5 Eco-Friendly Must-Shop Boutiques In London

BY DAISY HARDWICK, Co-owner of What Daisy Did (Northampton, England)

What Daisy Did

My name is Daisy Hardwick, co-owner of What Daisy Did. I started my ethical fashion label in India nearly four years ago, after backpacking in Asia for three months. Every part of my life has been influenced by the places that I have traveled and the people I have met. What Daisy Did was the name of my travel blog, which documented my time traveling, experiences and ideas. The name slowly evolved into the fashion label as it documented its creation. Sustainability has always been a big part of my life as it was for years with my role working in events around the United Kingdom. Whilst traveling I found that Asian countries are far more creative and resourceful when it comes to saving waste. For example, in India the street lamps are often just old decommissioned train tracks; or disposable cups are often made from thin clay, so that they can be thrown back into the ground. It’s in India that we met some fantastic tailors who allowed all of our influences and ideas to come together.  

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For anyone who loves to shop and support the environment, here are my top five eco-friendly must-shop boutiques in London!

1. Ganesha

3-4 Gabriel’s Wharf, London SE1 9PP, United Kingdom (map, website)

Hours: Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat-Sun 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Call: +44 20-7928-3444

Not only does Ganesha stock our bags, but it also offers an incredible selection of various ethical and fair trade goodies, too!

2. Braintree

149 Roman Way, London N7 8XH, United Kingdom (map, website)

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call: +44 20-7607-1173

With a lovely selection of beautiful, sustainable clothing, Braintree is one of my favorite shops in London; not to mention they have my favorite bamboo socks!

3. Rokit

42 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HZ London, United Kingdom (map, website)

Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call: +44 20-7836-6547

A mix of vintage, reworked and upcycled clothing and accessories, Rokit is THE spot for all your vintage needs.

4. Here Today Here Tomorrow

30 Balls Pond Road, N1 4AU London, United Kingdom (map, website)

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call: +44 20-7241-0103

Here Today Here Tomorrow offers a great selection of ethical fashion clothing brands. Don’t forget to visit their studio shop, which provides a unique opportunity for customers to see firsthand how sustainability and transparency is key to their production process.

5. The Third Estate

27 Brecknock Road, N7 0BT London, United Kingdom (map, website)

Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Call: +44 20-3620-2361

Two words: vegan shoes! The Third Estate is an awesome shop for the environmentally minded consumer and their ethical production practices make it a worthwhile stop on your London shopping spree!

BONUS! People Tree

Call: +44 20-7042-8900

Email: people@peopletree.co.uk

People Tree is the U.K.’s biggest ethical clothing brand online. Though they don’t have a physical shop, they do often have great sample sales at their studio, which is a great way to catch some one-of-a-kind deals!

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Where do you go shop in London? Let us know in the comments.

Wendy Hung

CEO, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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