ABOUT US

Talia Collective is an editorial marketplace at the forefront of the rapidly growing sustainability movement, proving that conscious consumerism doesn’t have to come at the cost of self-expression or style.

Made up of an online shop and digital magazine, it offers a curated selection of the best independent, sustainable brands alongside an equally high calibre of journalism.

Ever conscious of its environmental footprint, Talia Collective favours graphic design and collages over resource and labour-heavy photoshoots; offers standard delivery only to keep emissions to a minimum; and is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of gross sales each year to approved nonprofit partners.

OUR VALUES

Talia Collective carefully vets brands against a set of eight sustainability criteria, awarding each product a corresponding green stamp of approval for all those it complies with. ‘Cruelty-Free’, ‘Considerately Produced’ and ‘Friendly Materials’ are the required minimum, with each brand committed to improving upon these with every coming year.

Look out for the below icons next to each product on our website to see which other criteria they meet.

Considerately Produced
We’re looking for brands who consider the production process in its entirety, from the wellbeing of their employers and transparency of their supply chain to the materials they use, the carbon emissions and waste they produce, and the packaging they wrap their products in.
Friendly Materials
We’re celebrating fashion and beauty brands that prioritise environmentally-friendly, non-toxic materials that are responsibly sourced. These might include recycled or dead-stock fabrics, innovative textile creations such as Econyl and Piñatex, and chemical-free, low-impact dyes.
Cruelty-free
We seek brands that are 100% cruelty-free, meaning that no animal testing or harmful practices are employed throughout any stage of the production.
Circularity-centred
A circularity-centred brand champions restoration and regeneration by design. It focuses on cyclical processes (such as upcycling, recycling, repairing and take back programmes) rather than linear ones, always taking into consideration the entire life-cycle of the product. A zero-waste, circular approach should be at the core of a modern brand.
Locally Crafted
Sourcing locally creates jobs, boosts the local economy, supports the community, promotes age-old craftsmanship and preserves traditions. Brands with this symbol are choosing to source, manufacture or produce (or all three!) their products locally, in turn reducing their carbon footprint since less transportation is required in the process.
Vegan
If a brand is vegan it means that no animal ingredients are used in the creation of its products. Along with the likes of leather, bone, wool and feathers, this also includes all animal derivatives such as silk; bees’ honey, pollen and wax; eggs; and more.
Give-back Culture
We look for brands that have a mission and are purpose-driven. Whether they commit a percentage of their revenues to a cause or have a “buy one –donate one” policy in their business model.
Water Usage
We celebrate brands that are committed to reducing their H20 footprint by avoiding water-intensive fabrics, recycling water during the production process, or using pre-existing materials only, such as up-cycled fabrics or offcuts. These are the brands of the future.
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