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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,

Or­ganic-cot­ton and elas­tane denim jeans, Out­land Denim($245, out­land­

Re­cy­cled-polyester and elas­tane jacket, Aday ($192, thi­sisa­

Wo­ven-lutindzi-grass, leather, suede and horn minaudière, Khokho ($787, khokhocol­lec­

Re­cy­cled-raw-ma­te­rial fab­ric and biopolyol sneak­ers withor­ganic-cot­ton laces, Yatay ($360, yatay­

14-karat mer­cury-free gold and car­nelian-cabo­chonbracelet, Pili Restrepo ($6,690, pilire­

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