Ethical Fashion Guide

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There are a growing number of designers and retailers of eco fashion, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to look and to find the clothes to suit your budget. I hope that this guide helps you to find what you are looking for within your budget as well as being able to know more about how a designer or retailer is eco friendly or ethical. Please feel free to email me about anything that you would like to see added to this guide, but I only include things that I like, believe to be ethical and eco friendly and useful to my readers. This guide is a work in progress which I hope to add to as I discover amazing new places to find eco and ethical fashion.

Second hand/ Vintage and Clothes Swap Websites

Posh Swaps Clothes Swap Website
Recycled, this site contains only ethical/ eco friendly clothing, strong ethical policies
I am bound to be a little biased as this is my own website. It is an amazing way to recycle though as you can swap, buy and sell second hand, vintage and recycled or reworked clothes for free.

Oxfam
Recycled, this site contains only ethical/ eco friendly clothing, strong ethical policies

The site by the well known charity, selling a huge selection of quite reasonably priced second hand clothes. Really easy to use and searchable by price, brand, condition and price but may take a bit of looking to find the good stuff.

Ebay
Recycled, this site contains some ethical / eco friendly clothing
This is probably the best known place to buy second hand and vintage clothing. There is such a huge choice, the only problem can be finding what you want and the inconvenience of bidding in an auction but there are definitely plenty of bargains to be had.

Covert Candy
Recycled, recycled this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing, strong ethical policies
An online platform for swapping clothes. You get credits for your items which can be exchanged for items of your choice. The site also has a small range of handpicked vintage items from Paris.

Urban Renewal at Urban Outfitters
Recycled, this site contains some ethical / eco friendly clothing
If floral dresses are your thing, then you should check out  Urban Renewal at Urban Outfitters. A great selection of dresses, tops and playsuits made from original vintage and end of roll fabrics. It is great to see such a trendy retailer doing something green in such a wearable way.

Motel Vintage
Recycled, this site contains some ethical / eco friendly clothing
Another great online retailer that now offers their signature style dresses in recycled vintage fabrics. A fairly small selection but some new shapes in great fabrics.

Eco and Ethical Designers and Brands

Annie Greenabelle
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing, strong ethical policies
A small but perfectly formed collection of clothes with a slightly retro feel to them.

Junky Styling
Recycled, made in the UK, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing

A funky label that makes clothes by deconstructing and reconstructed tailored pieces into interesting twisted and draped creations.

Ciel
Organic, recyled, sustainable fabrics, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
Luxurious clothing label by Sarah Ratty with a celebrity following. Stocked in designer boutiques around the UK and also sold in their online boutique. Close attention to sourcing and manufacturing in an eco friendly and ethical way.

EDUN
Organic, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
The contemporary lifestyle brand founded by Ali Hewson and Bono with the aim of encourage trade in Africa and build awareness of what is possible there. The label has womens and mens collections of high end luxurious and very stylish clothes.

Charlie Boots
Fairtrade, Bamboo, Organic, recycled, made in the UK, strong ethical policies,this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
High end clothing made with a couture finish. Some very stylish designs with limited numbers of each style made.

Tara Starlet
Recycled, made in the UK, strong ethical policies,this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
Vintage inspired clothes with a pinup girl rockabilly style using end of roll fabrics, original buttons and trimmings.

EJF Store
Organic, Fairtrade, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
The official shop of the Environmental Justice Foundation Charity. The shop sells a small range of  Fairtrade organic cotton T shirts that raise awareness of environmental issues. Some great designs by well known fashion designers including Luella, Alice Temperely and Giles Deacon.

Izzy Lane
Cruelty Free, made in the UK, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
Beautiful high end knitwear and woollen clothing made from wool from sheep rescued from slaughter and kept in a happy environment.

The North Circular
Cruelty free, made in the UK, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
A label founded by Lily Cole, Katherine Poulton, St Martins graduate Alice Ashby and Izzy Lane founder Isobel Davies. Contemporary designs of luxurious handknitted accessories made from wool using wool from Izzy Lanes sheep sanctuary in North Yorkshire.
 
Kuyichi
Organic, Fairtrade, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
The first denim brand to make organic and Fairtrade jeans. Some great contemporary cuts sold through just two UK retailers based in Brighton and London.


Online Retailers

Fashion Conscience
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.

A selection of some of the most ontrend ethical and eco fashion at affordable prices including brands like Ruby Rocks, Jackpot and Gringo.

Think Boutique
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.
Combining one off statement pieces with wearable style and a range of eco and ethical brands all carefully handpicked.


People Tree
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.
This online store is one of the main pioneers in affordable ethical fashion. A big selection of very stylish ethical clothing and some great designer collaborations and the very popular Emma Watson range.

Responsibly Gorgeous
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.
An ethical fashion boutique based in York. Selling clothes by some great designers who have a reputation not only for quality, innovation and design but also ethics.

Ascension
Organic, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.
An online store selling quite a large selection of fashion and lifestyle products. Includes many well known eco brands and their own label which uses local artisan skills in communities around the world.

Bochica
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, sustainable materials, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.
A great selection of ethical and eco fashion brands at very affordable prices including Bibico, Annie Greenabelle and Komodo.

Ethics Girls
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, sustainable materials, strong ethical policies, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.

A huge selection of ethical brands in a range of prices all under one virtual roof. There is also an Ethics girls magazine which is a really interesting read.
 
Yoox - Yooxygen
Organic, recycled, cruelty free, this site contains some ethical / eco friendly clothing.
The green section of the designer retailer Yoox has some designer organic t shirts, clothes by a range of designers including Stella McCartney. It is well worth checking the ethical credentials of each individual designer. I also has some very lovely but quite pricey vintage and loads of vintage designer sunglasses by the likes of Dior.

ASOS Green Room
Organic, Fairtrade, recycled, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing.
A surprisingly small selection of on trend ethical clothing including brands like Annie Greenabelle and Choolips as well as their own label ASOS Africa which has some amazing prints. Can be a little difficult to work out the ethical credentials of the different pieces of clothing.

Eco and Ethical Shoes
Po-Zu
Organic, vegetable tanned leather, sustainable materials,strong ethical policies this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
If you want to invest in a really comfortable pair of shoes, then these are perfect. Some unusual and very stylish designs made from a range of materials including cork. Every pair of shoes has a unique coconut husk footmattress to make walking and standing a pleasurable experience.

Spartoo
Vegetable tanned leather, recycled, this site contains only ethical / eco friendly clothing
Nestled amongst this massive online shoe retailer is a great selection of stylish and comfortable eco friendly shoes including great quality brands like Pikolinos and El Naturalista.