Summer’s almost around the corner and we can’t wait to transform our wardrobe from comfy warm winter clothing to happy and cute summer items. Among the trends this summer are statement T-shirts, ruffles, slides and of course the colour pink. What are our five eco-conscious summer pieces? Read further and you’ll find out the sustainable summer must-haves!
NOUMENON | AMSTERDAM
This summer season is all about feminine colours, especially all shades of pink. However, the colour lavender is somehow overlooked as a girly colour. This fashionable lavender-coloured Mira Top with open-sides from NOUMENON, an Amsterdam-based conscious brand, is wearable in all summer situations and costs €78. Throw it casually over your bikini on the beach, wear it with a skirt while drinking cocktails in the evening or just combine it with some flared jeans on the day. The fabric is 100% modal, which is a vegan alternative to silk, made from cellulose from trees. Modal is a breathable fabric and regulates your body temperature, which is very necessary on hot summer days. Another cool addition to this top is that it’s ethically produced in Lithuania. That’s how we like our clothes!
COLLECTION & CO | BRISTOL
Mules are hot and they are everywhere: from style icons to fashion shows to almost every clothing and shoe brand. This pair of the United-Kingdom based ethical shoe brand COLLECTION & CO is 100% vegan and 100% fashionable. The black block heeled Ammos Mules with open toes has scallop effect edges, which makes them playful and cute. These black mules are easy to put on and not difficult to combine for only £65. Combine them with a ruffle dress and give your outfit that romantic spark or just wear them under some white cut-off jeans to spice up your casual outfit. The upper and lining of the mules are made from faux suede and faux leather, the sole is made from thermoplastic rubber. The fact that the glue is animal-free, makes the shoe 100% vegan. Further, the shoes from Collection & Co are handmade and ethically produced in small factories in Greece and Portugal. Absolutely our favourite mules now!
KOWTOW | WELLINGTON
Nothing feels better than wearing comfy but classy clothes, and this wide-leg pants from sustainable brand KOWTOW just has it all. The striped wide, straight Pants Bay has a high-waisted fit, front-pleads and an elastic waist with belt. This kind of pants is our favourite, not only because of how it looks, but even more because it is super comfy. Wear the pants with a white linen blouse to the office or create a beach-proof outfit by wearing it with a crop-top. Kowtow produces their clothing in a factory in India, under responsible and ethical circumstances. Moreover, they only make use of certified Fairtrade and organic cotton for their clothing, which makes this wide-leg pants 100% responsible for $229. Even the buttons of the pants are sustainable, since they are made of recycled hemp. Could a conscious fashionista ask for more?
REFORMATION | LOS ANGELES
What’s better in summer than wearing a dress? Okay, perhaps the sun itself, but wearing a dress is definitely second best. Especially when your dress is responsible and sustainable made like this one from Reformation. And this white Kelsey Dress just checks all the what-I-want-in-a-dress-boxes. Made from 100% linen this dress is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe for the price of $198. The wrap-dress has ruffled sleeves, an attached belt, and an A-line skirt. A bit je-ne-sais-quoi and a bit girly. Combine it with a rush basket just like Jane Birkin or with some white slides. Reformation is known for their fashionable clothing made under ethical circumstances from sustainable fabrics. Further, this brand is very conscious about the impact the fashion industry has on the world. We would wear this dress all summer long!
MATT & NAT | MONTREAL
Pink Belt Bag
As already been said, pink is the colour of this summer. And what’s better than the colour pink and the favourite accessory of women? Yes, a pink bag! This one from the vegan brand MATT & NAT is also very convenient for the price of €90. The Aki Coral belt bag leaves your hands free for doing what you love: drinking cocktails and dancing. Perfect for a day at a festival, as it fits your phone, a wallet, and a lipstick. The belt bag is made from vegan leather, also known as Polyurethanes, which is used as an eco-friendly alternative to PVC. The lining of the belt bag is made of 100% recycled nylon. Matt and Nat is recommended by PETA for their vegan bag and shoe-line and all products are produced under fair circumstances. Just give us the bag!
Romy van Leeuwen is Psychology student from The Netherlands and a conscious lifestyle blogger at Good For. She aims to make the world a better place by writing about conscious topics, including eco cosmetics and sustainability, but mostly about her passion: fair and sustainable fashion. In this way, she tries to spread the word of conscious living to the broader public and step-by-step making the world ready for sustainability. She strives to live as environment- and animal-friendly by cutting out meat and dairy from her diet and believing in slow fashion.