Arthur & Henry
The team at Arthur & Henry believe that every man needs a good shirt. Their shirts are good shirts – they are beautiful, ethical, and well-made. Arthur & Henry uses only organic cotton, almost all of which comes from the Pratima Organic Farmers Group in Bangalore, India, and the shirts are constructed by a small set of highly skilled tailors, also in Bangalore, who are paid handsomely. At present, their Wadham Oxford Weave shirts also carry the Fairtrade Mark. The company is working towards gaining this certification for their entire collection.
ASOS Eco Edit
ASOS Eco Edit is a section on their website that houses clothing, accessories, and beauty products that fit within their “criteria for sustainability” – namely that address any of the social or environmental issues that plague the fashion industry.
Baia offers both ready-to-wear and bespoke leather bags and accessories that are designed and made by hand in their Yorkshire workshop. The unique and high quality products that are the result of Baia’s slower fashion model provide a welcome relief from the cheap chaos that defines much of the British high street.
Bav Tailor’s eponymous womenswear brand is one built for the next ethically aware generation. Bev has united a team of modernistic creative from her multiple homelands with one common interest: to reconstruct the age-old techniques of tailoring with innovative cuts, eco-sustainable materials, and technology. The result is a collective fusion of sharp tailoring, geometrical forms and finest certified natural fabrics that represent the true hallmarks of Made in Italy and Sustainability.
Beaumont Organic is an international ethical womenswear brand that combines signature styling with modern classics. Teaming contrasting fabrics and unique silhouettes with luxury organic, fairtrade, and eco fabrics, the collection offers a “contemporary conscious” wardrobe of everything a woman needs to dress up or down, day or night.
Beautiful Soul London
Beautiful Soul London believes in slow fashion and thus designs with longevity in mind. The brand aims to reconcile style and sustainability and makes the quiet choice to accept only fabric that has been sourced with a kind consciousness. Beautiful Soul London is a proud supporter of the regeneration of UK manufacturing and textile production, and its UK-based production honours the hallmarks of British quality and craftsmanship. The company also practices zero-waste manufacturing. Every thread of fabric is used in the creative process.
Beyond Skin Vegan Shoes
Yet another example of how fashion and ethics can go hand in hand, Beyond Skin makes gorgeous, empowering, vegan, fair trade footwear for both men and women.
After 10 years of designing for major high street brands, Bibico’s founder Snow had become disillusioned with the fashion industry and what it had become. She thus took matters into her own hands, creating a company with a slower “back to basics” approach to fashion; focused on creating clothes that were timeless, well-made, and ethically sourced and produced.
BRM is a vintage-inspired eco and ethical womenswear clothing label, based, designed, and made in North East England. They are fully committed to sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly practices, and are Carbon Neutral Certified with Bluedot Register.
Since its launch in 2009, Cecilia Hammarborg has become a go-to label for tailored outerwear and statement coats. Designed with creativity, longevity, and sustainability in mind, Cecilia’s garments are wardrobe staples for women at any age.
Marrying luxury with integrity, Scottish designer Christopher Raeburn’s pioneering work has brought sustainable design to a mainstream fashion audience.
People Tree is the industry’s pioneer in ethical and sustainable fashion. For over twenty-five years, it has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans, and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections – creating a new way of doing business that gives access to markets and opportunities to the kinds of communities usually exploited by fast fashion.
Stella McCartney is the woman that brought eco to high fashion. Launched in 2001, her eponymous fashion house is committed to being a responsible, honest, and modern company. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella does not use any leather or fur in her designs. Instead, she places technology and textile innovation at the forefront of her creative process to create more socially and environmentally sustainable collections, which include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, active wear, eyewear, fragrances, and kids.
What started as a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp, has become a company whose collection of womenswear, menswear, and accessories is stocked in over 1000 shops all over the world.
Totty Rocks is an Edinburgh-based independent womenswear boutique whose products are all designed and produced in Scotland. The Totty Rocks customer is individual and style-conscious, with an eye for quality and a desire for something unique.
Wool and the Gang
Wool and the Gang is one of the most innovative new fashion companies in the UK. Created out of a passion for incredible design that is produced in a sustainable way, WATG gives you the option to both knit your own garments,