea dress is another lovely print made with ECOVERO fabric. I love the cute plant print on it and the wrap style front is perfect for breastfeeding. I did need to wear a vest top under this as it sat a bit lower than I’m comfortable with on my breasts.
I bought the mustard yellow cardigan as I love this colour!
I don’t have a proper photo of these items but here is a photo of me and Leo twinning, as he has a similar style jumper!
Have you tried Joanie Clothing yet? What do you think?