Ethical Life is an independent womenswear label based in Oxford, UK, established in 2009.
The company is run solely by Rara Matthews whose affinity for earthy and minimalistic aesthetics are reflected in her label with each garment being worked and handmade personally by her. All products are designed and made in house as one of a kind pieces or in small batch runs.
Ethical Life is committed to the use of raw, organic, reclaimed and handwoven materials in its slow fashion creations while using solar power and keeping waste to a minimum.
Rara’s range of vegan friendly and ayurvastra garments have been dyed traditionally and naturally with medicinal plant materials of berries, roots and leaves bringing you holistic comforts and well-being in every day wear while also taking care of the planet.
Items made with animal materials are carefully sourced – using raw/peace silk, salvaged leather off cuts and end of line designer wools.
Personal interests of Rara include the history of textiles, prehistoric archaeology, permaculture and herbal medicine.