LFW: Four sustainable labels

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by Kim Svedberg on 18 September, 2015

Sustainability at LFW.

After New York, there’s London Fashion Week! One of our favorite weeks, with innovation and emerging talents high up on the agenda. Here are four designers – new talents and established ones – to keep track of because of their important work towards making fashion more sustainable.

One of London’s brightest talents in sustainable fashion is Christopher Raeburn, whom was first recognized for reusing military fabrics which was found throughout Europe. His outerwear, produced from no longer useable parachutes, have gained particular attention. The designer is heavenly influenced by the sustainable aspects of fashion, and all of his collections are produced in England.


Fabric geek Faustine Steinmetz puts huge amount of man-hours into her work; her garments are hand-weaved without electricity, hand-dyed, hand-knotted, hand-embroidered… She started her brand in 2013 after getting her first handloom and since then, it’s all about contemporary couture; traditional craftmanship and made-to-order.

Flavia La Rocca takes sustainable fashion to the next level with her techniques for making fashion last longer. The garments consists of changeable modules that can be detached and replaced with other pieces to create a whole new style. The modules can also mix with garments from different seasons,  giving further reason for carrying the garments longer and hopefully giving them new life. Oh, and the pieces are produced from recycled and natural fabrics.


“I feel passionate about landscape, and its connection with such fabrics and the skilled people who weave them”, says Margaret Howell about her inspirations as a designer. Threads of British heritage weaved into modern day living; Margaret Howell is a force not ever to underestimate – she has been around for long, showing in London for the first time in 1995 and still feeling as relevant 20 years later – kudos, Margaret.

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