Go eco: Sustainable fashion pieces to incorporate into your closet
Clean and green
With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22), it’s the perfect time to start taking a critical look at our shopping habits and opt for sustainable pieces created by green fashion labels so that we can reduce our impact on the environment.
Below, we’ve rounded up eight pieces that not only create less detriment to the environment, but are also stylish and chic enough to kickstart your eco-fashion wardrobe.
Whether you wear it as a dress or over a swimsuit, a lightweight kimono is a must-have accompaniment to look sassy and sexy at a beach or yacht party. Made with a Tencel lyocell blend, which is made of sustainably sourced wood fibres, you can pair this H&M Conscious collection creation with white sandals and glowing, tanned skin.
Part of Mango’s Committed capsule collection that uses sustainably sourced fabrics, this classic LBD might look normal from the front due to its simple round neck collar. But with a strappy cross-back design and side slit, it stands out from the rest. Made with ribbed knit, this comfy piece can be dressed up for work with simple accessories and block heels.
Woven from flax, the making of linen fabric is less environmentally taxing as compared to its fellow plant-based cousin, cotton. This simple white shirt from Muji is made with 100 per cent organic linen and will fit snugly into your shirt rotation. Pair it with cropped trousers for work or loose-fitting denim for the weekends.
A good pair of denim jeans is essential to your wardrobe collection. And Swedish label Nudie Jeans uses organic and sustainably sourced fabrics, buttons, packaging and other relevant components to make their signature denim. In addition, Nudie also extends free repairs so that your pair can last you as long as possible without the need of replacement. Love. Pair this piece with a printed body suit and booties.
Zara recycled capsule collection tie-dye swimsuit, S$55.90
With summer vacations on the horizon, it’s time to get your swimsuits in order. Not only will you look hot AF in this tie-dye number, this swimsuit is part of Zara’s Join Life collection that uses at least 50 per cent recycled polyester and less resources to create. Plus, tie-dye is a colourful S/S’19 trend we can absolutely get behind.
Started by local fashion blogger-turned-entrepreneur, Âme Studio aims to create a platform to showcase ethically created and sourced products from around the world. This straw tote for example, is handmade by Berber women in Marrakech using date palm leaves. Perfect for weekend shopping or a fun yet sustainable alternative to your regular work bags.
Primury Paper Planes slip-on leather trainers, S$240, from Matchesfashion
Handmade in Portugal with soles that comprise 50 per cent recycled rubber, young British footwear label Primury has made a name with its simple yet classic shoe silhouettes. Pair this with a t-shirt dress or a polo tee and pleated mini skirt for a fashionable courtside look.
An online exclusive of the latest Conscious collection, this floral motif bag is made of Piñatex, a natural leather alternative that is made from cellulose fibres extracted from pineapple leaves — how cool is that? Plus, this bag is also comprised of recycled polyester and corn. Wear this spunky pink piece on the weekends with a breezy linen shirt and shorts and slip into floppy sandals.