UK 10 Favourite Sustainable Fashion Brands

 

There’s no need to give our money to huge global fashion corporations that exploit the planet and people when there are brilliant fashion labels that care about the environment and ethical production. Sustainable fashion is possible and has been mastered by lots of British fashion labels. Certified organic cotton, slow production, sustainable fabrics, zero waste production, vegan materials and ethical manufacturing conditions are just the beginning.

We present here some of our favourite UK 10 Top sustainable fashion brands.

 
 
 

Bozena Jankowska

The fashion by Bozena Jankowska is also ethically made in the UK’s capital city London. Their clothes are made under the capsule collection principle, meaning that they produce limited editions and made-to-order-style so that they minimise their waste and use of raw materials. You’ll find luxurious fashion in bright colours and young yet sophisticated design at their online shop. Their dresses, jumpsuits, blouses, trousers and matching pant suits are all work appropriate and look high end.

 
 

People Tree

One of the UK’s most known ethical fashion brand and one of the biggest sustainable fashion labels is People Tree. The company is a member of the Fair Trade social justice and environment networks and is 100% fair throughout the supply chain. They use natural resources and GOTS certified fabrics for their fashion. Their collections include work-appropriate clothing, basics and mature everyday clothes. People Tree also makes minimalistic and fair trade jewelry pieces.

 
 

Vildnis 

This new and young label is based in London, ethical and sustainable. Vildnis means wildness in Danish, which reflects the edgy style of their clothes and their connection with nature. They use environmentally friendly materials and production methods, use carbon neutral couriers and their clothes are shipped in eco-friendly packaging. Vildnis is also very transparent when it comes to their supply chain and manufacturing processes. In addition to assuring that their clothes are ethically made in Portugal and that they source their materials from Europe, they publicly put a photo of their supply chain on their website. Vildnis is a role model for other fashion companies and we personally adore their styles.

 
 

Collection and Co

Find vegan shoes and bags that vegan celebrities like Riverdale star, Madeleine Petsch or model Sophia Esperanza wore at the Collection and Co online shop or their store in Brighton. The company is young – founded in 2016 – and their designs reflect that. They use upcycled and eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester, pineapple leaf fibre or hemp. Plus, Collection and Co is PETA approved so you don’t have to worry about non-vegan glues.

 
 

Beaumont Organic

This label focuses on “contemporary conscious clothing” using luxurious yet eco-friendly fabrics. Their materials are fairtrade, organic, GOTS certified and include bamboo, linen, wool, organic cotton and natural leather. They take sustainability to another level by reducing their waste, using off-cuts for sampling, keeping consumption low and minimizing their international trips. They only work with factories that are within the EU, pay fair wages and provide good working conditions for their staff. Besides that, they launched a “Made in England” product line in 2014 where they are supporting local businesses and reducing the carbon emissions since the transport time is so short.

 
 

Mayamiko

If you are looking for fun womenswear that is made ethically and sustainable, look no further. Mayamiko is highly transparent when it comes to their factory code of conduct and sustainability. They aim for a zero waste production by using zero waste pattern cutting technique and turning scrap fabrics into headbands or reusable sanitary pads. The pads are donated to girls in refugee camps so that they don’t miss school days because of their period. They use solar power in their factories, recycled packaging for shipping and give you the option to plant a tree everytime you purchase from them. These are only a few sustainable and ethical facts about Mayamiko, they truly try their best to be a company beyond fashion.

 
 

Dagny

Dagny is a label that wants to offer women a responsibly made clothing without sacrificing style. They use surplus fabrics, sustainable Tencel and Modal as well as GOTS certified organic cotton and linen. Even their dyes are sustainable, GOTS certified and 100% biodegradable. Their partner factory is situated in Romania and is women-owned while ensuring ethical production. Their collections are small to ensure that no resource is wasted. Additionally, Dagny contributes financially to the charity Circle Economy which produces data and projects for a more sustainable and circular fashion industry.

 
 

Ren London

The small collection of womenswear is made in London using natural fibre textiles which is supporting UK’s local fashion industry and the environment. The fabrics are responsibly sourced and are all biodegradable. Ren London is reducing their waste by mainly using a pre-order process where they eliminate overproduction of clothes. Their designs are minimal and timeless using neutral colours and sustainable details like wooden buttons.

 
 

Komodo

This label has been in the fair & sustainable fashion world for 30 years. The clothes are designed in North London and manufactured ethically Nepal, China, Indonesia and Turkey. Their partner factories are solar powered and fairtrade certified. They use fabrics like GOTS certified organic cotton, GOTS certified hemp, bamboo, sustainable rayon, organic linen, eco cashmere, soya fibre, recycled rubber, recycled polyester and award winning eco fibre tencel. You can shop both womens-and menswear at Komodo.

 
 

Rakha

This label is particularly unique since they don’t operate in seasons. Their philosophy is to create pieces that can be worn all year round and from day to night. Rakha produce under ethical conditions using environmentally friendly fabrics like GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled fabrics, Lenzing Certified Cellulose Fibers, certified merino wool that are toxic-free while still being an affordable fashion brand. They reduce water and toxic waste by working with factories which have water treatment plants and are able to clean and recycled their waste water to be used over and over again. 

 

+ Words: Livia Van Heerde

Livia Van Heerde is a fair fashion and green lifestyle blogger and Instagram influencer from Austria living in London where she studies Environmental Science. She is our contributor on sustainable and ethical fashion and shares her insights in the slow fashion world on a regular basis with us.

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