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A guide to the best ethical clothing shops in London

 

With thousands of clothing shops throughout London to choose from we have scoured the city in order to find the best clothing boutiques where you can buy ethically made clothing and accessories.

What stands out about the shops we selected is not only their commitment to promoting sustainable clothing but also their ability to create beautifully designed spaces that are great to shop in completely dispelling the idea that ethical fashion cannot be stylish.

Here is our list of 6 ethical clothing boutiques in London that are a must to visit.

 

The Keep

 

The Keep is a beautiful ethical clothing boutique set in the heart of the vibrant Brixton Village Market. Once a rundown arcade, Brixton Village Market is now home to more than 20 new cafés, restaurants, takeaways and boutiques it has become Brixton's culinary and cultural hub.

Opened in 2012 the Keep’s concept is to promote fashion brands with true integrity, whilst carefully curating the selection to ensure style comes first. They stock a wide selection of ethical fashion brands that are both stylish and affordable.

Selection of brands stocked:

bibico, Studio Jux, L’Herbe Rouge, Matt & Nat

Address:

32/33 Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PR

Nearest Main Tube Station:

Brixton (Victoria Line)

For more information on The Keep visit their website www.thekeepboutique.com

 

 

69b

 

69b is a contemporary boutique set in the heart of Hackney, East London tipped by Vogue as one of the hippest places in the world. 69b does not brand itself as an 'eco' boutique, they believe that a sustainable product should stand within the context of the industry for its design. 69b stocks an exclusive edit of British and International brands that are engaging in sustainable fashion.

Selection of brands stocked:

Edun, Christopher Raeburn, Veja, bibico, Pachacuti and White Tent.

Address:

69b Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH

Nearest Main Tube Station:

Bethnal Green (Central Line)

For more information on 69b visit their website www.sixtynineb.com

Here Today Here Tomorrow

 

Here Today Here Tomorrow not only offers a great selection of ethical fashion brands it also has a studio within shop where the shops founders design and develop their own collections. It’s unique in that it allows visitors the opportunity to see some of the creative processes that go into making clothes and accessories. 

The founders also run a series of fun workshops where you can learn to make your own skirt to making a soft cuddly toy.

Concerned by the disposable and throw away nature of fashion, and within society as a whole the founders and designers have strived to create and sell high quality, beautiful products that address a range of sustainable and ethical practices, including handmade craftsmanship, locality, durability, recycling, natural dye, organic materials, fair trade, individuality and transparency of production.

Selection of brands stocked:

Outsider, Antiform, Goodone & bibico

Address:

30a Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1 4AU, London

Nearest Main Station:

Dalston Junction (Overground)

For more information on The Here Today Here Tomorrow visit their website www.heretoday-heretomorrow.com

 

Family Tree

 

The Family Tree is a beautiful clothing, homeware and gift shop located in Clerkenwell. The founder Takako focuses on products that are ethically made, produced locally or made by crafts people on a small scale rather than mass produced. She also produces here own lines of lighting, furniture, stationary, knitwear and jewellery. There is a great selection of products many of them influenced by Japanese design. Family Tree a great place to find unique ethically made accessories and gifts.

Selection of brands stocked:

Takako Copeland (own brand), Just Trade, Arthouse Meath, Family Tree, NAJ

Address:

53 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QL

Nearest Main Station:

Kings Cross (Victoria Line) or Angel (Northern Line)

For more information on Lowie visit their website www.familytreeshop.co.uk

Lowie

 

Lowie is a beautiful ethical brand, sold across the UK and internationally however they have their very own boutique situated in Herne Hill, London.

Lowie was started in 2002 by designer Bronwyn Lowenthal. Their philosophy is to produce beautiful clothing but as ethically as possible. The clothes are made with finest soft wools, luxurious organic and recycled cottons and top quality leather. Hand-knitting, crochet, hand-stitching and hand-embroidery are also incorporated into many Lowie garments.

Selection of brands stocked:

Lowies (own brand), Hansel from Basel, Petit Bateau

Address:

115 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0NG

Nearest Main Station:

Herne Hill (Over ground) or Brixton (Underground)

For more information on Lowie visit their website www.ilovelowie.com

 

The Third Estate

 

Last but definetely not least is the Third Estate. It's a popular independent clothing shop located in Camden. They focus on selling apparel which is ethically traded, eco-friendly/organic or manufactured in the UK.

They are well known for their excellent selection of vegan shoes.

Selection of brands stocked:

Matt & Nat, bibico, Macbeth vegan shoes, Monkee Genes & Wills Vegan Shoes

Address:

27 Brecknock Road, Camden, London, N7 0BT

Nearest Main Station:

Kentish Town (Northern Line)

For more information on The Third Estate visit their website www.thethirdestate.co.uk

 

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