The number of vegans is skyrocketing in the UK with more people joining the lifestyle every day. And you can see that the market reacts. You can find more vegan options in restaurants, and supermarkets are well-equipped to deal with the plant-based lifestyle. Finding vegan shoes, however, can still be quite the challenge… That’s why we would like to introduce you to some of our amazing vegan brands and collections that are available in the UK.
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Should we stop washing our clothing completely?
On 6 July, the ethical fashion designer Stella McCartney said in an interview with the Observer that she never washes her suits or takes them to dry cleaning. She added that you should wash as little as possible. We do agree with her on this, because the impact of washing your clothes is huge. But do we have to stop washing our clothes altogether?
UK Ethical fashion brands that will change the world
It’s well known by now that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world and that’s not all. Millions of people are exploited in the fashion industry, getting wages that they can barely live of and working under unsafe working conditions. Luckily there are brands that really care about the issues in the industry. Our main goal is to make ethical clothing choices easier, which is why we would like to share with you the stories of sustainable clothing brands from the UK that make fashion while respecting people and our planet!
5 easy checks to make sure you're buying ethical fashion
Everyone experiences it sometimes, you are in a clothing shop and are about to buy a piece you just fell in love with. Somewhere in the back of your mind you hear a voice wondering if this is an ethical purchase, but whatever, you have no clue under what circumstances the clothing was made, so you ignore the voice and buy it anyway. This is of course very human and we really don't want to shame you about it. Yet there are some simple checks that can help you find out if buying the piece is an ethical decision.
Is the fashion industry the second most polluting industry in the world?
Ever since we've entered the sustainable fashion world we have heard this statement a lot: 'The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world.' We heard it at seminars, in workshops, documentaries, and for a long time, we believed it was the truth. But at some point, we started to wonder where this statement came from and if it was really true. We have searched the internet for information and in this blog post, we will show how polluting the fashion industry is compared to other major polluters.
Brands with the Environmentally Friendly label are actively working on putting less stress on the environment, by for instance using sustainable materials.
Brands with the Fair Trade label, produce fair trade. They give their workers a living wage, and save and hygienic working conditions.
Brands with the Good Cause label really try do something extra for the world. This can be for example donating to charity, providing training, or planting trees.
Brands that have the Locally Produced label produce their clothing in Europe.
Brands with the Vegan label are produced without the use of any animal products.