Heshima Kenya: Empowering Refugee Girls Through Education and Enterprise

Heshima Kenya is a non-profit organisation that empowers refugee girls through education and enterprise. This organisation specialises in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya. Since 2008, Heshima Kenya has directly supported over 3,000 refugee children and youth through their award-wining “holistic […]

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Ümran Aysan: Ethical Luxury Resort Wear

Ümran Aysan has swiftly become one of my favourite ethical fashion designers! This London-based Turkish designer is the embodiment of ethical luxury: slow and conscious production of magnificent refined garments through the preservation of traditional craftsmanship. This brand promotes sustainability and transparency throughout the entire design and development process, taking into consideration environmental concerns and social responsibility. Ümran […]

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STATICE: Sustainable Luxury Swimwear

STATICE Paris is a luxury swimwear brand with a focus on beautiful cuts and sustainable high-quality fabrics. Their refined swimwear collection features precise finishing to contour and sculpt the body in a way that brings out the optimal silhouette. STATICE Paris’ fabrics are comfortable, resistant, and have an amazing body support with a slight shaping effect. The […]

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KinetIQue: IQ Diamonds are Mother Earth’s Best Friend

KinetIQue is an award-winning UK based ethical luxury jewellery company that produces innovative lab-grown diamonds. A diamond is supposed to be a symbol of love, commitment and purity – but for those living in diamond-rich countries diamonds have done more damage than good. In fact, the diamond mining industry often represents the reckless pursuit of […]

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BERG + BETTS: Sustainable Timepieces Made With Leather Scraps

BERG + BETTS is a sustainable watch brand based in Canada that crafts their watches from surplus leather off cuts which would otherwise go to waste. Since watch straps require a small amount of leather, BERG + BETTS are able to collect those small “new” pieces of designer leather from factories around the world. The brand believes that […]

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MATTER: Provenance and Thoughtful Design

MATTER is a conscious company that offers more affordable ethical luxury with thoughtful design and provenance. This is a social brand under the umbrella of Banyan Tree Gallery, a 20-year old community retailer that works globally with artisan crafts in basketry, ceramics, lacquerware, and other homeware. MATTER’s mission is to “foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and […]

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Ready, Set, Punt: Ethical Luxury for Summer Outings

If you find yourself in Oxford in the upcoming summer months, head down to Cherwell Boat house and go punting! Punting involves going down the river on a narrow boat (a punt) using a long pole to push the riverbed, and has been a much loved feature of Oxford life since Victorian times. In Oxford, you […]

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WE.AR The Walk: Guilt-free Garments

Have you ever looked through your closet and thought to yourself “I have nothing to wear!”? WE.AR The Walk is a platform that enables you to revive your wardrobe by renting garments made by unique emerging designers for a fraction of the item’s retail price. Typically, the rental price is around 12% of the retail price. So […]

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Elovie: Magical Fairtrade Knits

The moment I came across Elovie, I knew that this brand was a reflection of my inner fairy princess! Elovie is a German magical fair fashion brand made in Italy that combines knitwear with enchanting beauty. The brand was founded by two friends, Maria and Julia, who met at a fashion design and tailoring school. Prior […]

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HollyMae Illustrates: Earth Positive Apparel and Prints

HollyMae Illustrates (HMI) is a UK-based talented illustrator and designer who encourages buyers to consider sustainability in their purchasing choices. HollyMae works with local companies in the UK and designs a range of earth-positive apparel and paper goods. Her quirky designs are both artistically beautiful and fun! Upon graduating from the Arts University College at Bournemouth with […]

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