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  • Good News

    March 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Good News

    The aim of Good News the footwear brand is simple; to create a platform they can use to promote a healthy planet, therefore giving back, one step at a time. Currently, 95 per cent of the 20 billion pairs of shoes produced globally each year end up in landfill sites. Good News have a commitment to challenge a fast-paced fashion...

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  • The Sisterhood Dress // Naked Generation

    October 08 2019 – Mercantile London

    The Sisterhood Dress // Naked Generation

    For the founder of Naked Generation, Lara Merrill, the Sisterhood collection was born out of a love affair for celebrating slow fashion, Indian textiles and vintage fashion. It all began with an original 1970s block printed Phool dress she found in at a flea market ten years ago. “The feel of the cotton and soft earthy tones made me feel like...

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  • Making Sustainability Clear // Vagabond shoes

    October 04 2019 – Mercantile London

    Making Sustainability Clear // Vagabond shoes

    Swedish fashion shoe brand Vagabond has been in the industry for more than thirty years. Ever since the start, the idea has been about offering designer shoes and accessories for a global audience, by knowing all there is to know about shoe making. With this mission to be a global fashion brand comes a great responsibility to think and act...

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  • Real People Make Your Clothes // Pink City Prints

    October 01 2019 – Mercantile London

    Real People Make Your Clothes // Pink City Prints

    Working from start to finish with the artisan block-printers, indigo dyers, embroiderers and weavers in Jaipur, India, allows Glasgow School of art graduate Molly Russell to create ethical hand-made women's wear for her label Pink City Prints, which celebrates the beauty of craft and sustainable fashion.“India has such an immensely rich culture of craft forms I’m constantly finding new processes...

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  • We have nothing to hide... ARMEDANGELS

    August 16 2019 – Mercantile London

    We have nothing to hide... ARMEDANGELS

      Ethical~adjective- 'being in accordance with the rules or standards for right conduct or practice'.   Striving to be the fairest label in fashion, ARMEDANGELS combine inspirational ethics with a strong sense of design, producing garments made to stand the test of a fast-fashion environment.   "We are a consumer society. It’s all about the price - nothing else matters.Because...

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  • What goes around comes around - Frankie.

    March 05 2019 – Mercantile London

    What goes around comes around - Frankie.

                          Where does the name Frankie. come from? Frankie. is my nickname, it comes from my name Elodie Franchitti. What made you start recycling denim? I'm a big fan of denim and I love playing with the different shapes and washes. I've always loved to reuse unique pieces to make one...

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  • Eco Essentials - Tretorn

    March 05 2019 – Mercantile London

    Eco Essentials - Tretorn

    Tretorn is an innovation driven company with high quality, functional and contemporary products at mind. Their Eco Essential rainwear merges the best of heritage with innovative fabrics to create the future of responsible rainwear. Born out of the wet Scandinavian weather, Tretorn has made its mark over the past 125 years. Tretorn has found new ways to develop sustainable products,...

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  • Small steps in the right direction - there is no planet b

    March 05 2019 – Mercantile London

    Small steps in the right direction - there is no planet b

    Last Summer we packed our bags destined for Berlin on a mission to make our store greener and more ethical. The results were staggering as Europe embraced the need to clean up its act in the Clothing industry whilst Britain fell deeper into the quagmire of Brexit and a messy divorce.  What our German and Spanish friends are up to...

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  • Help!!! Which fabrics should I buy?

    March 05 2019 – Mercantile London

    Help!!! Which fabrics should I buy?

        PREFERRED FABRICS - At Mercantile we look to buy as much natural, organic and certified fabric as possible but also understand that its about balance and offering a selection. Heading in the right direction, our philosophy is - transparency is key.                    Wood Wood Adeline sweater           ...

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  • The eco- friendly summer cover up

    May 06 2017 – Mercantile London

    The eco- friendly summer cover up

      Insane In The Rain are an environmentally conscious brand producing ecological unisex rain wear. Their aim is to reduce and reuse plastic through the production of 'happy' printed jackets which are made from recycled plastic.     According to IITR  “it (plastic) never ever goes away, every plastic ever made still exists today in some shape or form. Plastic...

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