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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 Forgoing seasons or trends they look to produce timeless classics that will never become outdated.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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  • 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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  • Contemporary classics with an ethical edge - SIDELINE

    March 25 2019 – Mercantile London

    Contemporary classics with an ethical edge - SIDELINE

    Thoughtful design and subtle, understated detail are at the core of British contemporary womenswear label SIDELINE, whose foundation is woven indigo fabrics worked into inventive designs.Clean yet relaxed and feminine, this line of everyday clothing feels special and is designed to be worn, returned to, and loved again and again. Every collection is designed by founder Ellen Brookes at the...

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  • Three ethical fashion brands to know

    August 01 2018 – Mercantile London

    Three ethical fashion brands to know

    With both customers and businesses asking questions about sustainable practise in the fashion industry, ethical fashion brands are now taking centre stage. Throwing off past ideas that ethical meant sacrificing style, these design led brands are working tirelessly to counteract the impact that fast fashion has on people and the environment, whilst collaborating with top designers to provide considered yet...

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