About the the founders

We’re the founders of Urban Anarchist. We really care about what we wear and ensuring that what we wear, is not at the cost of the planet. We want to arm consumers with all the facts when considering the implication of their purchases on the earth & its inhabitants.  We believe in creating rebellious designs, using ethical and sustainable materials, not constrained by the by the need to fit the latest fashion trend at break neck speed.  We want to encourage our customers to be bold, be individual, be informed and be earth conscious.  

Most of the big brands on the high street don’t see the world the way we do.  Fast fashion is now the world’s fourth biggest polluter, only behind housing, transport and food. In the UK on average we buy 26.7kg of new clothes a year – that’s about the same weight as four bowling balls! Worse than that, 235m items of clothing ended up in landfill.

Not only are these products bad for the environment, we think they’re bad for your wardrobe too. 

Urban Anarchist brings to you fashion that’s made to last. Our items aren’t for a reason or season. They are intended for a lifetime. In fact, we are so confident that our items will last you years, that if you find that your purchase is nearing the end of it’s lifespan, you can send it to us to recycle and receive 30% discount off a like for like item.

Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth, and when you shop with Urban Anarchist it never will.

Anita & Rowan Founders of Urban Anarchist

URBAN ANARCHIST CLOTHING LIFECYCLE

Farming

100% organic cotton is grown by our supplier in India, produced to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified by Control Union and The Soil Association.

Processing

The entire production chain of EarthPositive® is controlled by a Code of Conduct and audited by the independent Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) No sweatshops!

Distribution

Clothing is packaged using recycled materials and ocean shipped, with a negligible carbon footprint (less 1%)

Printed to order

UA print to order so we minimise waste. Printing facilities are powered by 100% renewable energy utilising Vegan vinyl.

Buy

When you order with us, we send your items in biodegradable packaging wrapped in recycled paper and completed with a label made from old t-shirts.

Recycle

We encourage our customers to pass on your streetwear to a new owner if you no longer want them or send back to us for recycling.

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OUR ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

Minimising the harmful impact of clothing production on the earth

Our garment manufacturer has been licensed under the Global Organic Standard (GOTS) since 2007. The manufacturing facilities are powered by green renewable energy, from low-impact raw materials. The carbon footprint of the products has been reduced by some 90% and the calculations were certified under the PAS2050 standard by the Carbon Trust in the UK between 2007-2009. Printing process in the UK is powered by 100% renewable energy and utilising non pvc vinyl. All packaging is biodegradable & or recycled. Even the clothing labels are made from old t-shirts!

POSITIVE impact to people

Our clothing supplier has has been running a pro-active social responsibility programme as a member of Fair Wear Foundation since 2006. All the Company’s manufacturing facilities are regularly audited for social compliance and are running active monitoring programmes in accordance with standards advocated by the International Labour Organisation, the Ethical Trading Initiative and other international bodies.

TRANsparency

It's important to us that our consumers have everything they need to be able to make educated decisions on their purchases, inline with their own values. Our supplier has been chosen because their production methods, supply chains, internal policies regarding labour or sustainability is 100% transparent. Please contact us if you would like further info.

BRILLIANT Design

We want our designs to be simple, bold & brave. Urban anarchist don't feel the need to conform to fashion standards. We guarantee our designs are conversation starters, thus sharing our passion and raising awareness of the impact of fast fashion and the need for sustainability.

AWARD WINNING BRANDS

More about the clothing we use

We source our garments from a company who were the innovators of the wholesale women’s fitted T-shirt in Europe, and continue to lead the way in innovation, design and sustainability. We chose them as a textile supplier as they focus on creating high quality, expertly styled and responsibly manufactured garments. All of urban anarchists products are produced from their award winning brands, specifically EarthPositive®. Read on for more insight into the amazingly innovative, earth and worker conscious brands.

Earth Positive

EarthPositive® is produced exclusively from organic Indian cotton, and the entire production process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of GOTS. 

100% of the EarthPositive® production undergoes annual audits to comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions.

EarthPositive® is made in manufacturing facilities powered by green renewable energy, from low-impact raw materials. The carbon footprint of EarthPositive® products has been reduced by some 90% and the calculations were certified under the PAS2050 standard by the Carbon Trust in the UK between 2007-2009.

We currently use a polyurethane (PU) (vegan leather) textile vinyl on our t-shirts vinyl. PU is far less toxic to produce than PVC. The environmental impact is regulated and manufactures are required to have vent controls to keep emissions as low as possible.

However, regular PU is not completely squeaky clean and we are in the process of transitioning all our printing capabilities to non toxic water based inks. We are still researching options as we want our clothing to last and that means we want the prints to stay vibrant for the clothing lifetime. We are committed to the transition within the next 12 months and will keep you informed of progress in our communications. Utilising the materials above, we power our machinery using the UK’s biggest green energy supplier. Our supplier provides us with  100% renewable electricity. For every unit we use, they make sure a unit is produced and put on the grid by a renewable source including solar, wind and hydro.

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Caring for your items

For the sake of mother earth, wash on a 30 degree cycle and line dry. 

Please iron on reverse and not on print. 

Clothing should be an investment and with proper love and care, will see you through many years.

OUR REVIEWS

Urban Anarchist by Cocreativ
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Samantha Thacker
Samantha Thacker
2020-02-15T18:17:51+0000
Received my t-shirt today, love it. Really well packaged, wrapped in tissue and brand stickers, all recyclable, which... is a bonus. The shirt itself is so soft! I got the black &white pin stripe rolled sleeve in a large. I am a 14/16 and would say this is true to size, fits well with a little room and is a good length. I have been really impressed with the service too, it felt very personal. In summary, great service, fast postage, excellent quality and an awesome t-shirt. Thank you ☺️read more
Lianne Arbuthnot
Lianne Arbuthnot
2019-11-10T20:12:15+0000
CoCreativ created a beautiful T-Shirt for me! Fantastic service and products! Thank you!
Stacy Morris
Stacy Morris
2019-09-21T19:25:11+0000
So impressed with the work CoCreativ have done on my van decal! It looks really professional - they were very friendly... and helpful with all stages of the work including the design. Will definitely be using again for my other vehicles and uniforms!read more
Sally Millington-Davey
Sally Millington-Davey
2019-08-24T06:38:55+0000
Ordered printed T shirt and sweatshirt. Very pleased with the quality of the materials and my logo looks fabulous.... Highly recommend this caring company, lots of thought goes into their work and it shows.read more
Paul Pobs OBrien
Paul Pobs OBrien
2019-05-28T08:38:07+0000
Great designs. Really good quality. Great customer service. A very friendly team.
Lynda Newman
Lynda Newman
2019-02-15T11:42:02+0000
Great gift ideas and excellent service.
Trudi Foster
Trudi Foster
2018-07-01T18:47:21+0000
I love my t shirt I got from Cocreativ. A smooth transaction and fast delivery. Good quality fabric,great fit.... Thankyou very much.xread more
Jen McTrusty
Jen McTrusty
2018-01-27T17:29:52+0000
Design Solutions sorted the sign writing for our company vehicle. Amazing service. Fast response and turn around. Looks... amazing, would highly recommend.read more
Kelly Marler
Kelly Marler
2018-01-22T07:04:50+0000
Excellent service. Did exactly what I asked for. Looks amazing and so easy to do.
Sue Bartram
Sue Bartram
2018-01-03T22:24:53+0000
Thankyou for my design. Such an unique & personal idea. Great communication from start to finish. Will definitely be... buying more.read more
Anne M Symonds
Anne M Symonds
2017-11-26T22:03:55+0000
Absolutely brill an so helpful friendly and quick. Definitely using them again. ��
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Want to find out more?

We have collated resources for Urban Anarchists to learn more about the impact of fast fashion and how you can make rebel against the trend!

Did you know, the carbon emissions generated by the clothing of the average UK household is equivalent to driving an average modern car 6,000 miles. Visit WRAP who are a not-for-profit pioneers in driving a circular economy.

Launched in 2014, the Love Your Clothes campaign has been developed together with industry organisations to help change the way the UK consumers buy, use and dispose of their clothing.

The average person buys 60% more items of clothing and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago