Beauty by Design: Sustainable Accessories
Meet the conscious accessories brands putting good practice firstRead more
Unlike ever before, we’ve started to think before we shop, seeking conscious ways to consume that don’t mean compromising our values. And the accessories world is on board, with a wave of responsible brands offering beautiful design that centres the environment, and the global artisan community. Get to know the designers who are changing the game...
Stella McCartney is an innovator in cruelty-free materials that don’t negatively impact the planet. Recycled polyester acts as starting point for her vegetarian leather, working with safer chemicals and vegetable oils to reduce impact at production, while the advanced bio-acetate used in her sunglasses relies on plant-based sources, extracted from sustainably managed forests.Shop Stella McCartney
New York-based designer Sara Naghedi launched her own brand after 15 years of battling the wastefulness of seasonal fashion. Based on the concept of slowing fashion down, Naghedi’s bags are individually hand-woven by skilled weavers who can only produce one or two per day. Every piece is crafted from neoprene – a vegan, cruelty free and durable material that ensures each one is built to last.Shop Naghedi
Ganni is currently in the process of transitioning its three key fabrics to more responsible alternatives including organic cotton, recycled polyester and LENZING™ ECOVERO™ - a substitute for virgin viscose. Pledging to become the ‘most responsible version’ of itself, the brand has committed to making better choices to minimise its social and environmental impact, with key goals outlined in its 2020 sustainability report.Shop Ganni
The pioneering eco-fashion designer is spinning recycled plastic bottles into her I Am A Plastic Bag collection – a carbon neutral project that is at once an anti-plastic waste statement and a direct solution to the issue. Affiliated with Positive Luxury and EcoAct, Anya Hindmarch continually takes action for a more conscious footprint, using organic and recycled textiles and trims across her line.Shop Anya Hindmarch
Dragon Diffusion designer Craig Wright works closely with a small team of artisans who weave every one of the brand’s bags by hand, with each piece taking several days to perfect. The designs are the product of many generations of basket-weaving – a craft that traditionally uses vegetable fibres but has been recreated here in leather for a bag collection that excels in both durability and contemporary appeal.Shop Dragon Diffusion