Lucy & Yak
This is an independent brand, which is also super sustainable and ethical. The idea behind it is having a positive social and environmental impact. Each garment is produced with only organic fabrics and the factory workers who make the clothes in India are paid 4 times the state minimum wage. When it comes to the postage materials – they are biodegradable and recyclable.
Link to their website: lucyandyak.com
House of Sunny
This brand has its headquarters in East London and it produces 2 collections each year. It is always very trendy and the materials used for the garments are recycled and denim which has been washed using e-flow technology. It cuts down on the amount of water that is needed. After that repeat prints have been put on the jeans and the shirts. This approach reduces waste as much as possible and this means that each piece of clothing is unique.
Link to their website: houseofsunny.co.uk
This awesome brand is in partnership with a printing studio based in Jaipur which has been held for many generations by one family. They use the oldest printing techniques that are known in India and create ethical clothing for children, women, and men, as well as garments for the home. There are a huge variety and the styles and prints that they offer so anyone could find something for them. Each piece is hand-made and it could have taken as long ats 10 hours to produce. The company has been donating part of their profit to the SZ Foundation, working with organizations in Jaipur and helping to develop vocational training, and assisting women in feeling more empowered.
Link to their website: szblockprints.co.uk
This trendy brand uses bio-based fibers and as well as some materials made from recycled plastic bottles. The end result is colorful tracksuits and some basic pieces which look super cool. The garments are dyed with natural botanical dyes taken from plants which are then put together with antibacterial peppermint, making the clothes stay fresh for a longer period of time.
Link to their website: thepangaia.com
We Are We Wear
This brand is based in London and is focused on body diversity and sustainability. The swimsuits that they offer could also be worn during the day and the sizing ranges from XS to 3XL. The clothing is made in Italy, using unwanted waste materials. Examples of such are industrial plastics and fishing nets.
Link to website: wearewewear.com
This brand creates stunning wardrobe staples and it stands strongly against fast fashion and the pursuit of trends that is constantly happening. The designers are women who create clothing for other women, facing barriers to employment. All of the fabrics used are sustainable, reclaimed, ethical, and dyed with ecological dyes.
Link to their website: birdsong.london
This brand was established in 2009 and it creates loungewear and nightwear from organic cotton. All of the material used is approved by the Global Organic Textiles Standard, which means that there are no dangerous chemicals during production and the workers are paid and treated well. This brand is also a supporter of the World Land Trust. Noctu donates a part of its profit in order to protect the wildlife that is endangered.
Link to website: noctu.co.uk
The cycling shorts and leggings from this brand are made out of recycled water bottles that have been collected in Taiwan. The end result is a super soft fabric which is also stable. Girlfriend Collective is now available all over the world and its mission is to be transparent and produce eco-friendly garments.
Link to their website: brownsfashion.com
With headquarters in London, Franks London uses upcycled fabrics and creates some classic dress silhouettes and jumpsuits which follow their own trend. The number of pieces available is small and because the brand has adopted the made-to-order approach, its waste is minimized.
Link to their website: franksldn.co.uk
This one is based in East London and it sells organic underwear that is just gorgeous. It has been manufactured in India and only natural dyes have been used, taken from trees and plants, and then packaged in an organic bag. Make sure to check them out!
Link to their website: project-pico.com