There’s plenty of ways to get involved in this year’s International Women’s Day and if supporting more female fashion brands is how you wanna do it, then we’ve made it easy by rounding up some of our faves in the biz…
Nude Ethics is a one-woman shop, founded and run by Jessica Bailey who lives by the motto “wear something honest or wear nothing at all”. Cheeky. Not only does she curate her own collection featuring fruit prints and bold floral designs, but Nude Ethics stock other ethical small brands too with each piece made from organic cotton and renewable energy.
After a career in the fast-fashion industry, Clare Lewis founded Retold to make second hand clothing accessible to as many people as possible. Based in East London, the team handpick each item and drop new collections every other week. From Giorgio Armani leather blazers to 1970s knits to Figaro bracelets – if you wanna shop sustainably, Retold is the way to do it.
Inspired by nature, By Glaze creates minimalistic jewellery pieces that hope to empower women and shine light on their natural beauty. From toggle chain necklaces with water drop pendants to huggies that take inspo from the texture of sand, all the pieces are created using recycled sterling silver and responsibly sourced gold plating to make them as sustainable as poss.
London based designer Naya was born and raised in Siberia, with her collections reflecting her upbringing. She’s known for unconventional cuts, creative use of colours and luxe materials that explore female sensuality so think scallop edge trimmed dresses, knitted vests, cape effect trench coats, floral tops and so many other bits you’re gonna have your eye on.
London-based Birdsong is not only ethical and sustainable, but a social enterprise too. They use biodegradable fabric made by low income migrant women based in Tower Hamlets, but obvs pay them a fair wage. Think bright colours, edgy silhouettes and original prints.
Brick Lane’s indie eyewear brand is all about expression, individuality and creativity in everything it does. Whether it’s a monochrome mosaic pair with a smoke lens that you’re after, or perhaps their groovy caramel two tone is more your vibe – Hot Futures is one to keep an eye on.