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  • Colorful Standard

    October 25 2019 – Mercantile London

    Colorful Standard

    As far as Colorful Standard are concerned there is nothing better than a perfect-fitting t-shirt or hoodie; one that is long lasting, and developed from the highest quality organic cotton. Forgoing seasons or trends they look to produce timeless classics that will never become outdated. They think of their pieces as "here for the long run" as well as being sustainable...

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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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  • Ethical, vegan and natural // Lune

    October 02 2019 – Mercantile London

    Ethical, vegan and natural // Lune

    Created in 2019 by two Australian friends living in London, Lune is a sustainable, ethical, 100% natural, vegan apothecary brand which will be popping up in The Mercantile store at our Eco Day on 3rd October. Lune started out of personal necessity in 2019 when Lune founder, Hannah Stanton, wanted a completely natural pillow spray that she could also use...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New in store - Good News

    April 21 2017 – Mercantile London

    New in store - Good News

    GOOD NEWS is a British contemporary footwear brand founded in 2016 in London, England.  Co-Founders Ben Tattersall and Nia Jones share one aspiration: to bring the world a little bit of GOOD NEWS.   GOOD NEWS look to create a positive change in the world. From ethical product monitoring fairtrade and supply chain, to collaborations with charities and brands that...

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