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Want to feel as good as you look and do your bit for our precious planet this summer? Start by considering ethical brands when finding your festival style.

Here are 5 of the best eco conscious fashion options, right here at Manchester Arndale.

1. H&M

H&M are totally committed to creating great fashion, at the best price, in a sustainable way. Their aim is for all products to be made from 100% recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030 – and they’re nearly at 60% already. Give them your support by choosing pieces with green Conscious hangtags – those are the most environmentally sustainable products in the shop.

2.    Uniqlo
Uniqlo has just made a much-anticipated return to the city with their brand-new flagship store on Market Street. They believe they can turn the power of clothing into a force for good and their commitment to a better, more sustainable society means their clothes are produced in an environmentally friendly way. They’re high in quality and built to last by a diverse workforce treated with kindness, fairness and respect.

3.    Urban Outfitters
Since the 1970s, Urban Outfitters has been restoring hand-picked pieces from around the world for its Urban Renewal collection, as well as creating new lines from fabric remnants for its Rework line. Explore their store for sustainable style you’ll love – it’s right near Dr Martens on Market Street.

4.    Dr. Martens
A favourite of students and shoe-lovers worldwide, Dr. Martens’ shoes and boots have always been built to last. People wear them for a lifetime. This is a brand that’s committed to ethical trade, environmental protection, animal welfare, waste reduction – and brilliant footwear. Visit their store on Market Street now.

5. Monki
Monki has been brilliantly described as what you could expect “if Topshop and H&M had a baby” but there’s more to this Swedish brand than fabulous and affordable trends.
Committed to using only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials in the future, ALL Monki stores already offer clothes recycling and are powered by renewable energy. You’ll find Monki on the ground floor near Costa. Come and have a look.

Have we missed any of your favourite eco-friendly stores? Let us know on our social channels, we’d love to add them to our list of feel good fashion destinations.