By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
We're approaching the first holiday weekend of the year and summer is hot on our heels. Coming out of the pandemic vacuum, it’s finally time to get out of our four walls, get our style back on - lose the sweats and workout wear - and get back into the world to enjoy being together again. As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and warmer days, let’s get lost in a chic, sustainable wardrobe that will make us look as good as we’re going to feel as we soak up the sunshine, surrounded by our family and friends.
With its smocked bodice, double puff sleeves and flowing skirt with just enough of a split, and the carbon dioxide and water saved in its production, this pretty dress is a sustainable, summer essential.
PC: The Reformation
From season to season a Stella McCartney Falabella is always in-style, and this raffia and white, shaggy-deer, vegan leather tote with its signature, silver chain, takes us effortlessly, stylishly and ethically into summer.
PC: Stella McCartney
This limited-edition, handcrafted sandal is made with upcycled leather, dyed without formaldehyde or other toxins, and embellished with Calleen’s signature artwork.
PC: Calleen Cordero
A statement cuff always adds style to any outfit, especially when it’s produced sustainably and ethically in a woman-owned factory, cast in 100% recycled brass and 14 karat-gold.
PC: Laura Elizabeth Jewelry
$125 + $95 each USD
Produced using recycled nylon from post-consumer products (including plastics pulled from the ocean), this two-piece in collaboration with Christian Lacroix, makes a statement beyond its design credentials.
A pair of vintage denim cutoffs is a summer wardrobe staple, especially when they’re produced using premium, non-stretch, organic cotton at a verified, ethical factory that cares about people and our planet.
This handmade, limited-edition necklace makes a stylish and ethical statement with its turquoise stones, 24 karat gold-coated, sterling beads, and beautiful, Nepalese shell tusk and crystal quartz.
PC: Amy Digregorio
This white, fitted, jean jacket is made with 87% less water, 72% less energy and 66% less CO2 than regular denim, and is a timeless staple that goes far beyond fashionable.
Harvested from young fronds that don’t harm its tree, this Panama Hat is an iconic, sun-ready essential, handcrafted with Ecuadorian Toquilla straw, by women working in their homes.
A Breton-inspired, stripe t-shirt is always in-style, and this tee that's sustainably made from beechwood tree fibers with a front-tie detail, gives a modern relevance to a timeless classic.
PC: Amour Vert