When looking for key season pieces, wardrobe basics or basics, why not switch to sustainable, organic fashion?
Yesterday (23rd July 2019), big-name retailers like Arcadia, H&M and Primark all voiced their support for a new All-Party Parliamentary Group to make the UK fashion scene more environmentally friendly. With this and the likes of the Extinction Rebellion hitting the news in recent months, more and more people are fortunately doing their bit to look after our environment.
As fashion advisors, we constantly show you key pieces that will stay in your wardrobes for years to reduce the impact of fast fashion, but we thought it important to show you some of our favourite sustainable, responsible and organic brands too. Take a look at some of our favourite basic and fashionable sustainable and conscious brands below…
H&M are becoming well known for their Conscious edit, filled with wardrobe basics and trending pieces alike. With clever, sustainably sourced materials such as BLOOM Foam made from algae biomass, Pinatex crafted from pineapple leaf fibre as an alternative to leather and Orange Fiber made from citrus peel by-products from fruit juice production, their collections are at the forefront of sustainable high-street fashion.
Left: Mom Jeans, £24.99
Middle: Loose-knit Cardigan, £8.99
Right: Lyocell Tunic, £29.99
Known as a pioneer in sustainable and Fair Trade fashion, People Tree create every product to the highest environmental and ethical standards. With organic cotton, TENCEL Lyocell and responsible wool, People Tree stock everything from V&A printed dresses, basic leggings and t-shirts, and even comfortable underwear.
Left: Amelie V-neck Top, £29
If you’re looking for wardrobe basics, New Look provide the perfect t-shirts and vests crafted from organic cotton, without the additional price tag that sometimes comes with sustainable brands. We tried to search further into their sustainable operations and options but unfortunately couldn’t find much, so we’re sticking to their gorgeous basics for now!
Reformation are one of our favourite sustainable designers, due to the way they not only take on the environment, but working conditions too with their sustainable LA factory! They use fabrics on their grading system, using the best fabrics like TENCEL Lyocell, recycled and organic cotton, and Oeko-Tex 100 certified linen. We love their meticulously cut dresses, uniquely printed skirts and simple but stylish tops.
Right: Emily V-neck Rayon Top, £150
ASOS Responsible Edit and The Sustainability Edit from John Lewis & Partners
If you’re looking for a number of sustainable brands all in one place, these two are two of our favourites. John Lewis & Partners have a small, curated selection of 108 pieces for women from some of their favourite sustainable brands. ASOS have a much larger offering with designer brands and their own in-house responsible range, so it’s worth taking a look through here to find some tops and dresses for ladies over 50.
Middle: L.K.Bennett Lina Jersey Top, £55
Do you have any sustainable brands you would like to share with us? Leave a comment below.