Sustainable shopping simplified.
1. A good jacket can take any outfit from “meh” to memorable. Aday’s boxy cropped topper is made from 41 plastic bottles, plus the NYC-based brand crafts all of its timeless staples from technical fabrics that have been designed to last and last. 2. A soft white T-shirt goes with everything. Canadian brand Kotn makes effortless basics using Egyptian cotton and non-toxic dyes. So far, the brand has built two schools in Egypt’s Nile
River Delta and raised funds to construct two more. 3. The straw-bag trend is going strong. Khokho creates its structured baskets in Swaziland using ancient artisanal techniques and gives local bag weavers a cut of the profits. 4. Outland’s sustainable, low-water denim is duchess-approved. After Meghan Markle wore the Aussie brand’s jeans seven (!) times during the 2018 royal tour, the uptick in demand allowed the company to hire 46 new seamstresses. It also employs Cambodian women who have escaped or been rescued from the human-trafficking industry. 5. Eco-friendly sneakerheads, rejoice: Italian label Yatay makes its minimalist vegan kicks using organic hemp and recycled polyester. It has also partnered with the non-profit One Tree Planted: Each pair of shoes sold means one new tree in a deforested area. 6. Pili Restrepo creates boho-luxe jewellery in New York using responsibly sourced metals and gems. The brand also donates a portion of the profits to anti-pollution organization Pure Earth.
Cotton-jersey T-shirt, Kotn ($30,kotn.com)
Organic-cotton and elastane denim jeans, Outland Denim($245, outlanddenim.ca)
Recycled-polyester and elastane jacket, Aday ($192, thisisaday.com)
Woven-lutindzi-grass, leather, suede and horn minaudière, Khokho ($787, khokhocollection.com)
Recycled-raw-material fabric and biopolyol sneakers withorganic-cotton laces, Yatay ($360, yatayatay.com)
14-karat mercury-free gold and carnelian-cabochonbracelet, Pili Restrepo ($6,690, pilirestrepo.com)