Eco-friendly clothing and accessories for spring
As we hurtle towards a new season, many of us will be taking the opportunity for a wardrobe refresh, (hopefully!) thinking about packing away our winter warmers and welcoming back something a little thinner and maybe even with short sleeves if we’re lucky!
But when it comes to treating ourselves to some new clothes, how much notice do we take of where they come from, how they’re produced or whether they are sustainable?
Fast, disposable fashion is something we all need to be conscious of, so here are some great eco-friendly brands to take a look at.
Maria Organic Cotton Floral Jersey Jumpsuit, Thought
We might be jumping the gun a bit as it’s only February, but at a sale price of just £26, who can blame us?
This floral, printed jumpsuit is ideal as we begin to dream of warmer weather approaching and makes for great ‘work from home’ wear, as well as something more casual.
Thought is committed to responsible sourcing, reducing waste and use natural and sustainable yarns.
Yoga Abstract Cropped Leggings, People Tree
Workout clothes have never been so popular, with many taking the opportunity of lockdown to start new fitness regimes, or simply just with people looking for something comfy to wear around the house!
Either way, these cropped leggings from People Tree are perfect. The £29 price tag might seem a little steep, but they’re manufactured from organic cotton, which has a low environmental impact. Plus, they look fab!
Save The Chubby Unicorns Organic Cotton Hoodie, Kind Clothing
We absolutely love this hoodie from Kind Clothing. At £59 it’s undoubtedly a little pricey, but it’s guaranteed to be your new favourite hoodie.
When looking for a great hoodie, there are several boxes to check. Comfort – tick. Funny slogan – tick. Unicorns – tick.
As an even bigger bonus, all Kind Clothing products is made in the most humane, ethical and eco-friendly way, with organic cotton, waste reduction and a fair environment for workers.
Herbivore Dinosaur – Ethical Vegan T-Shirt, Vegan Outfitters
Everyone needs a good dinosaur t-shirt, so you can’t really go wrong with this offering from Vegan Outfitters.
Vegan Outfitters not only print in the UK, produce WRAP certified products and are part of the Fair Wear Foundation, but they guarantee this will be the softest tee you own.
At £19, it’s great value too.
Organic sweatshirt, Wearth London
Eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free, there are already a lot of reasons to love Wearth London’s clothing. But on top of that, they are also the UK’s first 100% not-for-profit fashion brand, donating profits to fund social enterprises in Africa.
This sweatshirt, at £65, will not only give your skin a warm, snuggly feeling when you pull it on, but that feeling will hit on the inside too.
Plain pique short-sleeved polo shirt, Masson & Green
A wardrobe staple, this no-nonsense polo shirt is great for every occasion.
Masson & Green are committed to producing quality, sustainable, stylish fashion, made from organic or recycled materials.
Bamboo training t-shirt, Bamboo Clothing
Work out to help out! Perfect for your next run or gym session, this attractive training top from Bamboo combines comfort, style and sustainability.
At £34, it’s competitively priced but, unlike many high-street names, Bamboo clothes are made responsibly, using half the land area of cotton, without the need for irrigation or pesticides.
Circular denim 5 pocket jeans, Organic Basics
These may not be the cheapest jeans on the market at £110, but Organic Basics prides itself on circular design (meaning the clothes can be recycled at the end of their life), using organic materials and being ethically made.
They also come in three different colours so you can go for a more casual or smarter look.
Fire and Hide Attaché Case, Elvis & Kresse
If you’re looking to make a statement upon the return to office working, this suave, sophisticated case from Elvis & Kresse will hit the spot.
£350 may seem a little on the steep side, but it really does look the part, plus it’s made from reclaimed and recycled materials, including military-grade parachute lining, decommissioned fire-hose and Burberry leather off-cuts.
Prices and availability stated above applied at the time of writing, but are always subject to change.