|⟠ PEOPLE OF LEISURE top, ⟠ VINTAGE Jeans ⟠ ADELANTE Granada Boots ⟠ SYMBOLIC BAMBOO Bag ⟠ | LNBF Turtleneck ⟠ VINTAGE Cowichan Sweater ⟠ AZURA BAY Pj Bottoms ⟠ ADELANTE Condesa Boots ⟠ SWEDISH STOCKINGS Tights ⟠|
⟠ ADELANTE SHOES ⟠
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? Adelante is a truly beautiful shoe brand, created around a sustainable impact model which makes a difference. They built their business backwards meaning they started with the artisans and created their cost structure from a baseline of paying craftsman fair wages which are above ‘fair wage’ incomes. Each job they provide is a full-time position, which enables sustainable economic development for craftsmen to live well in their communities. Adelante then concentrated their efforts on creating a product which was not only made with quality but made-to-order so each customised pair of shoes fits the exact shape(s) and size(s) of each customers foot. The result is a truly beautiful line of shoes which are made to last, made with love, comfortable as slippers, and stylish as a runway model, shaped by values of creation which are not led by profit maximisation alone.
|⟠ TAMAY & ME Embroidered Jacket ⟠ SON DE FLOR Peter Pan Collar Shirt ⟠ ALLY BEE Sleeveless Jumper ⟠ PO-ZU Chev Boots ⟠|
WHERE TO BUY? Gung-ho-design.com
WHERE TO BUY? ally-bee.com
⟠ SON DE FLOR ⟠
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? Born with a heart for slow fashion and slow living, Son De Flor creates an enchanting collection of beautifully designed linen clothing. With each piece, they bring back the timeless feminine designs which once carried us through the seasons, offering a look that is both charming and dreamy. Each garment is made from natural durable materials and components which come from responsible producers in Lithuania and is sewn at one of the oldest sewing factories in Lithuania by workers receiving a fair wage.
⟠ BYEM ⟠
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? Proving ethics and aesthetics go hand in hand, BYEM offers a beautiful Scandinavian collection which minimises environmental impact while maximising ethical impact by using a supply chain which is entirely GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, and producing their clothing with factories providing fair working conditions. With each sale, they contribute to Läkarmissionen, a Swedish international aid agency working in Southern Sudan. The top I’m pictured in below is one of the pieces I’ve found to be amongst the most diverse for the various types of weather I’ve put myself in. It doesn’t wrinkle, packs up small, is warm, layers well, dries quickly, and makes even the laziest of outfits look stylish and put together.
|⟠ BYEM Alma Sweater ⟠ Vintage Jeans ⟠ ALLY BEE Fingerless Gloves ⟠ GUNG HO Peach Peonie Flower Earrings ⟠|
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? Par En Par has created a beautiful collection, with the help of talented artisans, out of handwoven organic cotton,. Each piece is versatile and comfortable, stylishly transitioning through any function a wardrobe needs. The cut of each garment adheres to the ebb and flow of the female form, combining sexiness with comfort in a way most garments don’t. It’s a piece one could wear to a church wedding in the dead of winter, or for a half-naked beach frolic in the height of summer … and every imaginable situation between. It seems to adapt to any situation, embracing you into your surroundings while its natural tones (created with AZO-free dyes) subtlety and simultaneously announce you to the room.
ITEMS PICTURED IN THIS STORY? Playa Robe
WHERE TO BUY? parenpar.com
⟠ MYSSY FARMI ⟠
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? Myssyfarmi is a farm-based design company from Pöytyä, Finland, creating beautiful wool hats produced traditionally. Each aspect of their knit production is done ethically and locally. The wool is from their own herd of Finnsheep which are treated like pets, rather than livestock (not a single one the victim of Mulesing or harm). All the knits are hand-coloured with natural dyes on the farm, and each hat is hand knit by local grannies, creating a piece that is representative of both culture and community. I totally missed it when making my order, but you can design your hat yourself using their ‘design your own’ feature, so you can make a hat aligning perfectly with both your morals and aesthethics.
WHERE TO BUY? myssyfarmi.fi
|⟠ MYSSY FARMI Muffi Hat ⟠ Vintage Jeans ⟠ ALLY BEE Sleeveless Jumper ⟠ PAR EN PAR Playa Robe ⟠ PO-ZU Chev Boots|
WHERE TO BUY? peopleofleisure.co
|⟠ PEOPLE OF LEISURE top, ⟠ VINTAGE Jeans ⟠ ADELANTE Boots ⟠ SYMBOLIC BAMBOO Bag ⟠|
⟠ ELATE CLEAN COSMETICS ⟠
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? All the makeup pictured on my face throughout this post is made up of the AW18 items from Elate Clean Cosmetics. Their collections offer a wide array of natural beauty products which are produced ethically and sustainably; created with kindness for all living things by being vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, toxin-free, palm-oil free and housed in biodegradable or recyclable packaging. The company is run by women and is committed to kindness circularly, confidently setting new standards for our skin, the planet, and the beauty industry as a whole.
ITEMS PICTURED IN THIS STORY? Resolute Liquid Eyeliner ⟠ Universal Creame Keen ⟠ Kink Lipstick ⟠ Brazen Lipstick ⟠ Essential Mascara ⟠ Lofty Shadow ⟠
WHERE TO BUY? elatebeauty.com
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ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? In the sustainable world, we don’t often talk about the chemical dyes in our clothing. Even some clothing marked as eco uses toxic dyes to get away from ‘crunchy’ colours, keeping our closets aesthetically on par with that of the ‘unwoke’ world. Sustain By Kat has created a line from all-natural fibres which are dyed with leaves, seeds and fruit; removing carbon from the air instead of adding to it. Any ‘waste’ water created can be used in land irrigation closing out the circularity of the brand’s story. Her undyed apparel is free from any of the industry-standard optical whiteners and brighteners and industrial fabric softeners that are found in both conventional and sustainable brands. What’s left is a beautiful brand of basics which can transcend any season.
ITEMS PICTURED IN THIS STORY? Plant Dyed Harem Pants
WHERE TO BUY? sustainbykat.com
|⟠ ALLY BEE Alpaca Jumper ⟠ SUSTAIN BY KAT Plant Dyed Harem Pants ⟠ TAMAY & ME Lu Scarf ⟠|
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? Created with an intention of durability, with an eye on aesthetics, comfort and detail, Kemp Gadegaard offers a contemporary collection of womenswear which can move through the seasons and years. Each piece is made from high quality, natural and organic fabric and is produced in Europe with the highest labour standards. The collection is minimal, comfortable, functional and beautiful, made to ride the ebb and flow of the female body, as well as the ebb and flow of the seasons, seamlessly.
ETHICAL + SUSTAINABLE HOW? This Canadian brand uses viscose created from from bamboo fibre which is certified organic by OCIA (The Organic Crop Improvement Association). Their mills use a “closed-loop” process, which re-uses the chemicals and byproducts created during manufacturing to prevent any toxic chemicals from being released into the environment. Their collection of simple yet flattering pieces is created in fair trade factories as well, offering a
⟠ SYMBOLIC BAMBOO ⟠
|⟠ SYMBOLIC BAMBOO Bag ⟠ LNBF Turtleneck ⟠ AZURA BAY Pj Bottoms ⟠ ADELANTE Condesa Boots ⟠ | LNBF Fleece Dress ⟠ SWEDISH STOCKINGS Tights ⟠ TAMAY & ME Scarf ⟠|
SPONSORED POST: This post was sponsored by multiple brands, each of which I personally selected and approached for this collaborative post. The story, including all content, experiences, suggestions and opinions, are my own. I was gifted or borrowed the majority of what was pictured to style for this shoot.