Chic in 15 minutes: how to get ready in a rush | Effortless style



  • Jan 13, 2019

8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year

Is the team at Selfridges HQ reading our minds? Just as we started to pen a piece on how a girl can put one foot into a more sustainable fashion realm along comes their latest blockbuster project, Bright New Things, where all of the above is coming to life right now. On the shop floor this month you'll find designers from Katie Jones, a knitwear designer who specializes in using surplus yarns and fabrics, through to hat brand Mich Dulce, who utilizes sustainable fabrics and traditional weavers in the Philippines, all wrapped up with the kind of super-luxe bow you'd expect from London's innovative department store.

Alongside these retail trailblazers there are many other ways you can nod to being a more responsible shopper. And none of them include wearing hemp sacks.

Scroll down to see the eight ways you can be eco and definitely chic-o today and forever more…

 

1. Shop at Selfridges Bright New Things.
Shop
2. Peruse the well-edited eco-fashion sites.
Shop

To save you doing the research and hard graft—because we have to admit there is a lot of sustainable stuff that isn't up to scratch out there—check out Reve en Vert and Gather&See.

3. Think about water consumption.

There are plenty of denim labels who are actively lowering the amount of water it takes to produce their jeans, as well as ensuring the indigo dyes used and distressed denim processes are less harsh on the environment. But you can also pick up the environmental baton at home. New wash care labels were recently introduced to educate us all into washing in the most economic way (visit the website CleverCare.info for further details). Also, insiders always say you shouldn't wash your jeans too often anyway… so take a day off laundry duty!

Related

4. Take your old garms into H&M or & Other Stories.
Shop

And they will take them off your hands! Yes. Really. It’s all part of the brands’ efforts to close the loop in textile production—apparently 95 percent of our clothing waste can be recycled and used again in any number of ways. It’s great to have a wardrobe clear out, so do it and then buy something your closet actually needs.

5. Buy British.
Shop

Manufacturing in the UK is finally on the incline, which is super news as Britain used to have a booming textile industry, exporting all kinds of goods from hosiery to knitwear. M&S Best of British, ex-Mulberry creative director Emma Hill’s new handbag line, Hill & Friends, plus new fast fashion website Nobody's Child are all championing this movement.

Related

10/14
6. Look to super-hip brands where sustainability is an added bonus.

The Reformation team use excess bolts of fabric to create their highly popular collections—that’s just another reason why the pieces sell out so quickly. Or take Everlane, where’s there’s as much an emphasis on tracking the item’s production chain as there is on classically cool design.

11/14
12/14
7. Check out the brands owned by Kering.

One of fashion's biggest luxury conglomerates, Kering, is set on pushing into the future with the environment at the forefront of many big and small decisions. Their methods—from the Italian HQ where employees can take home vegetables grown on-site to the groundbreaking environmental profit and loss account created for Puma, and the gem in their eco crown,  who refuses to sell leather or fur—are well respected within the industry. 

13/14
8. Don't fear vintage shopping.

Yes, some shops are stinky and you won't want to rummage in them, but there are plenty of opportunities to locate great vintage pieces from the comfort of your living room. From Farfetch.com to Nasty Gal, fashion buyers have done the legwork for you.

14/14

How do you think brands and stores could improve their sustainability? Sound off in the comments box below.

Opening Image: Style du Monde.

© 2019 Clique Brands Inc.





Video: How to stay truly warm AND look chic all through winter |

8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year
8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year images

2019 year
2019 year - 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year pictures

8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year forecast
8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year recommendations photo

8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year picture
8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year photo

8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year new images
8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year new pics

images 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year
photo 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year

Watch 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year video
Watch 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic This Year video

Forum on this topic: 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic , 8-ways-to-be-eco-friendly-and-chic/
Communication on this topic: 8 Ways to Be Eco-Friendly and Chic , 8-ways-to-be-eco-friendly-and-chic/ , 8-ways-to-be-eco-friendly-and-chic/

Related News


Short Bob Haircuts Are So Much Fun to Play Around With
British Airways passengers experience three-day flight delay
How to Check Your Hard Disk Space
Restaurant Review: Thali, Earls Court
The White Noise Machine That Cured My Insomnia Is On Sale
The Inception-Style Landscapes Of Aydın Büyüktaş Will Boggle Your Mind
How to Troubleshoot a Windshield Washer Pump
How to Side Braid Hair
How to Turn off a Normal School Calculator
Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
ChallengeMH: Protein-packed breakfasts
How to Catch Victini in Pokémon Black and White
15 Chic Outfits To Wear In 50 Degrees Weather
The best London blow-dry bars



Date: 15.12.2018, 01:12 / Views: 52593