Sancho’s 10 summer essentials

Sancho’s 10 summer essentials

Sancho’s is the home of sustainable fashion and ethical lifestyle products. Our Black woman owned business is based in Exeter, UK where we believe in doing better, providing sustainable and affordable clothing options. Through activism and spreading awareness, we are working towards a kinder world. Shop our transparent pricing collection here, our Organic Cotton Bestsellers here and read more about us here

There could be a lot of uncertainty about summer at the moment, but one thing is definitely certain: Nothing can stop us upping our style by investing in a new summer item that will not only look great this season, but will also last in quality and style for the summers to come. From the simple white t-shirt to the classic shorts we've created a list of 10 essential items every sustainable summer closet requires.

The Beach Fire Dress

This is a must-have summer staple from Komodo, which ethically makes beautiful easy-to-wear clothing made from quality natural and organic fabrics. The dress made of Organic Cotton is really comfortable and soft. The cut makes it beautiful to wear, giving a flattering look thanks to the gathered waist, which accentuates the waist. Another cool feature is that the dress has a pair of pockets on the sides. You’ll be living in this in the warmer months (even from home).

Nicole Bodysuit in White

The white bodysuit may not be the most statement piece of clothing, but it is one of the most versatile. It’s simple summer style can go with nearly everything and looks great. So, whether you’re wearing jeans, a patterned skirt or using it for yoga, you can never go wrong with this staple piece. This bodysuit from People Tree - a pioneer in sustainable Fair Trade fashion - is made of organic cotton, grown using eco-friendly methods and materials, making it a truly sustainable item. The fabric feels super soft and cosy.

Evel Jean Jacket In Warm Sand

Even though you don’t wear a lot of outerwear in summer, a jeans jacket is essential. Perfect for mornings and evenings, this jacket from Komodo - who is committed to making clothes with a low impact on the environment - will keep you warm even when the temperature starts to cool down. The organic cotton fabric and the warm sand colour of the jacket will add a stylish touch to your outfit without any effort.

Adria Jumpsuit in Excalibur

This jumpsuit from Suite 13 is another versatile summer essential. The brand holds strong ecological and social beliefs and prioritises original styles and sustainable fabrics rather than trends. They can produce timeless and unique pieces. The jumpsuit is made of GOTS certified organic cotton, making a super environmentally friendly addition to your closet. You can pair it with your favourite woven handbag and a pair of flats and keep it casual or dress it up with heeled sandals.

Mairaa In Mid Blue

Casual, comfy, and cool, a pair of relaxed jeans give off the perfect vibe for the sunny season. Just remember instead of dark, wintery black, opt for summery shades of blue like our 100% Organic Cotton Mairaa Jeans in Mid Blue from Armedangels. Armedangels makes sustainable clothing that is both ethical and fashionable, working only with fair trade-certified companies. These jeans are a classic staple for any organically minded individual and can easily be dressed both up and down.

Izzy Bag In Tan

When summer strikes, it’s time to bring out the straw bag. This organic cotton bag from Komodo is lovingly handmade in India, giving you a gorgeous and ethical addition to your summer accessories. This bag is perfect with your favourite summer dress and will make super easy carrying around all your summer essentials including reusable water bottle and summer read.

Katinkaa in night sky

Leave out the mini, summer’s new trendy skirt is the midi. Not only is the style chic and flattering, but it’s also perfect for staying cool and comfortable at the same time. Invest in one that you love, such as our Katinkaa in Night Sky from Armedangels. You’ll be able to wear it through all the seasons with flat shoes during the day and heels in the evening. This dark blue makes it timeless, but the skirt also comes in a beautiful cream or floral pattern.

She Spins In Black

Pieces that are casual, comfortable and versatile make for some of the best wardrobe items. One such thing is the Organic Cotton T-shirt dress from Stanley & Stella, a sustainable brand focused on simplicity, highlighting the essence of the garment. With quality, durability and comfort at its core, their collections widely use eco-friendly materials such as certified organic cotton, linen, organic cotton blended with Tencel or Modal etc. This dress is a beautiful piece that you can wear on many occasions. Just simply pairing it with your favourite trainers for an everyday look or smart jacket for something dressier.

Konnect Short In Pinstripe

When you want to get some sun on your legs this summer, shorts are a perfect choice. For men, I suggest this pair of shorts from Komodo. With a pinstripe pattern and made from Tencel and linen, they are really soft and perfect for those sunny days.

Nail Polish from A Weathered Penny

When the weather is hot, sometimes you want to throw on something simple and call it a day. It’s no wonder then why nail polish is a summer essential to make you feel dressed up in the simplest of outfits. There’s something so chic about wearing nail polish. I really love this fast-drying Oat colour from A Weathered Penny, which makes on the go dressing seamless. A Weathered Penny is a UK based brand creating handmade accessories for modern women with sustainability and sophisticated design at their core. The nail polish is toxic-free, cruelty-free, vegan friendly and is inspired by deep earthy tones. We also stock other colours, so check out the collection to see what’s new. Treat yourself or a friend with this luxurious self-care essential!


Written by Alice Vinardi

Edited and Graphics by Olivia Riley