It is February and that means Fashion is in the air with all the fashion weeks taking place this month. That is why we are doing all our reviews on sustainable fashion options and to start the race we are covering Brothers We Stand. This online store is home to a variety of brands that are sustainable, all targeted towards men. We got our hands on one of their Jumpers and here is what we think, continue reading below…
Before we get to the review, as always we have one of the good people at Brothers We Stand give us some insight.
Q: In what way is brothers we stand sustainable?
A: Every product has some environmental impact associated with its production. At Brothers We Stand we seek to curate products that have been designed in such a way as to reduce that impact. We sell t-shirts that have been made in a wind-powered factory, jackets made from recycled plastic bottles and jumpers that are locally made so as to reduce carbon miles associated with transportation.
Q: what was the idea behind the business?
A: I noticed that there were a growing number of menswear designers working to sustainable and ethical principles. I thought it would be cool to bring them together so that people could find them more easily.
Q: what's in the future for brothers we stand ?
A: I want to continue developing the business step by step, Adding in new products and making our processes more efficient. I’d also love to do more editorial and campaign work to get our message across and just have a bit of fun!I’m also keen to grow the team as that’s what’s really going to make things roll!
Its always great to come across a fashion online store that provide more than one brand giving you a variety of choice. Brothers we stand has a contemporary influence and the website is easy to navigate through. The prices are high street ranged and for this particular review we tried out the Alec Bizby Jacquard Jumper. After test-driving the sweater, it felt as if it was very high-quality, similar to what you would expect from the higher end of high street brands. It was almost hard to believe that this quality of clothing was being offered for similar prices to those of other manufacturers whilst being sustainable. We also took note of the fact that after wearing this sweater multiple times it still maintained its shape and did not break-in or wear. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending how you look at it as sometimes you want items to wear in. One issue we felt was that the design of the clothing may have been meant for men on the slimmer slide because the arms were a bit snug for our tester's liking but all in all a very good and classic piece to invest in.
Pros of Brothers we stand: Trendy on style items available from a range of different designers. The item is durable and will last for a long time which is a sustainable factor.
Cons of Brothers we stand: The fit of this particular item reviewed come small in size. The website. Theres only menswear as of yet.