Known for its street style, punk rock past and plethora of talented, conceptual designers hailing from institutions like Central Saint Martins and the RCA, the UK is bound to boast its fair share of eco fashion designers.
Check out these 6 fashion designers using sustainable fabrics, upcycled materials and ethical production practices to make their gorgeous garments.
Based in London, designer Ada Zandition creates fashion pieces for the intelligent, confident and aware woman. Her work is informed by science, the environment, contemporary architectural forms and and futuristic fantasies. The result is collections of womenswear and bespoke pieces that speak for themselves and demonstrate Zandition’s uncanny ability to seamlessly blend together elegance and innovation.
Antithesis is a collaboration between designers Renée Lacroix and Zahra Ash-Harper focusing on slow fashion and garments that are of benefit to our society and the environment. Their transeasonal capsule collections are handmade from high quality, sustainable materials and designed to meet the needs of cosmopolitan consumers.
Founder Diana Auria launched swimwear label Auria, which is designed, developed and manufactured in the UK. All items are made out of 100 percent recycled polyamide produced from waste items such as fishing nets and polyester carpet – who would’ve thought it would end up looking so hot?
A leader in the British sustainable fashion movement, designer Orsola de Castro is also a co-founder of fashion label From Somewhere. She works with pre-consumer surplus materials from manufacturing houses and textile mills supplying the luxury fashion industry to create high quality, one-of-a-kind garments out of otherwise landfill bound resources.
Goodone is a London based fashion label manned mainly by designer Nin Castle. She works with upcycled materials, combining new British and sustainable fabrics with reclaimed textiles to create bold, color-blocked styles that are chic and edgy.
Considered a pioneer of the ethical fashion movement since the 1980s, Katharine Hamnett has been producing statement fashion to raise awareness worldwide. She has promoted several causes mainly through her t-shirts blaring out the likes of “NO MORE FASHION VICTIMS” and “MAKE TRADE FAIR”.
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