Finding stylish-design led fashion just got a little easier! One of the main grumblings I’ve had since jumping onboard with Red Carpet Green Dress, is that a design-led curated selection of ethical fashion is simply not easy enough to find, and when you do stumble upon a store you like the majority of its offerings might not suit your taste. I’ve long since been on the hunt for sustainable fashion which enables you to make a style statement, and ticks all of the boxes – affordability, wearability and beautiful aesthetic. Now, I’m pleased to say, I need look no further. The ladies of Gather&See have done all the work for us…
Founded by Alicia Taylor and Stephanie Hogg in 2014, Gather&See‘s carefully pored over sustainable collections (currently over 40 designers strong) hits the sweet spot, bringing together designers with ethical motivations and shoppers looking for more that surface aesthetics. Fast becoming the go-to for eco-on-the-go and occasionwear, the retailer does what is so badly-needed with ease, offering easily digestible edits through The Gatherer online, with interesting focus on Organic, Heritage and an insightful share during Fashion Revolution Week, alongside insightful glimpses behind the scenes of the brands you are shopping, styling tips and thought pieces.
Oh, and as summer approaches, it’s certainly worth taking a peek at their Holiday Edit. It features timeless swimwear brand Apricoss, fair trade/made in Ghana and India brand Osei Duro – think stunning traditional prints and lush fabrics of the best quality – and Conditions Apply, modelled by yours truly above, whose collections are made by garment workers paid a living wage, given flexible working hours and offered loan-support if need be to feed a cycle of sustained employment generation.
Gather & See is an outright treasure trove for the conscious consumer and its offering is a thoughtful one; to make the cut designers are meticulously screened, and must live up to at least 3 of the company’s 5 founding philosophies – Fair Trade, Organic, Eco-Friendly, Small Scale Production and Heritage. These key tenets of the sustainable fashion movement steer the selection process before brands even make it onto the website. I interviewed co-founder Alicia Taylor, whose growing company has seen customers from over 25 countries and bagged press in The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Harper’s Bazaar, for my sustainable style series – take a look here.
Kendrick Lamar, Kunta Kente and Vibes. Rocking the flyest wide leg trousers from @GatherandSee – they offer carefully curated collections from the very best in sustainable fashion talent from around the world. Showcasing designers that pride themselves on aesthetics and ethics – more on them next week! I’m in love with their website. Have a good Saturday people – downtime 🙏🏾 New podcast live about Edward Enninful. Link in bio then click LISTEN. 🙏🏾 _______________________________________________________ #WhyITribe #TribeVibes #Outtakes