Here at House of Coco, we’re all about discovering, celebrating and supporting our fellow boss babes running their own businesses, particularly when they’re also working to respect and preserve our planet. We sat down in the oh-so-chic surrounds of prestigious women’s private members’ club the AllBright in Mayfair, for She Speaks – an evening with the female founders behind the luxury brands championing sustainability. From eco-friendly design to accountable production processes and a focus on fair craftsmanship – these are the environmentally friendly #girlboss brands you need to know about.
Inspired by the natural beauty of her home country, Irish designer Lorna seeks to help to preserve the landscapes that are so close to her heart by creating ethical jewellery which minimises adverse impacts on the environment. Cast from fully recycled gold, every Ziorva piece is crafted in the UK, reducing the carbon footprint and ensuring high-quality standards. Her pieces are designed to last, from the daintiest of stacking rings featuring responsibly sourced gemstones to all-out diamonds which fully adhere to the Kimberley process, all packaged in FSC certified card to protect forests for future generations.
One of the most polluting industries on earth, fashion’s impact on both people and the planet is vast. Hoping to pave the way towards a more sustainable future for the industry, HURR’s wardrobe rental platform allows eco-conscious women to share their wardrobes with each other – making the most out of your wardrobe, maximising your fashion choices and reducing your environmental impact – a win-win.
Pioneering slow fashion, clothing brand DEPLOY offers an ethical and intelligent approach to style, crafting tailored designs you can wear season after season, alongside their zero waste philosophy. Fabrics are sourced from environmentally certified textiles suppliers in Britain and Europe and the collection is mostly produced in London by boutique production houses and artisanal craftsmen. The cut-offs are salvaged and re-used, or up-cycled into hats and headdresses for their sister company. It is this commitment to a mindful approach to fashion for life rather than for a single season, that DEPLOY is harnessing to reduce their impact in what is traditionally such a wasteful industry.
While it might not be particularly glamorous to chat about, the sanitary industry has a huge impact on the planet. Grace and Green manufacture high quality, organic and biodegradable period products – cruelty-free, vegan and made from 100% organic cotton, they are good for not only the planet but also your health.
A conscious choice when it comes to sustainable pampering products, 58 Lifestyle’s collection focuses on the benefits of transitioning to natural-based products, as well the benefits of remaining mindful of personal and environmental wellbeing. Eco-soy candles not only smell warm, woody and deliciously inviting, but are hand poured using eco-friendly soy wax for a long lasting and clean burn that is free from pesticides and herbicides. Their balancing room mist is seriously soothing, as well as free from harmful synthetics and unnecessary additives.
From their towels down to their tote bag packaging, Hamamingo’s eco-friendly products are created with a focus on quality and slow production, to give consumers a piece that they will be able to use for years. Their producers share the same commitment to the garment lifespan, and through their production processes, the company is able to support local communities in Denizli, Turkey where they champion fair wages and respect the skills of the women who hand-tie the tassels in these communities.