||Influenced by life, art in Italian hills, piazzas and by contemporary culture in London, A-MM-E is a slow fashion brand that creates affordable designer fashion for empowered women who want to combine an individual creative style with easy living & breathing out versatility for all lifestyles, all seasons, all attitudes. Aiming to be ethical, all A-MM-E pieces are made by self employed seamstresses in the UK or in a self supporting Ecological Himalayan community.
Ethical Fashion Acts: providing fair working conditions and wages, supporting local communities, ethical Cashmere sourcing
||Acurrator is an independent designer womenswear and accessories brand, best defined by a Fashion Week aesthetic at High Street prices. Through their previous experience working with leading designers and brands, Andra, Louise, and Kat offer Acurrator have developed 5 capsule collections since late '16. Each collection shares clean lines, minimalist lairs, asymmetries, geometry and origami inspired pieces that transition from day to night, office to weekend getaways, and flats to heels. The creatives behind Acurrator believe that ethical and sustainable manufacturing will become the new normal, much like organic food has become mainstream.
Ethical Fashion Acts: using organic cotton and recycled materials, donating 10% to "Women for Women", providing fair work condition and wages
||Adidas is one of the most famous brands in the entire world as for clothing, sports shoes and street wear. Since 1949 the German brand has created sneakers with a unique design, now timeless icons.
||Afew Jewels is inspired by the designer's absolutely amazing family heritage of creatives and professionals. While everything at Afew Jewels is made sustainably and locally (literally everything, from the pieces through to packaging), the core philosophies of Afew have always been about sharing: experience, growth and beauty. Partnering with UNICEF, WWF and many other charity organisation, Afew offers customers the choice to give back with every purchase.
Ethical Fashion Acts: 100% sustainable production, supporting charities, providing fair work conditions
||Being inspired by worldly lifestyle and passion for travel, Afina London brings a fresh perspective to swimwear and create wearable, yet bold statement-making pieces. The mission is to provide exclusive swimwear crafted from the finest materials with utmost attention to details with an innovative approach. The Afina London début collection features vibrant, exclusively designed prints, limited edition bridal line and unconventional designs made locally in England supporting a collaborative of skilled female seamstresses.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Providing fair work conditions, made locally in England
||Wonderland is everywhere,' our great aunt Alice always said, "so you'd better be dressed for it!
Alice's Pig brings you a selection of vintage styles with a modern edge. By ethically sourcing their materials and offering high-quality pieces that will last decades, the brand is proudly part of the ethical and slow fashion movement. To support fair work conditions, the brand have a close working relationship with their business partners to create a magical clothing brand - they simply refuse be part of the exploitation of workers that is, unfortunately, still all too common in the fashion industry, offering you a conscious fashion choice.
Ethical Fashion Acts: ethical material sourcing, providing fair working conditions
|Amadeus | Independent Designer Jewellery Brand | Modafirma
||Born in Paris, London based jewellery designer Natalie Simond is the founder and creative director of Amadeus.
Nathalie grew up in a multi-cultural environment and after spending her childhood living in several different continents she settled in London where she studied Fashion Design at the prestigious Central Saint Martin's School of Art. Her varied experience working in the fashion industry as well as her extensive travels across the globe always inspire her to create bespoke jewellery pieces that fill her and her clients with a sense of happiness. Amadeus is Nathalie's new love, a hand-made, eclectic and ethical inspired collection.
As a brand, Amadeus takes great care to ensure that all of our pieces are produced with a focus on sustainability and ethical practice. Hand producing all our pieces in our London studio gives us complete control over the entire process, from sourcing and production to setting and finishing. Key elements of our production include:
- Using recycled fair-trade silver and gold in all our jewellery
- Our gemstones are hand sourced in legislated and fair-trade mines that provide accurate tallying of toxic mining waste and that replenish mine sites as well as the environment through governmental regulated environmental programs.
- Our pearls are hand-picked in a farm in the Philippines what we personally invested in to make it eco-friendly.
- By working directly with the communities of those mines and farms we cut all the middle agents to ensure the money goes back into the local communities. In the last year those specific areas now have schools and internet access.
- We avoid harsh chemicals often used in jewellery making.
- Our packaging is made of re-used cardboard boxes
- Our jewellery pouches are made from the silk lining in vintage male suits and ladies’ handbags.
- We only produce a few collections a year and are very proud to create ethical jewellery for women by women.
||Anastazio Kotsopoulos is the founder and creative director of the anonymously named Athens-based fine jewellery label, ANASTAZIO. One of Greek’s emerging and talented contemporary jewellers, Anastazio’s passion for jewellery unfolded in the company of his brother, Agis Kostopoulos, a noted gem-setter in Greece. At the age of 19, Anastazio began studying the art of stone-setting and jewellery-making under the tutelage of his brother. The two worked together for many years and honed their skills under the watchful eyes of the best Greek goldsmiths, working 10-14 hours every day. Anastazio’s love for gold jewellery led him to design the Nude Love heart pendent, Fish of Gold earrings, Contrast earrings and Cosmos pendent, among others. Desirous of carving a niche for himself in the world of jewellery in his native country, Anastazio made eight key pieces and presented them to the jewellers in Santorini. His talent did not go unnoticed. Anastazio’s vision is that his wearable handmade jewellery should be an ode to femininity. The designs with intricate details, yet stylishly simple – Meander rings, Tears of Love pendant, Fish of Gold earrings – reflect his approachable and creative persona. Drawing upon geometry, textures and inspirations from Greek folklore, Anastazio’s jewellery is steeped in craft tradition and influenced by his heritage. Through his work Anastazio shares his love for artistic jewellery, inspired by ancient cultures, the nature and love of feminine sexuality. He designs in order to make the wearer feel beautiful, bring people together and inspire compliments. The power of a compliment, believes Anastazio, can make people feel more beautiful and confident than any other material possession. For me, bringing people together is what life is all about. My purpose is to help this process with the fabulous art of jewellery. My jewellery is mainly designed for dynamic women with strong personality, who like to feel unique, beautiful and confident when wearing one of my designs. – Anastazio
Positive and Ethical Acts: Handcrafted, made locally and Female empowerment.
||Anna Etter is an exclusive fashion brand based in Vienna, produced in limited quantity for women who want to dress modern & classy at the same time while keeping individuality and unique look. “In my collections, I am trying to create garments that underline femininity & elegance in daily life combining glamorous eye catching elements with casualty creating luxury yet relaxed look. Inspired by images of 50’s I am trying to revive them in my collections with a modern touch. My aim is that ladies wearing our clothes feel confident and attractive while keeping their given by nature femininity in the most genuine way”. Quality is the key element of the brand - all garments are produced locally and sustainable in Europe and mainly made of Italian fabrics carefully selected by the designer.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Providing fair work conditions
|Aria and Leya
||Inspiring every woman to shape her own life, Aria Leya is committed to designing beautiful garments that fit and make you feel fabulous. But our mission is to create something much more than a lingerie company - the brand envisioned a world where all women are independent and courages, and takes this inspiration to share through their designs. To actively support their cause, Aria Leya partnered with Freeset to make their packaging, a company that helps give voice to women who are choosing freedom from the sex trade in Kolkata.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Ethical packaging supporting women, providing fair work conditions and wages
||Gunter, the founder and designer of Arialis makes gorgeous, modern jewellery by hand in his London studio. His aesthetic definitely leans towards bold minimalism, which is reflected in his pieces. While there are lots of beautiful, commercially-produced jewellery out there, Arialis focuses on more the artisanal side of jewellery, making each piece more unique - and always enjoying the work that goes into it.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Handmade, local jewellery
ABOUTARKET is a modern-day market offering essential products for men, women, children and the home. ARKET’s mission is to democratise quality through widely accessible, well-made, durable products, designed to be used and loved for a long time.
NAMEA nod to our Nordic heritage, ARKET means ‘sheet of paper’ in Swedish. It combines concepts that were often returned to while developing the brand: archive, archetypes and the market.
ARCHIVEA common thread in both a metaphorical and physical sense. From an expression of the long-lasting nature of our collection, to an extensive and easily accessible library of vintage sample research, to the name given to the shelving system developed in-house, the notion of the archive is ARKET’s central theme.
ARKET IDThe simplest expression of the archive is the ARKET id, a unique 9-digit code given to and shown with each product. A system created to make it easy for customers to find and re-find products both in physical and digital stores, and a tool for our archive – a way to record and preserve our products.
COLLECTIONThe archive is the collection’s point of departure, a solid foundation of products you want to find again and again. It also offers scope for playing through the seasons, varying materials, colours and proportions to create an ideal everyday uniform. Each item in the product family is intended to be a perfect version of itself – everything has earned its place on the shelf.
FUNCTIONGoing back to the original idea of each product category to understand why it was developed and why it looks and works as it does. Beautification enhances this foundation of function and utility to help products find their place in the modern world.
REPETITIONA theme that connects products to the archive and forms the basis of the collection’s organisation and presentation. It is applied literally when an archetypal style is repeated in many fabrications, or when a single material is used throughout a collection.
SILHOUETTESA basic tool for structuring the female wardrobe. Defining and clearly presenting recurring silhouettes in the core collection and elaborating them seasonally, as with suiting in the opening collection.
FAMILIESShades and nuances within a limited colour palette respond to the materials while lending depth and richness. Print, pattern and shape families are explored and articulated. Material families become recognisable through repetition.
CAFÉStores include a café, founded on the New Nordic Food Manifesto and its vision of quality ingredients and healthy living. The cafés aim to express the purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics naturally associated with our region and reflect the changing seasons in the dishes we offer, with cooking based on the produce and other ingredients that distinguish our climate, landscapes and waters.
PRODUCTIONThe starting point in each production is defining the quality we want to reach, and building on the strengths of each production market. Value for money will be achieved through economies of scale, with the use of initiatives such as the yarn projects and, above all, by establishing styles that endure. The result will be a seasonless production flow, lower development costs, and the ability to refine over time. Most importantly, it helps achieve strong, long-term relationships with suppliers, working together towards the same goal.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENTTo attempt to make products with a longer life, we invest time in their development. This can be in the form of studying vintage garments and source material to identify the archetypal qualities of a particular style or print, the development of custom yarns and fabrics by our in- house knitwear technician, or long-term collaborations with experts such as Japanese outerwear fabric suppliers or Italian suiting mills.
SUSTAINABILITYBesides being a consequence of a focus on the long-lasting in design and production, sustainability has been a primary consideration in developing the ARKET brand and naturally incorporated in all processes, from the choice of suppliers and materials to informing customers about how to care for their products to prolong their lifespan.
||Based in the beautiful town of Henley on Thames, Arzu demonstrates her dedicated craft and talent for understated elegance. Empowering women with the clothes they wear is of paramount importance. By carefully listening to what her clients want, the designs embody the type of woman who channels an effortlessly chic style with a mixture of couture fashion that consistently meets their needs.
Ethical Fashion Acts: providing fair work conditions
||Avila's beliefs lay heavily in creating a brand that is ethically and sustainably responsible, with constantly looking into wats to lessen their environmental impact. Avila uses the highest quality natural fabrics, made in Melbourne supporting local artisans, with fair working environments and fair pay.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Fair trade materials, supporting local artists and fair work conditions, low environmental impact fabrics
“Quiet Confidence. Discreet Luxury.”
Positive Acts: AVILIO’s founder came from a family with deep roots in traditional fine jewellery
(anagram derived from the English spelling of founder’s daughter’s name - Oliwia) is a fine silver jewellery brand
based in London, UK. With an aspiration of filling the jewellery market gap with unique, fine quality designs that are accessible to all, AVILIO London has always been focused on making pieces that embody great craftsmanship and wearer’s individuality. A great deal of thought and attention have also been placed on packaging, making AVILIO products a perfect gift idea
for our customers’ beloved ones.
At AVILIO, we emphasize timeless and unique jewellery that stands out the crowd. All items are designed in London with international shoppers in mind. They are classic yet blend well with modern urban style. Our jewellery pieces are meticulously made by hand from silver & gold and checked by our dedicated team members with relentless attention to detail before finally being carefully nested with individual customers.
The Founder’s Story
AVILIO’s founder came from a family with deep roots in traditional fine jewellery. With the surge of online shopping and the increasing demand for fine quality without scary price tag, the founder decided to shift from fine jewellery into creating a modern brand that fits into contemporary trends but will also stand the test of time. AVILIO’s founder is focused is on creating truly wonderful pieces which meet the industry’s highest standards and offer a great value to AVILIO’s customers.
At AVILIO, we offer jewellery that can be worn for a lifetime.
|Avrom Jewels |
||Avrom Jewels as an eco-friendly luxury high fashion jewellery brand is an out-turn of Priti Sharma’s childhood love affair with art and installation that came to fruition after a decade of arts and design exploration in two countries and four different cities. Avrom® was established in late 2014 in Mumbai and today the brand represents all things diverse, bright, bold and statement.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Sustainable material sourcing, providing fair work conditions, careful production processes