Sustainability at Priest London:
To us, slow fashion means items that are made for longevity. It encompasses all things eco-friendly, vegan, sustainable, ethical and more into one movement. We aim to focus on designers that understand the impact fashion has on our people and planet, and do something about it.
Our partners and designers create the most amazing and beautiful things, however, producing quality pieces that take into account people and our planet is just the standard expectation. We aim to bring you designers that we can hold accountable to at least 2 or more of our Priest London Pillars so that they are continuously striving for new ways to be more sustainable. As a black, female owned business, it is important to us to curate brands that follow ethical principles but also find ways to support the community and people that work alongside them love our partners and the world that they’re creating. We are by no means perfect, and we are constantly learning but we use the pillars below to assess the brands and designers we partner with to ensure we're as transparent as possible why we're working with them. These pillars also translate to our Conscious filters - For each collection you will be able to filter based on these pillars and more.
Our slow fashion pillars.
This pillar encourages the belief in fashion having slower production cycles and production in smaller batches. Producing better quality items, in smaller quantities aims to help reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in our landfills. Instead, you receive a lovingly made item that stands the test of time.
Take a look at our limited quantity and made to order items at Priest London
It is important to do our part, but we know there will always be areas where a designer cannot be 100% sustainable. However, being transparent holds designers accountable to let you know who made your clothes, what it's made from and the impact it will have on the environment. Being transparent allows everyone to be part of a designers journey to being sustainable.
Bio-degradable, non-toxic, animal-friendly materials come under this pillar. What makes a fabric the best eco-friendly fabric? Look for materials with a low environmental impact, and avoid others that aren’t so great because of the pollution created by the processes used to produce them or destroy them.
See our organic cotton, recycled materials, environmentally friendly materials, or vegan pieces.
Sustainable refers to the effect that production of a garment has on the world around us. How is it taken from the earth and how will it return to the earth? How much waste is involved in the manufacturing process?
These brands empower people in a social way. This can include partnering with artisans to maintain a rich history, empowering marginalised communities through activism and providing community support.
Ethically Made/Responsibly Sourced
At Priest London when we talk about ethically made we're referring to the treatment of people and the treatment of animals. refers to the treatment of people. The questions we ask concern whether the workers paid a living wage? Are they given proper breaks? Is everyone of proper age? Does the company add positively to the communities in which it produces and help them to thrive? When we refer to the treatment of animals, this will be especially if a designer uses animal derived products like wool, leather or silk, how were those products sourced? Do they use off-cuts and surplus left over from other designers?