About the the founders

We’re the founders of Urban Anarchist, and we really care about what we wear. We believe in creating rebellious, bold designs, using ethical and sustainable materials that are made to last

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.

We’re all about quality over quantity. Not only are these products bad for the environment, we think they’re bad for your wardrobe too. 

Instead we want to create timeless, statement pieces that look great and are made to order.  We only make what you actually need, when you need it.  When your much loved t-shirt is worn out, we’ll even recycle it for you and give you a discount on your next one.

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

Anita & Rowan Founders of Urban Anarchist

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FIGHT FAST FASHION

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OUR ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

Minimising the harmful impact of clothing production on the earth

We have picked clothing manufacturer who has been leading the way in innovation, design and sustainability since 1998. With printing that is powered by 100% renewable energy and utilising non pvc vinyl.

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. Pleas contact us if you would like further info.

BRILLIANT Design

We want our designs to be simple, bold & brave. We guarantee they are head turners & 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 textiles 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.

Our story

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  utilising 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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