Through our work we’ve come across some amazing womenswear projects who share our vision to curate ethical and sustainable clothes. We thought it would be fun to share them with you. Check out their sites to see more!
We've also included a couple of pieces from own collection at the bottom as we all know girls who wear menswear are the coolest.
Gather & See was founded by dedicated fashionista’s Steph and Alicia. In their words, "We were becoming more and more dubious about how our products could be made so cheaply and travels to Africa, South America and India in our early twenties had opened our eyes to both amazing traditional craftsmanship but also extreme poverty and exploitation."
Their website curates a beautiful collection of womenswear all of which fits at least three of their five founding philosophies: Fair Trade, Organic, Eco-Friendly, Small Scale Production and Heritage.
£19 CHOSE LOVE T-SHIRT Black Organic T-shirt featuring white Katherine Hamnett Choose Love logo in support of grass roots humanitarian organisation, Help Refugees.
£25 MWAMBA CAST RING Fair Trade, small-scale production. Handcrafted in Kenya.
£135 CAUSA DRESS Fair Trade. Small Scale Production. Heritage. A good winter dress is hard to beat and we think Osei Duro's Causa Dress hits the nail on the head perfectly.
£105 CASE STUDY CREW A luxe sweatshirt, Kowtow's Case Study Crew is a great winter all-rounder. Made from organic cotton the sweater is a boxy, loose fitting shape with raglan sleeves and rib crew neck and sleeve hems.
After working for cult social enterprise TOMS, Acey founder Holly Allenby decided to create her own online treasure trove of women’s clothing that combines both ethics and aesthetics. In Holly's words, "I wanted to give women the option to buy better without compromise on ethics or aesthetics."
£75 VEJA SILVER ESPLAR LEATHER SNEAKERS Made using low chrome leather, organic cotton and wild rubber from the Amazonian rainforest.
£22 ORGANIC NAIL OIL BASIC Founded by Kiho Watanabe, a renowned Japanese nail artist with size salons in Tokyo. Kiho designed Uka nail oil with the aim of helping her busy clients pamper themselves daily, just as they'd feel at one of her spa's. Uka's nail oils use organic ingredients certified by Ecocert and Cosmebio.
£25 GREY GEELONGORA GLOVES Super soft camel gloves made in the Scottish Borders by a family run business that was established in 2000.
Birdsong find the best makers from women's groups and bring them to you, with a promise of no sweatshops & no photoshop.
Started by three feminists in their twenties, Birdsong began in 2014 as founders Sarah, Sophie & Ruba saw the effects that funding cuts were having on women’s organisations. Many of these women had incredible crafting skills that weren’t being shown off to the world. With their digital marketing, photography and design skills, they decided to source beautifully made clothing from these groups and Birdsong London was born!
£72 HAND KNITTED JUMPER Made by practised hands in soft vegan wool. These jumpers are made to order so order now!
£33.00 THOUGHT COLLECTIVE ALIYA OPEN SIDE ZIP DRESS Made from recycled fabric with a zipped open side. Thought Collective make handmade and artistic apparel in Tanzania, using ethically sourced materials.
£52.00 SILVER MOEBIUS PENDANT Made from sterling silver, the Moebius Pendant has a striking, elegant shape. Use it to make a statement against a paired back outfit. Designed by Martina Buesing Stein for Relevee.
69b is a super friendly and awesome shop on Broadway market. In their words, "The coolest edit of sustainable style by stylist & fashion editor Merryn Leslie and her A-Star team!". Go and visit them!
PAY THEM A VISIT > 69b Broadway Market London E8
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All menswear is unisex really and we couldn't do this post without a shout out to all the women who wear our clothes - you're the coolest.
Here's a few of our favourite pieces which have been designed specifically with a unisex cut in mind.
£35 ALEC BIZBY CHARCOAL JACQUARD KIMONO CARDIGAN Handmade in Wales by the designer with locally sourced fabrics.
£55 WDN COLLECTIVE ORGANIC MOUNTAIN GREY MARL SWEATSHIRT Made in a wind-powered factory with 100% organic cotton. Designed from pencil sketch to print in collaboration with Mark Van Leeuwn.
£26 NOMAD BAMBOO T-SHIRT Designed from pencil sketch to print in collaboration with Mark Van Leeuwn.
STAY COOL SISTERS!