03 Dec

December’s Best Newly Rated Brands

It’s the end of the year. For many of us that means a flurry of work and social engagements before taking a week or so to relax and recharge with friends and family. Here to help with your sartorial decisions is our final drop of ethical brands for 2018, featuring everything from artisanal luxury evening wear to super-natural organic basics. See you in 2019!

F.H. Christensen

Rated: Good

London-based F.H. Christensen designs luxury cocktail and evening wear, mixing exotic lavishness with elegant professionalism. This is sustainability by design, with special cutting techniques deployed to minimise waste.

Ahimsa Collective

Rated: Great

Ahimsa Collective creates luxury accessories from pineapple leaves which have been turned into the amazing eco-fabric Pinatex. Its entire product range is vegan and it uses of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

VAUDE

Rated: Good

Vaude is a European family-run outdoor wear brand. It sustainably produces clothes and materials for the outdoors, using eco-friendly materials, like recycled fabrics. It is also a member of the Fair Wear Foundation and has a Code of Conduct which covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedom principles.

The Blue Suit

Rated: Great

Fully certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organic cotton, the Blue Suit designs denim luxury items to make you shine. The brand reduces its impact by manufacturing locally and uses low impact non-toxic dyes in all of its products.

Monsoon Blooms

Rated: Great

Following the wisdom of Ayurveda, Monsoon Blooms creates Fairtrade International-certified organic cotton underwear and basics, naturally dyed with plants. It does not use any animal products and makes its product by hand to reduce its climate impact.

Other New brands:

Sadly, not all the brands we looked at achieved a ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ rating. Here are some more brands you requested that rated ‘Not Good Enough’ and that still have more work to do:

  • Eastpak – It’s A Start
  • JanSport – It’s A Start
  • Lee – It’s A Start
  • Vans – It’s A Start
  • Timberland – It’s A Start
  • The North Face – It’s A Start
  • Wrangler – It’s A Start

Don’t forget, you can nominate brands for us to rate using the ‘suggest brand’ button on the app. The more nominations a brand gets, the faster it will be rated.

Editor's note: Feature image via Ahimsa Collective. All other images via brands mentioned.

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