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CF's December Sustainable Edit

Welcome to the December Sustainable Edit, this month’s edition of Citizen Femme’s column showcasing the sustainable collectives on our radar.

From conscious jewellery and knitwear brands to vegan brunch spots, these are the names making a positive change this December.


Sophie Lis

Based in the heart of London’s Notting Hill, British jewellery designer Sophie Lis built her eponymous brand around her love of symbolism and the cosmos. Aiming to add a little magic to the lives of women who wear them, her pieces shine a light on sustainability and prove that high-quality jewellery can harmonise with ethical manufacturing. Pieces are hand-crafted, timeless, and made from recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones – designed to be loved and worn for a lifetime, and to minimise the environmental impact of production.


Rise & Fall

Originally known for its eco-friendly luxury bedding, this British brand has branched out into modern, everyday classics with a considered collection of apparel designed to stand the test of time. Priding themselves on hard-working staples that help you move through life with ease, its knitwear collection is particularly desired, and its Mongolian cashmere sweaters easily form the basis of any winter wardrobe. Rise & Fall have created a retail eco-system that minimises its environmental impact by choosing manufacturers that adhere to a shared set of values, encapsulating ethical working practices and a respect for the natural environment. They also offer transparency with customers on their website, showing a price comparison with other luxury brands, as well as how their pricing works – from mark up to delivery fees.


Pai Skincare

Born out of its founder’s own struggles with sensitive skin, what sets Pai Skincare apart is Sarah Brown’s commitment to not just being another ‘gentle, sustainable skincare brand’. Instead of the traditional focus on what’s not in your product (the lack of aggressive, clogging and planet-damaging ingredients is a given), the brand revolves around exciting, innovative formulas and industry-leading green chemistry techniques that really work. From the fact every Pai product is manufactured in her London HQ to the Soil Association organic accreditation you can see proudly displayed on the packaging, there’s a reason the award-winning formulas – especially the Rosehip Bioregenerate Overnight Face Oil – are so trusted by some of the biggest names in beauty. As for what’s next, the brand is bringing new green-manufacturing techniques to the industry too, as you can hear about on our recent podcast “What Is The Future Of Sustainable Beauty.” Becki Murray



A Citizen Femme favourite, this iconic restaurant has pioneered the plant-based scene with five locations across London, each committed to offering a delicious, cruelty-free menu that both supports local communities and champions sustainable practices. They have recently renovated their Camden branch, unveiling a fresh new look – but it’s the selection of innovative vegan dishes with a seasonal autumnal focus that are the real stand out; highlights include a wild mushroom tortellini with caramelised leek cream, a Cumberland sausage and mash, and a spiced sticky toffee with date molasses.


Sapling Spirits

Sapling Spirits was founded as the world’s first climate-positive spirit brand. Made in the heart of London, Sapling uses local ingredients to reduce transport emissions, including imperfect fruit that would otherwise be going to waste, to create great-tasting infused vodka. Their new refillable, eco-friendly packaging provides consumers with a fully circular scheme to sign up to, with every pouch including a free postage stamp so, once the bottle is finished, you can send it straight back to Sapling’s recycling facility. They also plant a tree for every bottle purchased and have 100 per cent recyclable glass and corks, which reduces their carbon footprint by around 25 per cent.

Lead image: Rise & Fall

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