In the latest episode of Toolally Talks, Mags, Helen and Zilpah were joined by John Lewis Stylist Emily to talk all about sustainability in fashion.
Emily shares outfits with the group she has put together using key staple pieces from the sustainable brands sold at John Lewis. If you haven’t seen it already, click here to watch, or read all about what these brands are doing to become more environmentally-friendly below.
A pioneer in Fairtrade fashion, People Tree is a brand that creates clothing with a conscience. Each piece is crafted to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish. The brand is known for its classic, timeless and versatile designs combined with playful prints inspired by retro archives from the V&A. This is an innovative and affordable fashion brand which respects both people and the planet.
The New York-based brand is a global leader in denim innovation, with a passion for creating denim in the most sustainable way possible. The average pair of jeans uses approximately 1,500 gallons of water, an average pair of DL jeans uses just 8 gallons. DL’s modern water recycling system also reintroduces 98% of the water used back into municipal drains.
Branding itself as ‘Fair Fashion’ rather than ‘Fast Fashion’, ArmedAngels has ethical and sustainable values right at its core. Each piece of clothing is created using organic materials and the brand works with organisations like Fairtrade and Fair Wear Foundation to ensure that every worker benefits from fair conditions in their place of work.
As well as creating gorgeous, classic pieces that will never go out of style, John Lewis is committed to having the most sustainable and traceable cashmere on the market. Working closely with suppliers in northern China and Mongolia means John Lewis is able to use the finest cashmere produced by the goats in these areas. The team of specialist cashmere spinners use their expertise to twist a finer, softer, more rounded yarn, giving a deeper colour when dyed.