The Thoughtful Shopper: Spring’s best conscious fashion buys

From repurposing ocean plastic into footwear, to made-to-order collections and talented local craft, here are spring’s best sustainable buys

Donegal label IMARA Earth’s new season collection is made to order using regenerated waste cotton

Kindred Spirits

Breathable linen, soft, pastel colours, and lots of frill, pleated detailing are what make Kindred of Ireland’s spring-summer collection so special. A mix of smock dresses, suits and ruched-sleeve shirts, the collection is dreamy and colourful and sings of brighter days ahead. Designed exclusively from family-run linen mills across Ireland, each piece is made to order – and to last, and is imbued with an intergenerational appeal that makes them next of kin worthy. And, 10 per cent of every purchase goes to Flourish NI in Belfast, a charity that supports those affected by human trafficking.