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CF's February 2024 Sustainable Edit

Welcome to Citizen Femme’s February 2024 Sustainable Edit, showcasing the sustainable collectives on our radar this month.

Including high quality heirlooms, conscious knitwear, luxury linen and seasonal fine-dining, these are the names making a positive change this February.



Designed in Paris by fashion insider Olivia Ball, LAOLI is an environmentally-conscious jewellery brand that draws inspiration from her family heirlooms, life and legacy in Argentina – which has also instilled a sense of tradition into her designs. Olivia’s refined collections are based on a foundation of recycled gold, conscious, lab-cultivated diamonds and ethical stones, taking things from the past and transforming them into contemporary heirlooms. Driven by her value of intentionality and a dedication to high-quality craftsmanship, she works exclusively with ateliers that are Responsible Jewellery Council certified and uses pearls strung by artisans working in the oldest atelier in Paris.



Did you know that an estimated 90 million unopened and totally useable beauty products are discarded every year, with many of them needlessly ending up in landfill? That’s the shocking statistic that Boop – a new digital beauty retailer – is aiming to change, working as an online outlet for premium beauty and wellness brands such as Antipodes and Boucleme. The organisation takes the ‘too-good-to-go’ products that have been either overproduced by a company, discontinued, or have minor imperfections such as wonky or misprinted labels, and sells them to you at a fraction of the price; combining luxury accessibility and sustainability in one fell swoop. Then, to keep even more products out of landfill, Boop also works with four charities and has already donated thousands of items to In Kind Direct, Beauty Banks, Look Good Feel Better and The Hygiene Bank. Becki Murray


Ada & Ina

This luxury British linen brand based in Canterbury, Kent offers beautiful bespoke linen fabrics for your home. With over 1,100 different options, many of which are exclusive to the brand, all fabrics are 100 per cent natural and of the highest quality, sourced from some of the finest textile manufacturers. Aiming to celebrate natural fibres and say goodbye to man-made ones, Ada & Ina chose linen, which is made from flax plants – a plant which grows without the need for fertilisers or pesticides. This means it is a renewable resource and can be produced without damaging the environment. Pure natural linen can also decompose in just two weeks thanks to being 100 per cent biodegradable, and it requires four times less water than cotton (which is a very thirsty plant). At Ada & Ina, patterned fabrics are designed in-house and eco-consciously printed via pigment printing, and skilled seamstresses make their products to order.


Almada Label

Finnish fashion duo Alexa Dagmar and Linda Juhola launched their everyday luxury knitwear brand, Almada Label, over three years ago, and it is now a go-to for high-quality, attainable wardrobe staples. Designed in Helsinki and consciously produced in Portugal and Mongolia, their sustainability credentials include commitment to customer transparency down to the cost of their products, the factories they use, and the origins of their materials. They handpick their craftsman – who have signed a Code of Conduct – so you can be confident in the sustainable production of your clothes. Representing effortless simplicity with a timeless touch and never compromising on quality – their less-is-more philosophy has won the hearts of minimalists worldwide. Read Alexa and Linda’s insider guide to Helsinki here.


The Dining Room

In January 2024, Whatley Manor was recognised as the first climate positive hotel in the UK. If you’re planning a trip to the Cotswolds this year, book into its Michelin and Green Michelin Star restaurant, The Dining Room. The latter star is testament of its dedication to the highest ethical and environmental standards. There’s a dedicated menu for both carnivores and plant-based guests; helmed by rising star of modern British gastronomy, Ricki Weston, and an exceptional blend of seasonal ingredients and innovative fine dining. The seven-course taster menu with wine flight starts in the kitchen, with five small dishes prepared in front of you, before moving into the intimate dining area – a serene and romantic setting that champions formal tradition. Artful plates are presented with creativity, and a sommelier will spill impressive facts about the wine your dishes are paired with too. The kitchen has four beehives, an orchard and a kitchen garden for vegetables and herbs, plus they work with local, ethical producers and turn food waste into methane gas to create new energy.

Lead image: Almada Label

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