Independent Brands To Check Out
It is often misconceived that sustainable fashion presents a limitation of colours, styles and desirability. Assumed to look unfashionable and comprising to your personal style and identity. Today many global brands 'green wash' their collections in attempt to capitalise on the growing demand for environmentally and ethically made products (don't be fooled). Here are some of my favourite independent and sustainable brands and designers:
Chopova Lowena takes influence from it's British-Bulgarian founders, with traditional skirts dotted with hand-embroidered Bulgarian patterns.
Rosie Evans is a Welsh designer, inspiring people to shop consciously. Her works transform secondhand and vintage textiles into beautiful corsets.
House of Sunny prides itself on production of small runs, presenting only two collections a year. The brand doesn't use fur, leather, skins or silk.
Rave Review up-cycles 70's bed linen found at markets, to create patchwork-cotton trench coats & wool.
Lydia Bolton is a luxury streetwear brand turning unwanted textiles into stylish womenswear. Lydia has recently collaborated with embroidery artist Nicole Chui (also a favourite of mine) for a limited edition jumper, with 50% of sales going to a women aids charity.
Bethany Williams is a British menswear designer, who collaborates with charities to promote environmental and social change.
Mother of Pearl is a British brand founded by Amy Powney. It is here to change all your preconceived notions about what sustainable fashion looks like.
ALIS.KNITS is a Welsh knitwear brand, passionate about bold colours and playful prints. Each knitted piece is made by order to minimise waste.
Fruity Booty is a sustainabale and luxury lingerie brand, based in London. It aims to redefine 'sexy lingerie' whilst spreading awareness of ethical and green fashion.
Cara Marie Piazza is a natural dyer and artisan, she uses plant matter, non-toxic metals and food waste to dye textiles and clothing.