Behind 8 Apparel

Take responsibility with 8 Apparel

Too often retailers focus on giving consumers what they want, without taking the welfare of their overseas workers into consideration. As consumers become more aware of the detrimental repercussions of fashion, more are looking for a way to shop ethically.

If you want to shop for athleisure that doesn’t endorse child labour, sweatshops and unfair wages, you can. Read on to find out more about 8 Apparel’s responsible retailing mission.

A change for the better

When was the last time you bought clothing from the UK? Although lots of suppliers are looking for ways to bring their production closer to home, there’s not many out there which operate entirely on British soil.

8 Apparel is a passion project that strives to see retail done right. When you shop with us, you can rest assured that everything–from the materials we use to the seamstresses who manipulate them–are sourced and treated responsibly. Operating in London, Hertfordshire and Norfolk, our clothing doesn’t have to travel far to get to your wardrobe.

Responsible production

The people

From start to finish, our athleisure range is manufactured within Britain according to UK manufacturing and employment laws.

The creative designers to the skilled pattern cutters, you can be sure that your athleisure has been made under safe conditions by people who are paid fairly for their expertise and time.

Creating jobs for quality manufacturers living in the UK and adding to the national economy, 8 Apparel is a brand committed to employee welfare that you can buy into.

The product

Our products are handmade by carefully selected professionals in Britain. From material sourcing to manufacture process, we always aim to make ethically responsible choices.

As the only athleisure brand bringing customers products manufactured entirely in the UK, we are proud of where our clothing comes from and you can be too.

Because our employees are treated fairly and share our vision and passion, the manufacture skills are unrivaled. What’s more, our fabric is premium quality and responsibly sourced. Composed of woven fibres including cotton, polyester, visco, spandex and modal, our athleisure is the most comfortable on the market.

The packaging

Our packaging matches the ethical roots of our athleisure. We’re proud to say that our packaging is 100% plastic-free, providing you with a clothing range that is as ethically responsible as possible.

Instead of plastic wrappers which add to landfill waste and harm the environment for years on end, we use boxes and tissue paper to wrap and pack our products. Not only are these recyclable, they’re also biodegradable!