One of our favourite things about buying from independent ethical Fashion companies is that you are not going to see loads of people in the street wearing the same thing as you. No piece is mass produced, and many are unique. As well as uniqueness of design each piece, each is made in an ethical way.
Do you want unique pieces that are also ethical? Shop vintage! By re-using clothes from the past, we become more sustainable. A stunning collection of vintage fashion is available at Chiffe Studio. (If you haven’t already seen it, we interviewed Chiffe Studio owner Tassie a few weeks ago – an interview you can read here.) We have fallen a little bit in love with the stunning dress (below) and the cute silk shorts (shown at the top of the post).
Flock By Nature
We first found Flock By Nature when an image of their socks came up on our Instagram page. Are we the only people who feel more relaxed just looking at cosy socks? Flock by Nature clothes are made in the UK and Italy, from natural fibres “We love natural fibres and are strong believers in their contribution to our general wellbeing & comfort. We also believe natural fibres lend a superior quality and longevity to clothing that isn’t found in synthetic alternatives.” And their products are made for luxurious comfort. Their clothing includes socks, t-shirts and cardigans.
Furthermore,10% of the profit on each sale goes to the Flock Fund which donates to charities and causes we care about.
Founded in 1996 this award winning, wonderful brand has a great range of styles on offer. Everything from activewear to dresses to kids wear and much more. As well as the beautiful designs and a large range on offer at People Tree, we love the fact each piece has an ethical production (each a little different). The dress below has been made by Dev Tech. Dev Tech is a Fair Trade group based in Bangladesh that creates beautifully tailored pieces from hand woven fabrics.
Lost Shapes – On Ethical Market
Lost Shapes first appeared on the ethical fashion scene in 2012. Started by Anna Brindle, each t-shirt is handprinted in her studios, by her. With t-shirts and sweatshirts available for men women and children, Lost Shapes ethical standards come from the materials use and how they are made. Fabrics used include organic cotton; recycled fibre made from plastic bottles and organic cotton waste; and tencel lyocell – a cellulose fibre made from sustainably cultivated eucalyptus. And each piece is sourced from manufacturers that are held to account by the independent Fair Wear Foundation.
We love all these brands and what they stand for… and there are many more we love many more (so look out for an ethical fashion take two soon). Do you have a favourite fashion brand? What makes you love them? Let us know on social media or by emailing us.