Ethically made artisan clothing to make you look & feel gorgeous!
Who are Conscious Apparel? We are two friends who share a passion for ethical fashion and who wanted to do something for the environment and planetary good. Please click here to read our story.
We are making a serious problem fun - changing the world scarf by scarf - is our lighthearted mission statement
We aim to help women get out of a rut of wearing boring clothes that make them invisible, and help them find clothes that reflect who they are on the inside.
We abhor fashion agism and sizism
Ethical fashion is a bit more expensive (if you buy new - we also offer preloved clothes). It has to be if we are going to pay skilled artisan workers properly. As a slow fashion business we do not have seasonal sales or Black Fridays. We are however 100% committed to fair pricing, which reflects the quality and craftsmanship of our merchandise - and we will have offers and promotions when we can. We value our customers and we value the people who make our clothing.
What a great first year, thanks to you!
We want to keep spreading the word about the importance of ethical and sustainable slow fashion (which is also gorgeous) and how it must replace fast fashion, which is detrimental to both the environment and to worker's health and wellbeing. To show our appreciation of your loyalty, if you successfully introduce a friend to us, you both get a £10 discount on any individual item of clothing. This is an unlimited offer - so you can introduce as many friends as you like - and receive £10 off a single item of clothing when they make a purchase.
Let's spread the love even further together!
All our clothes are artisan made - they are not available on the high street as they cannot be mass produced.
Exclusive to Conscious Apparel! Bamboo Silk Dressing Gowns
We have commissioned Nila Rubia to make a small collection of limited edition vegan bamboo silk dressing gowns from the left over-unused rolls of fabric of previous collections, making these lovely gowns even more environmentally friendly. Bamboo silk is a gorgeous sustainable fabric - a silky feel but strong and incredibly soft. The textile has anti-microbial properties and like silk it keeps you warm when its cool and cool when its warm. No silk worms dying to make your clothing and can be worn by vegans!
The prints are stunning. We hope you love them. We don't have many of these lovely robes -many are one offs.
Please click here to see our dressing gown collection
A satisfied customer says:
Just had delivered two dressing gowns as a big treat for wife and daughter …. the colours match the image on website (I bought two different ones. Sometimes they can be a shade or two off...these are spot on...) also ….the feel of these items are incredible; soft, silky, almost weightless …… if this doesn't increase my "brownie points" with both girls, I can't think what will ….. a great product, a good cause and for what you get, a very reasonable price ….. I look forward to my "hero award" on Christmas Day....
Coming soon - Beautiful jewellery created from recycled artefacts and treasures
We are collaborating with York artist Ruth Claydon (Moth and Magpie), and as soon as we can stop buying these amazing unique pieces for ourselves we will put them on the website. Seriously - they are gorgeous (and totally irresistable) and they look stunning with our collections as well as being a fantastic fit with our company ethos. Watch this space...
We believe ethical fashion should be for everyone and we try hard to be inclusive - most of our clothes will fit size 20 -22. For larger ladies we are in the process of setting up a make to order service with our manufacturers! Do get in touch if this is of interest.
We have the fabulous Julieta coat from After Life coming in hemp and linen for the summer - in various shades of cream, coffee, caramel and light beige - with or without embroidery. This coat can be made to order in larger sizes. As soon as we have the samples, currently in production, we will put them on the website. But the shape and style is the same as the velvet coat - click here to see the Julieta coat in velvet. Its a fantastic shape, flattering and fitted over the bust and then gently flared with a graduated hem.
Preloved Conscious Apparel
Preloved clothing is a such a great ethical choice. Fabulous clothes that are less than half the price of new. You can buy and sell good quality, well made, pre-loved clothing with us. We will take the hassle out of selling pre-loved clothes, giving you money off vouchers and an equal share of the monies made - after 10% has gone to the charity Labour for the Labour, which supports garment workers across the globe. Please Click this link to see how it works.
Come and meet us - at the Ethical Fashion Show for York Fashion Week - thats old York - not New York !
What - a fantastic fashion show showcasing some of Yorks talented makers and ethical fashion businesses (profits to York Green Party)
The fabulous York Bollywood Ladies will be modelling our spring/summer 2020 collections
Where - Hotel Du Vin
When - Thursday 26th March 7-9pm
Click here to Book (cost £18)