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  • Behind Our Brands - Q&A with Tanaka

    January 06 2021 – Mercantile London

    Behind Our Brands - Q&A with Tanaka

      Here at Mercantile London, we are fortunate to work with some amazing small brands, designers, and craftspeople that are helping to change the way we consume and impact upon the planet. Tanaka is an apothecary brand whose sustainable formulations and zero waste products are rooted in nature.  The chunky, tacile bars are made with a unique blend of butters...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide - Conscious Christmas

    November 16 2020 – Mercantile London

    Christmas Gift Guide - Conscious Christmas

      With a staggering extra amount of waste produced over the Christmas period compared with the rest of the year; food and packaging, wrap and cards, Christmas trees, and unwanted or duplicated gifts are often binned rather than recycled, re-purposed or re-used. If you are choosing not to ignore the impact this has and opting for a more mindful way...

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  • High Summer Moodboard // Global

    June 17 2019 – Mercantile London

    High Summer Moodboard // Global

    This season the Leon & Harper muse continues to play with her masculine-feminine side by wearing striped shirts, worker jackets and dresses full of flowers. She doesn't lose her signature French inspired mariner tops and polka dot garments, vintage style knit sweaters and her obsession for high-waist jeans. She returns from her global travels inspired by the craft of different cultures...

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  • Star Mela - Easy Holiday Dressing

    May 17 2019 – Mercantile London

    Star Mela - Easy Holiday Dressing

    Established in London in 2007 by Amanda and  Kirstine, Star Mela was born through a mutual love of fashion, travel and a mission to produce easy to wear summer essentials and accessories at affordable price points. Taking inspiration from around the globe, each Star Mela collection is a celebration of traditional handicrafts. Beach dresses, cotton kaftans, easy jumpsuits, tote bags,...

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  • Pink City Prints - Find your ethical summer dress here.

    April 30 2019 – Mercantile London

    Pink City Prints - Find your ethical summer dress here.

    Working closely with artisans in India to create beautiful hand-made women's wear which celebrates the beauty of craft and sustainable fashion, Glasgow School of art graduate, Molly Russell lives in Jaipur and works along-side block-printers, indigo dyers, embroiderers and weavers overseeing the whole process from start to finish.   Sofia Dress - block printed on organic cotton (sun stripes). “India has such an immensely...

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  • Summer Details - City Nomad

    May 02 2017 – Mercantile London

    Summer Details - City Nomad

    When Summer arrives in the city, bleached out denim and pastel sportswear evolve into sunny brights showcasing vibrant saturated colour, artisan embroidery and hand woven Ikat.  Techniques passed down through generations continue to shine against a backdrop of city brick, faded plaster, concrete and steel.  Click on image to shop.          

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  • Affordable summer dressing

    April 17 2017 – Mercantile London

    Affordable summer dressing

    Established in London, Star Mela specialises in collections based on summertime wardrobe essentials. Celebrating warm weather dressing and inspired by their world travel, Amanda, an ex-fashion buyer met Kirstine, a former Danish fashion model with a sales background, in London several years ago. With a continued mission to create fresh, refined and elegant summer clothes and accessories at affordable price points, Star...

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