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LUST LIST – November
Thanks to our spanking new Lust List, you won’t have FOMO on any of our favourites.
Once again, the scorching summer days seem to have gone too soon and the nights are lamentably getting gloomier.
But, don’t fret, we’ve got a hatful of reasons to make you smile this Autumn; mainly because there is an abundance of incredible and innovative indie and ethical brands that inspire us here at Restless, every single day. And, thanks to our spanking new Lust List, you won’t have FOMO on any of our favourites.
Drum roll, please. Meet the November Lust List.
Reformation produces clothes using sustainable manufacturing methods to reduce water and energy waste. So you can feel just as good about purchasing an item from them as you do about wearing one. Their feminine ‘Joy’ midi-length dress is no exception to this rule; printed with pintsize flowers, a back cutout and a floaty skirt, it’s the ideal transitional season piece for your wardrobe. Plus, with 3-colour ways to choose from, you really can’t go wrong.
Austin Austin creates vegan, cruelty-free and organic hair and body products in East Anglia, all of which are certified by the Soil Association and COSMOS. The line is fully recyclable and made without any GM ingredients, silicones, parabens or SLS – a detergent that forms foam but frequently irritates the skin. This means that it will not only perform brilliantly but will also look like a mini art gallery piece on your bathroom shelf – as Justin Bieber once said, “Baby, it’s a no brainer”.
Blue Q is the sassy and sustainable brand that you’re guaranteed to get a kick out of. Selling whimsical and hysterical recyclable products – from kitchenware to bags and socks and everything in between – it’s got you covered for just about any gift-giving occasion.
Their cheeky and fun ‘Hot Buns Are Ready’ graphic tea towel is made from 100% unbleached cotton and is terrifically absorbent, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen after that funny and funky retro flair. Besides, who doesn’t love a good booty pun?
The super Instagrammable matte ceramic ‘Girl Power Vase’ by DOIY Design offers a resolutely modern aesthetic. In the shape of a woman’s raised fist, it’s a symbol of unity and solidarity and, since the 1960s, has been a symbol of the feminist movement. Is there any better way to sneakily tell your house-guests that you care about female empowerment than with this statement vase?
Lush is one of the most iconic brands for natural and sustainable skincare and cosmetics. All their products, which are 100% vegetarian with the majority vegan, are ethically sourced and produced, cruelty-free, handmade and entirely plastic-packaging-free. What’s not to love?
Their indulgent limited edition ‘Yog Nog Naked Body Conditioner’ is the irresistible zero-waste delight that will set the tone for your Sunday night pamper and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. With the likes of tempting rich cocoa butter, maple syrup water and spicy clove bud oil, moisturizing oat kernels and a dash of Vitamin E enriched almond oil, this bath-time sweet treat is almost good enough to eat!
Flamingo Candles is a bright and kitschy environmentally-friendly candle company. Every candle is vegan and cruelty-free and made from cotton wicks made of 100% natural fibres and EcoSoya soy wax – a natural and biodegradable non-toxic alternative to traditional waxes such as beeswax, paraffin and palm.
Their attention-grabbing millennial pink ‘Good to Be Bad’ slogan red wax candle is the perfect choice for anyone who wants a feisty reminder that they’re a total boss-babe every time they walk into their living room. With a luscious blend of rum, ginger, apple, lemon, clove, cinnamon and brown sugar, it’s the ultimate warm mulled Autumn fragrance with more than enough pizzazz to get you through the cold and rainy evenings.
Know the Origin is an online destination where you can shop a host of Fairtrade and organic fashion and lifestyle brands committed to an honest and transparent production process – something that most brands fail to let the consumer in on even though it remains such an important (if not, the most important) factor of manufacturing products.
Know the Origin have partnered with Head in the Woods – a vegan company selling handmade products with the aim of cutting out single-use household and homeware items – to create a pack of organic and super soft reusable all-in-one makeup, exfoliating and cleansing wipes made from 100% cotton. With wet wipes causing plastic pollution and being the cause of 93% of blockages in UK sewers costing around £100 million a year to unblock, it’s about time to jump on the sustainable wipe hype with these excellent and affordable bad boys.
Edited by Helen Reckitt, ‘The Art of Feminism’ book records the unravelling of the feminist aesthetic and its growth from 1857-2017 and the profound impact this has had on women all over the world. It is a remarkable collection of over 350 exquisite artworks, including political posters, graphics, digital and installation art as well as a detailed study on the beginning of feminism art in the 1960s.
This is the ultimate girl power coffee-table book and equally a fantastic gift for your feminist friend. Maybe just grab a copy for each of you, that way you’ll both feel super empowered every morning!
If you want to feel more sexually liberated than ever before – as if anyone wouldn’t want to – then why not try out the Moregasm Bullet sex toy by Ann Summers? It’ll undoubtedly get you in that frisky mood and provide you with the most intense and mind-blowing satisfaction, be it alone or with a partner.
It’s perhaps the more uncommon ‘girl’s best friend’ but, don’t knock it until you try it, because you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Since 2015, Papier has been creating beautifully bespoke photobooks, invitations and stationery to help you to capture life’s big and little moments in the most unique way. They source and offer premium materials and printing techniques to ensure that the quality of your item feels as good as it looks – but, not only this – they develop the most exquisite and innovative designs with talented artists and brands to bring you collections that you could only fantasize about. With this, it’s no wonder that in a few short years they’ve made such a name for themselves.
The stunning hard-back personalized ‘New Beginnings’ weekly planner in collaboration with Olivia Purvis is made up of a 54-week review and ample space for extra notes. Finished with delicate silk-paper and no fixed dates, you don’t have to wait to begin using this absolute dream of an organiser, you can snap it up and get planning now.