Fair Flair

PUBLISHED: 14:11 04 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:51 20 February 2013


Zig Zag Mohair Cardigan £70

Bibico Zig Zag Mohair Cardigan £70

Natalie Vizard highlights some local fashion retailers who believe that looking stylish needn't come at the cost of the planet

For simple elegance

Based in Bath, Bibico is an ethical clothing brand renowned for its simple, effortless style. Understanding that the frocks we wear impact on the world in more ways than just how delightful we look, Spanish designer Nieves Ruiz decided to start an ethical fashion label that doesnt skimp on style. Her easy-to-wear designs will have you looking gorgeous in casual-chic pieces that are perfect for picnics in the park and wintery strolls.


For the kids

Founded in 2002 by Donna Phillips, Little Shrimp (Frome) offers an exclusive collection of organic baby and children's clothing, which encompasses all the wishes of new and experienced parents.

Little Shrimp's cotton is certified, which means they can trace their organic cotton back to where it has been grown in a sunny field in India. The organic baby and children's clothing is then dyed and printed and processed in accordance with the standards set out by the renowned Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) under the EKO Sustainable Textiles Scheme.

From birth to six years.


For nature lovers

Nurtured By Nature opened its doors in November 2010, bringing together a unique collection of Fairtrade clothing, accessories, groceries and body care. Collections include respected Fairtrade brands such as Nomads, Namaste, Braintree, Bamboo UK, Frugi, Little Green Radicals, Piccalilly and more.


For Fashionistas

Available at the new Designer Fashion Emporium at Kilver Court (Shepton Mallet), Bottletop is dedicated to designing and producing ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products at the highest level. Co-founded in 2002 with his father, Roger, Cameron Saul has continued to build the charity and Bottletop brand through strategic partnerships, diversified fundraising streams and products with and uncompromising focus on quality and design.


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