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SHOP MORE CONSCIOUSLY WITH OUR SUSTAINABLE EDIT
Looking to shop more sustainably? Our sustainable edit is here to offer you incredible fashion, beauty and homeware that have been consciously crafted. See our selection in our Dublin store and our edit online now.
What do we mean by sustainable?
Whether its fashion and beauty favourites which have been created with better materials, with better cotton and leather for fashion or beauty that's cruelty-free, organic, vegan or uses considered ingredients - we are here to lead the way for a better future. Looking for all these sustainability terms to be defined, check out the details behind the sustainability standards here.
Stella McCartney leads the way in terms of sustainability and works hard on developing innovative processes that are less harsh and exploitative of natural resources. She uses organic cotton and viscose that doesn’t come from endangered forests, is reducing the use of oil-based synthetics, and working only with suppliers that meet the brand’s standards of quality and sustainability.
Committed to sustainability since it’s founding in 1984, Eileen Fisher is B Corporation certified making it one of the top 2,500 companies worldwide for attention to environmental and human impact. Today they use almost 100% sustainable materials, have collected 1.4 million garments since the launch of their take-back program in 2009 and use renewable energy for all of the electricity consumption in their stores and corporate spaces.
Mulberry’s signature colour green also rings true to their ethos. They are members of the Leather Working Group since 2012, a third-party auditor of tanneries with environmental accreditations. Their Somerset factories are both carbon neutral and this year achieved a zero waste to landfill certification. A true bag for life, you are encouraged to revive rather than replace your bag with their restoration team of highly skilled artisans ready to bring it back to its former glory.
Responsibility in production has been at the forefront of Veja’s vision since its inception by founders François-Ghislain Morillion and Sébastien Kopp. Former social auditors for a French fashion brand, their experiences of inhumane factory conditions lead them to create their own brand that works directly with fair trade producers and agro-ecological cotton farmers. They use natural rubber and organic and recycled materials in their shoes.
Ganni recognises the inherent contradiction between the current fashion industry that thrives off newness and consumption, and the concept of sustainability and they are focused on becoming the most responsible version of themselves. Last year saw them introduce over 30 responsible initiatives, including Climate Compensating to the United Nations standard in their production processes, and introducing more certified, organic & recycled fabrics into their collections.
Inspired by the timelessness and circular nature of vintage in their creations, founders and designers Henrietta Rix and Derry-born Orlagh McCloskey are also more than conscious of sustainability in their low impact production. For their AW2020 collection they have gone a step further with a line that is Standard 100 by Oeko Tex Certified, and so free from chemicals that are harmful ecologically.
SAMSØE & SAMSØE
This Scandinavian brand leads the way in social responsibility championing human rights and anti-corruption in their own business and in all their suppliers and sub-contractors. They also practise mindful manufacturing that is low impact and chooses recycled polyester and cotton or organic cotton, linen and lyocell wherever possible.
Attention to detail is what founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson is known for in his designs, but this is also true of this studios stance on sustainability. Committed to achieving supply chain transparency and consistent improvement of working conditions, they are also members of the independent not-for-profit Fair Wear Foundation for workers rights such as living wages and reasonable hours of work.
Denim doesn’t come much more sustainable than the award-winning Nudie Jeans. Made of certified organic cotton or recycled denim collected by the brand. Last year alone they saved over 50,000 kilos of textile waste by repairing over 60,000 pairs of jeans and recycling over 11,000. Keep an eye on our social channels for an update on the next in-store repair workshop.
POLO RALPH LAUREN
Meet The Earth Polo, the sustainable twist on the classic polo shirt from Ralph Lauren. Made with fabric spun from an average of 12 recycled plastic bottles which may have otherwise ended up at a landfill, and dyed with a completely waterless process. Made in partnership with First Mile, a US-based recycling organisation, since 2019. Ralph Lauren is committing to using 170 million recycled plastic bottles in its products and packaging by 2025.
One way to make sure your wool is traceable, ethical and from farms that practice good sustainable land use and animal welfare standards is to choose John Smedley. The merino wool used is certified to ZQ wool standard to ensure high standards of animal welfare, environmental sustainability, traceability, social responsibility and fibre quality.
At Sunday Riley it’s all about transparency. Certified as cruelty-free, most of their products are vegan, with the exception of those containing honey or beeswax. Not just that, they purchase carbon credits to offset all their manufacturing processes and freight shipments and have set a goal to have completely recyclable packaging by 2021.
These hyper-potent serums and creams create botox-like results from all-natural ingredients. Made in small batches and free from GMO, toxins, fillers, artificial colours and fragrances and synthetic chemicals, these products are green right down to their glass and recyclable bio-based sugarcane plastic packaging.
Do you ever consider how your sunscreen is affecting the local marine life where you are swimming? With Clarins Sun Care range you don’t have to worry as it is free from all harmful toxins, such as Oxybenzone, that bleach or damage coral, algae, sea urchins, fish and mammals.
This cult skincare brand takes its cruelty-free credentials seriously making sure that not just their own but any officiated labs do not test on animals. Not just that, all their products are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, animal oils, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury and oxybenzone.
Luxury haircare without compromising with chemicals is at the core of this pioneering sustainable beauty brand. Aveda strive to use naturally derived, certified organic and responsibly sourced ingredients from renewable, plant based origins wherever possible. Manufactured using 100% wind power and recycled materials where possible, they also have raised $60 million to date for environmental initiatives in India, Nepal, Madagascar and Ethiopia, helping supply local communities with fresh water.
Inspired by the scents that fill the hedgerows of the Glencree Valley where the Van den Bergh family call home. Their 100% pure natural soy wax is biodegradable as are the paper cups that are available as refills for the painted glass votives. Hand-poured in small batches from their Wicklow workshop.
At the end of last year, this Swedish lifestyle brand updated their entire product collection to be more local, natural, organic, ethical and responsible. B Corporation certified they have also committed to net zero emissions by 2025. To date, they have stopped using palm oil, soy, paraffin, beeswax, virgin plastic vessels and cellophane wrapping. Replacing these with fully vegan products, local rapeseed oil wax, bioplastics, glass containing 30% recycled materials and Forest Stewardship Council certified card.
Who knew your glass waste could become something so beautiful. Locally sourced bottles and jars are sorted, crushed and heated until molten and then blown into moulds by the master glassmakers at LSA International. If you are looking to hydrate or propagate your plant collection then try the iF Design Award winning Canopy collection in collaboration with the botanical garden, the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Helping to displace more than 4 billion single-use plastic bottles since it’s launch in 2010, S’well is a key player in the refill revolution. Newly certified B Corporation, a not-for-profit that independently assesses a company’s impact on its workers, customers, community and environment.
The cult French perfumery are doing their bit to help you to cut down on your carbon footprint for a clearer planet. As part of their green agenda you can now buy refills of some of your favourite products from hand wash and hand lotion to diffusers, creating less waste and energy in production.
Aromatherapist, nutritionist and creator of Neom, Nicola Elliott knows a thing or two about the benefits of nature’s treasures. Using clean and organic ingredients including 100% natural essential oils containing no harsh chemicals, artificial colours, parabens, or paraffin. Where possible they choose glass and are on the road to being fully recyclable, refillable and carbon neutral by 2025.