Birdsong

The social enterprise designing chic, size-inclusive fashion sustainably made by women paid a fair wage.

In a world of performative activism, Birdsong is one of the few brands delivering on its promises.

In just five years, the women-owned boutique (Sophie Slater and Sarah Beckett founded the label in 2014, Susanna Wen has since come on board as the in-house designer) has created a small, close-knit team of makers across different charities and community groups. These artisans (each of whom is paid a fair, living wage) use their skills to create beautifully, sustainably made capsule collections which not only look the part but also generate profit for good causes – 50% is invested straight back into women’s organisations, whose funding streams have largely been cut under austerity.

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