Ethical and Sustainable
For more than 16 years, it has brought British heritage-inspired wares of the highest quality to the wardrobes of a spirited and inspired youth, epitomising what it is to be British, irreverent and carefree.
They pride themselves on making fashion fit. As experts in size and fit, they understand that your shape is unique and they strive to bring you fashion that fits and flatters your figure at amazing prices. They also offer an extensive range of footwear in a wide range of width fittings, lingerie in sizes 12-32, as well as menswear in up to a 66 chest and 64 waist. Plus you'll find a wide range of your favourite brands in the electricals department, as well as stylish homewares and affordable furniture in then home department, not to mention their ranges of children's clothing and toys. They also have a wide collection of gifts available for him, for her and for the kids. From unique experience days to gorgeous wedding and personalised gifts, theyve got the perfect present for every occasion. They make sure that looking fabulous doesn't come at the expense of others. So they're members of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), which looks out for those who make the clothes and helps improve their working conditions, wherever they are in the world. Their code of conduct sets out the core principles that their suppliers must follow to ensure that products are made in safe working conditions and the people that make them are treated fairly and paid a fair wage, wherever they are based in the world: employment is freely chosen, working conditions are safe and hygienic, living wages are paid, working hours are not excessive, no discrimination is practised, regular employment is provided, no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. They regularly check suppliers by using certified audit companies as well as using internal resource. They recognise that they have a responisibility to act ethically from wherever they source in the world. They are currently working on a number of projects together with other retailers on key supply chains around the world. These include garments from Bangladesh, toys from China, furniture from Vietnam and garments from Southern India.
JM and Sons
Perfect marriage of woodworking and design. The furniture they produce is hand crafted in Toronto from the highest quality salvaged wood and raw metals.
Fill your life with scent. British bespoke fragrances. For her. For him. For the home. Immaculately wrapped in their signature box. Create an individual statement. An understated style. Defined by an unconventional sense of sophistication. With taste that is rarified, yet a touch audacious. Timeless and elegant but always infused with a charming dash of wit and whimsy. It is exactly these distinctly British qualities that are the heritage, and heart, of Jo Malone London. Since its inception in 1994 - when their founder created a handful of scents revolutionary in their discerning simplicity - Jo Malone London has become a name internationally synonymous with all that is most coveted in British style. From its Georgian townhouse in 52 Gloucester Place, the Jo Malone™ Studio orchestrates a world of bespoke luxury. It is inspired by, and immersed in, modern British culture, curating collections between world-renowned master perfumers and London's leading creative talent. In working with the most forward-thinking style mavens, Jo Malone London is enduringly at the forefront of perfumery. Think of Jo Malone London as the Savile Row of scent: finding a precise ‘fit’, a scented statement perfectly suited and tailored to your taste. From energising citrus and luscious fruits to spectacular florals, intense spices and aromatic woods, they are an elegant expression of individuality, embracing every mood and occasion. Each fragrance is crafted from the highest quality ingredients by master perfumers. Tailor made, exquisitely simple, refined. And always with a touch of the unexpected, a characteristic of every Jo Malone™ creation. As gardens are a major source of inspiration for Jo Malone London, they are committed to charities around them. They are partnering with charities that use gardens to bring beauty to urban communities and to nurture and restore individuals and families by creating public gardens and green spaces for increased education, well being and public safety, as well as employing gardening skills as a pathway to work and self sufficiency.
Their aim is to make ethically hand mined crystals available to those who appreciate the difference this non-violent approach makes. Crystals are more than just another exploitable resource. They are living things beyond the understanding of modern science, but widely appreciated by many ancient societies. The cultures of the Celts, Aztecs, Mayans, Native Americans and Vedic India are richly interwoven with the Mineral Kingdom. All their crystals are thoroughly cleansed in structured water and stored in energetic groups in specially made, solid oak drawers lined with white sage (Salvia Apiana) and Tulasi (Ocimum Sanctum) leaves. This prevents the accumulation of unwanted impressions, often individual miners with whom we have a long standing relationship. These include crystals from the most sought after locations, such as the Brandberg range in Namibia and the Himalayas. Kacha Stones nestles on an idyllic West Wales hillside overlooking the River Cyche. In the Mabinogion, a collection of the very oldest Celtic texts, the lower Cyche is where King Arthur hunted the White Hart and the upper Cyche described as the gateway to the Fairie Kingdom. Their location offers considerable advantages when it comes to crystal cleansing and storage such as a pollution free environment and on site natural springs and streams.
Born and bred in England, Karen Millen is known globally for creating beautifully crafted fashion for confident women who know their own style. Each piece of their collection has been individually designed, hand-crafted and perfected by the designers in their in-house atelier to deliver their signature quality and attention to detail. From couture-inspired techniques to luxurious heritage fabrics, every KM garment has a story to tell. Under the creative direction of their CCO, Gemma Metheringham, the range has become a curated collection of perfectly cut trend-led and investment pieces offering an elevated, tailored approach to fashion. Truly international, Karen Millen has stores in over 65 countries across six continents including flagship stores in Londons Knightsbridge and New Yorks Fifth Avenue. They believe that those who work in their global supply chain should be provided with the rights and protection of international labour standards, as set out in their Code of Conduct. The Code covers a number of provisions, including no child labour, safe working conditions, a living wage, no excessive hours and protection of the environment. The Code forms part of their overall Ethical Trading strategy which also includes monitoring and auditing of the supply base. As well as their Code of Conduct on labour standards, they have adopted a number of other CSR policies, which are contained within their supplier terms and conditions. These include: ban on cotton from Uzbekistan owing to ongoing concerns about forced labour, including forced child labour; REACH policy complying with EU regulations which aims to protect human health and the environment from dangerous substances; animal welfare policy which bans real fur and animal testing on cosmetic or hygiene products.
They are interested in putting the power back in the hands of creators. Their earrings, bangles, scarves, and bags are made in small runs by Kenyan entrepreneurs. In place of hassled factory employees assembling imitation products, many of Kasandys craftspeople are women and mothers, young men and fathers, supporting their families, and their work is detailed and unique never something you could pick off of a shelf. Kasandy is providing a platform for underemployed artists to fashion beautiful, high-quality design led products for the global marketplace. All while respecting and creating opportunities for makers and their communities. Kasandy believes that buying small and intentionally can change the world. At Kasandy, the pieces are cool, fun, unique and affordable. You can expect beautiful, one of a kind items that will not hurt your wallet. Most importantly, for every purchase on Kasandy.com, you are also lending a hand to the product creators and suppliers based in Kenya. Each bag, pair of sandals and jewellery has beadwork by Kenyan women, mostly mothers, who rely on their beadwork earnings to support their families. Small businesses (mostly financed by microcredit) act as suppliers, composed of 3 people (or less), so buying from Kasandy helps these Kenyan based businesses expand their market and boost their profits. This therefore, helps reduce poverty, increase economic sustainability and improve lives through creativity. Their pieces not only invite a conversation, they make for excellent gifts. They do ship gift packages.
Kaybee for Doors
Are very different from most door companies. What makes them different is that they will always be honest with their customers, even if it means offering a cheaper alternative (most other sales staff are told to extract the most amount of money from a customer no matter what!). If they think the doors you have chosen will not suit your style of home, they will tell you. They have built the business on honesty and integrity, as well as giving customers the best value for money. They strongly believe the best form of advertising is word of mouth, and they want customers to enjoy the experience of buying doors. All their staff are fully trained, friendly, helpful and have a huge amount expirence. Another point that makes them unique is that they offer a price promise that others do not. Not only do they state that they promise to be the cheapest on the web for like products but they also state that they will refund the difference within 5 days of purchase if you can find the same products cheaper elsewhere! Their customer service is second to none. They have a large store and Distribution Centre in the Northwest of England and supply the public, trade, other retailers, builders and timber merchants. They specialise in internal doors and external doors, and have a proven track record of honesty, knowledge and helpfulness. All timber used in their doors are sourced from sustainable forests.
Kristina Lenss founded Kristinit [kri-stee-neet] in 2007 to offer fresh and sophisticated fashion for the elegant and eco-conscious woman. Taking inspiration from nature, art and history, Kristina approaches design with more than just style in mind: she uses innovative natural fabrics, local manufacturing, fair trade practices and donates 5% of all sales towards charities supporting animals and the environment. This follows the Kristinit philosophy that true beauty must be beautiful from start to finish. As a Fulbright finalist, Kristina studied costume design at the renowned Wimbledon School of Art in London and has an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA. She has worked extensively in theater, opera, ballet, film, commercials and illustration and has designed and exhibited her award winning designs around the world.
Labrador Co (The)
Set up in 2009 by Vicky Elliot, who had just one simple idea: a Labrador clock with a wagging tail. Fuelled with inspiration to make this clock, she set about designing and eventually producing the iconic clock that is still their best seller. The first run of 100 clocks was a sell out at the first show and the rest is history. Vicky soon diversified by expanding her range of clocks to include Dachshunds and Spaniels, as well as designing fabric to suit the brand. Now her product range encompasses dog beds, furniture, handbags, soft furnishings and more with the latest addition being the extremely popular dog chocolates. They believe in treating suppliers fairly and supporting local businesses. Therefore all of their products are made within the UK, excepting their luxury scarves, which are ethically produced by refugees in Nepal using natural dyes and pure cashmere and merino wool. On top of this, all of their packaging is 100% biodegradable. All parcels are dispatched the same day with Interlink or Royal Mail and they are able to include a beautifully handwritten card with your purchase if it is a present.
Lily and Me
They are a family owned, British clothing company based in the South West of England. They combine stunning textile design with delicious detailing on their dresses, tunics, tops and skirts and they are passionate about their clothes. They love quality, attention to detail and making customers smile with delight. Covered buttons, perfect piping, printed linings and quirky nips, tucks and stitching, these are the things that make them happy. Designed in-house by their lovely team in rural Gloucestershire; their prints and shapes are inspired by all the beautiful things nature has to offer; so they take sun setting on Cotswold stone, open heathland changing with the wind or a wild, stormy sky and design that essence into their ranges. Launching in 2007, they became well known for their lifestyle brand Amari and more recently Lily & Me, merging both brands under the Lily and Me umbrella in 2015. On this site you will find all their flair for designing and producing beautiful, feminine and wearable clothes. They think you will love what they do and how they do it. They believe ethical trading is a difficult and potentially confusing area with regard to clothing and they seek to be as open and transparent as possible when it comes to their claims about Lily & Me. Their clothing is designed in the UK by their in-house team in Gloucestershire and as a print led company, all their prints are unique. They work with their own factory in Kathmandu, Nepal where the majority of the garments are manufactured. Their co-founders, Hari and Amelia, have full control over working conditions and employment practice. The factory employs 240 staff and they earn well over an average well paid salary in Nepal. Staff facilities provided meet government regulations and exceed them in most areas. They ensure that staff have yearly paid holiday leave and health assistance where needed. They also support the children of selected long-term employed staff by supporting their education. The highlight of the year is the annual staff picnic where all staff and family are invited for a day out which includes breakfast, lunch and tea! Hari is not only committed to the welfare of the people who work for Lily & Me but to the wider community in his rural home district of Gorkha, where the people do not have access to good schooling, roads and health care. The main projects he is involved in are: establishment of a co-operative community (he has donated funds to assist the connection of electricity to rural areas of Gorkha district); he formed a community project to construct road access to remote areas of his childhood village; the construction of a high school in his childhood village to enable children to have the opportuity to gain access to higher education; organising and helping to fund four different health camps for women, children, general health and eyes (more than 1500 people who do not have direct access to general medical checks have benefited so far); organising the supply of clean drinking water to three local schools; setting up a library in a nearby village school and donated bags and stationery for the poorer children; teacher training programmes for all schools within the Gorkha district; annual donations to local social projects. Lily & Me also support these projects and from 2015 they are offering an annual donation to them. They manufacture their fabric and a small percentage of their clothing in China, which is harder to control given the scale of the supply chain. They aim to source their fabric in factories that have clearly defined working conditions and they are committed to visiting and checking the conditions in the factories they use. They sell to trade customers as well as direct to the public, so please contact them if you are interested in stocking their brand. They are primarily a forward order brand but also carry stock throughout the season.
Progressive, innovative and conscious retail concept. Existing in both a physical store space, housed within an art based installation, and an online store that echoes the same attention to detail and forward thinking approach, LN-CC presents its own individual interpretation of luxury, redefining the perception of modern retailing in a personally curated and considered way. Fulfilling the need for a creative retail concept that didn’t already exist, LN-CC offers a novel interpretation, constantly pushing its own boundaries in expression, integrity and honesty. Its offering - an entity that houses a unique mix of goods that are chosen and presented in a personable way, each item connecting back to the core of the brands original conception and the individuals behind it. Featuring an international selection of brands from mainline designers through to young new talent, LN-CC is also proud to present a conscious offering of brands that are advancing the importance and technology in a field of eco aware items, with an expression and environmental impact like no other. This feeling and vision carries throughout the whole concept from the product, the re-cycled shop fit and the all natural drinks offering in the LN-CC bar and club space. Uniquely mixing its selection of clothing alongside its informative and enlightening collectibles housed within its library, LN-CC is able to offer a perspective and narrative from within its curation. Hard to find and exclusive vinyl are shown alongside out of print and first edition rarities within its book selection whilst a selection of audio hardware from some of the most innovative brands and emerging pioneers of sound is ever growing. Working away from the restraints of trends by selecting products and ideas that inspire them, LN-CC is its own culture, uncompromised, unprejudiced and inclusive.