Affordable Ethical Fashion Brands to Support Instead of Fast Fashion Companies

Let’s Get Sustainable yo

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A common misconception about shopping ethically that I hear is that it costs an arm and a leg to buy new, ethically made clothes. In today’s post I’m going to share some sustainable fashion brands that I’ve tried and loved and that won’t cost you much more than any other high street store. Let’s start.

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Stay Home Club

This brand is made in Canada and their aesthetic boast pretty much every introvert’s eternal monologue with their cute and anti-social slogans.

What is pretty awesome about this brand is the fact that they make independently designed pins, patches and homeware and their clothing is also made out of sustainable fabric. The white loose t-shirt I got from them is 100% cotton and is probably the softest, most breathable thing I have in my wardrobe.

Honestly investing in a good quality graphic T is always a good idea because they are the type of thing that just looks good with everything and that never goes out of style so why not do it while supporting a small business and one that doesn’t pollute the environment?

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Life Club

This brand is based in the UK and is quite similar to Stay Home Club except with a little more of an emo/grunge vibe.

If you guys follow my vlogs then you’ve probably seen me in this T-Shirt a thousand times by now because it’s one of my favourite things in my wardrobe. I just can’t get enough of the edgy aesthetic.

The good thing about buying from Life Club is that for one thing it’s an independent brand which uses ethical production methods as well as organic cotton from factories powered by green energy to make their clothing and as well they also donate a portion of each purchase to the FRIENDS animal shelter in Kent. So basically it’s a win, win because you’re both saving the environment and the animals in the shelter by choosing to purchase from them!

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Heresy London

I promise that this is the most expensive brand I’m going to mention.

Heresy is an english clothing brand which focuses its main aesthetic on both street wear and folklore. Each of their pieces is handmade by them in the UK.

Although many of their pieces are quite masculine, a lot of them can be worn unisex so don’t be thrown off by their lookbooks if you’re considering buying from them! The pink sweatshirt you see me wearing in the photo above is extremely comfy, breathable and despite the creepy graphic printed on it, nobody was hurt in the making of it.

You can find out more about their ethics here because they’ve been sustainable since day one baby.

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Family Store

Family store is a boutique based in Brighton in the UK which stocks many independent and sustainable brands. You can find a huge selection of uniquely designed apparel, patches, pins and printed matter from many brands including Life Club, Stay Home Club, Lazy Oaf and so many other really cool ones! They also deliver all over the world.

Whenever I want to buy from Stay Home Club by the way I order from Family Store because it’s so much cheaper to ship to France from the UK than it is to ship from Canada.

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Universe on a T-Shirt/Almost Summer

Universe on a T-Shirt is a small boutique located in Amsterdam and a place I found in my most recent travel vlog when I went to the Netherlands. While they do stock other small brands, they also make their own designs in their mini factory in Holland. You can find their online store here.

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Maison LaBiche

This design house are based in France and made in France. Their clothes are made out ofย  high quality, natural fabrics and the style boasts an overall classy french vibe. The jumper I’m wearing in the above photo is from them and is honestly one of the most high quality things in my wardrobe. (It’s also super cosy!)

Maison LaBiche are a little bit more in the pricey range but from my experience it’s definitely worth the investment for a piece that’s going to stand the test of time.

So that’s it for this little post on ethical fashion. If you want to buy new then I can’t recommend these brands enough for their quality, comfort and ethics. Supporting independent designers is a really positive step in the right direction for making more eco-friendly choices when we shop but of course there are so many other ways to shop sustainably. Avoiding high street stores that produce clothing made in poor countries under poor working conditions is one way of reducing your fashion footprint, another way is by thrifting, swapping and making more long-lasting purchases.

I really hope you guys enjoyed this little post on sustainable brands and I really hope you’ll appreciate them as much as I do!

That’s all from me for now. Thank you guys so much for reading and I’ll see you very soon in our next post!

~Amanda xx

 

 

 

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