Ipswich brother and sister pair set up environmentally friendly clothing brand
PUBLISHED: 06:00 02 June 2019
A brother and sister from Ipswich hope their new eco-friendly company will revolutionise the way people see fashion in the UK.
Their new brand, Hide The Label, aims to create more environmentally friendly clothing for women in a bid to combat growing so-called "fast fashion" trends in the UK.
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Founders Ryan and Sheeren Barrett say the industry needed a shift in thinking, deciding their brand would use more eco-friendly materials such as recycled polyester and plant based materials - which they say make up 80% of their fabrics.
Their delivery packaging is also completely biodegradable.
Shereen said: "Hide The Label is not about overt branding or catching up with trends. We want to create consciously-designed, well-made and timeless clothes in vivid prints, made from sustainable materials, to give you a wardrobe that has longevity and 'wearability'."
A 2019 government report linked the "fast fashion" industry - where clothes are produced on a mass scale to meet ever-changing trends - to environmental issues including ocean plastic pollution, and found the UK buys more clothes per person than any other country in Europe.