Gorgeous ethically made clothing to lift your spirit
If you are looking for a unique outfit for a wedding or special occasion that will make you feel fabulous, or just wanting to find something a little bit different for everyday wear that lifts your spirits whenever you put it on - you have come to the right place!
Who are Conscious Apparel? We are two friends who share a passion for ethical fashion & 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 clothes that make them invisible, and help them find clothes that reflect who they are on the inside.
- We aim to be inclusive -we stand against fashion ageism and sizeism
Ethically made clothing is a bit more expensive. It has to be if we are going to pay skilled artisan workers properly. We are however 100% committed to fair pricing, which reflects the quality and craftsmanship of our merchandise - and we do have occasional promotions and a few sale items. We also sell preloved clothes. You can buy and sell good quality, well made, pre-loved clothing with us. Please click here to see our preloved collection and how it works.
We had great fun on our photo shoot! You can read more about it in the Yorkshire Post
We carry a very small stock to minimise wastage - so if we don't have your size then please do ask and we will see if we can get hold of the piece for you. With Cofur we re-order when stocks get low but some styles like the Gilet are no longer being made. When they are gone - they are gone... Just let us know if there is anything you like - if we haven't got it - and we promise to do our best!
New Styles we love
The Cashual Dress by Cofur
A gorgeous vintage silk dress that is so easy to wear and cool
The Prem dress by Nila Rubia
So easy to wear, cool and comfortable - organic cotton hand block printed pocket dress
We wanted to bring you something new but still have a lot of stock left over from last year too because of Covid - so we decided to offer the stock from last year on reduction. Click here to see our sale items.
Jewellery by Ruth Claydon (Moth & Magpie)
View Ruth's jewellery exclusive collection for Conscious Apparel on the first Thursday of the month at Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York, YO24 1DF. Open 6-9pm
Ruth designs fabulous earrings and necklaces/pendants exclusively for Conscious Apparel. She creates stunning unique pieces made from her mudlarking finds and gifted or found pieces of jewellery together with semi precious stones. This is truly beautiful upcycled jewellery. Each stunning piece comes in a box with a card describing the piece, making them wonderful gifts.
Free Spirit, Ruth's new collection uses a dreamy, muted colour palate. The evocative names capture the essence of the pieces: ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ earrings and necklace are total glamour whilst ‘Some Rain Must Fall’ earrings have a soulful elegance.
The Dainty Earrings Collection
Our customers asked for smaller earrings that could be worn everyday so Ruth has made a gorgeous 'dainty earrings' collection, which all sell for £38. Do have a look!
Getting to know you....and personal shopping consultations on Zoom or in person!
We would like our customers to have the very best possible online experience of being able to find clothes that make them look and feel gorgeous, and we are introducing a new personal shopping service. Please click this link HERE to find out more about our new personal shopping service and complete our short five question survey - to get to know you better and help us take the company forwards.
If you live in York or Epping that's where we are - and we are happy to offer a personal delivery service if you would like this! If you are in York or visiting this beautiful historic city, and would like to try on some of our lovely clothes, please get in touch at email@example.com and book an appointment.
Made to Order hemp and linen coats
We are working with Calcutta based ethical fashion company Afterlife to offer you a stunning coat in sustainable hemp or linen, lined with softest organic cotton. You choose the colour and cloth. Click here to find out more
We love the Gilet
Great for spring/autumn and milder winter days! Kate and Ellie both look stunning in the same New York Gilet by Cofur. Check out our gilet collection here
Face masks/coverings to support garment workers rights
The Covid pandemic has had a drastic impact on garment and textile workers in the UK and globally. We have commissioned face coverings/masks in a non for profit venture to support the work of the charity 'Labour Behind the Label', whose campaigning work helped expose the Boohoo scandal. These are beautiful artisan made masks - embroidered, hand block printed and made of sustainable hemp, bamboo or softest organic cotton. Read more about this project here
Exclusive to Conscious Apparel! Bamboo Silk Dressing Gowns
For the first time - our own label! We have created what we hope is the perfect dressing gown. Generous, flowing and practical. Saving fashion wastage - made from left over fabric rolls from previous collections. Gorgeous handblock prints: dark flower; lavender poppy, verdant paisley, green flower, blue flower, turquoise flower, lime pistil and lilac bouquet. Please click here to see our dressing gown collection
Curvaceous Apparel and Conscious Petite Apparel
We believe ethical fashion should be for everyone and we always buy collections with an aim of inclusivity for beautiful curvaceous and petite women (like us!). Please click here to see our clothes for a petite woman of 5ft 2 or under
Please click here to see Curvaceous Apparel collection
Keeping connected - join with us please and help spread the word!
As we take the company forwards we are planning to launch a bi annual newsletter where we will cover a variety of environmental and ethical issues - and think about the small things we can do as individuals and consumers to make a difference. We will update customers on seasonal stock and we would love to hear from you if you are doing something to make a difference in your own way. We hope you will be interested in receiving our newsletter. Its only twice a year so we won't be clogging up your in box! You will be able to subscribe to the newsletter when you make a purchase - or just send us an email to be added to our mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org