Good news! Our ratings team has been busy looking behind the label of dozens of brands this past month, uncovering some beautiful, stylish and ethical designers in the process. Here are February’s top picks for newly-rated brands that are doing the most for people, planet and animals.
The Top Newly-Rated Brands for February
Stunning designs, beautifully made, to the highest ethical standards - Kalaurie is one of those labels that gives a rush of excitement when you first find it. This is a Melbourne brand that makes capsule collections, with an emphasis on signature shirt tailoring. There are so many reasons to love them, and their strong sustainability credentials mean we rate them ‘Great’.
Oh Seven Days was started by Australian-Canadian Megam Mummery to promote slow fashion and the ‘power of circularity’. Based in Istanbul, the brand reclaims end of roll fabrics from the city’s garment factories and creates sharp, everyday womenswear that’s as wearable as it is ethical.
This British brand does quirky basics in eco-friendly materials such as hemp and nickel-free fasteners. All their packaging is recycled and they cut their carbon footprint by designing and making their garments under one roof. This is a truly creative and innovative label that deserves your attention.
This LA-based brand makes truly affordable ethical fashion that looks great - a rare find indeed. By limiting each garment to short runs, Whimsy + Row utilise deadstock fabric, reduce packaging waste and take care of precious water resources.
Bianca Spender is Australian fashion royalty, who has taken sustainability into the heart of her label. From smart workwear to statement gowns, this is a label that employs the highest standards of design and quality. Bianca Spender uses deadstock fabric and natural fibres, making all her garments in Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited factories. This is a re-rate for this designer, and we’re delighted to be able to give the brand a ‘Good’ rating.
Carmina Campus makes seriously fun accessories with a seriously sustainable edge. This Italian brand is the creation of Ilaria Venturini Fendi, the youngest daughter of the famed Anna Fendi.
Editor's note: Feature image via Whimsy + Row, all other images via brands mentioned.