Here's a clothing buyer's bible to core ethical fashion brands and essential buying.
Who likes buying themselves basics? We all love clothing arriving direct to our doors so why not under the Christmas tree! Imagine opening up pile of soft, beautifully made basics, ready to slip on for Christmas Day.
#1 Leggings – for day, sleep or play! These sound the best by far:
Thought (www.wearethought.com) has grown from it's first capsule wardrobe of hemp and ramie fibre shirts to a fully conscious contemporary range, sourced sustainably and ethically. Iconic pieces created with the earth in mind and designed as classics, lasting for generations. They are a go to for essentials.
Get this pair at https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/bamboo-mix-black-leggings
#2 Fluffy socks also from Thought and with a planet-pleasing difference - these recycled socks were once plastic bottles! With lots of care and thoughtful design. They transformed unwanted waste into these irresistibly soft socks that are a treat for your toes, and are so much better for the planet too. Perfect with wellies or for cosying up at home.
At £6.95 they are the perfect secret Santa!
#3 Pj's - They're are a well known present idea. Here's a great few finds for you to give (or ask for this Christmas)
Noctu nightwear (above picture centre) - Slouchy t-shirt dresses and harem pants for men and women. Encourage someone to have cosy time. Check out their blog for discount codes. ‘Our GOTS + Fairtrade® certified organic jersey cotton is silky soft and lightweight it has a beautiful flow and drape to it. It feels luxurious to wear and is the perfect fabric to lounge and sleep in.’
People tree pyjamas (above picture right)
Organic cotton pieces made by high skilled workers, for excellent quality. These pjs will last and last. Free Uk delivery and returns on all orders.
For Men.... A opportunity to make a man in your life look good!
#4 Shirts – we all like a man in a nice shirt right?
For the Smart Shirt
Arthur and Henry - Beautiful, simple and smart, these shirts are no brainers. The Chislet style is a classic fit: not too loose, not too tight, but cut a little longer to stay properly tucked in. Organic cotton. They start at £69, if they last longer, feel softer and support the people who made them I would give them a try.
For the Casual Shirt and T-shirts:
Finisterre – Cool, Authentic, functional, well wearing and sustainable clothing. Finisterre echoes the waste conscious spirit of Resonate.
‘Whether it’s food waste, plastic waste or simply throwing away unwanted clothing, the age old saying, ‘waste not, want not’, is a philosophy that runs deep through our range. 100% organic cotton and recycled fabrics are used for their properties against the weather! Shirts are made by a dedicated shirt makers in Portugal, in a vertical factory where they spin, dye and weave the fabrics then manufacture the garment all under one roof.
#5 The mainstream designer t-shirt replacement:
I've talked about these guy before, Absolutely Bear are a personal favourite. They are determined to make garments using renewable energy sources and made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton and tencel. Their goal is to have a positive impact on society and hopefully help some people in the process. Through The Bear Fund they give 10% of all profits to two charity partners, BECOME and The Born Free Foundation
Your clothing needs to be made easy and these are some of the best ethical choices, for Christmas and the year. For the launch of Resonate Clothing subscribe and watch this space!
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