Clothing for Gentlemen Rebels
A UK-based design collective, Dirty Velvet make high-quality clothing with designs that offer a refreshingly different perspective to the mainstream. Their aim is to create garments with original graphics, combining strong and thought-provoking imagery that reflects their satirical view of humanity, modern life and the universe.
Dirty Velvet has numerous famous fans, including comedians Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe, sportsmen Usain Bolt and Ronnie O’Sullivan and physicist Professor Brian Cox.
Challenge modern life, join the Gentlemen Rebels
Dirty Velvet’s long-lasting ethical clothing is made with minimal impact on the environment. All the cotton they use is organic, grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers and certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). The ring-spun yarn process and double-seam stitching used throughout the range make their garments soft, robust and extremely comfortable to wear.
The water-based inks used for printing are not only better for the environment compared to the more commonly used oil-based Plastisol inks, but they also allow for fine image detail and a very soft hand feel to the finished garment. RELEVANT. REBELLIOUS. ETHICAL.
YES, YES, YES
Passionate about intimate health and serious about sexual pleasure
In 2003, founders Sarah and Susi realised there was a huge gap in the market for intimacy products that were designed to be side-effect free, gentle and non-irritating. So they set out to ‘change the world from the inside’ by realising a new concept: YES, a certified organic, natural range of personal lubricants, vaginal moisturisers and intimate washes.
Statistics show that approximately 60% of what goes on the skin can get into the bloodstream. That’s why making the purest formulations possible for use on the delicate mucosal membranes (mouth, eyes, intestine, vagina, rectum and penis tip) is so important. Designed to be hypoallergenic, YES products are free from silicone, parabens, glycerine, hormones and known skin irritants.
Additionally, unlike many intimate health products, YES is pH-matched to the intimate environment to help protect against irritation and infections.
YES lubricants are made from plant extracts to give the most natural-feeling lubrication possible. All the ingredients have long-established track records as excellent skin foods, and the Soil Association certified-organic status guarantees that YES products are pure, natural and unadulterated.
The YES YES Company’s love for planet earth is reflected in everything they do, creating lubricants that are not just amazing to use, but also kind to the environment and respectful of all life: human health, animals and wildlife.
As a result of the success of their uniquely effective formulations, the multi-award-winning YES range is sold into health, pleasure and medical markets in over 93 countries worldwide and counting.
Wearing sustainable innovation
Danish menswear brand KnowledgeCotton Apparel was started in 2008 by Jørgen Mørup, together with his son Mads. But Mørup had been producing textiles, with his father, for years before that, first opening a small textile company in the city of Herning in 1969. From the beginning, the company has followed sustainable principles, with Mørup introducing organic cotton to the business at the end of the 1980s.
KnowledgeCotton Apparel is a clothing line for men made from eco-friendly textiles. The brand is built on almost fifty years of family experience in design, innovation, responsible environmental practices and a passion for quality, standards that remain at the core of the brand’s philosophy today.
Alongside its aim to provide the environmentally aware, fashion-conscious man with sustainable clothing choices, KnowledgeCotton Apparel guarantees the consumer won’t have to compromise when it comes to style, comfort or quality.
Using 100% certified organic cotton and other sustainable materials, it is the brand’s goal to save the environment from 800,000 litres of pesticides, chemicals and fertilisers, as well as to have converted more than 4.5 million plastic bottles into recycled polyester, by 2020. KnowledgeCotton Apparel’s newest aim is to become 100% carbon neutral across its supply and distribution chain by 2025, by working with carbon-neutral factories run on green power.