Rapanui® – Organic, ethical clothing
Rapanui, founded by brothers Martin and Rob Drake-Knight, is a small eco-fashion brand from the Isle of Wight that has just won a Sustainable Business Award for its commitment to sustainability and passion for doing business the right way. Founded in 2008, Rapanui makes clothes out of organic natural fabrics in a wind powered factory audited by the Fairwear Foundation.
The Manina Long Vest is their best selling women’s top. A simple, slouchy vest made from supersoft, lightweight fabric, it’s perfect for layering up. This long vest is made in a Fairwear Foundation audited factory, printed with water-based inks and hand-finished on the Isle of Wight. Tip: order one size up for a slouchy beach look. Comes in Duckegg, Raspberry or Brown. £19.95. Paired with the Koco Fair-trade Organic Leggings, flattering and snug – they come in a slightly heavier weight and with a nice waist cut, making them comfy, long lasting and super soft. These organic leggings are Certified Organic and Fair-Trade, respecting the environment and the people involved in making them. £24.95.
Kanava Organic T-Shirt, this surf t-shirt started as a sketch of a sticker on the back of a skateboard helmet, and evolved into a simple, bold graphic that sums up the attitude of the Rapanui 2010 collection – confidence and inspiration.
They also offer a host of wholesale opportunities: their collection in your store or eco-promotional clothing, bespoke green clothing for your own label. The brand’s website also hosts a live Wikipedia style resource packed with information about their supply chain, where consumers can find out where clothing comes from, how it is made and ask questions on anything – from planting the seed to stacking on the shelf. Magnifeco! Ships everywhere.