Stroll down to Fore Street, only a skip, step and a hop away from Exeter’s main high street, and you will come across two unique shops where when you shop with them you are actively creating a better world. Sancho’s and Sancho’s Men are two sustainable clothing and lifestyle shops that stock a stylishly curated collection of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fairtrade producers.
Sancho’s was established in 2014 by University of Exeter graduates Kalkidan and Vidmantas. The company was propelled by a desire to bring ethical and sustainable brands to customers in Exeter that were looking to make a positive change and to provide more options for conscious individuals.
Whether you are after women’s or men’s wear, head to either of Sancho’s two shops for a gorgeous selection of high-quality garments and accessories that are carefully sourced by the instore team. Sancho’s is here to make it easier for you to make a conscious decision about what you buy.
Sustainable fashion favourites Armedangels, People Tree, Thought Clothing and Stanley & Stella make up Sancho’s range for women and men, alongside their very own Foundation Collection, designed in house and made locally with love in Devon. The Foundation Collection is a colourful range of everyday organic cotton basics and essentials that are made to last, including tee’s and dungarees.
So, whether you want to join the zero-waste revolution, indulge yourself in natural bath, body and candle treats, stock up on fairtrade homeware, or browse ethical accessories including jewellery, bags, shoes and winter wear, or clothing for the ultimate capsule wardrobe including every day, evening, active and night wear. Sancho’s is your green destination.
If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket, you may have just attended Exeter’s second annual Slow Fashion Show hosted by Sancho’s and InExeter last Saturday at Exeter Cathedral. Slow fashion is the antidote to the fast fashion industry, and this occasion was the current biggest fashion event in the South West to support brands that have sustainability at their core and local, independent companies that encourage slow living. It was an evening to highlight both independent fashion and creativity in the region, alongside celebrating the movement towards an environmentally sustainable city. The Slow Fashion Show was supported by Co-Bikes and Hawksmoor Investment Management.