A Fashion Revolution!
This week 18 - 24 April we celebrate Fashion Revolution - a yearly opportunity for consumers to reflect on what they wear and ask #Whomademyclothes? We champion transparency throughout the production process, all the way from field to shop floor and give due cred to all those fashion brands working for a better future for people and planet. Three years on from the terrible disaster at Rana Plaza, we want to remind you of some of the great stuff we do here at Lowie, working towards a more ethical and sustainable future:
* We manufacture small batches in small family run factories where workers get a fair deal
* We use organic cotton and recycle materials where possible and prefer to use natural fibres that break down better at the end of their life which, lets face it, are much nicer to wear.
* We champion traditional handicrafts and slow fashion
* We use minimal plastic and recommend against dry-cleaning.
* We provide free repairs for life on all Lowie garments, no questions asked!
You can read more about our manufacturers here, but we wanted to introduce you to some of the people who make our clothes: Wua from A and A in Dongguan China, makes some of our knitwear, Chen from Lina Lees factory in Shenzhen sews some of our woven dresses and Rosa from Alzura makes our cashmere socks in Portugal.
Many of our flagship stores' guest brands have been chosen not just because of their great design but their values of transparency and sustainability. Whether that's using organic materials, having a low carbon footprint or 'Made in the UK', we salute you!
Some of the brands we stock with ethical credentials include People tree, Kings of Indigo, Petit Bateau, Kate Sheridan, Chalk, Toolally, Bohemia, Ocelot, Natalie Bond, Stuart Gardiner and more...
To show our solidarity, this week we're turning our clothes #insideout and showing that people, planet and profit can coexist. Fashion can help change the world!