Fashion and green living don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. But there are some awesome designers out there who go out of their way to ensure the clothes they create are sustainable, as well look great. Here are our top eco-fashion brand picks.
Hailing from the Isle of Wight, Rapanui is a brand set on making eco-fashion cool. They thrive by constantly asking the question ““What if David Bowie was an eco warrior?” Rapanui uses ethically accredited factories powered by wind and solar energy and made with ‘eco-textiles’. This gives its products a unique natural softness. Rapanui clothes are targeting a younger market – lots of imaged t-shirts and hoodies. Very cool, outwardly eco-conscious stuff.
Want your little one to start out as they mean to go on? Little Shrimp is a great little online boutique specializing in eco-friendly cotton garments for babies and toddlers. Cute tops, trousers and onesies come in imaginative designs, and are bound to give your baby a sense of fashion early on. Little Shrimp also has regular sales and reductions, so you don’t have to fork out a fortune for high quality.
There’s a superb stockpile of organic clothes from FabOrganics – choose from blouses, jumpers, trousers, nightwear, shirts, underwear, baby clothes and more. Designs are delectable, and FabOrganics also prides itself on being affordable. This is a superb place to clothes shop for the whole family – you can rejuvenate everyone’s wardrobe with one swipe of the credit card. FabOrganics doesn’t stop at clothes – they also do bathroom and kitchen accessories.
Ingenuity through recycling always scores top marks in our book. Lost Property of London takes salvaged fabrics and transforms these into coveted items like bags, baskets, clutches and purses. Everything is handcrafted in London, and because of the materials’ origins, all pieces are one-of-a-kind. Lost Property of London is a marvellous place to buy unique gifts, or to treat yourself.
As searchable databases for ethical, eco-conscious women’s clothing go, The ASOS Green Room is hard to beat. Narrow down what you want by product type, price, colour and brand. Hundreds of uber-chic designs are waiting to be snapped up, and you can be assured that all of them subscribe to morals of responsibly-sourced material, and moral manufacturing techniques. There are some serious bargains on here too.