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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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  • Eco, Fair & Certified ARMEDANGELS AW20

    October 09 2020 – Mercantile London

    Eco, Fair & Certified ARMEDANGELS AW20

      “Fair, organic, social … sure, anyone can say that! To show that these are not just empty words, we work together with independent organisations…to create meaningful products with the highest respect for humans and nature”. ARMEDANGELS   ArmedAngels create timeless, sustainable, fashion for men and women with a 100% eco, fair, certified and transparent approach. The brands mission is...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stylish Sustainability  // Far Afield

    July 30 2019 – Mercantile London

    Stylish Sustainability // Far Afield

    Responsible practise is at the heart of many discussions surrounding the industry at the moment – one of the brands that faithfully uphold the principles of sustainability and ethical production is Far Afield. Read on to find out how those pieces arrive in your wardrobe and the impact a social conscious can have on believing that change is possible, improving...

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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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