THE CHANGE­MAK­ERS

Pssst. There’s a new wave of fash­ion names to know. Lux­ury eth­i­cal e-tailer Amanda Hearst di­vulges the eco-con­scious and eth­i­cal la­bels she’s lov­ing right now

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Eth­i­cal la­bels for mind­ful shop­ping splurges.

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DE­SIGN­ERS: CHELSEA HEALY AND NI­COLE HEIM.

HOME BASE: New York, US. THE LOOK: Re­laxed but pol­ished jump­suits and sep­a­rates – beloved by Gwyneth Pal­trow and Emma Wat­son. It’s the brain­child of a duo from New York’s Fash­ion In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy who also worked in de­sign at Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret and bonded over a de­sire to cre­ate sea­son­less, sus­tain­able gar­ments. “The min­i­mal­ist sil­hou­ettes and soft tai­lor­ing are beau­ti­ful, but what makes the brand even bet­ter is that every­thing is made in New York from tex­tiles that have been hand­wo­ven by ar­ti­sans from around the world.”

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DE­SIGNER: SOPHIA DEMIRTAS. HOME BASE: US, Turkey and Ukraine.

THE LOOK: Breezy, A-line, frocks el­e­vated by colour­ful East­ern Euro­pean embroidery and slow-fash­ion prin­ci­ples. “I love how Sophia has up­dated sim­ple shapes with play­ful em­broi­dered mo­tifs that can be cus­tomised. The dresses also make per­fect beach­wear.”

NO­MADIC COL­LEC­TOR

DE­SIGNER: STE­FANI DE LA O. HOME BASE: San José, Costa Rica. THE LOOK: Sleek ac­ces­sories that hark back to De La O’s train­ing in ar­chi­tec­ture and in­dus­trial de­sign. “Among the bags, which are made from car­bon­neu­tral leather and re­for­ested wood, my favourite is the All Tied Up clutch.”

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DE­SIGNER: BASMA AB­DUL HADI.

HOME BASE: Amman, Jor­dan. THE LOOK: Cheer­ful, pom­po­mac­cented totes and pouches. Ab­dul Hadi’s quest to pre­serve tra­di­tional crafts while creating a lux­ury prod­uct earned her brand Pos­i­tive Lux­ury’s pres­ti­gious But­ter­fly Mark for sus­tain­abil­ity. “The bags are made by ar­ti­sans in a small Turk­ish vil­lage us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als, so no two are alike.” E

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