Get Involved: April's Lockdown LUST LIST
April's LUST LIST has the latest eco products to help you get through the lockdown. Look good in your living room, style out the latest pieces of slow fashion and stay as healthy as you can with these ethical creams, soaps and essential oils.
Wed 8 Apr 2020
Staying home is tough, but our LUST LIST is full of the sustainable brands that will help you stay happy, healthy and occupied this April.
Make sure your space is as homely and comfy as possible with some chic ethical homewares, some eco friendly wood for your fire and the prettiest beeswax wraps to keep your supplies fresh.
Is your skin struggling with all the hand washing and cleaning? We've got the best vegan and natural skincare products to get it supple and strong.
Mental health is so important in these times too, so keep your spirits up with a block of ethical chocolate, a bottle of vegan nail varnish or a chemical free face mask.
Period Underwear, Modibodi
Looking to ditch the plastic from your period? Modibodi underwear absorbs. Period. Whether for time of the month, to help soak up perspiration or anything else, Modibodi is designed to help. The comfy underwear range is made from natural fibres and comes in shapes and sizes to suit absolutely every body, at whatever stage of life you’re at.
Beeswax Wraps, Pretty Bee Fresh
Say goodbye to plastic and hello to beeswax wraps from British makers Pretty Bee Fresh. Antibacterial and reusable, they are the best alternative to plastic wrap. From a last night’s leftovers to half a lemon, they keep food fresh and are the perfect addition to your waste free kitchen.
Rain Jacket, Finisterre
Wrapping you and the planet in protection, the Rainbird Jacket by Finisterre is the ultimate piece of ethical outdoor wear. Fully waterproof and available for men and women, this versatile garment will help your body breathe as well as keep you warm and dry. It is made from Ecocircle™ closed-loop 100% recycled polyester.
Headphones, House Of Marley
Move to the beat of fine tuned sustainability with the latest House Of Marley Positive Vibration XL Headphones. Their memory foam format makes for the comfiest way to sway to your songs. They are built from materials like FSC certified wood and recyclable aluminium and boast 24 hour battery life.
Vegan Eye Cream, Organic Apoteke
Open your eyes to the organic, vegan power of this planet-friendly product. The Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream will diminish the darkness and lessen the fine lines around your eyes, that lead to you looking a little too wise. Hydrating antioxidants and regenerative oils will soften, smooth and firm with natural nurture.
Underwear, Fruity Booty
Produced predominantly from surplus fabrics, this limited edition line of intimates by London based brand Fruity Booty are made for real beautiful bodies. The artisans who create this underwear use their years of experience to form fabulous and fine quality pieces, from fragments that would have otherwise wound up in landfill.
Let’s circle in on a sustainable wardrobe staple. The Stronger Together white T-shirt by female-led, London-based contemporary fashion brand SABINNA is ethically made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. This this cool, conscious T is 100% recyclable and can ultimately sent back and recycled to complete the stylish circle
Aromatherapy Essential oils, Tisserand Aromatherapy and The National Geographic
The sweet, stress free smell of sustainability is in the air thanks to Tisserand Aromatherapy’s collaboration with The National Geographic. Inspired by the natural world, their pure essential oils come in 100% PCR plastic bottles, fully recyclable packaging, reusable washbags, and FSC cardboard.
Vegan Chocolate, Nomo
Nomo is the new chocolate on the block, with the creamy cruelty free credentials to make them enjoyable for everyone. Fully vegan and free from dairy, gluten, eggs and nuts but still sweet and indulgent, these bars are bursting with taste but will keep you feeling tip top too.
Shampoo Bars, Faith In Nature
Free from sulfates and silicones and jam packed with gentle oils and cleansers, Faith In Nature have mixed some moisturising magic into their shampoo bars. They make a lovely lather that really cleanses your scalp, supports its natural PH and doesn’t hurt the planet in the process.
Vegan Yoghurt, MozzaRisella
Intolerances can yank yoghurt off the breakfast table for so many. MozzaRisella have the sweet solution! Yo-ger is the first ever yoghurt generated from organic permaculture-farmed and germinated brown rice. This makes it fully vegan and free from soya, gluten and nuts.
Vegan Nail Varnish, Cienna Rose
Give your look a glossy, cruelty free and planet-friendly flourish with this vegan nail polish by Cienna Rose. It contains neither animal products nor nasty chemicals and is blended with nourishing natural ingredients for strong healthy nails, like Vitamin E and Lemongrass.
Face Masks, Faace
Want to make your nights in a bit more nurturing? Give Faace a go. This new vegan beauty brand makes its face masks in the UK from 100% cruelty free, ethically sourced and pure plant-powered produce. They are free from all nasties and there’s a formula for every version of your face.
Ethical Womenswear, CHAPEL COLLECTION
Ethereal and elegant, CHAPEL COLLECTION is a fashion brand that showcases the artistry of India and South East Asia. It consists of garments made by young designers in these countries, as well as in house styles inspired by them. Every piece is made from all natural fibres and honours a traditional craft like loom, block printing and embroidery.
Solid Fuel, Kindwood
Sitting in front of a roaring fire feels so right! Kindwood is the solid fuel company that cuts waste and captures carbon. It uses 100% renewable energy to process its wood, which is locally sourced from sustainably managed woodlands. Captured waste heat is used to dry the logs.
Vegan Handbags, Luxtra
Cool and cruelty free, these beautiful vegan bags have a crunchy, sweet secret. Luxtra actually make them from 30% apples, and everything else in them is bio-based! Their ‘frumat’ fabric is the freshest, fruitiest and most sustainable vegan leather alternative out there, and the effect is so sophisticated.
Sewing Patterns, Homer + Howells
Top quality tailoring and sleek silhouettes stitched together with sustainability. Scottish pattern design house, Homer + Howells, have the digital and downloadable patterns and tutorials to help you make your own clothes at home. Created by industry experts, they'll help you reconcile your passion for fashion with your eco-friendly ideals.
Keen to get your home looking chic and coordinated but want to keep it all eco too? Caralarga have a homewares collection that will transform your kitchen or dining room table into a stylish and sustainable centrepiece. Their simple, understated table runners, placemats and napkins hold on to the natural texture that these artisanal textiles have come from.
Refillable Soaps, KanKan
Being cooped up doesn’t mean conceding to un-eco habits. KanKan are kicking their legs up about their soaps, which will banish single-use plastic from your bathroom. Any can of their 100% natural hand, body or baby wash will fill your returnable and reusable ‘forever bottle’, and can then be recycled.
Backpacks, Ucon Acrobatics
Sleek and minimalist, but bright and bold, these backpacks by Ucon Acrobatics are perfect for when you next need to stock up (responsibly!) from the shops. Their Stealth Series is formed from PET fabric made of ocean plastics, which is strong, long-lasting. These bags are PETA approved as well as fully weatherproof and water resistant, right down to the zips.
Night Face Oil, Solo Skin London
Is all this extra washing making your skin dry? Solo Skin London is fragrance-free, natural, organic, cruelty free and suited to dry and sensitive skin. Their night face oil will soothe your skin, help you sleep and replenish your body’s surface with pure plant powers.
Biodegradable Laundry Detergent, Ecover
Clothes shopping is off the cards for a little while, so we need to take care of the garments we’ve got! Ecover’s plant-based, biodegradable laundry detergents have been crafted to care for your clothes. The powerful enzymes help revive colours, keep up brightness and banish bobbles.
Vegan Toothpaste, Spotlight Oral Care
When trips to the dentist aren’t an option, we need to keep our gnashers nice and nurtured. Spotlight Oral Care has the dental range that will keep the planet as pearly as your teeth. Toxin, plastic and palm oil free, this vegan toothpaste is full of natural, active ingredients.