|BRIDGE & TUNNEL upcycled sweatshirt | VINTAGE jeans | SECOND-HAND boots|
Though visions of utopia have long been my downfall, attempting to understand the most ideal options – and heroing the brands who are creating in a way that is truly exemplary in terms of sustainability – gives me hope and focus for the future.
For that, we need to consider using fibers for fashion and homeware which either draw carbon down into the soil to be sequestered – or are made from agricultural byproducts which would otherwise be burned or end up in the landfill.
|VINTAGE cotton sweater | DRESSARETE wool pant | MANITOBAH moccasin **Indigenous owned|
For fashion to be truly sustainable, it needs to be created cradle-to-cradle in a way that is climate negative or carbon-neutral; protecting our soil, air, seas and souls. For these reasons, we need to be looking at perfecting the processes of producing organic biodegradable fibers like hemp, linen, and organic cotton – as well as responsibly and regeneratively procured wool, alpaca, and mohair – in a way that preserves soil biodiversity and resilience while contributing to drawdown (global warming reversal).
|BUKIA KOMOLAFE quilted bomber jacket | SUSTAIN BY KAT undyed linen tee | VINTAGE jeans | SECOND-HAND boots | SUNGODS sunglasses|
|CECILIA HAMMARBORG upcycled wool coat | NÄZ recycled linen romper | SWEDISH STOCKINGS recycled stockings | ADELANTE SHOES boots|
NÄZ enhances its sustainability by using recycled linen, produced in collaboration with small Portuguese factories. Their entire collection is created with 100% recycled natural fibers collected from local suppliers and dyed with GOTS certified dyes – creating low-impact, durable, pretty products perfect for anybody or closet.
BRIDGE & TUNNEL creates their collections sustainably and equitably. Each piece is made in Hamburg, employing socially disadvantaged people and refugees who have recently arrived in Germany, offering community united by craftsmanship. Each denim mixed item is created from pre and post-consumer waste, making use of valuable resources by reworking pieces ‘unfit’ for regular production into stunning minimalistic items for your wardrobe or home.
|LEXI MIRE hat | VINTAGE cotton sweater | DRESSARETE wool pant | MANITOBAH moccasin **Indigenous owned|