Spring Fashion: 8 brands we are inspired by

Spring Fashion: 8 brands we are inspired by

Bring some sunshine to your wardrobe with our Spring shopping selection sampling the best of ethical, sustainable and independent fashion brands.

Cindy Sweatshirt by Riyka, £129 (approx. €150)

This sustainable clothing brand based in East London was launched in 2011. The label’s collections comprise relaxed-fit dresses, bombers and loose sweatshirts with distinctive geometric paneling which is the brand’s signature. The garments are made in Bulgaria and the company apply a zero waste policy with any leftover fabric sent to be up-cycled with different charities, twice a year, to avoid landfill. Follow on instagram @riykalondon

Anne Level Jeans, Kings of Indigo, €139,35

This vintage inspired boyfriend fit is made out of 100 percent organic cotton - like all jeans from Kings of Indigo. The fabric comes from Orta in Turkey and the pair was produced in Artlab, Tunisia. The brand was launched in 2012 by Tony Tonnaer and is currently based in Amsterdam. It prides itself in never using sandblasting which is very harmful for the workers and focuses on more sustainable techniques such as laser, ice blast and ozone, that are used to substitute manual scraping, stonewash and bleach finishes. Follow on instagram @kingsofindigo

Derya Small Pepper Rose, Armed Angels, €89,90

Tencel (also called Lyocell) is a natural fibre made out of wood (cellulose), which production is environmentally friendly, and is the perfect fabric for mid-season dresses as it feels like silk on the skin but cools down like linen and warms up like wool depending on the temperature. It is one of the many smart textiles used by Armed Angels that only offers garment in organic cotton, linen, wool, recycled polyester, and Lenzing Modal. Follow on instagram @armedangels

Keisha Camargue shirt, Tinsels, €125

Add a summer vibe to your wardrobe with this lovely shirt which exclusive print is inspired by Camargue, Picasso paintings and the South of France. Tinsels is a young brand, based in Lyon, that draws from the city’s strong heritage of quality textile. Garments are made in Europe, out of French fabrics, and the collections boasts a great blend of workwear essentials and more relaxed pieces. Follow on instagram @tinselsboutique

Little painted faces top ($135 - approx. €109) and Chelsea Curlywaist skirt ($175 - approx. €140) by Chelsea Bravo.

Independent designer Chelsea Bravo’s collection is a reduced, well-edited line of pieces crafted using hemp. Hemp is a fast growing plant that uses 20 percent of the water needed to grow cotton, requires no fertilisers or pesticides, and gives back through nourishing the soil that it's grown on. The brand channels an artistic vibe and focuses on handmade embroidery and hand applications making each garment unique. Follow on instagram _@chelseabravo__

Faor Jumpsuit, Aéryne, €129

This sexy chic jumpsuit by Aéryne, a Swedish fashion brand with its creative studio located in Paris, is both trendy (the stripes) and versatile (a good day to night option). The brand aims to « Empower Women Through Style » via its “Aeryn Academy” collection with 100% of the profit dedicated to finance a year of education for underprivileged girls in India. Follow on instagram @aeryne_paris

Rose bag, Bembien, $185 (approx. €150)

Endorsed by every women’s magazine on Earth and prominent fashion bloggers, Bembien is definitely a brand to watch. We liked the ethos behind the (sleek) instagram façade. Indeed, every bag, including this 100% handwoven rattan one, help to support financially the work of local artisan around the world from Bali to Morocco and Vietnam. Follow on instagram @bembien

Comb Mobile Earrings, Artisans & Adventurers, £45 (approx. €50)

These original earrings in ethical hand-cut gold tone brass are as sweet as it can get. Artisans & Adventurers is a successful brand (two physical shops already) based in London and ran by friends, designer Amy Fleuriot and craft development expert Bee Friedmann. From chocolate to cushions, and jewellery to woven baskets, their shops are go to when it comes to sustainable and conscious living. Follow on instagram @artisansandadventurers

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