5 Earth Friendly Brands that are perfect for the summer

Jewelled Buddha recycled sari necklaces

 

I can't wait for a season of garden parties, roof top terraces & picnics. I'm also really looking forward to rediscovering the joys of dressing up. I love championing small brands who are as passionate about being kind to the planet as I am.

These 5 fabulous female founded, sustainable, British brands, will definitely get you looking & feeling great. 

Cat Turner London

Cat Turner red polka dot summer dress – summer outfits 2021

Cat Turner London is an absolute must-have brand for the summer. Their cotton summer dresses, strapless dresses and kaftans that are so versatile they can be worn on the beach or styled with trousers.

Offering a timeless, highly wearable collection, beautifully made in London, the brand is passionate about natural fabrics, ethical women’s clothing and about creating special pieces for your capsule wardrobe that you’ll love to wear time and time again. 

This minimalist style will make you feel effortlessly stylishly, & a touch playful whatever the occasion. Don't you just love this red polka dot summer dress. It's the perfect addition to your summer 2021 outfits! 

Seekd

 

Seekd is a curated online boutique of stylish, ethical and eco-friendly jewellery, accessories and lifestyle brands. 

Founded by Fay Cannings in 2018 with the desire to bring together a like minded community of talented designers and planet conscious customers. The collections are handpicked and showcase some of the most exciting and eclectic designs and independent brands in the UK. Seekd encourages you to seek out something unique and sustainable which you’ll cherish.

Fay focuses on products that are lovingly handmade and positive for the planet. From everyday interesting classic pieces to more statement finds, you’ll enjoy the diverse selections and founder stories behind them. Discover two of the Seekd brands Maalo and Olivia Taylor also showcased in this blog. Look out for more Seekd pop up shops coming soon.

Jewelled Buddha

rJewelled Buddha recycled sari necklaces

 

Jewelled Buddha is the home of artisan-made, ethical fashion and lifestyle. Founder Harjit Sohotey-Khan discovered her love of artisan clothing, whilst backpacking for a year around Asia. She returned with a deep appreciation of Indian textiles, to create a sustainable fashion brand, working with NGO’s and social brands.  

Offering stylish, ethical clothing that re-imagines the crafts of the past into modern wardrobe staples, expect to find colourful, slow fashion collections that are often one-of-a-kind or limited edition. From luxury silk scarves and up-cycled silk kimonos to wardrobe must-haves like their handwoven wool capes.  

Their hand-loomed range of throws and cushion covers is perfect for adding a style accent at home. By empowering consumers with ethically made fashion that aligns with their personal values, this ethical brand ensures sustainable livelihoods for their artisan makers.

 

Maalo

Maalo Statement Necklaces

 

Maalo is a sustainable and ethical jewellery brand born in Mexico and based in London. Their designs are inspired by the empowered modern women: classic, timeless, strong, subtle. Their goal is to create timeless jewellery that lasts forever, for women to wear every day, everywhere.

Each piece is designed in London by Montserrat A. Alonso, the founder. They are then either handmade by Montserrat or by one of her artisans in her Mexican hometown. Only recycled sterling silver or 9ct gold are used, along with ethically sourced stones, and recycled plantable packaging.

Each collection is produced in small batches, not only to support talented artisans but to avoid the unnecessary waste caused by mass production. Their latest collection is called Freya.

 

Olivia Taylor

Olivia Taylor Ondulée Bangle - Stacking Set

 

Olivia Taylor is a sustainable jewellery brand based in Scotland.  Designer and maker - Olivia - aims to create a brand of stylish, contemporary jewellery that lasts forever.  

Inspired by Japanese architecture and design philosophy, the Ondulée collection consists of delicate necklaces, statement bracelets, elegant earrings and eye-catching rings, all with the signature Ondulée design.  This graceful yet structural design is unique and catches the light beautifully in every piece. The minimalist Ondulée design allows each piece to be versatile for any occasion, allowing for an effortless day to night look to be achieved. Olivia hand-makes each piece herself using ethically sourced precious metals.

Looking for the perfect hands-free bag to finish off your summer look?  

Tatum Diamond London's Whitley Bag is perfect for all your post lockdown essentials, best of all it can be worn as a belt bag so you have your free.  Worn here by sustainable stylist Roberta Style Lee

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