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Luxury beauty, fashion, food and homeware doesn’t have to cost the earth. To tie in with our sustainability-focused content and in support of eco-conscious consumerism, every Tuesday (and the occasional bonus day in between) we’ll be bringing you a new eco-focused, zero-waste, ethically sourced or sustainable product. Guilt-free shopping starts here…

Sustainable Luxury List

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Cartier Pebble

Cartier Pebble watch, £150,000-200,000, bonhams.com

This rare and unusual 18ct gold Cartier Pebble watch is headlining Bonhams’ Fine Watches sale on 14 December. It’s being put up for auction by its original owner, and was designed in the Cartier London workshop, circa 1972 – making it an early model. The 35mm watch is a fine example of the styles the London workshops began producing in the swinging Sixties, and showcases pure lines, precise shapes and proportions that are distinctly Cartier. Offered with an estimate of £150,000-200,000. 

Black heels

Prada Leather Heels (EU36), £86, vestiairecollective.com

When it comes to putting together the perfect party outfit for Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties this festive season, don’t overlook your accessories – and this festive season, make sure you’re armed with the perfect party shoes to dance the night away. We have our eye on these black leather heels from Prada, which come secondhand (but never worn) from resale platform Vestiaire Collection. Smart and stylish, with a preppy edge, these shoes will no doubt see you through office parties, dinner with friends, Christmas celebrations and the NYE countdown without a hitch.

Beauty products advent calendar

UpCircle 12 Days of Beauty, £99.99, upcirclebeauty.com

Looking for a greener alternative to your advent calendar this Christmas? One of the best-known sustainable beauty brands out there, UpCircle is known for its vegan skincare products packed up in completely recyclable packaging. The plastic negative certified brand recently released its 2022 Christmas calendar, which features a curated selection of its famous hero products. Look out for the golden ticket hidden in just three calendars, which will give you £100 to spend on UpCircle products.

Brown tote bag

HAYASHI Large Tote Bag, £50, hayashi-uk.com

New south-coast UK brand HAYASHI is making waves with its 100 percent recyclable, eco-friendly range of everyday, wearable products. Its debut collection, which is made with HAYASHI paper, is a new vegan leather design concept and spans wallets, laptop cases and bags in a range of autumnal colours. Our pick? The large tote, a plant-based design crafted from 80 percent cellulose tree fibres.

Close up of white trainer on fence

Stella McCartney S-Wave 1 Trainers, £520, stellamccartney.com

British fashion designer Stella McCartney takes her next steps into sustainability with the S-Wave, a new symbol across AW22 lines that indicates the brand’s evolving commitment to circularity, material innovation and conscious decision-making. The first edit to feature the S-Wave includes trainers, bags and ready-to-wear pieces, which are noted as some of the most sustainable items in the brand’s portfolio. The S-Wave 1 trainers, for example, is coined as the brand’s ‘most sustainable trainers to date’ and are crafted from plant-based alternatives to animal leather sourced from grape waste, with a sole made from pre-consumer recycled TPU.

Festive vegan dishes on table

Planthood Luxury Christmas Feast, £50, planthood.co.uk

Did you know that, on average, we waste around 230,000 tonnes of food around the festive period each year? While we don’t want to miss out on the fun of Christmas, it can go a long way to make more mindful choices when it comes to what we shop. Planthood’s Christmas Box looks to cut down on food waste by packaging up its festive dinners into manageable (but still generous) portions, with vegan dishes like mushroom wellington, confit potato latkes and cauliflower ‘cheese’ made using seasonal ingredients sourced from small scale growers. Planthood also continues to donate 1% of all its sales to environmental charities to aid initiatives that protect nature and boost biodiversity – meaning you can indulge in all you favourite goodies guilt-free this Christmas.

Person surfing

Lignum Surf Surfboard, £POA, lignumsurf.co.uk

Keen to hit the water? If you’re brave enough to wade into Britain’s freezing waters (for the sake of sport, not the Wim Hof method), then you’ll need to arm yourself with the right equipment. Lignum Surf creates its bespoke surfboards from hand, made from carefully selected and locally sourced wood that has been sealed with environmentally friendly epoxy resin – created to last you a lifetime, and then some. All Lignum boards are certified by The ECOBOARD Project, which promotes reducing carbon footprint, increasing the use (and reuse) of renewable, recycled and up-cycled materials, and reducing toxicity within the surfboard manufacturing process.

Pink metallic dress

Rejina Pyo Lorena Dress in Metallic Pink (UK6), rent from £70, rotaro.co.uk

Winter is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: party season. Get glammed up with one of the biggest trends of AW22, metallic fashion, and shine on throughout the celebrations. This is the perfect opportunity to discover your ideal rental wardrobe, keeping things circular and cutting out any unnecessary waste and consumption. Become the best dressed guest with this pink number from Rejina Pyo – larger than life, it’s bound to get heads turning and one or two envious looks from other partygoers.

Model in black waistcoat and jeans

Reformation Vintage Lou Vest, £120, thereformation.com

Looking for some statement pieces to add to your winter wardrobe? Keep things circular with Reformation’s new vintage drop, which features a selection of geogeous thrifted items from big name designers like John Galliano, Missoni, D&G and YSL. The focus is on transitional pieces that will carry you from autumn to winter, with the ability to be layered up or dressed down to suit any occasion. The Y2K trend also takes a front seat, with highlights including cargo skirts, leather waistcoats and jackets, bias cut dresses and patchwork jeans in vibrant colours.

Black handbag

LPOL Dinky Zero-Waste Handbag Textures of Black, £275, lpol.co.uk

Independent London-based design brand LPOL has been campaigning for sustainable practice in the industry since 2009. All of the brand’s accessories are made here in the UK, with local craftsmanship and minimum transportation (and transmissions) in mind. LPOL also creates its products with a zero-waste ethos, as seen with its latest release: a reimaginging of the classic black saddle bag. Saving leather off-cuts and surplus materials from going to landfill, the bag allows the brand to commit to more zero-waste methods in its workshop while creating crowd-favourite designs. The bag itself is also trendlessly classic, meaning you can take it with you through the seasons.

Boxes of chocolates laid out on marble counter

Cartografie The Whole Studio Collection, £54, cartografiechocolate.com

A highlight of our sustainable chocolate brands roundup, Cartografie was created by The Ritz’s ex-pastry chef Kae Shibata and Masterchef The Professionals – The Rematch 2019 winner Sven-Hanson Britt. The two joined forces during lockdown with the goal of creating chocolate that was sourced from ethically-minded suppliers only. The brand’s cocoa beans are sourced from 20 degrees either side of the equator where they ripen, before being turned into products by Kae and her team at their chocolate studio in London’s City Island. Get a taste of Cartografie with the entire core collection, which includes four boxes of filled handmade chocolates flavoured with unique water-based ganaches, caramels, Scottish sea salt and sourdough bread.

Oat coloured fringe jacket

Stella McCartney Textured Knit Coat in Tangerine, £1,395, stellamccartney.com

With the weather now cooling down as we approach autumn, now’s the best time to invest in some outerwear that can see you through AW22 (and AW23, 24, 25…). Our pick is is this fringed jacket from Stella McCartney, available in a light shade of oat and guaranteed to make a statement wherever you go. And the fringing is only half of the fun; this jacket has some truly vintage features like the wide shirt collar and two-way zip fastening. Perfect for strutting around the city this season.

Green leafy gift box with bottle inside

Annabel’s X The Lost Explorer Mezcal Espadin, £120, selfridges.com

London members’ club, Annabel’s, has teamed up with The Lost Explorer Mezcal and The Caring Family Foundation to create a limited edition bottle that will help raise funds for the foundation. Released in a run of one thousand, the charity bottle will be raising money to plant 35,000 trees in the rainforest, as part of The Caring Famil Foundation’s goal to plant a million trees by March 2024. The foundation has been working with SOS Amazonia to help reverse the effects of deforestation and equip local communities with sustainable produce and income. The Lost Explorer Mezcal similarly works to protect biodiversity in Oaxaca, planting three new agaves for every one that has been harvested for its mezcal and repurposing waste into fertiliser. Bringing the project together is Annabel’s, which has been working to combat deforestation over the last year and hopes to have planted one million trees in the Brazilian rainforest itself by the end of 2022.

Read more about how Annabel’s new façade highlights the deforestation crisis here

Blue planner

Before Breakfast One Year Planner (Weekly + To Do) in Stone Blue, £30, beforebreakfast.london

Looking to get back into the swing of things this September? Give yourself some structure with a weekly planner from Before Breakfast. The blank calendar lets you start from any date, and comes with multiple ‘To Do’ lists that you you can use as and when you need them. Before Breakfast makes sure that all of its paper goods are designed, produced and overseen in its Highbury & Islington studio and materials are carefully sourced, with soy-based inks, recyclable and repulpable stamping foil and paper that is FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified and made from 100% post-consumer waste.

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Champagne coloured lipstick wrapped in paper

Axiology Shimmer Lip to Lid Balm in Champagne, £15, gloworganic.co.uk

American beauty brand Axiology specialises in multi-use balms that are zero-waste, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free. Deceptively small, these balms pack a punch: dab them on your eyes, lips or cheeks (or all three) for an added pop of colour that illuminates the skin. The champagne balm, a dewy nude shade with hints of gold, is the ideal pick for summer. Each balm is tube and cap free, wrapped in recyclable paper and packaged in a cardboard box made from rubbish found on the beach.

Woman in brown bralette and skirt laying down on sofa with a handbag on her lap

Naru Studios Segment Crossbody Bag, £850, narustudios.com

Launched earlier this year, Naru Studios is a new British accessories brand that pushes all of our green buttons. The brand creates its bags with tanneries that use vegetable tanning methods and plastic-free leather, with plans to eventually use plant-based leather alternatives. Bags are classic and designed to be trend-less, and are available to buy and (from this September) rent.

Model in blue tie dye activewear

Stripe & Stare Day Long Leggings & Sports Bra Set – Beach Glass, £110, stripeandstare.com

Sustainable underwear brand Stripe & Stare has recently branched out into the world of activewear with its debut collection. The range, which is completely biodegradable and made from Tencel, comes in funky blue and pink tie dye patterns – so you can look good, feel good and do good on your next workout. 

Bottle of gin with cocktail glasses and mixers

Naked Wines x Gyre & Gimble Coastal Gin, £26.99, nakedwines.com

The summer season is well and truly underway, meaning its time to open the terraces, crack out the barbeque and pop open some bottles. Gin fan? Your new tipple of choice this season should be Gyre & Gimble’s Coastal Gin, which has been given a new makeover. Part of a collaboration with Naked Wines, the new design features a completely recyclable paper bottle. The bottle, which is five times lighter than a normal glass bottle, can be recycled at home and contains a gin that has been distilled using locally foraged samphire, dulse seaweed, salt water and lavender.

Green tub of Rose Nurture Balm

Bamford Rose Nurture Balm, £20, bamford.com

With sustainability being a core focus for Bamford’s actions, the brand is committed to creating its products using greener method. Its wellness centre uses renewable energy and a biomass boiler to heat the building, and it opts for natural ingredients that meet the COSMOS standard appointed by the Soil Association. In 2020, Bamford was also given the Butterfly Mark as certified by Positive Luxury, which acknowledges the brand’s commitment to people and planet. A new product to hit Bamford’s shelves (and soon our baskets) is the Rose Nature Balm, which uses natural nourishing oils like argan, avocado, hemp and jojoba to smooth and hydrate skin. With 100% natural fragrance, you can use the balm on multiple areas of dryness, including cuticles, elbows and heels.

Model walking outdoors in a pink cape

DEPLOY London Glade Wool Tweed Zip Cape, £385, deployworkshop.com

B Corp accredited fashion brand DEPLOY London is shaking things up with its circular, minimal waste approach to creating clothing. The brand, which was set up in 2006 by Dr. Bernice Pan, achieved an impressive initial B Corp score of 149, which it achieved through a range of efforts – including a zero-waste supply-chain, fair partnerships with workers and manufacturers, educational and charity projects and reduced carbon emissions (the brand has cut down a whopping 40 per cent of its emissions in the last three years alone). Style with a side of sustainability? Yes, please.

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Swim Society Anna Swimsuit, £110, swimsociety.co.uk 

Swim Society was founded by mental health advocate Montana Brown in 2018, with the goal to fight back when it comes to unrealistic beauty standards in the fashion industry. The brand lays out its supply chain transparently online, and creates its products using a mix of recycled polyester and elastane. With designs boasting vibrant colours, patterns and modern styles (both for suits and bikinis), Swim Society caters for all. The latest collection is available in sizes six to 20. swimsociety.co.uk

Two silver bottles stood together on white background

ignae Sun Healing Kit, £162, ignae.com

Created with the goal of providing conscious luxury, ignae offers its clients performance driven skincare that harnesses the benefits found in ingredients from the Azores, Portugal. With preservation of biodiversity in mind, ignae hopes to create a ‘Circle of Good’ where the brand can support local economic development, participate in environmental and marine conservation
projects and continue to raise awareness for the wider climate change struggle. Our pick is the Sun Healing Kit, comprised of the Daily Enzyme Cleanser and Blue Light Serum, nurtures, hydrates and gently exfoliates the skin to heal damage done by blue light. One for your packing list this summer.

Tree with hanging multicoloured beaded beetles

RE-found Objects Hanging Beaded Beetles, from £10.95, re-foundobjects.com

Have you bought a second-hand piece for your home? If not, it’s time to join the movement. If you’re after something colourful and quirky, your first stop should be RE-found Objects. Selling an eclectic range of homewares, RE-found objects restores and recycles items that would have otherwise gone to waste. Get started with these hanging beaded beetles, which come in a range of colours and will make a great addition to kids’ rooms (or your room, if you feel so inclined). Discover more gorgeous upcycled treasures here.

Two green bottles sat in the sand between two rocks, with water flowing through the space

Reia Hand and Body Wash Subscription Duo, £44, reia.store

Make your beauty routine that little bit greener with Reia, the British self-care brand that encourages its subscribers to cut down on plastic waste with refillable products. An answer to single-use plastic, Reia’s products are vegan, cruelty-free and made using 98.5% naturally derived ingredients. Hand and body wash come in beautiful glass bottles that can be refilled again and again, with the brand’s subscription service allowing customers to fill up at home with pouches. Once used, the empty pouches can be sent back to the brand with a free returns label to help close the loop on bathroom recycling. Reia co-founders Sophie Salisbury and Celia Foot commented: ‘120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry. While we’ve succeeded in dramatically reducing our household plastic waste in recent years, it’s been almost impossible to do the same with our cosmetics and personal care. So many of the plastic free options available were lacking in style, quality, or convenience. We’ve created a sustainable solution that allows people to minimise their impact and feel confident about quality and ingredients, but also feel good!’

Bottle and reusable pouch of shampoo

Rahua Classic Shampoo Sustainability Set, £66, rahua.uk

Haircare brand Rahua takes people and planet into consideration when it creates its products. Rahua is Symbiotic® Certified, meaning it uses ingredients that are grown deep in the forest without any chemicals or harmful farming methods and engages in philanthropic projects to help Native Amazonian Indigenous Communities achieve a self-sustained economy. As of 2022, the brand has preserved nearly 40,000 hectares of biodiverse tribal lands deep in the Amazon Rainforest, and are currently carbon neutral. Shampoos, conditioners and treatments are also refillable, and pouches recyclable, making it easier for customers to get involved in the fight to cut down waste.

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Tula + Tye Tangerine Orange Bralette, £28, tulaandtye.com

Tula + Tye Tangerine Orange Shorts, £32, tulaandtye.com

With the temperature slowly creeping up, it’s time to shed some layers and reach towards our go-to summer dresses, sandals and loungewear. UK-based boutique brand Tula + Tye creates its loungewear using Three-Mile Threads™, a hyperlocal supply chain model that focuses on four steps: recovering yarn (a mixture of pre- and post- consumer recycled cotton and recycled polyester from plastic bottles), sewing the pieces together in small batches by a family-run factory, dying garments using eco-friendly dyes, and embroidering, labelling and dispatching products using recycled, recyclable or reusable labels and packaging. Loungewear sets come in a range of vibrant colours, offering comfort and style for its wearer.

Blue vest with landscape and heart

Stella McCartney x Glastonbury Limited Edition Upcycled Vest, £40, glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Glastonbury is back this summer with an impressive line-up of musicians, with headliners including Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, Kendrick Lamar and Sir Paul McCartney – but he’s not the only McCartney getting involved this year. Back in 2007, British fashion designer Stella McCartney teamed up with Glastonbury to create a limited edition vest in aid of charity. The vest, thought to have been completely sold out, was recently unearthed in multiple boxes in one of the brand’s warehouses. For 2022’s edition of the festival, Stella McCartney has upcycled and repurposed the original vests with new mushroom artwork celebrating fungi as the future of fashion. All proceeds from this year’s vests will go to War Child’s Emergency Fund, which is helping children caught in worldwide conflicts like in Ukraine.

White mini dress

SKIIM Paris Christine Cross Back Mini Dress in Off White Broderie, £440, skiim-paris.com

Sunny days are upon us, and while we’re all for lounging in the garden or the pub, it’s our wardrobe that’s getting us well and truly excited – and what screams summer more than a little white dress? Start off the season with SKIIM Paris’s broderie mini dress, which features a simple A-line silhouette, criss-cross straps and (perhaps most importantly) pockets.

Woman in yellow dress holding pink handbag on light purple background

Mulberry Lily Zero Carbon Neutral Handbag in Pink, £975, mulberry.com

Last week, Mulberry dropped Lily Zero, a carbon neutral collection of handbags inspired by the brand’s iconic past and exciting future. The new range of handbags come in 12 styles stemming from the classic Lily of 2010, revamping the familiar arm-candy collectibles with carbon neutral leather in a spectrum of charcoal, chalk, pink, green and black. Find out more about the collection here.

woman wearing blue shirt and shorts suit looking away with white shoes

Ethically Made Cornflower Blue Linen Summer Co-ord Short Set, £175, fanfarelabel.com

Fanfare Label, accredited by organisations including OEKO-TEX and GOTS, is combatting the huge amount of wastage in the fashion industry, and instead is championing the importance of both reusing and re-purposing. This blue linen suit is stylish, sustainable and perfect for summer.

Hand holding green patterned bottle

House of Sunny x Chilly’s OG Hockney Print Reusable Bottle, £36, chillys.com

East London fashion brand House of Sunny has teamed up with reusable bottle brand Chilly’s to create a selection of jazzy bottles and cups set to inspire reuse. The design, known as the ‘Hockney’ due to its swirling lily pad print, was made ‘Instagram famous’ by Kendall Jenner and is now a signature print for the fashion retailer. Speaking on the collaboration, House of Sunny founder Sunny Williams said: ‘Reuse, rewear is inspired by the conscious. Life doesn’t need to stop or feel like it has a limit. You can choose to rewear your garments and you can choose to reuse your water bottles. As designers, we create products that can collaborate, last and evolve with you.’

Model in pink belted coat

AQVAROSSA Asilah Loden Jacket in Coral, £563, aqvarossa.com

Fashion label AQVAROSSA is on a mission to create luxury coats and knitwear with a sustainable edge. With its design studio based in London, the brand carefully select its producers and makers, personally visits suppliers and prioritises natural and biodegradable materials (especially alpaca and merino wool). The Asilaj Loden Jacket is a transitional piece perfect for fluctuating UK weather, and comes in a neutral sand and vibrant coral. Featuring padded shoulders and a chunky belt, you can wear the jacket casually over jeans or belt it up for a chic look.

Model in pink crop top and knickers

Stripe & Stare Biodegradable Cropped Vest, £40, stripeandstare.com  & Knickers, £20, stripeandstare.com

Stripe & Stare is on a mission to make our underwear just a little bit greener. The brand, which hopes to achieve B Corp status by the end of this year, recently launched a new collection made up of entirely biodegradable vests and knickers. Called the B Edit, the collection combines Lenzing TENCEL™, SeaCell™ and Roica V550 instead of traditional elastane, meaning that when you’re done with your knickers you can simply pop them in your compost bin. Find out more about Stripe & Stare from our interview with the brand’s Creative Director, Katie Lopes.

Sanne Save The Orangutans Cushion

Sanne Save The Orangutans Cushion, £380, sannelondon.com

Considered luxury brand Sanne creates made-to-order clothing and homewares that fall into line with Creative Director Lena McCroary’s commitment to sustainable causes. The brand’s latest line of cushions, ‘Save The Species’, was inspired by the documentary David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, where the dwindling biodiversity on Earth highlights the many species put under pressure by human intervention and climate change. The ‘Save The Species’ collection is made up of four limited-edition cushion covers representing some of the most endangered species in the world: Orangutans, Whales, Leopards and Rhinos. 15 per cent of profits from each pillows will go towards the World Land trust, supporting work in conserving and protecting these species. 

Model in Black Up-Cycled Organic Cord Dress With Red Hearts

Phoebe Grace Jannie Dress In Black Up-Cycled Organic Cord With Red Hearts, £275, phoebe-grace.co.uk

With the weather showing signs of picking up, it’s time to dust off the dresses and embrace a spring wardrobe. Worried about the chill? Fashion brand Phoebe Grace has just the solution to the transitional weather with its Jannie Dress, crafted from up-cycled organic corduroy (and therefore available in limited quantities). A highlight of the design is the red hearts decorating the sleeves – a nod to Creative Director, Janet Newman, who received the gift of a new heart from Royal Papworth Hospital back in 2017. As such, 10 per cent of all profits from the dress and all other heart-adorned items will go back to the hospital, supporting its research and development.

Purple one piece swimsuit

Stella McCartney Iconic Chain One-Piece in Orchid, £450, stellamccartney.com

Luxury retailer Stella McCartney is welcoming the warmer weather with a new line of swimwear and sunglasses. The SS22 swimwear collection is made almost entirely from sustainable fabrics, including organic cotton, ECONYL® and Q-NOVA® regenerated nylons made from ocean plastics and post-consumer textile waste. Sunglasses are similarly made with bio-acetate and bio-lenses.

Pale blue, pink and white sweatshirt

Whale of a Time Clothing Baleen Unisex Sweatshirt, £54.95, whaleofatimeclothing.com

Founded in 2016, Whale of a Time Clothing is the British casualwear brand creating fun styles in sustainable fabrics. All pieces are created using organic cotton materials that use 88 per cent less and water and 62 per cent less energy than standard fabrics, and crafted in Britain and Portugal. To keep its production line circular and avoid waste, Whale of a Time sells any seconds or samples on resale and second-hand sites. With men’s, women’s and unisex styles available, Whale of a Time truly offers something for everyone.

sellier knightsbridge hermes bags

Hermes Bags, sellierknightsbridge.com

Sellier Knightsbridge has created a platform which connects trusted re-sellers and buyers looking to buy and sell pre-loved luxury fashion products. Offering some of the most renowned names in the fashion industry, from Yves Saint Laurent to Alexander McQueen to these Hermes bags, you can wave goodbye to participating in fast fashion and get your hands on some of the most exciting and luxurious items at a pre-loved price.

Paper Shoot Paper Camera

Paper Shoot Paper Camera, £92, papershootcamera.com

There may be a lot of photographers documenting climate change, but few stop to consider how their kit may be contributing to it. From toxic chemicals to plastic casings, photography takes a greater toll on the planet than you might think. Thankfully, there are many alternatives on the market you can now use to capture the moment (without costing the planet). Eco-friendly camera brand Paper Shoot manufactures all of its products through a small team in Taiwan (where founder, George Lin, lives), eliminating mass factory production, mass chemical run-off and the exploitation of labour. The brand also has its ROHS compliance, meaning it avoids a laundry list of toxic and environmentally damaging chemicals at every level of its supply chain. Many parts of the camera are also recycled, as are the cases (which are also vegan). Find more eco-friendly photography alternatives here.

Magpie Vintage Hand Crafted Suede Western Jacket

Magpie Vintage Hand Crafted Suede Western Jacket, £240, magpievintageclothing.com

Since its creation 10 years ago, Magpie Vintage has been hand-sourcing vintage pieces for everyday wear – from Avant Garde couture to 1940s workwear and wearable art. This western scallop back cut suede jacket, for example, is from the 1970s and features an open front fully adorned with extra long fringing and hand stitched beading.

Raíz Atelier Haya Tan Wedge

Raíz Atelier Haya Tan Wedge, £330, raizatelier.com

The world of sustainable footwear is opening up this year, with Raíz Atelier entering the scene as the new conscious, circular, luxury footwear brand focused on creating the perfect summer wedge. The brand is committed to full transparency, detailing the materials used, where they are sourced from and the people making the products on its sustainability guide. The Haya Tan Wedge, for example, is made using vegetable-tanned leather (crafted in small artisanal family-run tanneries in Tuscany), natural wood from PEFC certified suppliers, eco-tpu rubber and nickel-free light gold hardware. Customers are also encouraged to return their ‘pre-loved’ shoes back to Raíz Atelier to ensure continued circularity.

Large Scalloped Green Seagrass Lampshade

Maison Maison Design Large Scalloped Green Seagrass Lampshade, £150, maisonmaisondesign.com

Maison Maison has been curating collections of antiques and home accessories – all lovingly sourced by the brand’s founder, Suzanne Duin – for over 25 years now. But this year, the brand is expanding its offering with a collection of hand-woven lampshades that put workers and community benefits first. The Woven Collection is handmade in Vietnam by local women artisans, using carefully sourced fine grasses to create lampshades that bring texture, comfort and considered detail to every room. Maison Maison, through its mission to pursue cooperative labour in developing countries, hopes to generate employment opportunities for women worldwide who specialise in traditional crafts.

Two Hearts Wrap

Bamford Two Hearts Wrap, £350, bamford.com

Know for using the finest natural fibres, Bamford is the British brand delivering sustainability and care with every product it creates. Whatever the season – Valentine’s included – Bamford is ready to deliver quality with a winning combination of home-grown wool and skilled workers. The Two Hearts Wrap is made in Nepal and hand-embroidered by local artisans, and is comprised of wool and cashmere for a super-soft feel that will keep you (or your loved one) cosy throughout the last dregs of winter.

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