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16 Fashion and accessories


Sustainable summer fashion and accessories continued

Luxtra Luxtra uses plant-based leathers to make timeless accessories. The range of handbags and accessories are crafted from vegan friendly materials including pineapple leaf, apple skin, cactus leaf, corn and mango leathers. Founded and designed by Jessica Kruger, the range includes belt bags, totes, cross body and clutch styles for both men and women. Available from

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Cool Earth by Vivienne Westwood

In the spotlight

Vivienne Westwood has designed a T-shirt exclusively for rainforest charity Cool Earth. Cool Earth by Vivienne Westwood is an organic, sustainably produced T-shirt sure to be your new summer favourite. Helping you make a colourful statement and a hugely positive difference to the future of Earth’s rainforest The organic cotton T-shirts are printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory, and made in real time using lower impact inks, software, machinery and automation technologies. Available from

ONC Natural Colors

Pikol Having never used a sewing machine before, founded by Dan Branston taught himself to repurpose vintage embroidered tablecloths into beautiful, one-ofa-kind men’s shirts. Since March, he has made over 100 unique shirts. Clients have included celebrities such as One Direction’s Niall Horan and Roger Taylor of Queen. Available from

Get the healthier hair you’ve always wanted. Over 20 years expertise of hair colouring has gone into the creation of ONC Natural Colors permanent hair colouring kit. It’s innovative ammonia free one bottle formula only includes certified organic ingredients that guarantee healthier hair that looks great too. Available from


LØCI sneakers are 100% vegan and unlike many vegan footwear brands, they don’t imitate leather. All LØCI sneakers are made using recycled•ocean plastic sourced from the Mediterranean and Atlantic Coast of Africa. Every pair of LØCI made ensures 20 plastic bottles are saved from polluting our world. LØCI footwear is versatile and effortlessly cool, adding a distinctive sense of minimalist style to any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. The sneakers adopt a clean, sleek design, with a core debut collection of eleven different two-tone colour palettes, and a capsule collection designed by Twilight actress, environmentalist and designer, Nikki Reed. The 10% of profits on every pair purchased is donated to ocean conservation sites and protecting endangered ocean species. Available from

Kind Bag Totes Kind Bag transforms old plastic bottles originally destined for the ocean and landfill into beautifully printed design-led bags. Maria launched Kind Bag in 2019 following a holiday to Asia, where she was horrified by the amount of plastic pollution on the streets and beaches. She developed a printed shopping bag made 100% from recycled bottles spending 18 months researching fabrics, testing her designs and using her own savings. New totes have just launched (each recycling 18 old plastic bottles) and all bags are despatched in 100% recyclable packaging. Available from by Marie Ellis

Weapons transformed Where function into symbols of love meets sophistication ARTICLE22 jewellery is upcycled by Lao artisans who turn Vietnam War era shrapnel and other scrap into art

Worn by sustainable fashion pioneer, actress, and activist Emma Watson, the jewellery became the subject of discussion on The Ellen Show. “It’s such a lovely idea to turn something so negative into something beautiful”, Watson said. The jewellery creates a

virtuous circle that heals land in Laos and builds livelihoods. Each piece sold contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group), a UKheadquartered charity that trains local experts to clear the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating their land. Pieces of history, the designs start conversations and celebrate the positive transformation of those who make, wear, and share them. Telling stories and creating tangible impact, ARTICLE22 jewellery is making the world a safer and more beautiful place through stunning design.

An exquisite collection of handbags in universal shades of nude, burgundy, tan and black LANDA celebrate traditional manufacturing expertise, working with small factories that handcraft each item. The materials are carefully sourced as part of the brand’s

The iconic TECA bag in burgundy RRP £315

commitment to conscious and ethical production. With fond memories of her Italian grandfather, Silvana Landa launched her accessories brand in 2018. She says: “My grandad was a cobbler who emigrated to Argentina after WW2. I remember spending time at his workshop and seeing the passion, love and creativity going on with his designs.” As a brand, LANDA are constantly developing their

products and processes to deliver the highest quality in beautiful, trans-seasonal and functional designs. They work closely with their customers and are successfully expanding and exporting into the US and EU markets while maintaining their local and very valued customers. LANDA see sustainability as an ongoing journey and are constantly looking at improving every step of the business. All products come to life using the highest quality raw materials made to last forever, crafted by artisans at different factories who follow traditional methods and techniques.

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