2013 is all set to be the year that consumers really start flexing their people power and demanding UK Fashion as well sustainable and ethical clothing. We have already seen an increasing interest in ethical issues surrounding the manufacture of clothing and toxic chemicals in clothing and by choosing ’made in the UK fashion’, consumers can expect a great combination of high quality, ethical and sustainable dress. Here are just three UK fashion brands that we will be watching for 2013!
Monkee Genes have to be one of the freshest ethical brands around with their amazing selection of organic jeans in a range of on trend colours and styles. They are definitely a brand that puts the fun back into fashion with their banana logo and music industry following. They also have a growing high street presence. The brand have recently launched a ‘Made in England’ Collection with each pair of jeans in the collection having a Union Jack pin badge included.
Seasalt Cornwall clothing is both made by and inspired by the sea. Not only a great sustainable brand but also one with its own unique UK fashion signature of fun prints, stripes and textures, all highly wearable and very practical for the unpredictable UK weather! In 2010 Seasalt Cornwall won the award of the UK’s best organic retailer and they were also not only the first but also the largest seller of Soil Association Certified product in the UK.
Henrietta Ludgate is a high end UK designer based in Scotland. Her brand has a strong ethos of supporting Scottish craftsmanship, with fabrics sourced from within the British Isles and all pieces produced locally. Henrietta Ludgate has won countless awards and has a growing list of celebrity followers. Her minimalistic designs characterised by their structural form are sold in luxury boutiques around the world.
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