Where can I find actual shops in London that sell ethical clothing?
Woohoo! I’ve finally found some actual physical shops in London that I can go to and try on clothes and buy ethically.
- Know the Origin
Know The Origin is a UK marketplace which curates hundreds of sustainable and ethical clothing. Best thing is they now have a pop up store in Angel, London open until at least Sep 2021.
- Location Angel Central, Angel, London
- Men and women’s wear
Is it ethical?
“We’re building Know The Origin to be a home for the richest choice of certified brands. To raise a new standard of sustainability and make ethical the norm for everyone. Forever.” – Get to know us
I’m pretty excited about this. There are now a good number of ethical brands selling online and Know the Origin has brought these brands together so that a physical shop is viable. Ethical clothes can be expensive so it’s wonderful to be able to feel the quality of the fabric and try things on!
2. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney is an English fashion designer and daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist Linda McCartney. In 2001, she launched a fashion house and presented her first collection in Paris. She now operates 51 freestanding stores worldwide including London. The clothes are in a range of styles but she’s most famous for her lingerie and active wear.
- Location Mayfair, London
- Women’s wear
- good on you rating Good
Is it ethical?
It’s pretty good!
Environment – the brand uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled polyester and organic cotton. It has a strategy in place to reduce waste across its entire supply chain.
Labour – It is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and it has adopted the ETI Code of Conduct that includes a living wage definition. It traces suppliers in most of its supply chain.
So how are the clothes?
Beautifully designed and expensive. I’ve owned some Stella McCartney underwear before (no longer available) made from gorgeous soft silk. The shop is near my office so I’m definitely going to check it out!