15 sustainable fashion brands you need to know about

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Welcome to woman&home’sonline shoppingguides, where we revealwhere to buy the most popular and top-rated products. This guide is about sustainable fashion brands,but you may also be interested in our edits of fashionable stomper boots for autumn,classic cashmere knitwear to invest in, andnew season pyjamas to cosy up in.

Over recent years we’ve all become increasingly aware of how bad our shopping habits are for the environment. The fashion industry produces 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions, emitting more than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Yikes! Not only this, fashion production is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply and through washing our clothes microplastics enter our oceans!

It can be quite overwhelming knowing what to do. Buying less, shopping second-hand, investing in better quality pieces, keeping clothes longer, recycling, repairing and clothes swapping are all ways we can help lesson our fashion footprint. But another really big one is shopping sustainably. There are so many amazing brands that are doing their bit and making a stand for sustainable fashion.

Get your fashion fix without feeling guilty with our pick of the best sustainable fashion brands, including big high street names who are making real changes.

If you're looking for another way to lead a more eco-conscious lifestyle, how about an ethical subscription box service? Get sustainable goodies delivered straight to your door with our pick of the best eco-friendly subscription boxes.

Now is a great time to update your wardrobe for the new season. Introduce key sustainable pieces that you'll love for years to come. From vegan leather boots, to recycled cashmere, we've rounded up the most eco-friendly buys for the colder months ahead.

Sustainable fashion brands: 15 of the best ethical shopping labels

Everlane - The ReNew Channeled Liner, £78

Everlane - The ReNew Channeled Liner, £78

If you’re looking to create a capsule wardrobe with a conscience, Everlane is your answer. The US brand prides itself on its entirely transparent supply chain, partnering with the best ethical factories around the world. They use recycled materials where they can, address water use and chemical inputs and invest in carbon-offset projects. Our top picks are their ethically made jeans and the ReNew Channeled Liner puffer jacket. Made from 100% recycled polyester, the eco-friendly jacket is lightweight and perfect for layering.

VIEW NOW: Everlane - The ReNew Channeled Liner, £78

Everlane - The ReNew Channeled Liner, £78

Everlane - The ReNew Channeled Liner, £78

If you’re looking to create a capsule wardrobe with a conscience, Everlane is your answer. The US brand prides itself on its entirely transparent supply chain, partnering with the best ethical factories around the world. They use recycled materials where they can, address water use and chemical inputs and invest in carbon-offset projects. Our top picks are their ethically made jeans and the ReNew Channeled Liner puffer jacket. Made from 100% recycled polyester, the eco-friendly jacket is lightweight and perfect for layering.

VIEW NOW: Everlane - The ReNew Channeled Liner, £78

Little By Little - Apple Pip Necklace, £130

Little By Little - Apple Pip Necklace, £130

Jewellery magpies rejoice, Little By Little is the label that fuses luxurious style with eco friendly materials. Launched by friends Annabel Cox and Georgina Fuggle, designs by Little By Little are made from recycled metals. The brand even carries out repairs in a bid to become a 100% zero waste company. The gorgeous earrings and stackable rings are on our lust list!

VIEW NOW: Little By Little - Apple Pip Necklace, £130

White Stuff - Organic Cotton Cardi, £39.95

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White Stuff - Organic Cotton Cardi, £39.95

White Stuff are continually mindful of their fashion footprint and are always looking to become more environmentally friendly. The much-loved high street brand already offer an amazing range of organic and Fairtrade Sourced cotton pieces. In their three-year agreement with Fairtrade, White Stuff have agreed to increase the amount of sustainable cotton sourced every year. The goal being to use only sustainably sourced cotton by 2024.

VIEW NOW: White Stuff - Organic Cotton Cardi, £39.95

Allkind - Chloe Black Vegan Leather Heeled Long Boot, £220

Allkind - Chloe Black Vegan Leather Heeled Long Boot, £220

We love discovering new sustainable finds to help us shop ethically and curate eco-friendly wardrobes. Founded this year, Allkind is a British vegan footwear and lifestyle brand. They have developed the world's finest vegan footwear range, handmade in Spain from sumptuous, cruelty-free materials. The Chloe heeled boots are top of our wish list!

VIEW NOW: Allkind - Chloe Black Vegan Leather Heeled Long Boot, £220

Napapijri - Circular Anorak, £350

Napapijri - Circular Anorak, £350

Eco-conscious Italian brand Napapijri, create outdoor apparel that is inspired by intrepid explorers and great expeditions of the last century. They have a circular series of 100% recyclable jackets. The collection shows the brand’s commitment to exploring the possibilities of circularity in the fashion industry. The range consists of two eco-friendly designs: a puffy anorak and a light wind-breaker. The latter is Napapijri’s latest sustainable creation, which is made from ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon and yarn recycled from discarded fishing nets. Even better, after two years of wear you can return your jacket for it to be recycled into a new product!

VIEW NOW: Napapijri - Circular Anorak, £350

Matt & Nat - Cross Body Bag, £110

Matt & Nat - Cross Body Bag, £110

One of the original accessory brands to champion conscious design, Matt & Nat are committed to using recycled materials in their collections. You’ll find their lust worthy bags made from upcycled nylon, plastic bottles, cardboard, rubber, cork and even bicycle tyres! And if you thought sustainability meant compromising on style, think again. With modern shapes, clever compartments and gorgeous autumnal shades Matt & Nat are ticking all the boxes!

VIEW NOW: Matt & Nat - Cross Body Bag, £110

Thought - Organic Cotton Tiered Maxi Shirt Dress, £99

Thought - Organic Cotton Tiered Maxi Shirt Dress, £99

One of our latest discoveries, Thought, is an independent sustainable fashion brand helping women feel fashionable and comfortable. Born in Australia, the brand blends fabrics such as bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, tencel and model with unique prints designed by their in house team. Their brand motto is "Wear me, love me, mend me, pass me on." Selling eco-friendly womenswear, menswear, accessories and homeware, it's your one-stop sustainable shop.

VIEW NOW: Thought - Organic Cotton Tiered Maxi Shirt Dress, £99

Riley Studio - Recycled Cashmere Sweater, £280

Riley Studio - Recycled Cashmere Sweater, £280

Riley creates stylish yet simple designs, which are all gender neutral. Expect timeless striped shirts, boxy jackets and classic sweatshirts. All of their products are vegan, made with either recycled materials or innovative alternatives that are either plant-based or lab-grown. Nothing is made with the skins, hair or feathers of animals, including fur, leather, wool, and silk. Sourcing recycled materials and working with ethical partners means they are committed to doing things the right way, not the easy way.

VIEW NOW: Riley Studio - Recycled Cashmere Sweater, £280

Spirit & Grace - The Aurora Dress, £145

Spirit & Grace - The Aurora Dress, £145

Emily Holmes-Naden's kitchen table vision was to create luxurious yet affordable pieces whilst also ensuring that each piece was designed with integrity and ethically made. Texture and colour feature heavily in the designers stunning pieces, which are priced similarly to the mid high street - starting from just £65.

VIEW NOW: Spirit & Grace - The Aurora Dress, £145

People Tree - Mairi Velvet Boilersuit, £139

People Tree - Mairi Velvet Boilersuit, £139

Famed for their work in respecting both people and planet, People Tree have become a pioneer in sustainable fashion. Each of their contemporary and playful designs are produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. Their collections feature organic cotton, TENCEL™ Lyocell and responsible wool. What’s more, the brand are recognised by Fair Trade standards.

VIEW NOW: People Tree - Mairi Velvet Boilersuit, £139

Ilk And Ernie - No Frills Blouse, £78

Ilk And Ernie - No Frills Blouse, £78

Based in Brighton in the UK, ILK + ERNIE is an ethical, female-led brand. The sustainable fashion brand specialises in creating garments from off-cut materials from high-street retailers, which would have otherwise ended up on landfill. Every season, ILK + ERNIE purchase, recycle and re-use unwanted fabric and transform them into beautiful, fashion-forward pieces. By doing so, they are saving on greenhouse emissions and the millions of litres of water usually used to produce fabric. If you’re looking to shop sustainably and invest in garments with longevity, then ILK + ERNIE is your one-stop-shop for quality, comfortable and sustainable clothes. The brand’s vision is to see every woman wearing clothes that not only turn heads, but also have a positive effect on the environment too.

VIEW NOW: Ilk And Ernie - No Frills Blouse, £78

FatFace - Ruby Puffer Jacket, £69

FatFace - Ruby Puffer Jacket, £69

Committed to designing more responsible collections, FatFace already source 100% of their cotton sustainably and by 2025 this will be extended to linen, viscose and polyester too. You can even join in by popping your tired clothes into one of the recycling boxes in store to help reduce the amount of textiles going into landfill. Our fashion favourite for the cold season ahead, is FatFace’s Ruby Puffer Jacket. The winter essential is made with 100% recycled materials, including plastic bottles!

VIEW NOW: FatFace - Ruby Puffer Jacket, £69

GUESS - Bow Collar Blouse, £69

GUESS - Bow Collar Blouse, £69

Part of the SMART GUESS collection, this gorgeous bow collar blouse has been manufactured with REPREVE® recycled polyester, which is made from plastic bottles. The brand's environmentally conscious collection shows a strong commitment to reducing their fashion footprint. Innovative fabrics like REPREVE® transform recycled bottles into fiber, while organic and recycled cotton are used alongside EcoMade Lycra T400 to create on-trend denimwear.

VIEW NOW: GUESS - Bow Collar Blouse, £69

Olly Olly & Co - Sports Bra, £52 and Leggings, £79

Olly Olly & Co - Sports Bra, £52 and Leggings, £79

This British active wear label also uses ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets for all its product. Manufactured in Portugal in a factory that strictly adheres to European Standards of Labour they ship stock to the UK instead of flying it to reduce our carbon footprint. The brands strict ethos ensure’s every step of the process is sustainably and ethically focused- nothing has been untouched including their use of non toxic stamps inside garments to reduce fabric waste labels.

VIEW NOW: Olly Olly & Co - Sports Bra, £52 and Leggings, £79

Noctu - Jumpsuit, £60

Noctu - Jumpsuit, £60

Specialising in lounge & sleep wear all made from GOTS certified 100% organic cotton, Noctu’s range of harem pant pyjama sets, nighties and roomy jumpsuits come in soft neutrals, washed pastels and cool stripes. With prices from £25 it’s affordable, amazing quality and good for the planet. What’s not to love!

VIEW NOW: Noctu - Jumpsuit, £60