If the term 'sustainable fashion' brings to mind hippies in scratchy hessian ponchos, then think again.
These days, there are a wealth of ethical brands to choose from that will make a stylish impact on your wardrobe – and the world.
After all, we all want to do our bit for the environment – but that doesn’t just mean recycling your Diet Coke cans. That’s why we have rounded up our pick of the best sustainable fashion brands.
From the chic jumpsuit made from recycled polyester to jewellery brand working with women in vulnerable communities, these buys will make you feel good in more ways than one…
Orwell + Austen
Working with a small family run producer in Nepal’s Kathmandu valley, all of Orwell + Austen’s cashmere is made by these Nepalese artisans, benefitting the local community.
Using a blend of pima cotton and modal, FatFace’s #anythingbutbasic range is super soft and really durable. Not only that, it’s Better Cotton Initiative Approved too, meaning it’s better for the people who produce it and the environment it grows in.
Created from recycled ocean waste and plastic bottles, Tretorn’s eco-friendly rain jackets are perfect for seeing you through the winter months in style.
Denim with a conscience, Levi’s Water<Less collection uses up to 96% less water than your typical pair of jeans. 172 million litres of water have been saved so far. Jeans, £85
Former Vilshenko designer creates sustainable and ethically made pieces with killer cuts in luxe fabrics.
Transparency is key. Each piece shows the factory it has come from and the fabric from which it is made.
Organic materials, fair trade, sustainable, super-cool sneakers beloved of Emma Watson.
Pioneers in ethical fashion since 1991, it's the first clothing company to receive the World Fair Trade Organisation Fair Trade product mark.
Precious metals and gemstones are ethically sourced.
So Just Shop
Working directly with women in vulnerable communities.
This brand uses locally sourced, sustainable and organic fabrics. Their key message is about creating 50 looks from just eight pieces.
These bags are handmade and naturally dyed.
Matt & Nat
Sustainable and eco-friendly, these bags do not use any animal-based materials.