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
FIGHT FAST FASHION
WE GIVE A $#1T
OUR ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
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.
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.
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.
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.