April LUST LIST: The 11 ethical fashion brands you need this month
Summer's on the horizon, we can almost smell it, but until then here are our favourite ethical fashion and accessories from the last few weeks. From ethical undies to Peaky Blinders style tweed waistcoats, if it's slow, sustainable and stylish, we're there.
Tue 17 Apr 2018
Now you can combine Peep Eyewear's ethically sourced, vintage frames with your own prescription. Each upcycled and amazingly retro frame can be fully customised - whether specs or sunnies, with or without special lens, coloured tints and graduations. We've teamed up with Peep Eyewear to celebrate its first birthday. They're offering 20% off in April for pebble readers. Use the code: PEEPPARTY20.
Bottletop's cute mini backpacks are made from sustainably sourced leather and modified ring pulls, using artisans across South America, their traditional skills and a recycled plastic lining. The global initiative opened the first 3D printed store created by robots using upcycled plastic in London at the end of last year and makes for a luxurious but ethical take on the accessories market.
Cock & Bull Tweed
We can't tell if it's the name, the slow, sustainable approach of this new men's tweed brand, or the Peaky Blinders look that we love the most. Cock & Bull Tweed uses artisan produced, handwoven tweeds from the Isle of Lewis and creates caps, waistcoats and bow-ties in contemporary colours and styles.
Chalk & Moss
We're loving ethical jeweller Emma Aitchison's Three Peaks ring. Inspired by the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdonia, these three hand carved stacking rings are made from brass and silver. Available from natural living store, Chalk & Moss.
Deakin & Blue
If you're looking to embrace more swimming this summer, especially wild swimming, you'll need a proper cossie. Step forward Deakin & Blue who make flattering one and two pieces that are supportive, sexy and made from 100% recycled materials. We've fallen for the Monroe - it keeps everything in the right place while you're knocking off the laps.
Ingmarson takes things literally with its embroidered T-shirts. This is recycled shit indeed, the T-shirts are made from plastic bottles and the offcuts from organic cotton. Hand embroidered in a London design studio, these slim fit T-shirts make an awesome addition to any wardrobe.
Columbia's She Explores is especially for women who want to tackle everything that stands in their way. The Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Tech Shell is its first truly eco range, with no PFCs and 100% recycled materials. It's lightweight, waterproof and has an attached storm hood and adjustable cuffs.
So Just Shop
Let's get angular, with this gorgeous Edge of Ember Myla cuff (it also comes in silver). Available at So Just Shop, Edge of Ember make on trend pieces that come with a positive production story. This piece is made from 18K gold vermeil plated Sterling silver with white topaz stones for a little extra sparkle.
This super flattering Ariadne skirt from London brand Phannatiq comes in black, white or this showstopping 'flytipping' print. Made from a soft blend of organic cotton, bamboo and elasthene, this is the London look for conscious consumers and eco-activists. Be bold.