All the information you need on what brands will be open for business from April 12th.
First up I went to So Just Shop Accessories who are an amazing sustainable lifestyle brand with a curation of ethically sourced accessories and homeware, handcrafted by female artisans from some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. I picked up the most gorgeous gold ring and had a lovely chat with the CEO of the company about the brand which I found really insightful and inspiring. I would 100% recommend swinging by if you visit the area!
After this I stopped by Nudie Jeans, who are best known for their ‘free repairs for life scheme’, which encourages their customers to reduce their consumption and treasure the quality denim pieces they have! There were so many amazing items in store and the quality was 10/10. A great brand to have on your radar.
I also went into Fashercise, a lovely boutique stocking sustainability focused fitness ranges from brands like Stella McCartney and Veja. Definitely be sure to head down to check them out as the Veja running trainers are only stocked in limited places and Fashercise has a great range of these! The two owners were also in the store and we had a great chat about the brand. They set up just before COVID hit so are still quite new to the area! As someone who faces quite a lot of gym/fitness anxiety the store had a lovely relaxed atmosphere and I felt at ease to ask any questions I had. A great store experience.
Finally, I visited Miller Harris to check out their sustainable bath and body collection. The packaging on the bottles is made from 50% recycled plastic and the soap bars come in paper packaging which is 100% recyclable. There were so many great scents within the range and the store staff were so knowledgeable of the brand and great at helping me pick out a scent that I loved. This range would be perfect for a self-care pamper treat to yourself or as a gift for a loved one!
Originally from Leicester, Robyn Poppy moved to London two years ago and began creating conscious-fashion content with a view of raising awareness around the benefits of sustainable buying. Robyn works full-time within the fashion industry and showcases an array of interests across her Instagram channel. Just be ready to end up buying a pair of jeans as a result!