The December LUST LIST: 12 reasons to love winter
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.
Tue 12 Dec 2017
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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
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.
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.
Under The Canopy
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.
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.
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.