As one of the world's leading online retailers, Farfetch has an important role to play in providing consumers with positive environmental and social attitudes. This is why it founded its 'Positively Conscious' edit, a place to discover fashion made with exactly that. Teaming up with Good On You - a leading source for ethical fashion brand ratings - brands are rated across three main areas: environmental, social and animal welfare.
MatchesFashion.com, a London-based global luxury retailer, stocks over 400 of the world's most covetable brands - and has created its own 'Responsible Edit', a curation of pieces by the labels championing responsible practices with initiatives focused on people, materials, artisans and charity. For its charitable pillar, labels include Emma Willis and Albus Lumen, who support charitable causes and initiatives through partnerships and programs. While it's materials pillar sees brands like Ssone and Marine Serre, who seek to reduce the impact of collections through material such as organic cotton and hemp.
Luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter launched a one-stop-shop for customers who want to buy sustainable and ethical products. Titled 'Net Sustain', the platform highlights and celebrates brands that meet at least one of eight business criteria for sustainability. The attributes take into account human, animal, and environmental welfare and align with the fashion and beauty industries’ internationally recognised best practices. The edit includes brands such as Aesop, Ganni and St. Agni.
As one of Australia's largest retailers, The Iconic launched its 'Considered Edit' as a collection of pieces and brands that are positively contributing to eco-friendly materials, better manufacturing processes and giving back to the community, and as a means of providing transparency to consumers. Pieces in the Considered Edit have one or more of the site's defined sustainability credentials, which include: sustainable materials, eco-production, fair production, animal-friendly, and community engagement.
Well Made Clothes
Well Made Clothes is an online marketplace uniting the world's best ethical fashion labels under one roof. The store is committed to bringing attention to ethical and sustainable pieces made by both Australian and global brands. At the heart of the store is its Well Made Values, and for an ethical fashion label to be stocked on the site it must meet the requirements for one of these values: local, handcrafted, transparent, gender equality, fair, vegan, minimal waste, and sustainable.
The Fashion Advocate
The Fashion Advocate is exactly that, an advocate for ethical Australian and New Zealand brands. The store chooses its brands by sticking to ten core values: Australian and New Zealand made and designed, sustainable and zero waste, ethical, eco-friendly, certified, vegan, transparent, social enterprise, and recycled and circular. "Our community of brands create positive social and environmental change every day, consciously designing and creatively thinking, always in pursuit of a better, more ethical and sustainable world," says brand founder Claire Goldsworthy.
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