8 Sustainable, Spring Style Essentials for Earth Day & Everyday
By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
As we celebrate Earth Month, we embrace sustainable, spring style essentials, which will keep us eco-consciously on-trend for Earth Day and everyday. These ethically-created pieces are from brands who are leading a revolution and possess serious eco-credentials including the materials used, fair labor practices, transparency in their production, acute attention to creating less waste including single-use plastic, and philanthropy. Now redefining the true essence of fashion while breathing fresh, sustainable air into the garment and accessory industry, these brands will keep us effortlessly on point with the planet, and fabulously in-style.
This fresh update to AS by DF’s best-selling moto jacket is consciously made from sustainable Tencel denim, and is super soft and comfortable. With the brand’s commitment to being plastic-free and using 100% recycled and biodegradable materials in their packaging and hangtags, this modern yet classic silhouette jacket will keep you breezy cool and chicly eco-conscious in warmer months, while being easy, breezy on our beautiful planet.
This stunning, one piece in Christian Lacroix’s White Butterfly Parade print is ultra soft and produced with fabrics created from luxury, recycled and ethically-sourced materials, packaged without plastic, and made in the USA . With its lingerie-styled, adjustable straps, shelf bra with removable cups and classic silhouette, this sophisticated suit is as stylish on the beach or by the pool as it is dressed up with your favorite skinnies, jacket and heels for happy hour, and is a chic piece for your wardrobe and our planet.
An easy straight fit with a mid rise and vintage construction that is fitted through the hip and has a tattered cropped hem and bleach-free white wash, the Rhea are made with Refibra, an upcycled cellulose fiber made from recycled cotton. With a low impact wash process that uses 90% less water, 70% less energy and zero harmful chemicals, and hangtags, labels and packaging made from recycled and biodegradable materials, these sustainable jeans will fit you and the planet in all the right places.
A daring, sky-high stiletto pump named after a legendary woman warrior of Ancient China, the Mulan features a hidden platform and asymmetrical low V-cut vamp to elongate and flatter silhouettes. Made with vegan leather, 100% cruelty-free and featuring an impact-absorbing, algae insole, modern day eco-warriors can walk comfortably tall all day, knowing that no animal or the planet suffered for her sustainable style.
With its white dial, rose gold case and mesh bracelet made from recycled stainless steel, and clean, solar technology, the Solar Classic from the first B-Corp Certified watch company, Solios, is a chic, sustainable, and modern take on the classic timepiece. With a solar cell that offers 6 months of power reserve, and a battery that never needs to be replaced and can charge itself with artificial or natural light, this beautiful watch will keep you elegantly on time and in-step with Mother Nature.
Produced Fair Trade from sustainable leather - every aspect of the production process from sourcing to end sale is curated with quality craftsmanship and the highest ethical standards - by female Ethiopian artisans who are supported with living wages, safe working conditions and education opportunities, this chic wristlet is summer’s sustainable “It” bag. Lined and featuring a premium natural brass zipper closure, it’s perfectly sized for a phone, keys, cards and lip gloss, and is an easy and essential go-to that provides 8 hours of empowerment to the team in Ethiopia, and bags of style with a positive impact.
With their “Make it juicy” theme, adidas has recreated its iconic Superstar shoe in vegan and recycled materials. In Cloud White with their signature stripes in Bliss Lilac and interior “END PLASTIC WASTE” messaging, these animal-friendly sneakers signal a new and fashionable era in sustainable, streetwear style.
Handcrafted from mini bar gin bottles that are collected, cut, fired, and tumbled to give the aqua glass a sea glass matte finish, and created with a pop of boho, color tassel and gold fill findings, these chic earrings perfectly accessorize spring looks and are an instant conversation piece. Beautifully boxed with an artist card and the jewelry’s own recycled story, these pretty earrings are light and easy to wear, while being light and easy on our environment.