|Heidi and Adele
||In 2013, after over twenty years of friendship, Heidi Carneau and Adèle Taylor launched Heidi & Adèle, an independent hand bag and accessories brand specialising in eco-exotic® leather. Inspired by their Franco-British upbringing and love of the unique, Heidi & Adèle products are a combination of Parisian elegance and flirty London exuberance. Their design philosophy focuses on creating simple and elegant products, using eco-friendly innovative materials in a large array of colours and textures. Using high grade leathers and incredibly vibrant eco-exotic® skins, Heidi & Adèle create inimitable pieces that fuse beauty with practicality – a spot of every day luxury for the relaxed, glamorous and confident woman.
Heidi & Adèle is driven by the sincere belief that fashion has an important part to play in making sustainable and ethical choices accessible to everyone. Meet the rest of the team whose talent and commitment is central to the Heidi & Adèle brand.
||A personal obsession with Science Fiction & Film Noir, Art Deco and the flamboyant theatre design of Boris Caksirjan all inspire jewellery collection from HEITER. Belgrade born Mia Krstic is the creative force behind the brand, her background includes a degree in theatre design and an impressive thirteen years designing for the jewellers Erickson Beamon. Working predominately in crystal and chain, she fashions exquisite hand-made, contemporary jewellery with a nostalgic feel. As an avid traveller, each season HEITER will also feature a sublime selection of one-off designs, the materials sourced from eclectic travels around the world. These unique pieces will remain exclusive to the online boutique.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Contemporary handmade products, exclusive seasonal items that are sourced from eclectic travels around the world
||HEKNE is a slow fashion brand offering garments made of organic, recycled and natural materials. The brand's visual design concept is inspired by nature; every collection carries the colours of a selected bird. The company was established in 2013 by Anja Birgitte Daatland Hekne and Siglinde Maria Lunde. Anja has a BA degree in Fashion Design from Ravensbourne College in London and has studied Marketing Management at CPHbusiness in Copenhagen. Siglinde has a MA degree in PR and marketing from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Uses organic, recycled and natural materials
||We collaborate with people affected by homelessness and mental illness
Hopeful Traders is different to other social projects. Rather than just reinvest profits into charities supporting those affected by homelessness and mental illness, we collaborate with people who have experienced or do still experience those issues. They are the ones who's creative talents and voice we give a platform to and they choose the organisations that we support.
Creativity x Social Impact: Hopeful Traders from Charlie Wright on Vimeo.
Ethical Fashion Acts: Works with those affected by mental illness and homelessness