There's never been a more important time to think about sustainable fashion. With the threat of climate change and mass overproduction filling our planet with unnecessary waste, fast fashion brands are coming under fire for their unethical practices.
Although the most sustainable wardrobe is the one you already own, sometimes your wardrobe deserves a refresh. Everyone from the royals to major celebrities are recycling, reusing, and shopping from small businesses to change the future of fashion forever.
We’ve rounded up some of the very best eco-friendly fashion finds, which you can shop straight from the comfort of your sofa. From M&S and Boden, to ASOS and H&M, shop our favourite sustainable fashion brands...
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Every year, H&M launch the Conscious Collection, full of "high-end environmentally friendly pieces, aiming to move H&M’s fashion and sustainability development towards a more sustainable fashion future." This year’s wildflower Conscious Collection has already become a bestseller.
Linen blend shorts, £17.99, and matching top, £17.99, both H&M
John Lewis’ sustainable edit houses all of the brand’s sustainable labels in one handy place to shop, including womenswear, menswear, kids and home; and as an added bonus, you can recycle unwanted hangers at John Lewis stores rather than putting them in the bin.
Albaray gingham dress, £79, John Lewis
M&S are committed to sourcing 100% of the cotton they use in clothing from more sustainable sources. Plus, its Shwopping partnership with Oxfam has allowed the brand to recycle over 30 million garments, of which Oxfam use to help end poverty around the world.
Cotton chinos, £19.50, M&S
Boden’s sustainability pledge means that their pieces are made to last - in your wardrobe, not in a landfill. If within 365, it does need a little spruce up, take your item into one of the Boden stores in the UK and they will repair it for you to rewear!
Cashmere sweater, was £150, now £75 Boden
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ASOS have done the hard work for you with the Responsible Edit, a one-stop shop for all of the environmentally conscious clothing, accessories and living items at ASOS.
Nobody’s Child floral dress, £65, ASOS
& Other Stories
Head to & Other Stories’ Sustainably Sourced Materials hub and it lists all of the pieces they carry that have just that – sustainable or recycled materials in their make up, including this adorable ruffle collar button up top.
Ruffle collar top, was £45, now £26, & Other Stories
Mango’s ‘Committed’ campaign highlights the brand’s commitment to designing more sustainable products, with eco-friendly packaging and less textile waste. So far, 79% of their pieces have sustainable properties.
Green satin dress, £49.99, Mango
All of the products in Cath Kidston's recycled collection are made from recycled polyester, made from recycled plastic bottles. How cool is that? This suitcase is essential for your summer staycations!
Recycled four wheel suitcase, £108, Cath Kidston
London-based fashion brand COS launched a sustainable denim collection last year and since then, they’ve made a commitment to source materials that will have less impact on the environment – including using recycled materials.
Blazer, £75, COS
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Eberjey don’t just make the softest, comfiest pjs and loungewear, but the Eberjey collection is made from sustainable lenzing modal fabric, derived from beech trees, and is biodegradable too.
Frida pyjama set, £123, NET-A-PORTER
Treat yourself to a romantic print skirt, blouse or dress from the RIXO Recycle collection. This gorgeous number is made in a family-run factory in India and created with recyclable materials and that would have otherwise been wasted or disregarded.
Pink city paisley midaxi dress, £265, RIXO
Meghan Markle’s go-to sneakers have become something of a cult product, and were the first fully sustainable sneaker brand, using eco-sourced, recycled or ethically farmed products to create their designs.
Veja V-10 trainers, £115, Arket
Support circular fashion by renting your next outfit from HireStreet, an online platform which lets you rent clothes – this gorgeous slip dress could be yours for four days at just £23! Amazingly, since launch, HireStreet has saved 66,000 kg of carbon emissions. Wowza.
Finders keepers maya dress, from £23, HireStreet
Lindex is working towards some impressive goals, including being climate neutral by 2023 and having 100 per cent of their materials recycled or sustainably sourced by 2025. Now that’s something we can get on board with!
Fine-knit short sleeve jumper, £39.99, Lindex
Don these dainty earrings from Alexandra Hakim - they've been made using materials and objects which would otherwise go to waste, making each piece of jewellery not only sustainable but totally unique!
Mini silver foil earrings, £100, Alexandra Hakim
These stylish sunnies from neubau are made from a renewable material which is organically sourced. Plus, the sunglasses case has been manufactured without any glue (making it easily recyclable) and the cleaning cloths are made from recycled bottles. Super smart, right?
Virginia 3D glasses, £230, neubau
Mother of Pearl
Made from natural fibres which biodegrade quicker than their synthetic counterparts, this flattering shirt dress from Mother of Pearl is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Pair it with a neutral jumper or summer sandals.
Effie Stone Dress, £147, Mother of Pearl
Rent this chic blazer from BY ROTATION, the UK’s leading fashion rental app which aims to make fashion more accessible (and sustainable!) for everyone. On the app, you can upload your own wardrobe and rent pieces from others', too!
Jacquemus blazer, from £20, BY ROTATION
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