You’ll wear British brand HOPEFUL’s timeless bags for years to come. Ranging from slouchy hobo shapes to smaller crossbody styles, and with stylish details like shearling trim and statement metallic leather, designs are manufactured in small batches to limit waste as much as possible. Plus, every piece is made in the UK to minimise the brand’s carbon footprint.
If you love feminine yet wearable dresses, then you’ll love FRANKS London. Made to order using deadstock fabric and utilising methods that are as kind to the environment as possible, the brand’s designs can be as easily worn with boots and a jacket as with heels later down the line.
The Knitwear Range
Sustainability is at the heart of Blake LDN’s ethos, with the brand committed to using predominantly natural materials like wool and alpaca in its designs, as well as working with small family run factories producing knitwear in limited quantities. While there are plenty of timeless designs in neutral shades to choose from, we love the brand’s latest collaboration with artist Laeti Rouget that includes a selection of brightly coloured, slogan-emblazoned sweaters.
The Sample Sale
If you’re missing the fun of sample sales during lockdown, The Sample Room has taken the experience online by selling otherwise wasted samples from a number of well-known designers at reduced prices. The site is still relatively new, so the selection isn’t exactly vast, but think of it as an insider’s secret to finding carefully curated pieces from brands like Madeleine Thompson Cashmere, Deeba London and Jessica Russell Flint.
The Sustainable Label
Launched in 2014, Norwegian brand IBEN is all about essential pieces that fit effortlessly into your wardrobe – think pretty blouses, boxy jackets and interesting knitwear. By selecting the right materials, factories and location of production in their designs, IBEN strives to keep its carbon footprint as minimal as possible, while every piece is designed to last for years to come.
The Vintage Brand
The 80s-style collegiate sportswear trend is everywhere right now and if you’re looking for something original, turn to Interstate. Tracking down one-of-a-kind vintage sweatshirts and tees before upcycling them with sassy slogan stitching, the brand’s pieces will make an effortlessly cool addition to your lockdown wardrobe.
The Shopping Platform
Describing itself as a cross between Depop, Pinterest and Instagram, Farleigh is a social shopping platform giving users a curated news feed of shoppable, sustainable products. Just like Depop, users can list their pre-loved fashion with the platform taking a 10% commission, as well as hosting small to medium sized sustainable fashion brands that users can shop from. The platform officially launches later this month, so sign up now to be the first to know when it goes live.