Sustainable Style: Top 10 Ethical Fashion Brands

Traid Remade and the top 10 ethical fashion brands online.

On trend, ethical fashion is becoming more accessible, and a variety of online shops now offer sustainable clothing at affordable prices, without scrimping on style. Read on for the top 10 places to buy affordable, ethical fashion brands online.

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Traid Remade

Traid Remade offer collections of recycled and affordable fashion, with the extra bonus of working with charity organisations; injecting money into education and helping to curb injustice in fashion industry.

ASOS Green Room

ASOS provide a large collection of sustainable brands such as Tatty Devine and Edun, all with an ‘ethical or eco-conscious story to tell’. ASOS’s own green collections include ASOS Africa, produced in Kenya in collaboration with fairtrade manufaturer SOKO, as well as the sustainable ASOS Reclaimed label, recycling fabrics and upcycling vintage pieces in East London factories. Shop ASOS Green room.

Annie Greenabelle

A great shop for on trend fashion with conscience. All items are clearly labelled with organic, locally produced, fairtrade or ethically sourced icons for transparent, sustainable shopping.

Etsy

Etsy are the biggest market place for handmade and vintage sellers. It’s like eBay but with all products handmade or over 10 years old. Great for sourcing unique, one-off outfits and accessories.

Braintree Clothing

Braintree offers feel-good fashion made from sustainable fabrics such as hemp, bamboo and organic cotton. Discover laid back styles, exceptional prints and a taste of Boho.

Fashion Compassion

Fashion Compassion is an ethical line sourced exclusively from brands that positively contribute to society, particularly those that empower women. The organisation ensures that they donate a portion of its revenues to charity.

Gather and See

This is an online boutique comprising of affordable sustainable fashion by hip brands such as Kowtow, Lalesso and Feral Childe. Gather and See is one of the best platforms to enjoy on trend fashion with ethics.

Liv UK

This is a classic yet stylish fashion line sourced from organic and biodynamic cotton, sustainably grown and fairly traded. The online market is owned by Elysia – Dr Hauschka’s parent company.

Charlie boots

At Charlie’s, there is an exclusive ‘ten item limit per design’ which includes UK made women’s wear as well as accessories made from ethical sources all using organic, fair trade or sustainable vintage fabrics.

Adini

Adini sell classic British women’s wear, with a commitment to their ethical and environmentally friendly policies.

 

There are many places online where you can purchase affordable, ethical fashion that will in one way or another contribute to ethical and sustainable living. Take your time to scrutinise the products and clothes you purchase to ensure you trade with reputable ventures that are serving you and the planet well.

 

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American Vintage – Sustainable Fashion Basics Reinvented

American Vintage do sustainable fashion with their Supina Cotton basics range.

americanAmerican Vintage Orange Vest[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2005 the basics were reinvented. Mickael Azoulay was determined to renew the lost interest in vests and t-shirts, organising a team of designers together and creating modern versions of basics using new materials and skillful blends of natural fibres in a stunning range of colours.. and with that American Vintage was born. So what is the secret to these super soft and beautiful clothes? American Vintage uses Supima cotton. Supima cotton accounts for only about three percent of the annual cotton production in the United States – with its fineness and longer staple lengths making it a premium cotton fibre. It has superior strength compared to a product made of upland cotton or Pima blended cotton but remains incredibly soft. Also Supima is a non-profit organization (The Board of Directors being composed of Pima cotton growers). What’s more is that one of Supima’s important aims is sustainability. This means that not only is the cotton organic but both a short-term and long-term view is addressed: considering environmental protection and conservation as well as social responsibility. Of course, cotton can generally be viewed as sustainable as it has been grown and used to clothe us for over 7000 years. However, in addition, cotton is a biodegradable fibre and don’t forget – cotton sequesters carbon. If you don’t know what sequester means (don’t worry, neither did I!) basically an annual cotton crop has the same beneficial impact as removing 7.25 millions passenger vehicles from the roads… not bad! Therefore not only are American Vintage basics ridiculously soft, of the best quality and look amazing – you can wear your 100% cotton American Vintage vests, t-shirts and cardigans with pride, knowing that you not only look great but are also supporting an ethical company with a fashion conscience.

Vests, t-shirts and cardigans range from £30 – £60. Visit the American Vintage website: www.am-vintage.com

Words by Daisy Harvey – @daisymariax

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