Buycotting is where you actively choose to buy a brand’s products or services because you believe in and support their policies – it’s like voting with your wallet. There are loads of brands and businesses out there creating ethical and sustainable goods, from packaging-free cosmetics to shoes made from apple waste. Here are our fave brands to invest in.

BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #24 WUKA

Single-use plastics are rife in period products; on average women will use around 11,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime and around 200,000 tonnes of…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #23 ERNIE

We have a serious coffee habit in this country but one thing we may not think about when we’re having the first cup of the…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #22 RE=COMB

Plastic waste is a massive issue – single-use plastics are everywhere and only around 7% – 11% of plastic waste in the world gets recycled.…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #21 ARKITAIP

We all know how polluting the fashion industry is – the carbon emissions are huge and unwanted garments clog up landfills – so when mother…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #20 SPRUCE

When it comes to environmental impact, household cleaning products are right up there and not in a good way. The solutions, which are around 90%…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #19 SOLESHARE

If Friday night is always fish supper night in your house, there’s a new sustainable way to keep the seafood coming on the regs. SoleShare…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #18 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SOCKS

A rogue one always seems to go missing when you’re doing a wash and you may not give them much thought when you’re getting dressed…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #17 KARMA DRINKS

Fizzy sodas don’t have the best rep but Karma Drinks is one brand that’s proving that they can taste good, be made from proper ingredients…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #16 AERENDE

The perfect piece of homeware can certainly bring joy to its owner but for British brand Aerende, which sells “life-improving homewares”, their products also have…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #15 THE ETHICAL BUTCHER

Switching to a vegan diet is often touted as the biggest way you can reduce your environmental impact but it’s not the only option -…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #14 SCRATCH LONDON

After working in the aviation industry, retail design, visual merchandising and marketing, Laura Brown turned her hand to jewellery and founded Scratch London in 2017.…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #13 THE UNDERARGUMENT

The Underargument may be a lingerie brand but it’s as much about empowerment and celebrating individuality as it is about beautiful bras and knickers. Maïna…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | # 12 KANKAN

The beauty and is one of the worst offenders when it comes to plastic, as a lot of products contain microplastics or come in single-use…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #11 OVERLORD

With his brand Overlord Cedric Chaveau takes unwanted fabrics and discarded garments and upcycles them, creating new streetwear from old materials. He gives the textiles…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #10 TONY’S CHOCOLONELY

Dutch brand Tony’s Chocolonely is about two things: making epic choccy bars (the dark milk pretzel toffee…if you know, you know) and making all chocolate…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #9 CUTTING FLOOR CUSHIONS

We’re all aware of the huge amounts of post-consumer textile waste – that’s used items like old clothes – ending up in landfills but it’s…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #8 ASKET

Jakob Dworsky and August Bard Bringéus, co-founders of Swedish menswear brand ASKET, know the toll that fashion takes on the planet, consuming resources and labour,…

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BRANDS TO BUYCOTT | #7 FUSSY

Over 3.2 billion single-use plastic deodorants are thrown away globally every year, meaning most of those end up in landfill or in the ocean. Refillable…

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