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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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The B Corp Celebration Gift Box by Social Supermarket

Social Supermarket The B Corp Celebration Gift Box, £57.99,

Newly certified B Corp brand Social Supermarket is celebrating its new certification with the B Crop Celebration Gift Box. Inside the hamper, you’ll find goodies from the likes of Toast Ale, DASH, Flawsome! Drinks, Cafédirect, London Tea Company, Divine Chocolate, Rubies in the Rubble and Elvis & Kresse – all of which will also soon be available as individual products on Social Supermarket. With a B Corp accredited score of 106.4 (an impressive achievement!), Social Supermarket has shown its dedication to doing good by its community and the planet.

Victoria Beckham x Woolmark, models in a field

Victoria Beckham x The Woolmark Company Square Neck Jumper in Lilac & Pink, £550,

Fans of luxury fashion label Victoria Beckham will know of its collaboration with The Woolmark Company, which created Victoria Beckham’s first end-to-end traceable collection. The items in the collection are traceable from farm to shop, using 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable non-mulesed Australian Merino wool which is fully traceable to just five woolgrowers. Each item is also made in Woolmark-certified factories using sustainable plant-based dyes and then packaged up in biodegradable Polybags with recycled poly labels. Read more about Victoria Beckham’s collaboration with the Woolmark Company here.

Eco-Friendly Candles - L:A BRUKET Grapefruit Scented Candle 260g, £53.00

L:A BRUKET Grapefruit Scented Candle 260g, £53,

Ever wondered what makes certain candles more eco-friendly than others? It’s all about the ingredients involved. L:A BRUKET’s grapefruit candle is made from organic soy wax and poured into mouth-blown glass by skilled craftsmen, emphasising the use of natural ingredients to create high-quality organic products. L:A BRUKET recommends you light the candle for shorter periods of time to maximise the scent and make it more long lasting.

Batoko lobster swimsuit

Batoko Lobster Swimsuit, £60,

Dreaming of winter sun this January? Get ready for your next getaway with small independent swimwear brand Batoko. The brand’s swimwear is made from 100% recycled plastic waste that would have otherwise been headed for landfill and oceans. As a small company, Batoko intends to remain a ‘micro-business’, growing at a sustainable pace that is kinder to the planet with small collections and attention to detail.

B Corp Drink - Hattiers Rum

Hattiers Resolute Navy Strength Rum, £56,

Looking for a festive tipple before the Christmas chaos begins? Taking on the title of Britain’s first B Corp rum company (and only the second in the world), Hattiers Rum has been setting the standard for sustainable drinks practice since its beginnings in 2017. Hattiers Rum has been plastic free since day one, partnering with Flexi-Hex to provide simple and sustainable packaging, and has refused to farm production outside the UK to cut down on carbon emissions. Its next goal is to be Net Zero Carbon by the end of 2021.

The Best B Corp Drink Companies in the UK


Burberry Pocket Detail Technical Gabardine Belted Trench Coat, rent from £29 a day,

The fashion rental market is going from strength to strength, and transforming the way many of us consume luxury fashion. And the latest big brand to enter the arena is an exciting one: Burberry. The beloved British brand has teamed up with My Wardrobe HQ to offer customers the opportunity to rent one of its iconic trenches, a chic Olympia bag or a flirty wrap skirt in its signature tartan from as little as £6 per day.

You Can Now Rent Your Burberry Trench


SeaForYourselfCo Secret Santa Bundle, £15,

All we want for Christmas is less plastic waste in the UK – but where do we start? SeaForYourselfCo’s bamboo products are a great alternative to traditional plastics, coming in the form of cutlery sets, straws and toothbrushes. Perfect for using at home or on the go, SeaForYourselfCo’s products are non-toxic, BPA-Free, biodegradable, recyclable and compostable. With each purchase, 20p is donated to the charity 100 Tons of Plastic, which is on a mission to remove plastic waste from shores and seas while raising awareness of plastic pollution globally.

Mulberry Low Carbon Leather

Mulberry Soft Small Amberley Satchel, £795,

Mulberry has unveiled a new collection of bags using the ‘world’s lowest’ carbon leather in partnership with Muirhead, a member of the Scottish Leather Group. The limited-edition capsule collection is described by Mulberry as a ‘pioneering hyper-local, hyper-transparent farm-to-finished product’, and comes in four colours so you can feel both fashionable and sustainable.

Mulberry Launches a Low Carbon Leather Collection


MaisonCléo Ivory Textured Thick Wool Coat, €590,

Look to our pick of sustainable fashion brands this winter, as they lead the way with wardrobes crafted from recycled and biodegradable fabrics. MaisonCléo is the fashion label committed to using only leftovers fabrics from French Couture Houses and factories, and is run by a mother-daughter duo in the north of France. This thick coat is made entirely from wool, and takes Cléo around six hours to make by hand. Make sure you’re quick to grab one though, as products are made in limited runs.

Matilde Eternal Hoops, £950,

Founded by Jose Mourinho’s daughter, MATILDE Jewellery puts sustainability front and centre. Matilde decided to launch her eponymous line after discovering the detrimental environmental and societal effects of the mining industry. She began researching alternatives – and so MATILDE was born. All pieces are made from lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold, and the brand maintains a close relationship with suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring good working conditions for employees. MATILDE is also launching a seasonal store in Soho’s Ham Yard Village just in time for Christmas, with doors opening for five weeks from 17 November.

The Best Sustainable Jewellery Brands

STELAR - Amara Tote Bag - Bracken and Rose - £495

STELAR Amara Tote Bag in Bracken and Rose, £495,

British brand STELAR seeks to revive and promote traditional artisan techniques within the international marketplace. Working with artisans in Bali, the brand introduces modern designs to generational craftsmanship – creating a long-term positive impact and sustainable livelihoods within these communities. STELAR’s ethos is ‘buy less, buy better’, using materials sourced locally in Bali (supporting homegrown industries) and ensuring that there is a minimal human and environmental impact. The brand’s collection of basket bags are also made from bamboo and atta grass, grown on the artisans’ own land and entirely regenerative. They are finished with cotton canvas linings, recycled alloy hardware and interchangeable straps made from sailing rope and jacquard.

Aubade Softessence Padded Bralette

Aubade Softessence Padded Bralette, £112,

This Aubade Softessence Padded Bralette is made from super-soft 100% recycled embroidery (tulle and embroidered thread) and is built to last. The ultra-soft frabric feels as good as it looks, too.

Tusting x Barbour

Tusting x Barbour Re-Loved Holdall, £249,

We love to see luxury employing more sustainable practices – even more when brands team up to do so. This is exactly what you get with industry giants Tusting and Barbour, who have collaborated to create a collection of ‘Re-Loved’ bags. The unisex bags are hand-made in Tusting’s Buckinghamshire workshop using pre-loved Barbour jackets and coats, breathing life into items that would otherwise be thrown away. The collection also comes in three styles – rucksack, holdall and tote – all of which are stylish and classic in design. There are only 100 bags on offer, each individually numbered, so you know you’ll be buying a piece of history if you do decide to get your hands on one.


Baukjen Chiara Merino Lambswool Cardigan, £159,

The fashion brand with a passion for environmental action, House of Baukjen, was recently awarded the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Award. The brand, which in the first half of 2021 alone has achieved a total saving of 99 tonnes of carbon equivalent emissions and 74 million litres of water, has been working to improve its impact on the environment for many years. Thanks to initiative such as its Pre-Loved and Rental collections, insistence on choosing fibres and fabrics with a lower environmental footprint, shortening its supply chains, becoming a Zero Waste company and moving its office to a Green Building, Baukjen can now claim the title of ‘leading Green Fashion Brand’.

Lavender Hill Rib Roll Neck in Wine, £80

Lavender Hill Silk Rib Roll Neck Top in Wine, £80,

Autumn is all about layering up with chic staple pieces and timeless basics. If you’re looking to bulk up your wardrobe this season, look no further than Luxury fashion brand Lavender Hill. The brand has recently launched a new eco-friendly basics collection, which features products made using the natural fabrics Tencel™ lyocell (a eucalyptus tree derivative) and Tencel™ modal (produced by spinning beech tree cellulose into fibres). Between October and December, Lavender Hill will also be donating 15 per cent of sales of its Heart Socks to Cancer Research for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Riley Studio Recycled Shirt on model

Riley Studio Recycled Flannel Check Shirt, £140,

Riley Studio has always been concerned with making the fashion world a better place, whether that be by lessening its carbon footprint or using waste materials instead of virgin fibres. The Riley Studio Recycled Flannel, for example, is made from 100 per cent recycled materials and EcoLife yarn (a blend of 55 per cent recycled polyester and 45 per cent recycled cotton), and the buttons are made from milk waste – a great alternative to petroleum-based plastic. Another bonus is that no water or harmful chemicals are used while making the shirt, meaning the environmental impact of each shirt is very low.

Stubble & Co The Roll Top bag

Stubble & Co The Roll Top Bag, £105,

Stubble & Co has long been committed to being a greener business, from designing durable bags that stand the test of time to offering in-house repair services and using a zero carbon warehouse. The Roll Top, now reimagined in two new colours, brings to life this sustainable vision by employing recycled materials like PET and PET lining and webbing. The beauty of The Roll Top, however, lies in its functionality; as well as the roll top enclosure, the bag features a direct access laptop compartment, bike light anchor point, two ide pockets for water bottles, umbrellas and bike locks, water-resistant zips and two internal mesh pockets. For durability on the go, whether you’re walking, biking or travelling abroad, this is the bag that does it all.

London Velvet x Ocean Bottle

London Velvet x Ocean Bottle The Bottle Bag, £95,

London Velvet and Ocean Bottle have teamed up to create the Bottle Bag. Take your drink on the go with this stylish bag, crafted in calf leather and made-to-order so that no material is wasted, no bulk fabric is ordered and nothing ends up in landfill. The two brands came together under the shared desire to make the world more sustainable, with Ocean Bottle dedicated to clearing up 1000 plastic bottles for every reusable bottle they sell and London Velvet focused on that will last a lifetime.


LPOL Penrose Metallic Paper Handbag, £130.00,

Sustainable leather and upcycled goods brand LPOL launched a new 100% vegan recycled handbag last week. The bag, made from recycled fibres that derive from the paper industry, transforms industrial waste from the production of items like cigarette packets, kitchen tissue and paper napkins into a new raw material: Texon. The material is later infused with an organic plant-based latex and coated in an Oeko-Tex® approved metallic silver foil to add strength, durability and style. The result? A handbag that is as stylish as it is sustainable.


Thinx Cotton Briefs, £25.42,

Want to make your period eco-friendly? Ditch the plastic tampons and pads and trade in for a pair of Thinx underwear. Thinx absorbs your period without mess or hassle, and can do the job of five regular tampons in one go. Available in a number of fits – including hi-waist, thong, boy short, sleep short, hiphugger, French cut and even activewear – Thinx underwear is a gamechanger when it comes to that time of the month. Grab a pair online or from Selfridges, John Lewis, Boots and ASOS.

The Best Sustainable Sanitary Products

Loveness Lee Alphabet Recycled Silver Necklace

Loveness Lee Alphabet Recycled Silver Necklace, from £115,

The Alphabet Collection by Loveness Lee launches today (9 September) and is the latest eco-friendly range from the jewellery brand. Each piece is sustainably made with recycled silver and locally sourced materials and packaged in biodegradable and recyclable packaging. Pick your initial or that of a loved one from the collection of recycled silver and gold-plated designs, which are produced in small batches in the brand’s London studio.

Sustainable Luxury List - Marina Raphael

Marina Raphael Micro Riviera in Crimson Quilted Napa, £695,

Luxury handbag designer Marina Raphael has been working to integrate sustainability into its practice since its conception, while promoting the work of local craftsmen in Tuscany. From monitoring the materials used to tanning leather in small quantities to avoid water waste, Marina Raphael makes sure it is taking the steps needed to be a greener business. The brand’s near-zero waste policy and commitment to upcycling also plays a part in its sustainability pledge, with the goal of making unneeded waste a thing of the past. With a huge selection of sleek handbags available, Marina Raphael demonstrates that sustainability and fashion go hand in hand.

Sustainable Luxury List - Jimmy Fairly

Jimmy Fairly The Abyss Sunglasses in Lilac, £129,

While we are edging into September, it’s never too late to soak up a few lingering rays of sunshine – and what better way to do it than with a new pair of stylish sunnies sitting on your nose. Jimmy Fairly is well aware of the ecological impact their collections could leave behind and does its best to be fully responsible. The brand is shifting towards more eco-friendly production methods, employing Eco Acetate (a plant-based, biodegradable material) to make its sunglasses and eliminating single-use packaging. Our favourite pair from Jimmy Fairly’s current range is The Abyss: vintage square frames brought into the present by a vibrant purple colour palette.

Sustainable Luxury List - SEP Jordan

SEP Jordan Linen Cushion Cover Alhambra®, £197,

SEP Jordan is a fashion and lifestyle business with a social impact focus. Founded in 2013 by Roberta Ventura, the brand is based in the Jerash ‘Gaza’ Camp in Jordan and employs its artists from the refugee women living there. SEP Jordan is a conscious choice that works with communities to create a greener and happier business model. Raw materials are produced organically on a farm in Inner Mongolia, and every product is made by hand to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint. With a goal to be carbon neutral by next year, this is the brand to go to for clothing and home accessories that are stylish, eco-friendly, and create opportunities for women to be economically independent.

Sustainable Luxury List - The Karry

The Karry Vegan Leather Pouch and Accessories, £49.99,

You shouldn’t have to buy a new set of luxury products and miniatures each time you travel – and with The Karry, you won’t have to! Meet the reusable travel kit that makes skincare products portable (and a little greener). Small, lightweight, and practical, the Karry fits in your handbag or luggage case for easy travel. The plastic-free packaging is also a plus – the brand selects recyclable, bio degradable, and reusable materials to make single-use plastic a thing of the past for its products.

Travel Accessories for the Sustainable Traveller

Sustainable Luxury List - BVLGARI

BVLGARI Exclusive Serpenti Maxi Cabochon leather cross-body bag, £2130,

Iconic luxury brand BVLGARI has launched its first eco-friendly capsule collection exclusively with Selfridges. Part of the Good Nature campaign, the collection features a revamp of one of the brand’s most famous bags, the Serpenti. The new Serpenti Maxi Cabochon is the first bag from the brand to be created with an all-round sustainable approach. Leather comes from tanneries that operate in compliance with the Leather Working Group, who centre their production methods on factors related to environmental performance, and stitching is made from recycled nylon threads. For a bag that is green in both ethics and aesthetics, look no further than the Serpenti.

Green with Eco-Envy: BVLGARI’s Serpenti Bag Reimagined

Sustainable Luxury List - EVARAE activewear

EVARAE Sabine Bralette and Luna Leggings in ECONYL®, £140 and £110,

EVARAE’s Move.Dance.Swim collection comes just in time for the Olympics, so while Team GB are working the games you can work your own fitness routine. Featuring a range of bodysuits, leotards, leggings and bralettes , the collection can be worn from studio to swimming pool. What makes it green? That would be the ECONYL®, an infinitely recyclable material made from nylon and plastic waste from oceans and landfills. With activewear like this, you can be good to your body and the planet.

Sustainable Luxury List - Sheep Inc

Sheep Inc. Endless Tide Collection Hoodie, £140,

Summer is truly underway here in the UK, with many of us now booking staycations to keep us entertained throughout the season. For those going to the coast or heading up north, it may be worth taking a few extra layers for the light chill. We have just the thing. Naturally carbon negative knitwear brand Sheep Inc.’s Endless Tide Collection brings four new colours to the brand’s iconic hoodie design. Each piece made from ultra-soft, ultra-durable Eternity X-Care® Merino Wool sourced from regenerative farms and knitted using solar-powered Wholegarment® technology, creating clothing that is 100% biodegradable and 100% trackable. It doesn’t hurt that they look good, too.

Sustainable Luxury List - RIXO Swimwear

RIXO Rita Swimsuit – Mermaid Patchwork, £145, 

RIXO recently launched their 2021 Sustainable Swimwear Collection, and we’re obsessed. Made from Q-Nova, a fibre made from petroleum-based waste materials, the collection promises to be as green as it is fashionable. Our pick is RIXO’s vibrant Rita Swimsuit, which features a scoop neckline, low back, and high cut leg – perfect for a day at the beach.

Sustainable Luxury List - Rockett St George Sustainable Square Side Table

Rockett St George Sustainable Square Side Table, £250,

This Rockett St George X Jani Lemut sustainable side table was made with materials sourced from waste streams, with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standard wood was used throughout. The pieces in this limited edition collection were produced with a commitment to ensuring a low carbon footprint and, most importantly, they’re keep-forever beautiful.

Sustainable Luxury List - Ally Capellino X Margent Farm Hemp Backpack in Navy

Ally Capellino X Margent Farm Hemp Backpack in Navy, £235,

Ally Capellino and Margent Farm partnered for the ‘Can A Bag Start A Debate’ campaign and this beautiful backpack made from organically grown hemp and designed in the Ally Capellino signature style. Ally Capellino and Margent Farm share a passion in working with and promoting materials with low environmental impact, and this vegan-friendly backpack is big enough for all your summer essentials.

Featured image: Drew Dau, Unsplash

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