This January’s LUST LIST has 11 reasons to make your green heart sing

Living
Short read

From bags made of banana fibre and waste leather to super cute spring collections from new ethical fashion brands, January may be dry or dark but there's plenty of things out there to help you make your life brighter, greener and more beautiful. 

Georgina Wilson-Powell 17 January 2018

http://bit.ly/2FJXx6V

11 reasons to make your green heart sing this January

View as a slideshow

Ama_ella_sustainable_lingerie

AmaElla

Not everything about winter has to be cosy, warm and sensible. We're loving AmaElla's rather sultry take on PJs. Made from Fairtrade organic cotton in London, this sexy two piece was made by a not for profit who teach people fashion industry skills. Now that's sexy.


Handmade, vegan, organic oral care from Georganics

Georganics

If you haven't heard about Georganics yet, well consider yourself warned. Eco-lovers are falling for its stylish, sustainable oral care that uses activated charcoal - no chemicals, no nasties, no plastic. The Oil Pulling mouthwash uses activated charcoal coconut shell, organic coconut oil and spearmint essential oil to remove bacteria and clean teeth naturally. So smile.


Henri organic cotton handmade shirts are amazing ethical fashion

Henri

Workwear just got seriously stylish thanks to Henri's new overshirt. Sling it over knitwear or layer it pretty much anything. It's made from a thick and durable organic cotton fabric, which will mould to your shape over time and is built to last.  Want to buy less and buy better? This is it.


Yoga Democracy make ethically sourced yoga and activewear and pay people fairly

Yoga Democracy

Kick off the New Year with a new commitment to yoga and the environment. Yoga Democracy's activewear is made with 95% recycled fibres and mostly made in its Arizona workshop, where people are paid fairly. We love the brand's huge range of legging styles. Stand out for all the right reasons on the mat.


Vegan sneaker brand Bohempia use hemp and fairtrade labour

Bohempia

PETA approved vegan sneakers Bohempia harness the power of hemp to make low slung shoes that tread lightly on the planet. The hemp is grown and the shoes produced in the Czech Republic and why hemp? It's ecologically produced, sustainable, biodegradable , antibacterial and comfortable to wear. So...it's time to rethink hemp.

If you're after more vegan shoes - check out our insanely popular vegan shoe round up.


Farrier leather, ethically made leather handbags

Farrier Leather

Leather bags aren't that unique but we love what Farrier Leather has done. It combines vegetable tanned hides with organic and recycled fabrics from ethical organisations and the men and women's styles are fantastically designed. Think pockets that make sense, and in-bag dividers (so your water bottle/coffee cup doesn't spill). Truly a bag for life.


Collectivo Mexican embroidered upcycled denim jackets

Collectivo

Trust us, these Mexican embroidered jackets are so 2018. But these are the real deal. Collectivo uses second hand denim and works with artisan weavers in Mexico who create the traditional patterns over six months. Each one is unique and is worn in during the weaving process. Talk about upcycling…


New British Bamboo Toothbrush service Bristle

Bristle

Bamboo toothbrushes might be sprouting fast but we like Bristle's approach. Pay a small monthly subscription and the Welsh company will post you out a bamboo toothbrush and then replace it as often as you need. Each brush handle is 100% biodegradable and FSC certified and the bristles are BPA free nylon. All in recyclable packaging. Smile.

Want to do more? Check out our 10 easy ways to ditch the plastic in your bathroom.


Common Texture Banana Waste Bag

Common Texture

Banana waste isn't just for clothing. Awesome eco accessories brand Common Texture, work with rural South Indian women artisans to make these gorgeous carryalls from banana fibres. Each one takes three days to make and will last a lifetime. It comes with leather straps and goes with anything.

Check out this fashion brand using banana fibre to make beautiful clothing.


Chateau Rouge organic loose leaf peppermint tea

Chateau Rouge

Upgrade your cuppa this winter with some peppermint and honeybush organic tea from luxury loose tea specialist, Chateau Rouge. The honeybush is handpicked, the mint Moroccan and the taste is perfect with some dark chocolate. Now that's what we call a good elevenses. It's time to get out the teapot.


Otter And Goat ethical organic cotton T-shirt

Otter and Goat

Mushrooms will be 2018's hottest food trend as plant based recipes use them in new ways to replace meat. Show some love with Otter and Goat's cute pastel St George mushroom medley T-shirt in mint, made from organic cotton and based on mushroom foraging near this British brand's home.  


Ama_ella_sustainable_lingerie

1 / 11

AmaElla

Not everything about winter has to be cosy, warm and sensible. We're loving AmaElla's rather sultry take on PJs. Made from Fairtrade organic cotton in London, this sexy two piece was made by a not for profit who teach people fashion industry skills. Now that's sexy.


Handmade, vegan, organic oral care from Georganics

2 / 11

Georganics

If you haven't heard about Georganics yet, well consider yourself warned. Eco-lovers are falling for its stylish, sustainable oral care that uses activated charcoal - no chemicals, no nasties, no plastic. The Oil Pulling mouthwash uses activated charcoal coconut shell, organic coconut oil and spearmint essential oil to remove bacteria and clean teeth naturally. So smile.


Henri organic cotton handmade shirts are amazing ethical fashion

3 / 11

Henri

Workwear just got seriously stylish thanks to Henri's new overshirt. Sling it over knitwear or layer it pretty much anything. It's made from a thick and durable organic cotton fabric, which will mould to your shape over time and is built to last.  Want to buy less and buy better? This is it.


Yoga Democracy make ethically sourced yoga and activewear and pay people fairly

4 / 11

Yoga Democracy

Kick off the New Year with a new commitment to yoga and the environment. Yoga Democracy's activewear is made with 95% recycled fibres and mostly made in its Arizona workshop, where people are paid fairly. We love the brand's huge range of legging styles. Stand out for all the right reasons on the mat.


Vegan sneaker brand Bohempia use hemp and fairtrade labour

5 / 11

Bohempia

PETA approved vegan sneakers Bohempia harness the power of hemp to make low slung shoes that tread lightly on the planet. The hemp is grown and the shoes produced in the Czech Republic and why hemp? It's ecologically produced, sustainable, biodegradable , antibacterial and comfortable to wear. So...it's time to rethink hemp.

If you're after more vegan shoes - check out our insanely popular vegan shoe round up.


Farrier leather, ethically made leather handbags

6 / 11

Farrier Leather

Leather bags aren't that unique but we love what Farrier Leather has done. It combines vegetable tanned hides with organic and recycled fabrics from ethical organisations and the men and women's styles are fantastically designed. Think pockets that make sense, and in-bag dividers (so your water bottle/coffee cup doesn't spill). Truly a bag for life.


Collectivo Mexican embroidered upcycled denim jackets

7 / 11

Collectivo

Trust us, these Mexican embroidered jackets are so 2018. But these are the real deal. Collectivo uses second hand denim and works with artisan weavers in Mexico who create the traditional patterns over six months. Each one is unique and is worn in during the weaving process. Talk about upcycling…


New British Bamboo Toothbrush service Bristle

8 / 11

Bristle

Bamboo toothbrushes might be sprouting fast but we like Bristle's approach. Pay a small monthly subscription and the Welsh company will post you out a bamboo toothbrush and then replace it as often as you need. Each brush handle is 100% biodegradable and FSC certified and the bristles are BPA free nylon. All in recyclable packaging. Smile.

Want to do more? Check out our 10 easy ways to ditch the plastic in your bathroom.


Common Texture Banana Waste Bag

9 / 11

Common Texture

Banana waste isn't just for clothing. Awesome eco accessories brand Common Texture, work with rural South Indian women artisans to make these gorgeous carryalls from banana fibres. Each one takes three days to make and will last a lifetime. It comes with leather straps and goes with anything.

Check out this fashion brand using banana fibre to make beautiful clothing.


Chateau Rouge organic loose leaf peppermint tea

10 / 11

Chateau Rouge

Upgrade your cuppa this winter with some peppermint and honeybush organic tea from luxury loose tea specialist, Chateau Rouge. The honeybush is handpicked, the mint Moroccan and the taste is perfect with some dark chocolate. Now that's what we call a good elevenses. It's time to get out the teapot.


Otter And Goat ethical organic cotton T-shirt

11 / 11

Otter and Goat

Mushrooms will be 2018's hottest food trend as plant based recipes use them in new ways to replace meat. Show some love with Otter and Goat's cute pastel St George mushroom medley T-shirt in mint, made from organic cotton and based on mushroom foraging near this British brand's home.  


Join the community for sustainable living, ethical fashion and eco travel


Posted in Living

http://bit.ly/2FJXx6V

Share this article