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Why It's Never Been Easier to Do a Kate Moss

Posted: 2/04/2012 00:00

So, Kate Moss has been spotted shopping at Oxfam. Good news for fashionistas whose budget is more Aldi than Armani.

And good news for the environment too, with the supermodel joining Kate Middleton in showing the world that you don't have to buy a brand new set of threads for every single social occasion.

It's never been easier to follow in the footsteps of Kates Moss and Middleton by making smarter fashion choices that don't break the bank or the planet. Here are some of Global Cool's favourite online destinations for awesome ethical and sustainable clothing...

1. Goodone
We've had a crush on Goodone designs for so long that we can't even remember when we first fell in love with them. They're an award-winning independent fashion label that truly represent the modern London lady. Goodone specialise in up-cycling garments, recycling fabrics and are famous for their bold, colour-block styles.

2. Fashion Conscience
Just like any other online clothing shop, Fashion Conscience has beautiful dresses, bags and shoes ready and waiting to be viewed, purchased and loved. The difference is that you're able to choose from organic, sustainable, vegan, fair trade or recycled clothes. They sell products from all the best ethical designers including Vivienne Westwood and Komodo too.

3. Annie Greenabelle
Annie Greenabelle is an ethical women's clothing brand, that makes dressing ethically anything but frumpy. All their stunning garments are made with organic and Fairtrade certified cotton, and the entire range is very affordable. They also often use reclaimed and end-of-roll fabrics which means many items are completely unique.

4. Fashioning Change
US-based Fashioning Change believe that everyone should be able to wear stylish brands without having to compromise on their ethics. The site helps you find fashionable eco-friendly and ethical alternatives to top brands and designs. We particularly like their Wear This, Not That section, which gives you more ethical (and usually cheaper) versions of catwalk style.

5. People Tree
People Tree stock beautiful, ethical fashion whilst working to improve the lives and environment of the artisans and farmers in developing countries who work to make it. One of our favourite fashionistas Emma Watson has even designed a range for People Tree, and it's pretty darn fantastic. They also have regular sales where you can pick items for as little as £5, so you can compromise on price rather than style.

What are your favourites?

 

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