I don’t know about you, but I’ve barely shopped for clothes since lockdown. I did buy a pair of slightly-less-scummy PJs and some comfy loungewear at the beginning of all this, but other than that, my spending has been pretty much limited to books and endless snacks.


So, astronomical Tesco bill aside, I’ve actually been able to reassess my spending and seen that, despite my best efforts to be a conscious consumer, I’m definitely prone to more spur-of-the-moment purchases than I thought.


There’s a lot about the pandemic that’s allowed us all to rethink and reassess, and as we prepare for more localised lockdowns and more time indoors than ever this winter, this is an ideal time to change our shopping habits for the better.


But sustainability needn’t mean sackcloth, nor should it mean being infallible. Buy things you love that will offer you longevity, seek out ethically and environmentally-savvy producers and you’ll quickly find yourself on the right track. 


With that in mind, here are five of our favourite brands offering everything from made-to-order to clothing recycling schemes, all in the name of proving clothing can be kind .


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