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Over the past few years, fashion consumers have become increasingly aware of the damaging effects of the fast fashion industry. Harming both people and the planet, the fast fashion industry is the world's second biggest polluter, fuelled by workers paid unfair wages in often unsafe working conditions.  So, if you're looking to make some positive changes to the way you shop in 2020, here's Godiva's guide on how you can make small changes and shop sustainably this year. 1. Buy responsibly - buy ethically Our clothes go on a long journey before they hit the shelves. But the sad reality is that majority of the people...

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It’s December meaning party season is officially upon us! We’ve got all the shiny, sparkly, sequined party wear from our favourite makers to help you stand out this Christmas season. Here’s our pick of party wear outfits you’ll love this winter: Outfit 1 This gorgeous Rowan Joy party dress is truly unique, being handmade right here in Edinburgh by Rowan. Featuring beautiful, delicate lace straps complete with sewn on flowers, a gorgeous hummingbird & floral patterned bust and gold, shimmering skirt. What’s not to love? Outfit 2 Or, if you want to go full out with the party wear this season...

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New ethical brand alert! We’re super happy to announce the launch of Komodo next Friday 25th October- the self-titled original ethical fashion brand since 1988. Our customers will know that we're committed to working with local, indie, ethical designers who do things differently. As the impacts of the fast fashion industry become clear it's never been so important to us to strive against the soul sucking monotony and damaging effects of the industry. That's why we're always so proud to introduce a new ethical brand to the Godiva team. Welcome, Komodo! About Komodo Komodo are all about creating beautiful clothes that are sustainable and don’t negatively...

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We’re very happy to announce that we are now proudly stocking Insane in the Rain, an environmentally conscious brand who produce ecological rainwear. And, we’re the first and only Scottish stockist! Insane in the Rain not only make colourful, joyful raincoats that make the eyes go POP, all their jackets are made from recycled plastic bottles - 17-23 plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in our oceans.  So how exactly does it work? Insane in the Rain’s jackets are produced using a recycled plastic called PRET, or recycled polyethylene terephthalate. PRET is a strong and durable material that is...

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We’re super happy to announce that we are now proudly stocking ethical clothing label 'Love Ur Look!' Love Ur Look create beautiful, feminine clothing that celebrates, enhances and embraces the female form. Each piece is inspired by a love of vintage clothing and kitsch style prints.  The Label was founded by Ronke after completing her Degree in Fashion Management, Business and Buying at London College.  Ronke wanted to create a label that was feminine, flattering, unique, ethical and affordable, and in 2013 her fist collection was released. Not only do Love Ur Look pieces look fantastic, but the label also places...

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