The Cool List: Make your wardrobe greener with these eco-friendly fashion and beauty buys

Your beauty regime should have an impact on your skin, not the planet (Picture:

The Hot List has gone Cool in honour of all things eco, and this week we’re picking out the best of sustainable fashion and beauty.

From vegan leather bags to all-natural serums, this is your guide to help your wardrobe (and beauty cabinet) be kinder to the planet.

Even your purple hair dye can go green, thanks to Good Dye Young’s non-toxic dyes (complete with biodegradable application kit!).

We Are Wastd Danna jumper

Great yarn (Picture: We Are Wastd)

Guilt-free fashion brand We Are Wastd launched this month and is a UK-made, ethically run, zero-waste women’s knitwear label making clothes from deadstock yarn and produced in limited runs.

Buy it for £60 from We Are Wastd


Give yourself a real thrift (Picture: Thrift+)

Shop at the Second Life circular fashion pop-up store from Thrift+ and all proceeds will go to refugee charity Choose Love’s emergency Afghanistan appeal.

Better still, order a free Thrift+ bag, fill it with unwanted clothes and send it back to them so you can directly support the appeal by supplying clothes for the store — and feel good and clutter-free while you’re at it.

Shop the collection at

Mallow Puff Toms

A squish come true (Picture: John Duarte)

Toms’ Mallow Puff is a comfy-looking shoe with a squishy sole and puffy upper, as well as Ortholite eco insoles that boast a 26% eco content.

The shoes also come with the Toms promise to give one third of their profits to grassroots, non-profit causes.

Buy it for £60 from Toms

Good Dye Young biodegradable dye kit

These hair products are simply to dye for (Picture: Beauty Bay)

Cult cruelty-free vegan hair brand Good Dye Young has just launched its vibrant semi-permanent hair dyes in the UK.

Even its £14 dye tool kit is biodegradable, proving you can have style without compromising on the substance.

Shop the range from £15 at Beauty Bay

Matt & Nat Alik bag

A vision in green (Picture: Matt and Nat)

Canadian vegan leather brand Matt & Nat has just launched its new collection of bags, wallets and jackets. We love the new Alik shoulder bag in meadow green.

Buy it for £65 from Matt and Nat

Eco Warrior SO

Raise the bar (Picture: Little Soap Company)

With every bar sold of the Eco Warrior SOS Bar Soap, 25p will be donated to the Sumatran Orangutan Society.

Blended with pure lime and palmarosa essential oils, and made with sustainable palm oil, the hand and body bar is plastic-free, vegan, biodegradable and made from 99.9% naturally derived ingredients.

Buy it for £4.50 from Little Soap Company

Farm Girl Retinol and Niacinamide serum

The only way is Essex (Picture: Farm Girl by Sarah Jane)

Sustainable facialist and skincare brand Farm Girl by Sarah-Jane makes vegan and cruelty-free beauty products from her Essex farm — her latest natural serum combines wrinkle-erasing retinol and skin-smoothing niacinamide that’s great for treating acne.

Buy it for £48 from Farm Girl by Sarah Jane

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