Wishing You and Yours A Sustainable Christmas

This Christmas, give a gift that keeps on giving with one of our many beautiful sustainable brands. For any loved ones who favour ethical, eco-friendly or organic items, whether it be clothing, accessories or beauty, Mercer Keeble has something for everyone!

Buying for an ethical jewellery lover? Icelandic jeweller Aurum combines traditional craftsmanship, ethical practices and modern, timeless design. They incorporate sustainability principles throughout the company‘s operations, by sourcing and using only recycled and re-refined precious metals and only buying certified and conflict-free precious stones and diamonds. The special packaging is modelled on Icelandic stones which are made from Mulberry Paper which is the best fibre of the Mulberry tree. Collecting the fibre does not interfere with the ecosystem as not a single tree has to be cut down.  www.aurum.is

Art de Parfum is another company that places ethics at the heart of its operations, thus making it easy for customers to choose with confidence. All Art de Parfum fragrances are 100% cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly, and free of materials that add to third world exploitation. Ruta Degutyte, the brand’s CEO, is uncompromising on the issue of ethics and environment. Having spent years as an international marketing consultant for several global brands, she decided to make ethics a core value of her new brand.  www.artdeparfum.com

Sustainability is top of the list at Livotte London, where the founders are committed to bringing organic, locally sourced luxe cotton jersey tops to women across the globe. Their aim is to make dressing well both effortless and sustainable. The beautiful and versatile tops come in black or white and in a number of styles; all are tried and tested time and time again to ensure their quality and longevity.  www.livotte.com

Finally, Students of Design champion promising new international designers on their e-commerce platform, www.sods.co.uk, a number of which are sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical.  Men’s accessories label Buckle & Seam provides premium vegetable tanned leather bags.  They strive for innovative design yet at the same time promote sustainable production, fair trade and sales directly support a school that promotes girls education in Pakistan. Hozen too has designed a line of beautifully aesthetic bags that honours their deep commitment to respect and protect the planet. The bags are made from eco-friendly luxury synthetic leather and suede, with zippers and threads sourced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, natural rubber and remnant rope.  http://www.sods.co.uk/hozen.html

Kraft Eyewear also offer striking wooden framed sunglasses designed and manufactured in Durban. Unlike other wooden glasses, the frames are lovingly handcrafted, hand cut, hand sanded, hand treated, and hand put together by the craftsmen themselves, Rhett and Kerry. This means each pair is as unique as the face it will happily live on.  Every pair is fitted with Polaroid lenses for eye protection.  The wood is sourced predominantly from off cuts and re-purposed salvaged pieces, meaning that customers will get a pair of premium hardwood glasses at a better price and at the same time, with the satisfaction that you are doing a little something for the environment.

Kraft use local Durban based wood suppliers who provide them with both African and exotic hardwoods.  Each pair is priced £110 and the range is available from http://www.sods.co.uk/kraft-eyewear.html.

 

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Anu Suya Launches Innovative New Sarong Label - SEALT

Ready.....Sealt.....go! 

Whether it's from the beach to lunch, for a stroll along the harbour or pool-to-beach bar ... the SEALT is the one staple on every fashionistas summer packing list.

An evolution from the sarong faze of the 90's - this cover up is the new twist every woman needs regardless of age or style.  Just choose your length and fabric and your wobbly bits will be covered in style!

Each fabric has been carefully sourced by the designers in limited editions and includes many one offs to set you a part from the fashion pack. The leather belts are hand made and embossed, embroidered with meticulous detail to give your bikini the 'it' factor. Wear over your bikini or one-piece with or without a simple tank and accessorise with all your summer bling.  Getting ready for the beach has never been so fun!

The luxurious sarongs are available in 2 different lengths to suit your look or mood.  Shop the latest pieces online at www.ananyalondon.co.uk

 

About

Anu Suya is the founder of Ananya London, the designer behind the collection of exquisite handcrafted kaftans and beachwear which she launched in 2000.  Meaning ‘One of a Kind’ Ananya became a huge hit with many A List celebrity names.  With her considerable expertise in beachwear, the launch of Sealt is natural extension of Anu’s considerable beachwear expertise.

 

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The Ultimate Transitional Piece – The Shirt Dress

There is something nostalgic about the shirt dress – whilst it harkens back to the days of perfect housewives and an equally perfectly cinched waist, it’s time to modernise this idea, which is exactly what Lalita Russell-Smith, Creative Director of Me & Maya, has done.

Lalita’s trademark tailoring and attention to detail and colour has resulted in the creation of a range of striking shirt dresses this A/W.  These effortlessly chic dresses feature subtle ruching and gathering for expert definition of the female form.  Lalita pays similar attention to the waist, while a hemline just below the knee which allows movement and adds a swish to your sashay.

The ultra versatile shirt dress should be the lynch pin to your autumn wardrobe and is the ideal option to take you from summer to autumn and right through to winter; and from work to evening drinks.  The shirt dress can be worn a multitude of ways; wear it alone with heels for a work event or pair it with a pair of jeans for a weekend look.

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The Linda shirtdress takes the 70s as its muse and each dress is crafted from saree fabric to create a one of the kind piece.  The bodice and skirt features contrasting yet complimetnary  prints, with bright cuffs and a detachable bow – for a buttoned up or relaxed look depending on your mood.   With their bright colours and stand out prints, Me & Maya’s Linda shirt dresses are a fabulous boost for brightening up any dull autumn day.

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The Kylie shirt dress is another modern classic.  Similarly crafted from a striking saree fabric, the seemingly demure buttoned up shirt top of this dress gives way to a dramatic full skirt.  It would look equally at home for work or for an evening soiree.

Each season, Lalita carefully selects luxurious fabrics for her Me & Maya label that are uniquely hand designed in London.   Thanks to her passion for supporting the British fashion industry, the entire range is made in London.

Me & Maya’s flagship boutique is located at 1 Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DQ.  Customers can also shop the full collection online at www.meandmaya.co.uk and by appointment from Me & Maya’s new West London showroom.

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Look Mate's Christmas Gift Ideas

As another Christmas rolls around, you find yourself facing the same annual dilemma of finding the perfect presents for friends and family. Sock specialists Look Mate are on hand to solve all your Christmas shopping woes with their collection of unique, fun and comfortable sock designs. Struggling to find a gift for your dad, mum, boyfriend or a friend? Look Mate’s wide collection of designs caters to all styles and tastes, so you are guaranteed to find a suitable sock for all of your family.

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For someone who likes colour and bold designs The 'London Town’ design is the perfect choice. London Town was created by leading illustrator and designer Yoni Alter, his eye-catching design celebrates London’s iconic buildings, architecture and unique skyline. The vibrant and playful sock is the perfect choice for those urbanites who like to make a statement. 

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The ‘Red Nord Snake’ sock is not one to be missed, nor is it possible to miss with its eye-catching Native Indian illustrations. The Spanish illustration duo, Nuria and Raquel, flirt with colours, energy and humour. With these socks on your feet, you cannot help but smile, a great gift for all those cheeky chaps with a playful nature.

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For any animal lovers or supporters of the environment the Tiger Sock’ is the perfect match.  The Tiger Socks combines Look Mate’s passion for bringing their customers cool and innovative designs and an issue they are equally passionate about - tiger conservation. Look Mate teamed up with designer HEDOF, AKA Rick Berkelmans to support WWF's Tiger Conservation Campaign through a donation from sales, and this sock design is characteristic of Rick Berkelmans' style with its bold shapes, eccentric characters and bright colours.

Whichever design you choose, you are sure to bring some Christmas joy to the feet of your loved ones. Boasting quality, quirkiness and originality, as well as being beautifully boxed ready to wrap, Look Mate helps to make this Christmas one to remember.  

Look Mate socks are priced at £12 per pair and are crafted from the finest combed cotton.  To view and purchase the latest collaborations or to purchase a gift subscription to their monthly sock service, visit their e-commerce store at www.lookmate.co.

 

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Yoni Alter Celebrates London Skyline with New London Town Socks

We are excited to share London sock brand Look Mate’s newest collaboration with leading illustrator and designer Yoni Alter. Each month Look Mate unveils a new, playful design, and come July we welcome London Town as the newest addition to the Look Mate sock family. This is Look Mate’s third tribute to London after their successful designs 6k Edition and The Magic of London.

With the new design partnership, Look Mate’s mission is inspire their community to walk around London and take in all this great city’s unique architecture and enjoys the hub of culture that surrounds them everyday. There is no better way to explore London than on foot, so make sure you’re giving your feet the ultimate London experience by wearing your London Town socks this summer.

Yoni Alter is a London based designer and artist. As the name of his sock design suggests, he didn’t need to look too far from home for his inspiration!  His work is characterised by its bold use of colour and his integration between the graphic and artistic, between the figurative and the abstract and between form and space. Yoni studied art and design in Jerusalem before completing his MA Graphic Design at University of the Arts London and constantly uses the city as a source of inspiration. Yoni’s colourful depictions of London architecture, simplified and to a degree abstracted, are very engaging and aim to represent the creative vibe of this amazing city.

Yoni has an impressive client roll call, having created the iconic branding for London’s TV channel London Live and he also has a best selling range of merchandise at the prestigious Tate in London and MOMA in New York.  He has an on-going project entitled Shape of Cities, where his eye-catching posters of city skylines around the world have been much celebrated and have created a keen following: Shapesofcities.com.

Yoni comments on the collaboration saying “I love London's architecture. London's combination of both old and new iconic buildings is like no other city in the world. The distinctive buildings make great graphic shapes to work with.”

Look Mate London’s ethos is to offer “Exquisite socks designed collaboratively” and each and every pair of socks is produced to high standards of craftsmanship from combed cotton by second generation sock makers in Armenia.  The socks are tested time and time again until perfection is reached.  To view and purchase the London Town socks, shop online at Look Mate’s e-commerce store at www.lookmate.co.    Each pair of is priced £12. Look Mate also offer a one month, a three month or a six month subscription service for customers to receive a pair of socks from Look Mate’s latest designs.

Want to learn more about Look Mate London?  Listen to the interview with Look Mate’s co-founder Vahan on Monocle.

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Livotte London Announce Launch on Harvey Nichols E-Commerce Site The T-Shirt…Elevated

This month sees luxe T-shirt label, Livotte London unveiling their collection online at Harvey Nichols.com.

Launched in Autumn 2016 by Beth Pollak and Delphine McNeill, “Livotte is a glamorous silk blouse made in an organic cotton jersey. It’s a new wardrobe staple, meant to be paired with one’s own favorite designer pieces.”

Hailing from New York, both Beth and Delphine worked in fashion for many years. They saw a gap in the market and their wardrobes for practical, chic, machine washable tops that would take them throughout their day.  Their bespoke fabric has been professionally tested to withstand over 200 washes.

Livotte is designed and produced in London. Delphine and Beth add: “We love London. It’s where we live, (where we love and where we lunch) so growing a business anywhere else was never a consideration. We source our organic fabric in the UK from one of the top mills in the world. Our factory specializes in small run production; this ensures top quality and finishing from sample room to production to consumer.”

Crafted to a very high standard from luxurious organic cotton, Harvey Nichols will be stocking a selection of styles from Livotte. Each top is available in black or white, sized XS to Large and is priced at £135. 

Live in It. Love in It. Lunch in It.

www.harveynichols.com / www.livotte.com

 

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Feel Fabulous This Festive Season With Playful Promises

The most exciting prospect of winter is getting cozy with your loved one and snuggling under the covers on those cold evenings.  If you’re looking to feel fabulous under the sheets this festive season, Playful Promises’ new nightwear collection is the perfect way to get that irresistibly seductive feeling.

Combine the art of creating intimacy with the upmost comfort with these silky satin pyjamas and kimonos from this stand out collection. The combination of accomplished embroidery and black satin, oozes elegance.  Whatever size you wear, these pieces have no age limit and are designed to uplift you when dressing up or relaxing at the most hygge time of the year.

The Jasmin Embroidered Chemise can be worn as a statement nightwear piece, or if you are looking for something sultry to wrap up in, the Jasmin Embroidered Kimono Robe is available in either the long or short style and makes the perfect pair with the chemise. This range is also available in the Curve Collection for sizes 18-24, allowing all women to feel daring and divine.

The luxurious Lydia is a stunning range for those relaxing evenings, with a flirty twist. With delicate chartreuse or light pink embroidery, these black silky satin PJ’s wrap you in pure luxury and are the ultimate Christmas gift, allowing women to feel confident and sexy through the festive period. The Lydia Embroidered Wrap PJ’s are also available in Curve range for more voluptuous silhouettes.

To view the full Playful Promises collections, shop online at www.playfulpromises.comPlayful Promises is stocked in a range of renowned boutiques across the UK, on ASOS.com as well as international stockists within Europe and the US. 

About:

Playful Promises is a London designed lingerie and swimwear brand, which launched in the UK 12 years ago.  The brand is known for offering playful, directional, affordable and sexy lingerie and swimwear for women of all sizes from 8 – 24, and bra sizes 30DD-G, 32-42A/B-G. Playful Promises recognize women come in a variety of shapes and sizes and their collections aspire to empower women to feel sexy no matter what size they wear.

 

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To view Playful Promises’ AW17 Collection Look Book Please Use The Following Links:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1078/7264/files/Playful_Promises_Lingerie_SS18.pdf?1222391891950248450