If you’re looking for an alternative to the fast fashion brands that are contributing to the destruction of out planet then look no further! I’ve been on the search for some sustainable and ethical brands for a while, and literally every single one that I found was pretty expensive.
And if they weren’t… they were based miles away, which not only added to my carbon footprint (I know I’m a loser lol) but also meant I’d have to pay import taxes.
So I’ve rounded up some of the best fashion brands that aren’t gonna break the bank, or the planet.
Best for: bags – Elvis & Kresse
An accessories brand made from reclaimed materials. Amazing. Some of these materials even come from Burberry and the brand donate 50% of their profits to charities. Click here to visit their site.
Best for: boho – People Tree
OK so you’ve probably heard of People Tree before, but I thought it was worth mentioning just in case you hadn’t, or as a reminder! They do loads of flowy dresses and relaxed jumpsuits, perfect for spring/summer. Click here to visit their site.
Best for: luxury – Vestiaire Collective
This isn’t a sustainable fashion brand, but it is a sustainable way of shopping. Vestiaire Collective sell vintage pre-owned luxury clothing and accessories for women, men and children. I mean, it’s not like everyday prices, but it is considerably less than if you were buying new (£200 for a vintage Burberry trench, they’re over a grand and a half new!). Everything on the site is checked for quality and authenticity before it’s sold, so it’s much safer than buying anything expensive from eBay or Depop. They stock most luxury brands and because you’re not shopping new, you’re being eco-friendly and getting a bargain. Who says you can’t have it all??
Best for: designer – Stella McCartney
I know Stella McCartney is ovbs very expensive (for me anyway), but I couldn’t not include her on my list. She’s probably the only luxury designer to actually care about the environment, and she’s doing something about it. There was the ban on animal skins and then the Scottish landfill campaign, Stella, you’re my kind of gal. Click here to shop Stella McCartney