Find out more about our beautiful ethical fashion partners
Ara was born out of a love for travel, finding exceptional talent, creativity and rich culture in distant places. Every item is handpicked as a reflection of the land, the rich heritage, and the makers that have been mastering their craft for generations. Each collection is made in limited quantities to preserve its authentic detail. Your purchase provides above fair wages for the artisans, education scholarships for their children and health care in their communities.
Badala was established after its founder, Joelle, discovered the lengths that women will go to in order to feed their children, including prostitution. Instead of asking for handouts, she was struck by their requests for employment opportunities. And so, Badala was born. Creating employment opportunities through their jewellery, accessories and homeware, Badala helps women and artisans in East Africa, Central America, and the survivors of domestic sex trafficking.
Cirkkel is a design studio that collaborates with local artisans across the world to reimagine consumer behaviour. They remove plastic waste from the ecosystem and transform it into beautiful and functional products crafted to last, contributing to the circular economy. Pieces are hand-crafted by marginalised communities in India who learn new skills that provide them with an income to support their families.
Earl of East London’s mission is defined in 4 key elements: Curate, Create, Collaborate and Community. As part of their creative exploration they’ve recently launched a range of hand-poured scented soy wax candles. Unique fragrances are inspired by our travels and memories. All candles are lovingly hand-poured in East London.
Kausheya is the Sanskrit word for silk derived from the cocoon. Through the use of forest or 'Vanya' silk, we get to play with the glorious textures and colours of the fabric in its most natural state. We promote the use of 'Ahimsa' silk, which is borne from a non-violent process, ensuring that the silkworms are left unharmed.
Employing communities that come from a lineage of silk craftsmen, with generations of experience behind them, the fabric we create is entirely handmade, enhanced by the touch and the feel of those that have practised this art form for centuries. We take this philosophy even further in the next few stages of production, embellishing the fabric in carefully sourced organic vegetable dyes.
Made was born from a desire to create beautiful products using traditional, time-honoured skills and fashion led design. They create positive change in communities through the production of beautiful and unique jewellery and accessories. Each piece is hand crafted by highly skilled, dedicated artisans. Using techniques handed down through the generations, their jewellery and bags tell a story of lives changed through safe, sustainable employment, training and education.
Marie Mae’s expertly designed, ethically made office products set you apart from the crowd. All products come from small businesses that embrace sustainability and healthy working conditions. Each product you buy from Marie Mae provides one hour of business education for women in emerging markets through the Marie Mae Business School. The Marie Mae Business School covers topics such as product development, business strategy and contract negotiations.
Made by artisans in India and Nepal, Mata Traders’ colorfully original designs provide a stable source of income for families in some of the world’s poorest communities. Partnering with fair trade organisations, they ensure that there is no child labor used, and that the women in their co-ops earn a fair wage that exceeds the local minimum wage. Their artisan cooperatives are similar to social service agencies, providing support to end the cycle of poverty for members and families.
Matt & Nat live by a simple motto, “Live beautifully”. This means appreciating the humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us. As a fully vegan brand, they are committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs. Each season, they explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly. Since 2007, they have been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Sister & Co. offers a unique collection of 100% natural skin and body care products created using unprocessed and active superfoods from around the world. Products do not contain water so there is no need to use preservatives, chemical stabilisers or synthetic compounds of any kind - meaning that you can benefit from these ingredients in their raw, most potent state.
Soko was founded in 2011 on the belief that innovation can empower women, can connect markets, and can foster opportunities that change lives. Through design, Soko promotes conscious style and redefines the aesthetics of ethical fashion. On average, within two months of joining Soko, artisans in Nairobi, Kenya increase their incomes by a factor of 4x, often the difference between poverty and abundance.