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  • History & Heritage  Part 1 - ERIBÉ Knitwear

    October 26 2020 – Mercantile London

    History & Heritage Part 1 - ERIBÉ Knitwear

      Established 33 years ago, ERIBÉ (named after brand founder Rosemary Eribe’) is a knitwear design house and manufacturer based in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders. Thought of as a 'cottage industry gone global', they champion the Made In Scotland label and have an avid fan-base around the world. ERIBÉ Knitwear has organically grown from a one-person operation in a...

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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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  • Three Mercantile Brands With Standout Ethical & Environmental Credentials

    October 06 2020 – Mercantile London

    Three Mercantile Brands With Standout Ethical & Environmental Credentials

      Whilst having a 'green' approach seems to be the top priority for most fashion and beauty brands coming onto the market these days, the lack of clarity surrounding 'eco-friendly' terms, and the multiple factors to weight up (sourcing, materials, production methods, treatment of employees, business practices and charitable contributions) when trying to make a conscious purchase can be a...

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  • Back to Basics - Seasonal Staples

    September 29 2020 – Mercantile London

    Back to Basics - Seasonal Staples

      It seems relevant to return to a back to basics approach for the autumn season, questioning the longevity of our purchases and their ability to offer the multiple demands we make on them. Over the years Mercantile London has grown with and supported crafts people, artisans, small brands and individual makers who's agendas is to work in the right...

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  • Summer's End - Mercantile Shoot at Mersea Island

    September 07 2020 – Mercantile London

    Summer's End - Mercantile Shoot at Mersea Island

      To welcome in the autumn season, Mercantile London headed down to Mersea Island in Essex (once a holiday home for the Romans from nearby historic Colchester) with a selection of favourite pieces from the new collections. An edit of easy to style but elevated pieces were combined with the last of summer’s shorts, and bare feet. Summer dresses were...

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  • Chasing Time  - the Autumn/Winter Collections by Rains

    August 04 2020 – Mercantile London

    Chasing Time - the Autumn/Winter Collections by Rains

      With a post-summer edit to get back out there including a selection of new backpacks, and a Autumn & Winter offer called 'Chasing Time', Rains the Danish  contemporary rain wear lifestyle brand are choosing to slow down this season. Inspiration for the collection comes as a contrast to the ever-increasing speed of life, with inspiration to forgo the fast-paced...

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  • Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

    July 03 2020 – Mercantile London

    Five Sale Pieces to Create a Classic Summer Wardrobe

      With the launch of the summer sale now is the perfect time to take a review of your wardrobe and see where you may need to invest.  These following five styles are the ones that transcend seasons and are the building blocks to which you can add new purchases season after season. A tight edit of quality staples you...

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  • Penfield T-shirt Mercantile London

    May 14 2020 – Mercantile London

    An Easy Way To Restyle A Classic

        Not considered a classic for nothing, the classic t-shirt may be one of the simplest pieces to style but it has obtained iconic status for a reason.  First worn by men as an undergarment, the cotton jersey crew neck became standard military issue in World War II, and was descended from the Breton style tops worn by Navy...

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  • Mercantile Stay Home Comfort Kit

    April 22 2020 – Mercantile London

    Mercantile Stay Home Comfort Kit

        Some small suggestions, products and wellness tips from Mercantile London to ease and bring comfort to your stay at home routine.   The classic sweatshirts and tees from Colourful Standard make a cosy yet presentable option. Sustainable, comfortable and uncomplicated, they are made from 100% organic cotton by a company who treat humans as they should be treated...

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  • Good News

    April 08 2020 – Mercantile London

    Good News

    Good News - S/S20 Lookbook   Good News produce conscious sneakers and are on an evolving  journey to produce fully sustainable footwear. Their aim is to improve the environmental and social sustainability of their products by decreasing  carbon, chemical and water footprint, whilst caring for the people who make the shoes. "Recycled rubber - organic cotton - a monitored supply...

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