- Off-the-Shoulder Blouse: Reformation // It’s hard to get away from off-the-shoulder styles at the moment (and for good reason) so lucky for us Reformation has an array to choose from this summer. The above is made from a surplus linen fabric (otherwise destined for a landfill) and took 625 gallons less water to make than your conventional highstreet top, so if you’re going to buy any OTS blouse this season, you should do the planet a favour and make it a Reformation one.
- Drop Pearl Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning // This is a favourite jewellery designer of mine and these statement earrings are no exception – made from recycled 14 carat gold and untreated raw pearls to preserve their organic shape.
- Crop Fringe Jeans: 3×1 //One thing I look for in brands these days is transparency. I need to know (we all need to know) where our clothes are being made and by who. Exploitation of workers in third world countries is real and the reason we can pay $30 for some Jeans without thinking. We need to think. With 3×1 all jeans are made in their New York store behind a glass wall so you can shop while you watch your jeans being made. Oh and their jeans are pretty cool too.
- Perfume: Maison Louis Marie // Like most women I’m a sucker for candles and have nearly burnt through my current Maison Louis Marie in record time. I recently smelt some of their perfumes at The Line and their scents smell as beautiful as the candles.
- Princetown Loafers: Gucci // After watching the documentary True Cost and learning about the disastrous affects of leather treatment on the environment, I swore never to buy cheap leather again. I understand Made in Italy is often 4 times more than the Made In China equivalents (for good reason!), so it’s all about buying less and choosing well. These loafers are completely timeless and quality made so I’ll be wearing them for seasons to come.
- Half Moon Bag: APC // So in another bid to be more sustainable and conscious with my purchasing habits, I am trying to buy more second hand. Whether it’s recycled Levi’s or a pre-loved handbag, buying second-hand is always the most sustainable option. These products have already been produced and already in the waste stream so you’re extending their life cycle, instead of adding to the pile. Vestaire is one of my favourites and I currently have my eye out for an APC Half Moon bag.
- Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser: Grown Alchemist // GA products are all natural, organic, chemical free, sulphate free, paraben free, the list goes on. So naturally (see what I did there) I’m sold. I’ve tried a few of their products and while I’m a firm believer in using ingredients around the house for beauty products (I always take my mascara off with olive oil or coconut oil – whichever is on hand) it’s nice to have a pamper once in a while.