Meet the Designer: Marina Vaptzarova

Marina Vaptzarova

Marina Shrestha, the designer behind #brandtotrust Marina Vaptzarova, creates contemporary luxury journals and lifestyle accessories. Exclusively handmade using traditional Nepalese craftsmanship and sustainable raw materials, the designs are characterised by clean lines and bold, vibrant colours. We caught up with Marina herself to find out more…… Continue Reading

More is More: Positive Gifts For Creative Minds

art gorgeous gifts for creative minds

Special Guest Post: The Art Gorgeous is an online and print magazine that explores the art scene from a fresh and entertaining perspective. We asked Founder Cordelia Noe to come up with her favourite gifts for creative minds, featuring #brandstotrust.   The… Continue Reading

The Alternative Gift Guide: Six Ways To Think Outside The Box

Christmas present shopping can be stressful, well before you’ve stopped to think about whether your gifts are ethical. Rather than make a last-minute Christmas Eve dash for a gift you suspect will be abandoned just as soon as it’s opened,… Continue Reading

Beautiful Holiday Gifts Curated by The Wonder List

The holidays are coming, and we’re thinking about gifts for our loved ones. To make life easy, we’ve teamed up with The Wonder List to bring you a curated guide to gift-giving with our brands to trust. The Wonder List is… Continue Reading

The Holiday Edit: What to Wear This Party Season

Party season is almost upon us and, with it, the desire to look absolutely knockout. While eco-conscious style has often been viewed as stale or unsexy, today’s positive fashion labels are proving the opposite, bringing incredible design to the fore. There’s something for everyone – and whether… Continue Reading

Waste-Not Wednesday: Stylish Hacks to Reduce Waste

Did you know that the amount of waste generated by the UK alone could fill Lake Windermere in just eight months, or London’s Albert Hall in about two hours? Yep, that’s a lot of baggage. It goes without saying that… Continue Reading

In the News: Supply chain is becoming part of luxury designer’s branding strategies

IN THE NEWS 1 The supply chain is becoming part of luxury designers’ branding strategies – Digiday The Council of Fashion Designers of America is encouraging its vast network of designers to bring their supply chains out of the shadows.… Continue Reading

Literally Nataly: Why Positive Living Matters

Special Guest Post: Nataly Elbaz Bjorklund, Positive Influencer and Founder of sustainability blog Literally Nataly. These days, the idea of positive living, or living sustainably, is not a natural notion for most. For me, it was something that had lingered… Continue Reading

Sparkles Bright, Acquired Right: Our Responsible Diamonds Edit

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Marilyn Monroe may have serenaded us in 1953. In 2017 however, the trend is now ‘diamonds are forever’ and for ‘whomever’ as long as they are ‘Responsible Diamonds.’ Ethically sourced and sustainable are top… Continue Reading

Monthly Must-Have: JEM Jewellery Ethically Minded

Positive Luxury Monthly Must-Have JEM Octagone

In our monthly must-have, Positive Luxury selects an iconic item from #brandstotrust that we’ve been coveting. This month we’re going for gold with JEM Jewellery Ethically Minded’s gorgeous Octagone Collection… Telling a story of structured, yet distorted shape, the Octagone… Continue Reading

Twelve Ways to Spend 60 minutes

Positive Luxury Blog 12 tips for time management

It’s easy to feel like once work, commuting, eating and sleeping is done, there’s barely time to achieve anything else. But these little tricks and time management hacks – all of which fit in under an hour – will help… Continue Reading

Brands That Care: Sustainable Development Goals

Positive Luxury Sustainable Development Goals Song Saa

Today marks the anniversary of the United Nations officially coming into being. To celebrate, we are looking to the brands to trust that work tirelessly to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. From cleaning up their energy act to… Continue Reading