From skin saving vegan body balm to jazzy printed shirts, we round up our top must-haves this summer and it goes without saying they're all ethical!
First up is our go to skincare brand and Edinburgh neighbour Lucky Cloud. For those that don't know, Lucky Cloud is a natural, vegan friendly skin care company. All their products are handmade in small batches by founder Lucy Cardwell. Our product recommendation is their Super Balm; this amazing balm can be used as After Sun, so after a hot day in the sun liberally apply it to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. And if its not sunny?! Well, it can also be used for; make-up remover, under eye treatment, nose balm, eczema prone skin...the list goes on! It's available in two scents and they have mini versions perfect for you to try out or take in your hand luggage.
Next up is British eyewear brand Vow London. They're an environmentally responsible brand, the frames are made from FSC approved wood pulp and recycled acetates. The additional packaging and lens cloths are made from recycled materials and the best bit, the glitter is biodegradable so you don't have to feel guilty about rocking glittery sunnies! Our favourite pair is the Leah Bronze Glitter but there is something for everyone.
Heading to the beach or park and need something to lie on? Our go to is the classic Turkish towel from Hammam Havlu. While there are lots of Turkish towel companies out there Hamman Havlu is the UK's first dedicated ethical hammam towel brand. Starting at £25 our favourite, the Breton stripped Sapphire / Fresh Blue Deniz Towel is, of course, our favourite
This Tiger Print shirt made by Lowie our old studio partner from our Brixton days has become a firm favourite with MAiK's founder, Cat. The print was hand drawn in the Lowie studio by illustrator Jessica Smith. Lowie works closely with their manufacturers to make sure that all the products are made ethically and they visit the factories once a year.