(My sale purchases were V&A pastoral print dress, Ali black velvet dungarees, Isla stripped rib top, Brass star earrings, Ronnie green dress, Tanya shift dress. 4 pairs of knickers, 1 pair of socks. Yet to come are a navy cord workmans jacket and the Neva printed top.)Years ago I used to purchase items I really loved from PT, most of which are still good to wear and worn regularly. The clothes were on the pricey side but the quality justified the price and I would pick up items in the sale. I chose carefully and most of the items I bought were made of 'real' fabric, not t-shirting jersey which is probably why they've lasted so long. I still get compliments on some of them.Now and again I browse the website and see things I really like but the clothing now costs what is far and away beyond my income. Not just pricey but very expensive. (If a dress costs £100ish and it is made of t-shirting jersey, it really doesn't matter how beautiful the print is, it is still *just* a jersey dress.) Does the cost justify the garment? The answer from me is no. So I was really very surprised and happy to see that I could buy some items discounted in the sale. I bought some items I wouldn't have normally chosen that I purchased because I may not get another chance at that price or because that was what was available in my size. So a big question definately hangs over my experience with Peopletree.. Is "ethical" clothing just a marketable luxury for the few who can afford it? I saw another reviewer refer to PT as 'ethical luxury' but are the items really unique and special enough to be called luxurious or just ethical versions of garments one would buy on the high street but at 4x the cost being fairtrade and organic? I would argue jersey is ultimately a fast fashion fabric. It doesn't look good for long and it holes fairly quickly. Ethical luxury to me would look more like a embroidered weighty hempsilk skirt.As far as the quality of my purchases, the sizing is true. I am a UK 12 pear shape. My experience with PT has been that it is the cut of garments that still needs work. Many non jersey dresses are still little more than a box of fabric supplied with a belt. (Nanette, Alaina, Angela styles for example to name a few.) It's interesting to see these styled in pictures on the website, they are often gathered alot at the back for pics which is totally impractical for everyday wear. I want a garment to look good as I move in it and be confident that the way it looks wont change. I have this problem with the Ronnie dress, I need to gather excess material round the back for it to look flattering but as I move the excess material works its was around my body and I look huge (which I'm not!)I've very often seen dresses I adore that are far to short for 35yo me to wear now which is a big problem. When I saw the Alissa dress SS19 (coming soon) I was floored, jaw droppingly gorgeus and it had that 'classic' PT well made look, woven fabric *tick*, hand embroidered *tick*.. Then I saw the length in a full size picture and it broke my heart, no way would I wear a dress that short. Why not just above knee length? The same problem at the moment with trousers showing ankles, all well and good now but they will look dated and out of fashion soon enough so I won't purchase them. Too close to fast fashion for me. lt also seems there's too much black, grey, navy, khaki now. There are styles I would wear but not in that colour as they are just so drab.. I can't believe one reviewer honestly requested more black.I really like that the website displays what the garment is made of but it is almost impossible to know what the haptic quality of the fabric is. I expected the Tanya shift dress to be jersey so was very pleasantly surprised and pleased that it was woven twill and fully lined. On the other hand I was surprised that both the Ronnie dress and V&A pastoral print dress were made of fairly light jersey and I hadn't expected this.In the past I have bought dresses I've liked from PT for the natural woven fibre fabrics and unusual prints alone. The cut has always been fairly unreliable. I used to run PT garments through the sewing machine and take in the waist area, adding darts to make more flattering. There are a few garments online now that could look great if they were resewn but to pay £40 in a sale (let alone £95 full price!) for a dress just to then resew it is total utter madness. I was really nervous about fit and cut for the Ali dungarees. They were, however, spot on and a good length with generous turnup that could easily be altered by a tailor if you needed more length. These were my 5* star buy by a long chalk even though they were still very expensive in the sale because I can tell they will last me years. It seemed a bit mean not to include a spare button on the label, given they were originally £119 (I would never have paid that!) The Isla ribbed top looked somewhat tired and washed out already when it arrived just due to the fabric. "Moonlit ocean tones" or just another way to say the dye wasn't very crisp in colour? The starry brass earring are totally charming and an amazingly simple design that both added value and gave me a new appreciation for the natural honesty of brass as a material. Brilliantly done PT. 5/5The V&A Pastoral dress was a great fit but I really can't understand how the original £100 odd price for this garment (and similar jersey dresses by PT) is justified at all. Another point, both the Isla top and V&A pastoral dress made a small *snap* sound of machine threads breaking through stretching when I tried them on for the first time. Not a big deal in itself for me. If PT *are* an "ethical luxury" brand and I had paid full price for these items I'd be less forgiving and more unimpressed.I've been after ethically made knickers for some time so splashed out and picked up 4 pairs at £6ish each in the sale. I consider £24 for 4 pairs of plain cotton knickers to be very expensive indeed even at a sale price! One of the pairs had a bad fault after 1 gentle wash (I was just unlucky) which I photographed and sent to customer service who were excellant. I was given a choice of a refund or replacement. Customer service has always been great for me with PT, always very easy, totally trustworth upfront and reliable. PT do and have always done customer service really well. Faultless, 5/5Packaging as lots of others have said is brilliant but again can you rethink the plastic bags? Cellophane?I haven't bought anything that is made of Lyocell and I probably wont so I'm crossing everything it's not going to take over. Lyocell doesn't say quality or luxury to me in just the same way that rayon doesn't either. So £149 for a dress made of fabric that costs less than £6 a meter to buy (not even wholesale) is unbelievable. While production of lyocell fibers is generally eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable, the transformation of lyocell fibers into fabric and garments can use many or the same harsh, and even nasty toxic, chemicals and processes used in conventional garments. This is because it doesn’t accept dye well. So sustainable is not the same as organic. I prefer 100% natural fibres and I'm skeptically unsure how buying branded TencelTM, manufactured by a large company in Austria does as much directly to support fairtrade as a concept or gives fairly paid work to those who need it?To conclude, I'm giving you 4/5 stars overall because I do love you but theres still room for improvement. Now that I'm aware of your sale, I'll be coming back to PT as before, keeping my eyes peeled for another sale in the hope I'll find some well priced pieces at the end of the year.