Many of us are becoming more aware of the impact the fashion and apparel industry is having on the environment and the people who make our clothes and it’s no surprise that we would like to know “Who made my clothes” & where...
It can get overwhelming when you don’t know what to look for and it's not always easy to find brands that are producing with environmentally friendly fibres and have transparent supply chains so we did a bit of research and pulled together some of the wardrobe essentials we love by brands that are actually doing good.
Classic T-Shirt by Cloth & Co.
Our Classic Crew Neck Tee is definitely a wardrobe essential. We are proud to say that our GOTS Certified Organic Cotton is incredibly soft, and washes and wears beautifully.
Our tees are made in a tailoring unit in Southern India providing local women with employment in a clean, safe and happy working environment where they are paid living wages.
We are dedicated to sustainable natural fibres, transparent supply chains and the people who make our clothes.
Denim Jeans by Kings of Indigo
Kings of Indigo aims to design American classics with a Japanese eye for detail. Every garment is made with a conscience; using innovative and sustainable production techniques.
The jeans are worn in using a laser, eco spray, eco stonewash and are eco neutralised. They also carefully select their producers, and advertise where each step of the cutting, stitching, laundry and finishing process is completed. There are a few denim shades to choose from, and what wardrobe doesn't have a good pair of jeans!
White Sneakers by Veja
The simple white sneaker has fast become a wardrobe staple. From weekend wear, to work and even a casual night out!
Since 2005, Veja has been making sneakers differently infusing each stage of production with a positive impact.
Veja is Brazilian for "look", looking beyond the sneakers, looking at how they are made. The brand lives up to their name with a great deal of detail in their communication and transparency in their supply chain.
The company also produce a line of Vegan shoes using wild rubber and organic cotton.
Denim Jacket by Reformation
Reformation makes their clothes from sustainable materials, rescued deadstock fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing.
They promote that their factories use of the most efficient, eco-friendly and pro-social technologies and practices; investing in green building infrastructure to minimise waste, water and energy footprints.
Not to mention a strong focus on training and growth opportunities for their workers.
Denim is always in fashion, you just can't go wrong with a good casual denim jacket.
Underwear by Woron
Wardrobe essentials should definitely include undergarments. They are probably the most essential part!
Woron is a Scandinavian brand based in Copenhagen with a strong focus on sustainability conscious craftsmanship. The brand evaluates the whole cycle from production, transport, packaging and fabric.
The ultimate cruelty free, plant based fabric slow fashion undergarments.
White Shirt by Kow Tow
Kow Tow garments are certified by non-profit internationally recognised organisations. The brand focuses on making and growing things in a sustainable manner, and recycling/reusing where they can.
The classic white shirt is so easy to pair with jeans or a denim skirt for a casual look and tailored black pants for added sophistication, this shirt is made with organic cotton poplin and Italian made recycled hemp buttons.
Cashmere Jumper by Kordal Studio
Kordal Studio creates garments in an ethical manner promoting their workers fair wages, designing garments that aren't trend focused and use natural and organic textiles whenever possible.
The brand also promotes hand craft using handloom and experienced knitters based in Lima Peru and NYC. They strive to have no left over material waste.
Every wardrobe needs a beautiful knit, and this one is made with love.
The Blazer by Everlane
Everlane's focus is on exceptional quality, ethical factories and radical transparency.
The brand partners with the best, ethical factories around the world, source only the finest materials and share the stories behind the product down to the true cost of every product they make.
Everlane offers a great range of essentials, but this blazer is our pick! It's really not that easy to find a nice simple blazer!
Linen Scarf by Cloth & Co.
Handloomed in a beautiful soft linen, our classic light weight scarves are a luxurious addition to any outfit.
These linen scarves and are hand crafted as part of a training program for young weavers, utilising the inherent strength of the linen fibre as an opportunity for young weavers to learn the skills of earlier generations.
Not only is linen beautiful to wear, it is one of the most ecologically friendly natural fibres. This essential is suited to any climate! In summer its great as a sarong and a bit of shade on the beach, and in the cooler months its a beautiful soft easy to wear scarf.
Black Boots by Nisolo
When it comes to casual shoes, you could almost just have your white sneakers and a nice pair of black boots!
Nisolo aims to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction, a direction that not only values exceptional design, but the producer and the planet just as much as the end consumer.
The brand promotes fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment. These boots are handmade in their factory in Peru.
Nisolo is also collaborating with Soles4Souls as part of a circular fashion model where the shoes can have a life beyond their first owner.