By Asha Spacek-Hobbs, Fashion Editor
As many of us begin our eco journeys of making more conscious and sustainable fashion choices we look to accessories, which can often be more inviting, interchangeable and seamless to integrate when starting our new mindful, minimal fashion closets. This certainly does not, however, mean you are not allowed edgy, desirable items that you would normally scour to pair with your fall ensemble this season. Don't be shy if you're a newcomer to this fascinating world, or an existing pro - we will grow our eco closets together! There's always lots of undiscovered, as well as comfortably established, luxe designers to unveil and celebrate from around the globe. This month, we focus on women-owned brands that are stylishly reinventing our wardrobes, one ethical accessory at a time.
Luxury and ethical faux fur- designed in Geneva, and made in Paris, these various styles and lengths (with or without hood), provide optimum wear from day to night. Completely cruelty-free, this glamorous, Peta approved line was created by former international fashion buyer and luxury activist, Nadja Axarlis. Her proven desire was to create an elegant and ethical alternative to fur-produced fashion that is timeless and sophisticated. The current Blue Swagger coat wears an easy to fit drawstring for a flattering or full silhouette with large pockets.
PC: Faz Not Fur
It's tights season! You won't mind taking on the chill with the option of classic styles to enthralling printed patterns (even leopard) to love. The unbelievable choice of vivid textures and colors, including bright red and a vibrant blue, were started by Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg. Their claim to fame is marked as, 'the only sustainable hosiery brand worldwide,' out of their zero-waste, 100% emission free, facility in Italy. Their knitted from recycled yarn products can actually be recycled, and product reviewers say they are comfortable, and durable enough to wear daily.
PC: Swedish Stockings
This 100% animal free, showstopper (art inspo heel included) is obviously channeled and designed in NYC, yet wonderfully made in Italy. With super femme fatale vibes, you will certainly be noticed wearing this faux leather- very attractive- footwear. Recently founded in 2019 by girl pals, Danielle Goldman and Athanasia Diamantis-Svec, and artfully crafted by designer Kyle Blackmon, the salivate worthy Demeter boot is fit for any fashion street you cross, or power room you enter. Travel dust bag included.
PC: Sylth Virago
The Autumn/Winter 2020 lingerie collection is their most eco-friendly collection to date. The animal-friendly design house focuses this season on youthful and flirty easy-to-wear bodysuits, bralettes, triangle and crop bras. The Gloria balconette can totally be donned under a blazer or blouse, for a nice peek-a-boo effect. Made by women for women, the brand's eco impact report, expansion into sustainable kid wear and even digital festivals to stop violence against women, show that Stella McCartney is not backing down in regards to building her lifestyle brand, on and offline.
PC: Stella McCartney