I had the pleasure of visiting Zurich this summer and as usual I was on the hunt for sustainable shopping. Here below are two of my favourite spots in the city worth checking out on your next visit!
This is boutique mixes both ethical labels and vintage clothes in one store. You can find anything from small goods such as reusable straws and cups to jeans both new and upcycled. The prices are affordable and the staff is friendly and helpful.
RRREVOVLE - Fair fashion store
A lovely and upscale boutique chain with several stores around the country that sells fair fashion brands. The curated pieces all have a colour scheme flow throughout the store, and there is a very peaceful atmosphere when shopping. The prices are high but most of the items are classic staples that are worth investing in.
Tis the season to be jolly, and the season to figure out what gifts to buy for your loved ones. By now, as its 2018 you're well aware that consumerism is bad but you still want to give someone that special feeling of seeing a perfectly (or in my case horribly) wrapped box under the tree. So here is the list of 10 items to keep your christmas sustainable this year. Click on images to be linked to pages to purchase
One of my favourite places for affordable sustainability is the eco edit category at ASOS.Here they show all their brands that follow guidelines to pass the mark for sustainable fashion and they recently launched a new denim series with recycled cotton made in Africa with CmiA. You can scan each items label to find more information on how they have been produced. ASOS is also aiming to have 100% sustainable cotton by 2026.
Here below is a quick review of three of the models with links to the items.
Recycled Florence straight jeans in Chayne.
These are my favourite when it comes to the fit. These jeans are non stretch and at first it takes a little wiggling to get into but the wait line is lose enough to let you breathe without the straight leg fit being too slouchy. The colour is light but not in a way that only suits the summer season. These were my clear favourite! 5/5
Recycled girlfriend jacket in Missouri
You cant go wrong with a light washed denim jacket, especially if its made from recycled cotton.
This jacket has ripped edges that become progressively more ripped the more you wear it giving it more vintage vibes. The arms are large and give space for knitted jumpers for the colder days and the denim is non stretch with a durable feel. 4/5.
Recycled Florence straight jeans in Mindy Vintage.
I dont know why but these come up very small in size. I couldnt get the buttons to fully close over my waistline and yet fit ok around the thighs so if I had gone a size up they might have fit too loose. Perhaps its my straight legged body shape but these were not the best for me so I didnt style this with anything for pictures because well why would you want to see unbuttoned jeans on. The colour of the wash was nice though. 2/5
Sustainable favourite prAna is a company that we have been eager to review since Day 1 especially with our athletic asking us to review sportswear. This piece is written by a guest writer and focuses on the climbing and active wear for men by prAna.
Established 1992 in California, they original creators designed the clothing in order to fill a gap in the Yoga and Climbing lifestyle markets.They have grown out of the garage they initially started in and have now blossomed into on of the most sustainable brands in there niche of the market, promoting a positive healthy lifestyle with consideration to the environment. prAna is a highly favored brand among climbers and outdoorsman mostly do the functional aspect of the clothing. So when we received our care package from them we knew that the best place to test out these clothes were at the local bouldering gym. In the photos you will notice one of our team members sporting the Mojo Shorts in Black. These shorts are made with 100% recycled polyester and are quick drying. They contain three pockets (2 front, 1 back) making them conventional when just casually worn. We had decided to pair the Mojo shorts with their Riverton Crew t-shirt. Due to the mix of organic cotton and recycled polyester that was used to manufacture this t-shirt, the result ended up being a highly comfortable piece of article of clothing that had a very high freedom of movement aspect whilst also managing moisture well. It was very hot in the gym that day and the shirt wicked the water quite well remaining dry after a 3 hour session on the walls.
In Day 2 of climbing we decided to try out the yellow version of prAna's Classic T-Shirt and we walked away feeling that it was not as performance based as the Riverton Crew. It could have been due to a result of the full organic cotton make up of the shirt but it felt a bit more restricting in terms of movement than the other articles of clothing. Finally there was the Vaha Pants that we received that we knew had to be taken directly to the yoga studio. They are made from a blend of hemp and recycled polyester and they were super versatile in range of movement. Unfortunately, we do not have a photo of the pants in action but trust me when I say these are an essential along with the Mojo shorts. Overall we were extremely pleased with everything that was sent to us and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality, fully sustainable brand that promotes healthy and environmentally conscience lifestyle.
(Striped) T-Shirt: #M13170432
(Yellow) T-Shirt: #M1CLAS316
The fashion week around the capitals are in full swing and this month we are covering sustainable fashion outlets. Here is our take on Lendemain Organic, an online fashion outlet carrying various sustainable brands with up to date fashion trends. Continue reading for the full scope…