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Passion Lilie – Ethical Fashion

I’m excited to introduce you all to the clothing line “Passion Lilie.” Which isn’t just any clothing line. It is a small business based in New Orleans that is fair trade and eco-friendly. Passion Lilie dress

Yippee! I found a fit and flare dress that is just long enough for me to be able to wear it in the breezy weather here. I still wore a pair of running shorts under this dress, just in case, but the cut and length kept it from flying up in the wind. It’s weird, how I never would’ve thought about getting a dress based on its ability to not embarrass me in the wind…until I arrived in Sydney.

Passion Lilie dress

Not only is this dress my favorite style of dress, but it’s also incredibly comfortable. I maybe could’ve gone down one more size, but gosh, the looser fit just felt nice on a warm spring day wandering through the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Passion lilie Dress

The Passion Lilie Story

However, the best part of the dress is the story behind the company that makes it – Passion Lilie. See, the clothing line “Passion Lilie” isn’t just any clothing line. It is a small business based in New Orleans that is fair trade and eco-friendly. They feature “streamlined silhouettes with a flair for the vintage and retro.”

All of Passion Lilie’s dresses are designed in New Orleans and are then produced in India using ancient artisanal dyeing and weaving traditions. The women in India are paid fair wages and have decades of experience in their craft. (You can click here to read each of their stories.)

Passion Lilie Dress
Look!! This dress has pockets too! I repeat “it has pockets!”

Passion Lilie is also dedicated to preserving the environment by using natural, plant and vegetable-based dyes. The fabrics are also “washed by hand in the local waterways and dried in the sun.” Oh, and any leftover scraps are used for accessories! Isn’t this clothing line amazing?! I really am in love with this dress, and can’t wait to recommend it to everyone who sees me wearing it this summer.

flowers earrings

My Earrings…

Speaking of handmade goods from small companies, I want to briefly mention my earrings. I am absolutely in love with them! (Seriously, they’re going to be in the next 15 outfit posts..at least. Haha.) I found them at a Christmas market I wandered through on my way home a few days ago.

The earrings are all handmade and are incredibly detailed and very comfortable and light to wear. The lady who makes them also has an Etsy shop – “FrenchChicByMaiwenn.” I really encourage you guys to check it out too – she’s incredibly talented! Or if you’re Sydney-based she’s at The Rocks Market on Saturdays as well.

passion lilie dress

What are your thoughts on the Passion Lilie clothing line and these flower earrings? Let me know in the comments!

*If you’re interested in learning more about Passion Lilie and how they make their clothing, please click here.

Where to find it:

Dress” c/o* Passion Lilie
Earrings: FrenchChicByMaiwenn
Pumps: ModCloth (Old. Similar here.)
Purse: Kate Spade (similar)

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. Beautiful dress Lindsey! Pretty cool how it’s made! And those earrings! GORGEOUS! Something that your Auntie can actually wear! Lol
    If you happen to see another pair grab them for me! I will send you a check and you can just bring then home the next time you come! Lol
    Love you Sweety!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Aunt Wendy! I don’t generally make it over to that part of town but if I do see them – I will let you know! 🙂 She also has an Etsy page, I think she’s taking a break for the next week or two, but if you want to check that after…you might get them much sooner than waiting on me. 🙂

  2. jenniferrzasa says:

    I just love the print and cut of this dress, and the color is fab! Glad to hear that it’s wind-approved too 🙂 Hope you are having a great day!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Jen! Hope you’re having a great day too! 🙂

  3. Charm Theory says:

    Love, love, love the dress. It’s such a great pattern as well. I wear a lot of dresses. I always feel so put together with really no effort. I’ll have to check our what else passion Life has to offer.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! You’ll love Passion Lilie. 🙂 And I know what you mean, dresses really require the least amount of work in terms of getting dressed, haha. 🙂

  4. Laurie Duncan says:

    Very lovely dress! I can related to the wind thing growing up in North Dakota, where it was windy a lots.:)

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Laurie! Oh yes, I remember you saying North Dakota was windy too. I never would’ve thought that! 🙂

  5. I totally flashed a whole playground full of parents at school when my circle skirt blew up in the wind as I crossed the playground with my arms full of a box of instruments! It is a problem!That dress is beautiful! You do really look stunning in it. ANNNNNNNND, those earrings are delectable!! What a pretty shape!!x

  6. denisesplanet says:

    Loved the story of Passion Lilie, dear Lindsey, it’s really great! I like small companies, fair trade! Your dress is really lovely – the cut, style, length – and you look really beautiful! I loooved the pictures, and the Sydney Opera there, so amazing! And that earring, ooooh! I want it 🙂 Hope you have a very nice week!

  7. Just the other day I had an embarassing moment when on a rare windy day my skirt blew up. Thankfully nobody was around. 😀
    But this dress is such a pretty idea and love that it is from an ethical brand. Love the color on you.
    And talk about those earrings! They are so gorgeous and unique.
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh no!! Thank goodness no one was around. I had it happen in a very busy part of Tokyo one time…and now, I am really paranoid about it happening again. Haha. And thank you so much, Richa! 🙂

  8. Oh gosh what a darling little dress! This color is beautiful and suits you very well! Love it!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Sara! 🙂

  9. Gorgeous dress. And I’ve seen too many YouTube videos not to dismiss concern about the wind.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you! Haha! Oh yes! 🙂

  10. Lauren-Blair says:

    So many wonderful things about this post! First off, hooray on finding a fit and flare dress that works in the wind ha! Also, this color is utterly lovely on you! Have you worn a lot of purple before or am I just noticing now how great it is on your skin tone and coloring?? That’s also so awesome that the dress company is so ethical! That’s so lovely that’s becoming more of a trend/stuff people are talking about more 🙂 XO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lauren! Haha, I love the color purple, but I think I only own one other dress that just has a bit of purple on it. I’ll have to start investing in more purple pieces! 😉 And isn’t Passion Lilie awesome? I love that it’s becoming a trend as well. 🙂

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