Annie Greenabelle

Annie Greenabelle is a British company that launched in September 2007 after two years of researching how to establish an ethical and sustainable brand, which included organically grown, recycled and reclaimed fabrics. In addition to their website, Annie Greenabelle is sold at Topshop (sometimes certain stores do carry ethical, but you have to do your research) and other independent boutiques.

As stated on the company's website, "Here at Annie Greenabelle we don't believe that anyone or anything should be treated badly in the pursuit of a 'bargain' piece of clothing."  

Many of their dresses are priced at $15.11. Yet, Annie Greenabelle sources organic certified yarn from a factory in India run by Franciscan nuns who provide a safe haven and fair wages for girls, even offering them a money at the end of five years to set up their own home or small business.  

The Annie Greenabelle clothing line is not only made in factories that comply with the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) base code, but their factories are actually in England. This allows the company to support both the local community and British manufacturing. All of Annie Greenabelle's cotton jerseywear and knitwear is designed, knitted, dyed, printed, manufactured, and distributed in Leicestershire. If you want to know more about their ethical and environmental practices, please see their "Our Ethics" page

Annie Greenabelle also fills a need for youthful styles and prints. Their dress line includes day dresses, bodycon dresses, party wear, skater styles, and many variations of LBDs (Little Black Dresses). Their prints tend to include various florals, which gives them a modern English feel. Each dress includes a "Made ethically in England" stamp, along with information on whether it was made from recycled or vintage fabric or their organic cotton source. I have curated a selection of my favorite dresses below, but hope you will explore their full line on their site, where you can also find their full line that includes knits, tops, skirts, shorts, and more. 

For Dressember 2015, I am dedicating a collection of posts to ethical clothing companies that make dresses. This post is part of this series. If you are interested in my Dressember Campaign, click here