Updated: Mar 29, 2019
Can you combine ethics and sustainable design with fashion, elegance and style? Well, you must be able to because all of these european fashion brands are doing exactly that!
Whether it's feminine and sophisticated dresses or stylish streetwear these brands are paving the way and redefining how we do fashion as they put people, planet and responsible consumerism at the heart.
Lanius are a German ethical fashion brand founded by Claudia Lanius. The philosophy of the brand is "Love fashion, think organic, be responsible." Elegance and femininity defines the aesthetic of the brand. They use sustainable materials such as GOTS certified organic cotton and organic wool, TENCEL, ECONYL and linen throughout their collections and are audited by the Fair Wear Foundation.
Mayamiko are an ethical and sustainable clothing company based in London. Their collections are inspired by African artisanal traditions and prints and materials are ethically sourced and transformed into clothing in Malawi. They work in partnership with the Mayamiko Trust, a charity in Malawi which works with people to nurture creative talent and help lift them out of poverty.
Oh Seven Days
Oh Seven Days are a fashion brand founded in 2015 by Australian Canadian Megan Mummery. They are based in Istanbul and design stylish and sustainable collections. They promote slow fashion concepts and a fashion industry based on the idea of the circular economy. Their collections are formed using reclaimed fabrics from textile factories which would otherwise be consigned to landfill.
Vildnis are a British brand with Danish roots. They are committed to sustainability and ethical practices in their supply chain. They use sustainable materials such as organic cotton, tencel and recycled polyester in their collections and work with their production partners to ensure their workforce earn a living wage.
Kaiko are a Finnish ethical clothing company who cooperate with the Women's Bank to donate 7% of all sales to women and children in developing countries. They use sustainable materials such as GOTS certified organic cotton and recycled polyester in their collections and are Oeko-Tex 100 Certified.
ARMEDANGELS are a German ethical fashion brand who take sustainability seriously. They use sustainable materials such as organic cotton, organic linen, organic wool, recycled polyester, Lenzing Modal and Tencel. They are a GOTS certified company and work alongside organisations such as Fairtrade and the Fair Wear Foundation to implement their high standards.
ECOALF are a Spanish award winning ethical fashion company with an emphasis on innovation and sustainable design. They use a range of sustainable materials throughout their collections including recycled nylon, recycled cotton, recycled wool and recycled tyres. Since 2015 they have also been working on upcycling the oceans, by transforming marine debris into top quality yarn. They are a B Corp business.
THINKING MU are a sustainable fashion brand who started out life in Barcelona and their stylish and vibrant designs can now be found in shops across the world. Their designs are inspired by nature, arts, crafts, fun, music and people. They use sustainable and natural materials such as organic cotton, organic hemp, organic merino wool, recycled polyester and chrome-free leather in their collections.
Jungle Folk are a swiss brand who work with artisans in Peru. Their timeless designs are effortlessly sophisticated and they use sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled materials throughout their collections.
DEDICATED are a Swedish fashion company who have combined their passions for graphic design, photography, music and popular culture to create a sustainable streetwear brand. They use sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester in their collections and have created long-term relationships with their factories and suppliers.