If second hand isn’t your thing and you are not getting involved with second hand september. Take a look and research what you are buying.
I am talking about supporting small businesses who are trying and succeeding in doing better for the environment.
It is really important to support these small brands, it may cost you slightly more than shopping on the high street but you are getting pieces that have a lot of love put into them.
High street fashion is a love of mine but mix and match and broaden your wardrobe.
I want to share a few brands with you that I love, they are fresh, they care about what they are doing and they care about what you want. With Christmas just round the corner, it is so important to keep these brands alive.
Here are some of my favourite pieces for autumn from these wonderful brands
“Based in London, ESTHÉ is a contemporary designer brand which continues an ethical 40-year-old family tradition in the textile industry.
ESTHÉ manages to stay relevant and fashion-forward thanks to its team of young creatives collaborating across Europe.
Committed to a more conscious and human-centered manufacturing, ESTHÉ redefines sustainability by adopting a made – on –demand company culture that allows stock elimination and contributes in the fight against the environmental threatening fashion waste.
All ESTHÉ garments are exclusively Made In Europe.”www.esthe.co.uk/shop/
8 Lemon Pips
www.8lemonpips.com“GIRLS WHO NEED ZEST IN THEIR WARDROBE
VIII LEMON PIPS was founded in 2019 by Pippy Downs after finishing her degree in Fashion Design. Creating outfits for girls who need zest in their wardrobes. Offering sizes in Small, Medium and Large. Start shopping online today and find out more about what makes us so special.”
Stephanie Grace Jewellery
“Stephanie Grace Jewellery is a London-based jewellery company founded by Stephanie Grace. The heart and essence of Stephanie Grace Jewellery is honest, sustainable and transparent fine jewellery.
Every design is inspired through Stephanie's experience with art, form and shapes and how these connect and layer together. Each piece of jewellery is carefully crafted from sustainable recycled solid 14k gold and ethical lab made stones because we understand the sentimental and emotional value our Jewellery holds, which is why we chose to create jewellery that will last and live with you forever.”stephaniegracejewellery.com
“When our founder, Nika Diamond-Krendel, first discovered how East London was once home to a booming manufacturing and textile industry, she wondered why an area that is internationally known for its designers didn't seem to be experiencing the industrial impact of this movement.
She learned that in over only thirty years, just a handful of leather workshops were left from what was once a thriving textile culture, due to British brands outsourcing their manufacturing abroad. This decline has led to local jobs disappearing, skills honed over generations being lost and, ultimately, the death of craftsmanship. Nika felt it a tragedy that an area with such a strong history was powerless in the eradication of its identity.www.paradiserowlondon.com