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GIVE BACK, GET LUCKY

12 brands that’ll make you look good & feel great.

Audrey Hepburn so wisely taught that we have two hands; one for helping ourselves and one for helping others. Whether or not that inferred being socially or environmentally aware, in life, if we wish to have freedom, we should also be responsible.

From the moment I was able to make choices, I have been changing my outfits several times a day. I love clothes, but as I grow older, the consequences of my fast-fashion addiction have started to bother me far more than walking away from that jacket I’ve been dreaming about.

It only takes a moment to find out whether a brand is sustainable or socially and environmentally conscious.

I believe there’s a bit of a misconception that anything that is created fairly looks unappealing (dull colours and rough fabrics) or is super pricey.

But the edit below proves how much choice there can be when shopping responsibly and, if you like it, you may want to watch The True Cost which I found inspiring and insightful (it’s on Netflix!).

And if you know of any other brands who do good while making products that look good, we’d love to hear about them – so please drop us a comment! WE’RE ALL EARS.

By Lainy Black.

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Social

ZIP-FRONT CROPPED DENIM JACKET

MARC JACOBS
Marc Jacobs works with 60 charities to give back to their community.
Social

Concious

INTARSIA CASHMERE SWEATER

CHINTI AND PARKER
Using organic materials, Chinti and Parker is a carbon neutral company.
Concious

Recycled

REMADE TIE SHOULDER SLIP DRESS

URBAN RENEWAL
Handcrafted and reworked using vintage, surplus or deadstock textiles.
Recycled

Fair

PATCH-POCKET SLEEVELESS DENIM TOP

EDUN
Edun promotes fair-trade over direct aid in Africa by sourcing production throughout the continent.
Fair

Organic

EGYPTIAN MAGIC CREAM

EGYPTIAN MAGIC
Natural ingredients and no nasty, environmentally harmful chemicals!
Organic

Responsible

BABY JACKET

REFORMATION
Sustainability is Reformation's core and the driving force of everything they do.
Responsible

Activist

FLARED WOOL AND CASHMERE-BLEND TROUSERS

STELLA MCCARTNEY
Stella Mccartney is an activist who is committed to being honest, responsible and sustainable.
Activist

Renewable

420 WHITE SNEAKERS

NEW BALANCE
Uses recycled fabric and renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions.
Renewable

Bio Beauty

EYE POLISH

RMS
RMS Beauty aims to use ingredients in their full spectrum, bio available and nutrient complex.
Bio Beauty

Charitable

DAINTY BANGLE BRACELET

THE GIVING KEYS
They employ those transitioning out of homelessness.
Charitable

Sustainable

BIAS LONG SLIP

ORGANIC by JOHN PATRICK
It's in the name :)
Sustainable

Local

BONSAI MINI BAG WITH STRAP - OXBLOOD

SIMON MILLER
Locally made in a sustainable process.
Local
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