The December LUST LIST: 12 reasons to love winter

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Brrr. Are you cold yet? We've got all our layers on like our mum told us. But one upside of winter is that there are plenty of fabulous brands to cheer us up on a dreary day. These gorgeous ethical and sustainablefinds will bring smiles to the faces of eco-fashionistas, foodies and design lovers alike.

Alice Pritchard 12 December 2017

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Ishkar December LUST LIST

Ishkar

Ishkar takes a novel approach to sourcing its beautiful homewares. It supports craftsmen from countries that are at war. These stunning glasses are handblown by artisans in Afghanistan who make them just as they have for hundreds of years. Each purchase helps individual makers pass on their skills and keep their heritage going.


Little Difference ethical cards and stationary

Little Difference

Everyone loves a good card and Little Difference make cards that do good. For each one sold it plants a tree where it's needed most. Gorgeous greeting cards, wedding stationery and custom designs that print geeks and your favourite people will love.


Studio British ethical knitwear

Studio British

Get your wool fix with this Studio British exclusive from Genevieve Sweeney. It's made from lambswool that's spun at a 200 year old Yorkshire mill but there's a sidesplit for a very modern take on knitwear. Cosy and chic.


Real Kombucha

Real Kombucha

Embrace the kombucha trend this Christmas. It makes a great non-alcoholic option if you're not imbibing. We loveReal Kombucha's naturally fermented tea, nothing's added and this Royal Flush version is made from First Flush Darjeeling and has fresh and floral with notes of rose, vanilla and quince.


Malih dress at Ethical Collection ethical fashion

Malih, Ethical Collection

Brighten up winter with this gorgeous tailored dress from Malih at luxe eco-chic platform, Ethical Collection. It's made by artisans in India but the modern styling make it a step ahead of the curve. Team with chunky ankle boots and step out in style.


Bamboo toothbrushes, Woobamboo

Woobamboo

Made from naturally grown Moso bamboo, Woobamboo are hard-working humble toothbrushes that biodegrade when you're done brushing. Bamboo has a natural antimicrobial agent so there's no nasties to worry about.


Brothers We Stand Dec Lust List

Brothers We Stand

Ditch the Christmas jumper for something more subtle. We love this recycled sweatshirt from cult menswear brand Brothers We Stand. It's made from plastic bottles and recycled organic cotton - proof the label is standing up for the environment.


Sacet ethical jewellery

Sacet

We're not averse to a spot of jewellery shopping at pebble, especially when it's ethically and consciously crafted like these fab pieces from Sacet. This is designer jewellery at a price that isn't eye watering but the company is about people and planet as well as profit.


Ethical homewares from Under the Canopy

Under The Canopy

Looking for sustainable bedding, rugs and seriously stylish homewares? Under the Canopy come with almost every certification going for their 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton bedding, linens, towels, essentials, Fair Trade robes and rugs made from recycled plastic bottles. Truly eco-chic.


Patagonia recycled plastic cashmere jumper

Patagonia

Who can say no to Patagonia's new recycled cashmere crew neck sweaters? We can't. One of sustainable fashion's pioneers have created these neutral tone cosy jumpers, they're made in a factory in China that exceeds even Patagonia's strict eco-friendly processes.


Corkor sustainably made cork bags

Corkor

We reckon cork will be one of the trends for 2018, so get ahead of the pack with a gorgeous backpack from Portuguese brand, Corkor. Cork is eco-friendly, water resistant, soft and these guys are PETA approved. Cork's one of Portugal's heritage industries that's having a massive sustainable resurgence.


Birdsong Dec Lust List

Birdsong

Cult London brand Birdsong has released its first clothing collection, which is hand cut, sewn, and finished by migrant women in Limehouse, Poplar and Shoreditch. Fierce florals sit alongside 80s style sweats and we love the 'no sweatshops, no Photoshop' rule. 


Ishkar December LUST LIST

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Ishkar

Ishkar takes a novel approach to sourcing its beautiful homewares. It supports craftsmen from countries that are at war. These stunning glasses are handblown by artisans in Afghanistan who make them just as they have for hundreds of years. Each purchase helps individual makers pass on their skills and keep their heritage going.


Little Difference ethical cards and stationary

2 / 12

Little Difference

Everyone loves a good card and Little Difference make cards that do good. For each one sold it plants a tree where it's needed most. Gorgeous greeting cards, wedding stationery and custom designs that print geeks and your favourite people will love.


Studio British ethical knitwear

3 / 12

Studio British

Get your wool fix with this Studio British exclusive from Genevieve Sweeney. It's made from lambswool that's spun at a 200 year old Yorkshire mill but there's a sidesplit for a very modern take on knitwear. Cosy and chic.


Real Kombucha

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Real Kombucha

Embrace the kombucha trend this Christmas. It makes a great non-alcoholic option if you're not imbibing. We loveReal Kombucha's naturally fermented tea, nothing's added and this Royal Flush version is made from First Flush Darjeeling and has fresh and floral with notes of rose, vanilla and quince.


Malih dress at Ethical Collection ethical fashion

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Malih, Ethical Collection

Brighten up winter with this gorgeous tailored dress from Malih at luxe eco-chic platform, Ethical Collection. It's made by artisans in India but the modern styling make it a step ahead of the curve. Team with chunky ankle boots and step out in style.


Bamboo toothbrushes, Woobamboo

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Woobamboo

Made from naturally grown Moso bamboo, Woobamboo are hard-working humble toothbrushes that biodegrade when you're done brushing. Bamboo has a natural antimicrobial agent so there's no nasties to worry about.


Brothers We Stand Dec Lust List

7 / 12

Brothers We Stand

Ditch the Christmas jumper for something more subtle. We love this recycled sweatshirt from cult menswear brand Brothers We Stand. It's made from plastic bottles and recycled organic cotton - proof the label is standing up for the environment.


Sacet ethical jewellery

8 / 12

Sacet

We're not averse to a spot of jewellery shopping at pebble, especially when it's ethically and consciously crafted like these fab pieces from Sacet. This is designer jewellery at a price that isn't eye watering but the company is about people and planet as well as profit.


Ethical homewares from Under the Canopy

9 / 12

Under The Canopy

Looking for sustainable bedding, rugs and seriously stylish homewares? Under the Canopy come with almost every certification going for their 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton bedding, linens, towels, essentials, Fair Trade robes and rugs made from recycled plastic bottles. Truly eco-chic.


Patagonia recycled plastic cashmere jumper

10 / 12

Patagonia

Who can say no to Patagonia's new recycled cashmere crew neck sweaters? We can't. One of sustainable fashion's pioneers have created these neutral tone cosy jumpers, they're made in a factory in China that exceeds even Patagonia's strict eco-friendly processes.


Corkor sustainably made cork bags

11 / 12

Corkor

We reckon cork will be one of the trends for 2018, so get ahead of the pack with a gorgeous backpack from Portuguese brand, Corkor. Cork is eco-friendly, water resistant, soft and these guys are PETA approved. Cork's one of Portugal's heritage industries that's having a massive sustainable resurgence.


Birdsong Dec Lust List

12 / 12

Birdsong

Cult London brand Birdsong has released its first clothing collection, which is hand cut, sewn, and finished by migrant women in Limehouse, Poplar and Shoreditch. Fierce florals sit alongside 80s style sweats and we love the 'no sweatshops, no Photoshop' rule. 


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