Sustainability & Ethics

Fast, disposable fashion has led to over consumption, waste and damaging effects on the environment. It has also resulted in infringement of basic human rights with the utilisation of slave and child labour. But it doesn't have to be this way.  By investing in beautiful quality, ethically made pieces that are modern yet transcend trends, we can continue to experience the pleasure and joy that fashion and style brings, whilst simultaneously adopting a more sustainable approach that only has a positive impact on communities and livelihoods, and limits harm.

As a small, independent business, we are able to be thoroughly involved in our supply chains, and we continuously assess and improve our practices with a view to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. ur Cost Per Wear Calculator - a first of its kind - is available on every product page. It is a simple tool that helps you to carefully consider your purchase. That way you can curate a tight knit wardrobe that you will get maximum use out of and limit waste.
Reducing Carbon emissions and waste. As standard, UK orders are sent via our partner courier DHL's 'Go Green' Carbon Neutral Service - at no extra cost to you. DHL calculates the CO2 emissions associated with the handling and transport of every individual shipment, and offsets the impact through investments in recognised climate protection products
Charity and Community Support To date, our activities have included: Donating to charities, including co-hosting a pop-up with Save The Children, and raising funds for Hospice UK - the national charity for hospice & palliative care - throughout the Covid-19 pandemic  Offering mentorship, internships and work experience to students at local schools, colleges and universities Exclusive offers and competitions for NHS, essential workers, and carers  Our founder Jacynth hosted & styled the "Style At Any Age" charity fashion show and auction at part of Lewisham Council's "Age Against The Machine" Creative Ageing Festival in 2019  Collecting donations for Beauty Banks, a NFP organisation that distributes unused and spare toiletries and sanitary products to food shelters in the UK
Our independent labels are equally dedicated to sustainable and ethical production practices. Their activities include, but are not limited to:  Only sourcing cotton through the Better Cotton Initiative  Membership of Amfori (the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade) Membership of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments  Working with local artisans and families with decades of experience  Sourcing Fairtrade materials from licensed suppliers, and those that adhere to the Global Organic Textile Standard  Working with producers and manufacturers who maintain animal husbandry practices, pay fair wages, and maintain ethical working conditions  Using recycled materials including packaging and fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles   You can find out more about each labels' initiatives on each product page by clicking the 'Sustainability & Ethical Production' tab