10 of the best sustainable fashion boutiques in London
1. The Dungeon Shop
Granville Arcade, 32-33 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PR
Some people find they are in the wrong job and start boxing or buy a hamster. Not Kate Richards, who channeled her disillusionment with her previous career into her love of eco-friendly fashion and created The Keep, an independent womenswear boutique in the heart of Brixton Village. From tunic dresses made with fine roll fabric by Lowie to organic cotton patchwork skirts by Armedangels, Richards’ goal is to rekindle an appreciation for quality and craftsmanship.
2. The Third Estate
27 Brecknock Road, London N7 0BT
The longest running vegan shoe and clothing store (in our opinion at least), The Third Estate aims to ensure that everything it stocks is free of animal products and not made in sweatshops. As the weather gets colder and more of us return to the office, check out their vegan brogue shoes by Acre, designed in the UK and handcrafted under fair working conditions by artisans in a handful small independent factories in Portugal and Italy.
135 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AX
Mackage recently launched a capsule collection of coats and jackets in Oldest boy. The premium wool is made by recycling carefully selected consumer knits that would otherwise end up in landfills – more than 800,000 in 2021 alone, according to Manteco, the Italian textile company behind MWool. And since pre- and post-consumer clothing is already dyed, no further dyeing is necessary, instead wool colors are created by mixing different shades of fibers.
4. Lin London
101 Golborne Road, London W10 5NL
Flax’s goal is to challenge the perception that flax, one of the low impact fibers in the market, is only worn by a certain type of person at a given time of year. And it works. Their latest collection is a beautiful mix of bright colors (the signature “butter yellow” shirt is as delicious as it sounds) and fall hues (hello the “French blue” railroad jacket). All Flax clothing is made in North London, and in addition to offering free repairs, the company runs workshops in its store where customers can learn how to repair themselves.
5. Selfridges & Co.
400 Oxford Street, London W1C 1JS
This Oxford Street staple may have opened in 1909, but its eco-friendly fashion options are anything but dated. Of Stripe and lookfrom eco-friendly lace underwear to stunning pre-loved dresses from vintage London boutique Vintage Vout, Selfridges offers a growing line of items that prove that style and durability can go hand in hand.
7 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL
It’s worth a visit to this Seven Dials store, which specializes in outerwear, if only to be surrounded by surfers with shiny skin who make you feel like you’re at the seaside. Speaking of the great outdoors, Finisterre, headquartered on the north Cornish coast, aims to ensure that fewer baddies hang out there. As part of its efforts, the company manufactures its fleeces from post-consumer and post-industrial plastics, and its wetsuits from Yulex, a natural rubber alternative to polluting neoprene. Autumn sea swimming here we arrive.
7. All birds
46 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HQ
This shoe brand has two boutiques in London, including one in Covent Garden and one nestled in the heart of Marylebone Village. As part of its climate change commitments, Allbirds immerses itself in the world of regenerative agriculture, a technique that seeks to suck carbon from the atmosphere through soil restoration. Other eco-friendly features of their shoes include cane soles and laces made from recycled plastic bottles (an old bottle equals a pair of laces).
8. 69b Shop
69b Broadway Market, London E8 4PH
If, like us, you love nothing more than a weekend at Broadway Market, be sure to call 69b, a delicious, ultra-durable style hub for men and women. This store knows its stuff about eco-sewing and everything is so gorgeous, don’t expect you want to visit another chain store again.
9. Louis Vuitton
190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9QX
This luxury fashion house is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 55% by 2030. Meanwhile, right next to its Sloane Street store, something a little magical should emerge over the months. and years to come, namely a pocket forest. Louis Vuitton has partnered with real estate firm Cadogan and urban biodiversity consultancy SUGi to “bring Pont Street back to life”, the end result of which will be more than 600 densely planted native trees and shrubs.
10. Beyond retro
110-112 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6EJ
Beyond Retro has just opened its fourth store in London, that’s all you need to know about the popularity of this vintage clothing brand. At its flagship store just off Brick Lane, there are up to 20,000 unique items to browse, so whether you’re looking for well-worn classic Levis clothing or old-fashioned Adidas clothing, we suggest you visit this place. .