The Spirit of Chrismukkah: A Collaborative Conscious Holiday Lookbook

A few weeks ago, over a latte in London, Holly of Leotie Lovely and I discussed the importance of collaboration. Little did we know then that our conversation would bring together such an incredible group of brands and bloggers!

We teamed up with some beautiful souls to showcase our favourite local conscious brands and encourage everyone to to shop ethically, sustainably and thoughtfully this holiday season (and all seasons to follow). Check out our lookbook below, learn more about some great UK brands, look out for discounts, and stay tuned for one big festive giveaway!

FLOCK BY NATURE

Flock By Nature is an ethical luxury knitwear brand with a focus on comfort and elegant silhouettes. They love working with natural fibres and are strong believers in wellbeing and comfort. They also believe that natural fibres provide a certain quality and longevity that cannot be matched by synthetic fibres. Flock by Nature works with the highest quality Italian and British Merino wool and produce their garments in small quantities in Italy and the UK. 10% of the profit on each sale goes to the Flock Fund, which donates to the following charities: Useen, Trees for Cities, and Lend with Care.

This brand has been awarded the Positive Luxury “Butterfly Mark”, which helps consumers identify brands that take on social and environmental commitments.

Flock By Nature knits are designed for years of enjoyment with the hope that costumers wear their piece over and over again. To this end, the brand offers a complimentary repair service for any minor damage that may befall the garment.

I have fallen in love with Flock By Nature’s soft and snug cardigan, a piece that in the UK can be worn all year long!

* Use code FLOCKONHOLIDAY to receive 15% off their collection until 17th December *

ETHICAL COLLECTION

Ethical Collection is a London based eco-luxury boutique, bringing together the finest, most unique sustainable products from artisans around the globe in one curated conscious collection. Their collection focuses on exceptional quality, diversity and vibrancy whilst always keeping people and the planet at the forefront of how they operate. Each piece they sell comes with both style and a story; encouraging mindfulness and connection with not only the products we buy, but with the people who made them.

It is so exciting to see the variety of products that Ethical Collection have, from cosy winter knits to stylish summer cuts! Offering both UK based brands and international brands, you will be able to slowly transition your wardrobe to a sustainable with beautiful timeless pieces you can wear again and again.

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THREAD TALES CO.

Thread Tales Co. is an eco-friendly luxury brand with beautiful iconic products made from materials with soul and sustainability, honouring traditional and cultural manufacturing techniques. The brand works with skilled artisans in Myanmar and Nepal to create hand-made scarves from natural fibres using eco-friendly dyes. Lotus, the brand’s signature fabric, is an exceptionally rare, luxurious, breathable, and warm fabric that has water resistant properties. Thread Tales Co. supports artisan skills and empowers weavers, allowing them good working conditions, and the ability to work from home whilst supporting their families. Their elegant and timeless designs are a wardrobe staple for anyone who wants a scarf they can cherish for a long time.

Make sure to keep an eye out for new red scarf additions in the upcoming days, elegant and timeless wardrobe holiday staples which can be worn year after year. I know that my cosy red Thread Tales Co. scarf will be!

If you would like to find out more about this brand you can read my interview with the lovely Katherine Maunder, founder of Thread Tales Co. HERE.

PO-ZU

Po-Zu has made it their mission to challenge the trend of cheap, mass produced footwear by creating ethically-made shoes using sustainable materials including GOTS certified organic cotton, British wool, coir, natural latex and piñatex. Each pair contains their unique natural foot mattress which gently adapts to fit your feet perfectly.

All their shoes are made in a small factory in the historic Portuguese town of Guimaraes, where 70 employees work in a safe, toxin-free environment free from harmful glues and solvents with fair wages. Fabric off-cuts, waste and water are nearly all recycled as well. As part of their ethical promise, Po-Zu pledge 10% of their net profit to three environmental charities: Pesticide Action Network, Environmental Justice Foundation and The Resurgence Trust and proudly carries the Butterfly Mark for their commitment to renewable sources of energy, protecting the environment, recycling and manufacturing locally.

For their latest collaboration collection, Po-Zu have designed a range of boots and sneakers inspired by the lead characters from Star Wars (under licence with Lucasfilm/Disney). Feel the force of shoes with a good soul.

Their sneakers are hands down the most comfortable I have ever worn, definitely my next sneaker purchase once mine get a little more tired!

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[PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT]

Jella Jornales wearing:

Top: Ally-Bee Poncho Jumper – Cashmere Merino CRADLE TO CRADLE yarn, Grey | Scarf: Thought – Elford Striped Organic Wool Scarf | Pants: Ethical Collection London – Uzma Bozai Mo Culottes Black | Shoes: PO-ZU – Sneak Black Gold

Francesca from Ethical Unicorn wearing:

Skirt: Thought Beatrice Organic Cotton Velvet Skirt Ruby | Cardigan: Celtic & Co Organic Cotton Cocoon Cardigan | Hat: Thought Dariya Bamboo Beanie | Scarf: Ally Bee Snood Cream Chunky Knit | Shoes: PO-ZU Ello C Natural Gold

I am wearing;

Cardigan: Flock By Nature Kate Merino Cardigan | Scarf: Thread Tales Co. Red Herringbone Wide Scarf | Beanie: Celtic and Co. Light Grey Cashmere Pompom Beanie | Shoes: PO-ZU Sneak with Natural Cork  | Bag: Ethical Collection Paper Thinks Ivory Top-Handle Bag | Denim: My own second-hand denim

Katie from Saiint Sisters wearing:

Cape: Celtic & Co Asymmetric Cashmere Cape | Jeans: own jeans (Monkee Genes) | Bag: One Nine Eight Five Large Black Zip Pouch  | Shoes: own shoes

Karen from N4Mummy wearing:

Jumper: Ally Bee Fireside Jumper | Flared Trousers: Thought Carolee Model Flared Trousers | Scarf: Ethical Collection Colour Blocked Jacquard Scarf Multi | Shoes: Bourgeois Boheme Annie Pinatex | Bag: Ethical Collection Cuero & Mor – Leather Tote – Natural

Jen from Sustainable Edit wearing:

Trousers: P.i.C Style Dalston Peg Trousers  | Jumper: Ally Bee Handknit Crop Chevron Sweater in Red  | Shoes: Po-Zu Black and Gold  | Hat: Ally Bee Fireside Beanie  | Bag: One Nine Eight Five Large Black Zip Pouch 

Kate from Eco Boost wearing:

Shoes: PO-ZU Resistance Silver Limited Edition | Skirt: P.i.C London Mini | Jumper: Ally Bee Hand-Knitted Crop Chevron Sweater – superfine merino, Blue Navy | Bag: The Future Kept Roam Camera Bag Oak Leather

Holly from Leotie Lovely wearing:

Shoes: PO-ZU Sneak L Off White Gold Sneakers | Jeans: Secondhand Jeans | Sweater: Ally Bee Fireside Jumper | Scarf: Celtic & Co Dybridge Tartan Scarf | Coat: Celtic & Co Reversible Sheepskin Teddy Coat

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CELTIC & CO

Founded 26 years ago by husband and wife Nick and Kath Whitworth, Celtic & Co is best known for their 100% premium quality British sheepskin footwear, made by hand in their own purpose-built factory in Cornwall. Unlike other sheepskin boots that are designed to be thrown away, Celtic & Co offer a resole and repair service so you can keep your tootsies cosy for years to come without adding to the landfill.

Using hides that would otherwise go to waste, Celtic & Co invest time in creating quality yet affordable pieces that are designed to last and buck the current, destructive trend of disposable fashion. Every Celtic & Co piece is made from carefully chosen, ethically sourced, natural and organic materials, the majority of which is produced in the UK.

Celtic & Co’s entire collection makes me want to go live out in the country, take long walks, breathe in some fresh air, and snuggle under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate! Can you tell that I am in love?

* Use code LITERALLY10 to Receive 10% Off  their collection until the 21st December *

Discount code only on full price items.

ONE NINE EIGHT FIVE

Established in 2016 by textile designer Eleanor Nadimi, One Nine Eight Five is a British homeware brand that specialises in print and interior textiles. Supporting local manufacturing, craftsmanship and sustainable processes is at the heart of One Nine Eight Five. Using ethically sourced materials wherever possible they support and celebrate the talent of British craftspeople and manufacturing. Every piece is designed and made in the UK by people who take great pride in their work creating high-quality and unique products.

If you are looking for the perfect pouch/clutch look no further, the girls and I are head over heels for this wonderful brands zero waste pouches!

*One Nine Eight Five are currently having a Black Friday Sale with 30% off everything using code sale30*

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THOUGHT CLOTHING

Thought clothing, as the name suggests, is a collection of thoughtfully-made items that are both ethical and sustainable, for women and men. They use naturally-grown bamboo, cotton, wool, tencel, modal and hemp, all free of harmful pesticides and chemicals and sourced responsibly. Their designs borrow from nature, and in turn somehow feel effortless to wear, and diverse enough to transcend the seasons.

Whether you are looking to treat yourself or your loved ones this holiday season, Thought has options a plenty! From beautiful dresses perfect for winter glam, to the cutest of festive socks!

BBOHEME

Amongst the originators of UK-based Ethical and Sustainable fashion, Bourgeois Boheme has set its foundations to be more than just another vegan shoe brand. BB’s founder, Alicia, is an ex-podiatrist and has used her foot care experience to enhance the quality, finish and design of her shoes. Her entire collection is Vegan Society trademarked and PETA approved, created using eco-friendly and vegan materials, setting a clear and conscious example for the industry.

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GUNG HO DESIGN

Founded in 2016, Gung Ho Design combines a whimsical aesthetic with designs that are versatile, high quality, and filled with deeper meaning and purpose. Each print is designed by hand by founder Sophie Dunster; created to be both beautiful and to connect people with environmental issues through the designs themselves. With each purchase, Gung Ho donates to a corresponding charity working for this cause. Each piece is made from organic cotton hand printed in the UK using responsible dyes and the final collection is handmade in London. The garments are also wrap designs, meaning that only two sizes need to be made, XS/S and M/L. Not only does this mean the clothes can fit most body types, and adjust alongside our bodies as we change through the years, but it also reduces waste caused by creating garments in many size variations.

Their beautiful detailed and natural designs will brighten up your festive wardrobe! I definitely have my eye on their Bee Wrap Dress which I may treat myself to as an early birthday gift!

P.i.C STYLE

P.i.C Style, short for Partners in Crime, was born out of the obsession to “do fashion the right way.” Founded by two friends, Rhoda and Sara, the concept is simple: out of 8 items one can create over 50 outfits – the perfect capsule wardrobe. Each item is cleverly designed to be multifunctional. A jumpsuit turns into a pair of culottes and a top can be worn forwards or backwards. They’ve kept their supply chain small and all fabrics are organic and sourced locally.

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ALLY BEE

Ally Bee creates her knits with a clear cradle-to-cradle story in mind. She produces each collection with a set of environmental standards that go beyond mere compliance and constantly questioning the status quo for ethical and sustainable production. Ally Bee seeks out natural fibres and produces ethically from farmer to shop floor. She chooses high-quality fibre cashmere, alpaca and wool yarns produced to high standards of land management while protecting animal welfare. Her creations are intended to be a keepsake, created to live well beyond a season, and, if cared for properly, beyond a single lifetime. You will stay warm and snug all season long with her stunning knits!

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[PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT]

Jella Jornales wearing:

Top: Gung Ho: Tiger Moth Blouse | Skirt: P.I.C.: London Mini | Tights: Thought: Charlotte Plain Bamboo Organic Tights | Shoes: her own

Kate from Eco Boost wearing:

Jumpsuit: Ethical Collection Uzma Bozai Cotton Haddy Jumpsuit Blue Shoes: her own by Sydney Brown (Bought from The Acey) made from cork.

I am wearing:

Dress: Thought Harriet Organic Hemp Check DressCoat: Celtic and Co. Reversible Curly Coat in IvoryShoes: Bourgeois Boheme Kate Ecostone HeelsBag: One Nine Eight Five Zip Pouch Black Large

Francesca from Ethical Unicorn wearing:

Skirt: Gung Ho Bee WrapCoatigan: Celtic & Co Felted Wool Coatigan |  Top: P.i.C Style | Shoes: her my own (thrifted)

Karen from N4Mummy wearing:

Coat: Celtic & Co Reversible Sheepskin Teddy Coat | Jumpsuit: P.i.C Style Hackney jumpsuit | Top: P.i.C Style (not on website) | Bag:One Nine Eight Five Zip Pouch Ochre Large | Shoes: her own

Katie from Saiint Sisters wearing:

Trousers: P.i.C Style Dalston Peg Trousers | Top: Ethical Collection Zahra Jacket Black Tarragon | Shoes: own

Holly from Leotie Lovely wearing:

Shoes: PO-ZU WREN BLACK PIÑATEX WEDGES | Jeans: VINTAGE Calvin Klein | Sweater: ALLY BEE Handknit Red Crop Chevron SweaterScarf: A PEACE TREATY Pure Silk Arash Scarf BlackClutch: ONE NINE EIGHT FIVE Zip Pouch Black

Jen from Sustainable Edit wearing: (pictured in photo above last picture)

Skirt: Gung Ho Design Beetle Wrap Skirt | Top: P.i.C De Beau Cami (was wearing dress version but it’s not online) | Boots: Bourgeois Boheme Ana Ecostone Boots

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I hope you had just as much fun scrolling through this lookbook as we had shooting it! I have had a blast working along side such amazing ladies who inspire me in so many ways. Collaboration over competition, any minute, of any hour, of any day!

Warmest wishes for the holidays!

x

 

Photos were taken by Fair Photo Agency photographer Shane Woodward, Mark Arnell, and Andreas Björklund.

This post was sponsored by multiple brands, each of which we personally selected and approached for this collaboration. The story, all content, experiences, suggestions, and opinions are shared by myself and my collaborators. Every item included in this post has been borrowed and returned, apart from the items that already belonged to each collaborator prior to this project.

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Sustainable fashion, ethical luxury, and lifestyle blog by Nataly Elbaz Björklund. Creating awareness on sustainability issues and introducing ethical, sustainable, eco-friendly, slow fashion & lifestyle brands.

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