People often have a preconception of sustainable clothing as being plain, white and boring. But in reality, it couldn’t be more different. This article describes 5 of the UK’s best up-and-coming sustainable brands who are proving that buying sustainable doesn’t have to be a compromise.

Wawwa

Wawwa is all about putting the planet first. They wanted to create great quality clothes that had minimal impact on the environment… so they did! Wawwa only manufactures clothes in factories that use sustainable energy providers and they use organic cotton to avoid the impact of harmful pesticides and to reduce the amount of water required to make each garment – That’s why we’re so proud to stock them!

In 2017 they committed to making clothes free of animal products and started using vegan alternatives, which includes the use of plant-based biodegradable packaging that leaves no trace. In 2018 they went a step further and began making clothes from a yarn made from 100% recycled materials; 40% of which is recycled PET plastic that would have ended up in our oceans.

Cariki

Cariki is a clothing brand on a mission to prove that sustainable fashion is the future and has been a Stylecrate partner from the start. Cariki’s philosophy is all about making sustainability easy and accessible through great designs and affordable pricing.

In terms of sustainability, Cariki continue to outdo themselves; from committing to using climate neutral manufacturers to creating clothing lines from recycled tents, they really are on the front line of sustainable fashion. Drawing inspiration from beautiful natural settings and contemporary streetwear, Cariki is making a mark for itself as one of the UK’s leading sustainable brands.

Gnarly Tree

Gnarly Tree is a small independent sustainable brand based down on the South coast of England in the charming village of East Dean. Although off the beaten track, their shop at the Old Filling Station is certainly worth a visit, but it’s a far cry from Gnarly Tree’s original birthplace: The French Alps.

In terms of an inspirational start-up story, Gnarly Tree ticks all the boxes. After returning from a ski season, founder, Jonny, began creating T – Shirt prints from eco-friendly ink and selling them on the Chichester coast on a peddler’s licence. Fast forward a few years later and Gnarly Tree is an established up and coming sustainable brand with a fantastic website and an excellent brick-and-mortar presence.

Drawing from a nautical influence, Gnarly Tree’s designs are perfect for the adventurous soul who wants to give back to the natural world that they love.  

High Hope

High Hope are among the fastest growing sustainable brands in the UK. Run by two brothers, Jake and Lloyd, High Hope has enjoyed immense popularity in its first year. Their Earth Positive range exclusively uses GOTS organic cotton and is manufactured in facilities powered by renewable energy which reduces the carbon footprint of each garment by 90%. Add to that the fact that High Hope only uses biodegradable packaging, and they tick all the boxes on the sustainable front.

Inspired by nature, adventures and good times, High Hope’s designs are unique amongst sustainable UK brands, and, in our opinion are responsible for their recent success!

 

Catching a fish in Norway (CAFIN)

CAFIN are an up-and-coming UK sustainable streetwear collective made up of individuals who want to turn the tide of fast fashion to create a more fair and sustainable industry for all. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian values of wellbeing and quality (their clothes are made to last – trust us, we know!) CAFIN are true trendsetters in the world of sustainable streetwear fashion.

As deserving winners of the 2018 Innovation and Impact award, CAFIN’s sustainability credentials include using Fairwear accredited manufactures and Organic Soil Association suppliers.

People often have a preconception of sustainable clothing as being plain, white and boring. But in reality, it couldn’t be more different. This article describes 5 of the UK’s best up-and-coming sustainable brands who are proving that buying sustainable doesn’t have to be a compromise.

Wawwa

Wawwa is all about putting the planet first. They wanted to create great quality clothes that had minimal impact on the environment… so they did! Wawwa only manufactures clothes in factories that use sustainable energy providers and they use organic cotton to avoid the impact of harmful pesticides and to reduce the amount of water required to make each garment – That’s why we’re so proud to stock them!

In 2017 they committed to making clothes free of animal products and started using vegan alternatives, which includes the use of plant-based biodegradable packaging that leaves no trace. In 2018 they went a step further and began making clothes from a yarn made from 100% recycled materials; 40% of which is recycled PET plastic that would have ended up in our oceans.

Cariki

Cariki is a clothing brand on a mission to prove that sustainable fashion is the future and has been a Stylecrate partner from the start. Cariki’s philosophy is all about making sustainability easy and accessible through great designs and affordable pricing.

In terms of sustainability, Cariki continue to outdo themselves; from committing to using climate neutral manufacturers to creating clothing lines from recycled tents, they really are on the front line of sustainable fashion. Drawing inspiration from beautiful natural settings and contemporary streetwear, Cariki is making a mark for itself as one of the UK’s leading sustainable brands.

Gnarly Tree

Gnarly Tree is a small independent sustainable brand based down on the South coast of England in the charming village of East Dean. Although off the beaten track, their shop at the Old Filling Station is certainly worth a visit, but it’s a far cry from Gnarly Tree’s original birthplace: The French Alps.

In terms of an inspirational start-up story, Gnarly Tree ticks all the boxes. After returning from a ski season, founder, Jonny, began creating T – Shirt prints from eco-friendly ink and selling them on the Chichester coast on a peddler’s licence. Fast forward a few years later and Gnarly Tree is an established up and coming sustainable brand with a fantastic website and an excellent brick-and-mortar presence.

Drawing from a nautical influence, Gnarly Tree’s designs are perfect for the adventurous soul who wants to give back to the natural world that they love.  

High Hope

High Hope are among the fastest growing sustainable brands in the UK. Run by two brothers, Jake and Lloyd, High Hope has enjoyed immense popularity in its first year. Their Earth Positive range exclusively uses GOTS organic cotton and is manufactured in facilities powered by renewable energy which reduces the carbon footprint of each garment by 90%. Add to that the fact that High Hope only uses biodegradable packaging, and they tick all the boxes on the sustainable front.

Inspired by nature, adventures and good times, High Hope’s designs are unique amongst sustainable UK brands, and, in our opinion are responsible for their recent success!

 

Catching a fish in Norway (CAFIN)

CAFIN are an up-and-coming UK sustainable streetwear collective made up of individuals who want to turn the tide of fast fashion to create a more fair and sustainable industry for all. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian values of wellbeing and quality (their clothes are made to last – trust us, we know!) CAFIN are true trendsetters in the world of sustainable streetwear fashion.

As deserving winners of the 2018 Innovation and Impact award, CAFIN’s sustainability credentials include using Fairwear accredited manufactures and Organic Soil Association suppliers.