By now you know that Sasstainable is the place to go for your sustainable cutlery – where you can say no to single use knives, forks, spoons and straws! But if you’re looking to expand your sustainable shopping choices, we’ve got some food and fashion brand recommendations for you! Here are our top picks for brands that have gone that bit further to ensure they’re as sustainable as possible.
Swimwear : Stay Wild Swim
Started by Natalie Glaze & Zanna van Dijk, Stay Wild swimwear is produced in a small local factory in London and is made with ECONYL®, a fabric created from unwanted waste like fishing nets and fabric scraps left over from industry. Purposely developing classic designs that will outlast a single summer, the brand has a zero-waste approach to production, uses biodegradable and eco friendly packaging and ships carbon neutral.
Activewear : Tala
Started by Grace Beverley, Tala’s mission is to create products that are 100% up-cycled, and they’re 92% of the way there. Not only are they affordable, but they have an inclusive range of sizes, their packaging is recycled and recyclable and their tags are made from 100% plantable paper.
Vintage Fashion: Rokit
Rokit has the largest collection of pre-worn vintage & designer clothing in the UK, and over thirty years has recycled over a million tonnes of discarded clothing and accessories. Based in London, they now have a worldwide online audience.
Vintage Fashion: Beyond Retro
The leading vintage retailer across the UK and Sweden, Beyond Retro began in 2002 as a single warehouse-turned-retail store in East London. Their dream is to reclaim, reduce and reuse 10 billion items, and every year they save 608 tonnes CO2e and 300,000 m3 of water by recycling and upcycling from second-hand materials. They have a minus carbon footprint.
Supermarket Shopping : Vegan Kind Supermarket
Vegan Kind started as a subscription box service, and have now expanded into an online supermarket. Everything they sell is vegan, and each month they donate money to animal related charities; adding up to over £30,000 since starting in 2013.
Chocolate: Seed and Bean
Accredited as the most ethical chocolate producer in Britain, Seed and Bean use Fairtrade approved suppliers, and their bars are wrapped in fully compostable materials - the outer paper layer recyclable, and the inner foil is made from a specially sourced, flexible cellulose film which is made from eucalyptus wood pulp! They have milk chocolate and dark chocolate which is vegan.
Coffee: Union Roasted
From their coffee chaff to their printed materials to their office waste – Union Roasted have thought of everything! Their cartons, shipping packaging, print materials, coffee bags and paper coffee cups are recyclable and their specialised roasting equipment means their energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80% compared to other roasters.
Oatly’s goal is to deliver products that have maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact. Not only do they deliver delicious oat milks and creams, they aim to make the clearest, most responsible products on the market.
Oddbox rescues fresh, seasonal surplus fruit and veg directly from farms, and delivers them to homes and offices across London every week, in recyclable cardboard boxes. Up to 10% of their rescued produce is donated to charities fighting food poverty. So far they’ve saved 1,403,959 kg of fresh produce!