We do fashion differently. Our collections are carefully curated with the environment, makers and you in mind. When it comes to sourcing our beautiful pieces, we only work with brands who share our values of ethical and sustainable fashion. We think they’re pretty great, but if that’s not enough, see for yourself…
BRAND OF THE MONTH
Our brand of the month this month is Thinx! Period pants are revolutionising periods everywhere, and Thinx are leading the charge. They feel just like your regular pants, but absorb up to 4 regular tampons worth, without feeling bulky. With leak prevention and odour control, Thinx period pants let you get on with your day without worry. Not only do they help those who purchase, but Thinx work with trusted organisations like Girls Inc. and Safe Horizon to expand access to end period poverty and increase reproductive education.
Focusing on modern, contemporary designs rather than racing to keep up with the latest trends, ArmedAngels combine fair working conditions with beautiful design. From the cotton farmers in India, to the sewers in Turkey and the designers in Germany, people work under fair conditions. This is certified by Fairtrade and Fair Wear Foundation. Their fabrics are great too, they only use sustainable materials such as organic cotton, organic linen, wool, recycled polyester, Lenzing Modal and Tencel. GOTS certified, you can be sure you’re getting truly organic garments.
A Weathered Penny is a UK based brand creating handmade accessories for modern women. Their designs are unique and timeless, made using only sustainable materials. With nickel free studs and eco-friendly resin, A Weathered Penny brings you elegant accessories, with little environmental impact, built to last.
Working with two women’s cooperatives in Mumbai, Bibico create beautiful clothes that are making a difference to the world (and your wardrobe). Bibico’s founder and designer, Snow, takes a ‘back to basics’ approach, creating timeless looks and following the caring ethos of slow fashion. Both of the women’s cooperatives that make Bibico’s garments are certified Fair Trade and provide women with education, training and work, empowering them and providing routes out of poverty. They also only use natural materials like wool and organic cotton to minimise the impact that production has on the environment. Their clothes are built to last, so you can keep on looking fabulous time and time again.
Founded in 2017 by three brothers from Devon, Bird Sunglasses have built their brand based not only on design, but people and planet too. Bird Sunglasses are the first UK eyewear company to become certified B Corp, a recognition of their outstanding commitment to balancing purpose and profit. For every pair of their gorgeous sunglasses sold, they distribute solar light to remote communities in Africa through SolarAid, removing reliance on kerosene lamps. This improves the health of these households and helps the environment. Their design-led eyewear makes you look good, whilst doing good.
Dame are making your time of the month more sustainable. Period. Their 100% organic cotton tampons and reusable applicators contain no plastic, no toxins and no negative language. Dame are working hard to ensure that every woman everywhere has access to positive periods, changing the conversation and updating period education in schools. Their products are fully biodegradable, free from chemicals and great for your vagina. As Dame themselves say, they are ‘bloody do-gooders’.
Dopper is an organisation fighting plastic pollution, one single-use bottle at a time. Cradle to Cradle Certified, Dopper reusable water bottles have a positive impact on people and the planet. Their bottles are a cup and bottle in one, and fully recyclable, meaning you can ditch single-use water bottles. Dopper also run education programs, helping people see the need for change and making immediate impact. And on top of all this glorious sustainability, they look great too.
Combining bamboo materials with super playful, funky designs, Doris & Dude’s socks are making sustainability fun. Made in the West Country, this small brand is changing your sock game. Bamboo is naturally hygienic, wicking away bacteria causing moisture, and keeping your toes looking (and smelling) fabulous.
Copenhagen based Egos are inspired by classic Danish design, with comfort, functionality and simplicity at their core. Each of their beautiful slippers are handmade in Nepal. Making them isn’t easy, and requires a lot of time, that’s why Egos are certified by the World Fair Trade Organization, making sure their skilful workers are treated fairly and paid what they deserve. One worker can produce 2 pairs of shoes a day. In Nepal, the creation of sustainable and fairly paid jobs will contribute to positive development.
Elephant Box are a UK based organisation working hard to bring you environmentally friendly lifestyle products. All of their products are sustainably sourced, made from food-grade stainless steel and are 100% recyclable once they finally reach the end of their long life. Elephant Box create sleek, durable and reusable items, reducing plastic waste from the start of their manufacturing process to the time it reaches your door. Buying from this brilliant brand also gives back, they are proud members of 1% for the Planet and Surfers Against Sewage, giving directly to environmental organisations that matter.
Flamingos' Life are paving the way for sustainable footwear. Their shoes are made from corn waste, bamboo, hemp, organic cotton and natural rubber sustainably extracted from the Hevea brasiliensis tree. Alongside their fantastically sustainable materials, every Flamingos' Life collection is associated with a social project that acts to balance their footprint and improves lives of disadvantaged people. Flamingos' Life combine retro style with contemporary minimalism and the outcome is gorgeous. We love these sustainable trainers and are sure you will too.
Girlfriend Collective are paving the way for sustainable activewear. Using recycled post-consumer plastic bottles to make their polyester, each pair of leggings prevents 25 water bottles going to landfill. Girlfriend Collective also make sure their dyeing process is eco-friendly and that their fabrics contain no harmful substances, certified by Standard 100 OEKO-TEX. Not only do they help the environment but Girlfriend Collective value their people too. Certified by SA8000, they ensure their workers are fairly paid, work in good conditions and have workers’ rights. If their sustainability wasn’t enough, their clothes are absolutely gorgeous, and make you look and feel amazing.
Designed with you and the planet in mind, Hara create gorgeously soft and sustainable underwear. Their whole supply chain is in Melbourne, Australia and they go above and beyond the ensure their workers are safe and looked after. With snacks always available, time off whenever needed and a good working wage, you know your undies are made with love. Not only are they super ethical, but they also only use natural dyes and bamboo, which uses far less land than conventional materials and is naturally hypo-allergenic.
Jade Fisher is a greeting card and paper goods brand making a difference. Her playful products combine beautiful design with heartfelt messages, perfect for all occasions. With a studio based just outside Cardiff, Wales, Jade and her best friend Lauren only print their hand-painted designs on 100% recycled paper, with a recycled envelope and a recyclable cellophane sleeve. Their papers are also FSC certified.
Founded in 2006, Just Trade collaborates with artisans across the globe to create handmade jewellery and accessories. They work with small Fair-Trade projects in Ecuador, Peru, India and Vietnam to bring you stunning jewellery at fair prices. They are members of BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK and Social Enterprise UK, making a difference to people’s lives whilst helping you look fabulous.
Founded in 1988, Komodo have been creating original ethical fashion for over 30 years. They only use sustainable fabrics such as GOTS certified organic cotton, bamboo, organic linen and wool. They also use Rayon, Tencel and the super sustainable Hemp. All of these fabrics help the soil in which they’re grown, are naturally fast growing and don’t use chemicals. This means your clothes are great for the environment and look gorgeous. Komodo work closely with their factories to ensure their garments are produced in safe working conditions and their workers in Kathmandu, Bali and India are paid a living wage. With beauty and ethics at the centre of their clothing, what’s not to love?
At Knowledge Cotton Apparel, sustainability is at the core of their business. The Denmark based Men’s clothing company create gorgeous clothes with the environment in mind. Their stylish clothes are made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled PET (made from recycled plastic bottles), linen, wool, Tencel and recycled nylon, 95% of which are vegan approved. These timeless classics mean you can look incredible and feel incredible, knowing your style is contributing to a better planet.
Lefrik create fashionable and functional bags for modern life. Designed in Spain and ethically manufactured in Asia, their innovative bags are made out of recycled PET plastic bottles. Lefrik products have all been certified by the Global Recycled Standard, OEKO-TEX and are PETA-Approved Vegan. Great design doesn’t have to compromise the environment. Lefrik’s sustainable products are sleek and stylish, great for everyday use, and they’re also built to last.
Founded by friends Abi and Liha, Liha Beauty is based on a mixture of African roots and a quintessentially British attitude. Their aim is to promote the power of wellness, slow living and self care. All of their amazing skincare is vegan and organic so there aren't any nasties going into your skin. Liha blend the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy and folk remedies.
Exeter based 'Mix' produce high quality, zero waste cleaning products. Their concentrated solutions last absolutely ages, and consideration of the environment is made every step of the way. Each product is handmade, and their cloths are made from recycled materials, meaning you can keep your home looking squeaky clean without single use.
Denmark based Organic Basics design with simplicity and function in mind. Their beautifully smooth underwear feels incredible on the skin and looks amazing! Made using sustainable materials such as Organic Cotton, Tencel and Recycled Nylon, Organic Basics are built to last. They are also made in certified ethical factories where workers' wellbeing is paramount. Because of all these fantastic qualities, Organic Basics underwear have a low environmental footprint (not to mention they look and feel incredible).
People Tree began as a pioneer for sustainable Fair-Trade fashion in 1991. Their contemporary and playful designs put a twist on classic styles, maintaining ethical and environmental standards from start to finish. People Tree promote organic farming, using GOTS certified materials and non-toxic dyes, this helps water supplies and prolongs the health of soil, maintaining the livelihoods of famers. Using only organic natural fibres or sustainable materials like Tencel, People Tree work hard to lower their environmental impact. They value their workers too. Being Fair Trade certified, People Tree work closely with those in developing countries to build viable long-term business, which can sustain communities.
Our very own foundation collection is based in our local Devon. Designed in-house at Sancho’s in Exeter, sampled in Plymouth and made by fairly paid machinists in Cullompton. Our beautiful range of basics and essentials are made using only GOTS certified organic cotton and Tencel. At Sancho’s we want you to look and feel fabulous, creating high quality sustainable garments at affordable prices.
Soap Daze are a Devon based brand who create natural, handcrafted skincare. Their eco-friendly soaps are enriched with nourishing essential oils, made to be gentle on the skin, whilst creating a creamy lather and smelling divine. Soap Daze also make natural skincare products, beneficial for your skin and the environment. All of their products are vegan, cruelty free and handcrafted in Devon.
Since their launch in 2012, Stanley and Stella have worked hard to create stunning basics of high quality. Their classic pieces are super versatile and will last you season after season. Stanley and Stella take a people-centred approach. They only work with 7 manufacturers to make sure they can value their workers and maintain positive working environments. Certified by GOTS, Organic Content Standard, and Global Recycled Standard as well as PETA-Approved Vegan, you can be assured that your garments are truly sustainable. Stanley and Stella are also members of the Fair Wear foundation, sticking to their word, and actively making a difference to working conditions for textile workers.
When they were founded in 2014, Suite 13 were slow fashion pioneers in Mallorca. Since then, they have continued to combine elegance and sustainability, consciously rebelling against fast fashion. Suite 13’s founders, Alexia and Maria, take influences from their island life, building their brand upon strong ecological and social values. All of their products are GOTS and GRS certified and are produced ethically in Barcelona, Turkey and India. Their garments are bold, timeless and most importantly comfortable. With this in mind, Suite 13 are prime examples of the fact that slow fashion doesn’t have to be boring.
Period pants are revolutionising periods everywhere, and Thinx are leading the charge. They feel just like your regular pants, but absorb up to 4 regular tampons worth, without feeling bulky. With leak prevention and odour control, Thinx period pants let you get on with your day without worry. Not only do they help those who purchase, but Thinx work with trusted organisations like Girls Inc. and Safe Horizon to expand access to end period poverty and increase reproductive education.
Thinking MU hold sustainability and style at their core. Working only with organic, recycled and Fair-Trade fibres, Thinking MU create high quality garments, built to last. All of their organic cotton is GOTS certified and their recycled fabrics are certified by the Global Recycled Standard. Thinking MU also use Hemp, a fast-growing crop which creates super breathable fabrics. They are also certified by Fair Trade. The labels on their clothes include a traceable barcode, revealing the story and process behind each garment, connecting you to your clothes.
London based Thought was originally founded in 1995 in Australia. Starting with a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made from sustainable ramie and hemp, Thought have since grown across the UK and Europe. Everything that Thought create embraces the ethos of slow fashion, designed to be worn again and again. Accessible and inclusive, their collections allow people to express themselves with little cost to the environment. They use only GOTS certified organic cotton and are Fairtrade. Thought are also proud members of the Ethical Trading Initiative, promoting respect for workers’ rights across the globe.
Based in the Peak District and manufactured in Indonesia, United Change Makers are making your staple jeans ethical and sustainable. Made with GOTS certified organic cotton, their timeless staples are super high quality and built to last. United Change Makers joined with their factory in Indonesia in 2019 after seeing how well their values matched up. United Change Makers value the wellbeing of both their workers and the environment, meaning your clothes contain a whole lot of love.
Handcrafted in their North London studio, Wolf and Moon create unique jewellery from eye-catching statements to everyday essentials. Not only are their pieces absolutely gorgeous, but they’re fair to the environment and their workers. Every single one of their staff are paid above the London Living Wage and they never hire unpaid interns. Also, Wolf and Moon only use FSC certified wood and recycled acrylic. These environmental and ethical positives only add to how amazing their jewellery makes you feel.
Yala Jewellery is the UK's first jewellery brand to become a Certified B Corporation. They work directly with over 150 artisans in Kenya, ensuring they receive fair wages, healthy work environments and real recognition for their work. Only making small batch collections, Yala make sure their waste is minimal. As well as their amazing ethical values, Yala's jewellery is unique, impactful, and makes you feel on top of the world.