May 02, 2019

Your clothes, your values

It takes 400 grams of raw cotton to make one T-shirt. One conventional T-shirt contains 165 grams of pesticides and fertilisers.

James Midwinter wears Brothers We Standorganic basic t-shirt in navy. Zero pesticides.

April 26, 2019

Pebblefest

We’re at Pebblefest all day tomorrow.
Come and say hi if you're in London!  

I'm on the Ethical Menswear panel at 3.30pm chaired by fashion journalist and long time ethical fashion champion Bel Jacobs.

Jonathan Mitchell
Brothers We Stand founder

April 13, 2019

your wardrobe

We want to help you build a wardrobe to be proud of.

Illustration for Brothers We Stand by Yi Chieh at Sparks Studio.

April 13, 2019

James Midwinter

James Midwinter wears Brothers We Stand basic organic t-shirt

Check out James' instagram account for minimalist inspired sustainable living inspiration.

March 21, 2019

a trip to Parliment

This morning I attended a Parliamentary Roundtable organised by Social Enterprise UK. It was my privilege to challenge Robert Jenrick MP, Minister for economic growth, infrastructure and tech to create the conditions for a transition to a sustainable economy.

Jonathan Mitchell
Brothers We Stand founder

March 16, 2019

Co Leader Award Winner

Co Leadership Award

Brothers We Stand has won a 2019 CO Leaders award from Common Objective, “Showing leadership in the menswear category by collating the best ethical brands for men in one place. Their firm standard for partner brands allows customers to feel secure in their product choices.”

I want to thank all of our customers and partners for your support.  

Jonathan Mitchell
Brothers We Stand founder

November 13, 2018

Consumption: a fundamental re-thinking

I have recently been inspired by the design philosophy of Dieter Rams, the pioneering German product designer. With a lifetime of trailblazing work behind him, Rams has come to the firm conclusion that the next generation needs to lead a design revolution centred around the concept of “Less. And better.”

As head of design at Braun, the German electronics manufacturer, Rams is credited with playing a major role in developing consumer product design as we know it today. His focus on simplicity and elegance can clearly be seen in many of the products we use today.

Ten principles of good design by Dieter Rams

Rams believes we need another design revolution today. For Rams the time for thoughtless design and thoughtless consumption is over, “What we need today is a fundamental re-thinking. Not just in design, but in general. Back to basics. Less. And Better.”

Environmental impact and longevity of products have always been a concern for Rams. But as Rams has reflected on the challenges facing society today, it appears these principles have come to the fore.

Rams’, a new film by documentary filmmaker Gary Huswitt, gives a privledged insight into the designers thinking. At 86 years of age Dieter Rams is meditative and feels regret for the way consumerism, capitalism and materialism have played out. He looks back on his career with some regret. "If I had to do it over again, I would not want to be a designer," he's said. "There are too many unnecessary products in this world."

In the same way that Rams simplified the cluttered visual language of product design, today he lays down a challenge for the next generation to simplify the way we consume products. I’d like Brothers We Stand to be a platform that helps you adopt a “Less. And better” approach to your wardrobe. Brothers We Stand is a place to find good quality clothes that are ethically produced and designed to please you for many years.

Jonathan Mitchell
Brothers We Stand founder

October 27, 2018

Beat the chill

Feeling a bit chilly this weekend? Stay warm with theASP Down Jacket by Ecoalf

This jacket is made from recycled fishing nets and responsibly sourced down. It is lightweight but will keep you warm on the chilliest of days. 

Shop new in.

October 18, 2018

Quality workwear by Yarmouth Oilskins

Ethan wears the Bib and Brace andWorker Shirt by Yarmouth Oilskins. Photography and styling: Louisa McClune for Brothers We Stand

I'm delighted to welcome Yarmouth Oilskins to the Brothers We Stand family. Yarmouth Stores Ltd has designed and manufactured quality workwear garments at the same site in Great Yarmouth, Great Britain for over 100 years. The company employs a dedicated team of 20 machinists and pattern cutters. Many of these workers have been with the company for 25 years, testament to the family like atmosphere at the workshop.

Workwear is like a fine wine and only gets better with age. That's just the sort of thing we love at Brothers We Stand. Make the investment and pick yourself up some quality Yarmouth Oilskins workwear here

Jonathan Mitchell
Brothers We Stand Founder

October 09, 2018

“I Made Your Clothes” installation at Amnesty International headquarters

This week, we're showing our “I Made Your Clothes” installation at the Amnesty International headquarters in Shoreditch. The installation features a handpainted portrait of a female worker at the factory in Tirupur, southern India, where our Brothers We Stand logo t-shirts are made.

The installation aims to express the reality that behind every garment is the person, usually a women, who made it.

Last Friday MP’s challenged high street stores to minimise their environmental footprint and ensure their supply chains are ethical. I’m pleased we can show our installation at Amnesty and draw attention to the human rights dimension of this issue.

The installation provides our answer to the question, “Who made my clothes?”.

The installation provides our answer to the question, “Who made my clothes?”. This question has been at the centre of the global Fashion Revolution campaign, which now has an active presence in over 100 countries. In 2017, over 100,000 people used social media to ask the brands they wear, “#whomademyclothes?”.

Hanging from the installation are cards that detail the processes involved in producing the Brothers We Stand branded t-shirts. The first step is the growing of organic cotton in the Ahmedebad region of western India, while the t-shirts themselves are cut and sewn in Tirupur by a SA-8000 certified supplier.

If you would like to see the installation please come to the Ethical Consumer 2018 conference on Friday 12th October at Amnesty International HQ. The conference will discuss innovations in ethical consumption and the ways that they are transforming the role of the consumer.

Big thank you to the good folk at Sparks Studio who conceived and designed this installation for us.

Jonathan Mitchell
Brothers We Stand Founder

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