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CLEAN, sustainable, eco-friendly, GREEN where do we start? Here are 10 surefire ways to up your ETHICAL STYLE game
1 AU NATUREL
“French girls pretend they’re not paying attention to the way they look, but they are – a lot,” laughs Isabel Marant. If only we could pull off that no-effort beauty look models do so well at Marant’s shows.
2 CLEAN BEAUTY
Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway and our favourite green goddess Deliciously Ella are all steadfast fans of the green (in all senses) brand. Grown on Tata Harper’s own land – eliminating a polluting production line – and free of GMOs, toxins and synthetic chemicals, you can see why she’s got an all-star fanbase. Tata Harper Purifying Mask Dhs300
3 PLANT POWER
Hands up who takes their vitamins? Yup, us too! Now hands up who feeds vitamins to their hair? Thought so, neither do we. Sisley’s hair care range with omega rich plant oils and vitamin infusions will fix that pronto. Sisley Volumizing Spray
4 MAGIC FABRIC
The LA-born brand first created by repurposing vintage dresses is one of the coolest brands on the ethical block. They’ve covered everything from super-sustainable fabrics to a recycling service where you can send old clothes, bringing down our carbonfootprint with every purchase. Reformation Dhs1,040 at Browns Fashion
5 NATURAL BORN
Every beauty geek in the USA has been obsessing over this new skincare line that promises to use lowhazard ingredients. That’s because apparently even natural products can be harmful to the skin. Sign us up!
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Dhs76
6 COVETABLY CONSCIOUS
This Bulgarian accessory brand has climbed to cultstatus after being worn by It girls, Kendall and Bella. The 90s-style sell-out shoe collections are made from dead stock luxury leather, cutting down on waste without loosing any fashion points.
Dhs1,227 By Far
7 STELLAR STELLA
We couldn’t compile a green guide without including our ethical princess, Stella McCartney.The British designer knocks it out of the park when it comes to her chic conscious collections. Start here, with a faux-shearling jacket that’s going to last longer than one season. Stella McCartney Dhs6,420 at Net-A-Porter
8 SOAP UP
There’s no better way to cut down on your plastic consumption than with a good ol’ bar of soap. With nourishing almond oil and shea butter, this 100 per cent vegetable oil bar should last on your shower shelf for up to a month. Claus Porto Alface Almond Oil Soap Dhs70
9 BIG HITTERS
It’s important to see big beauty brands making sustainable efforts. Dior’s aim to have all formulas with natural ingredients by 2020 and removing all cellophane and cardboard wedges from their products proves that every little helps.
Dior Hydra Life Sorbet Creme Dhs273 at Sephora
10 SUSTAINABLE STITCHING
Dubai-based designer, AyahTabari heads to far-flung locations to unearth talented artisans for each and every one of her collections. From Goa toYucatán, the Palestinian creative empowers women by creating jobs in every local community she visits. Dhs1,100 AllThings Mochi
11 FAIR GAME
There’s only a handful of runway designers that can lay claim to ethical practices andTOME is one of them, promising that every item adheres to both environmentally and socially conscious principles.
12 READ THE SMALL PRINT
H&M was one of the first major high-street chains to embrace ethical actions on a line of clothing.The Conscious collection has everything from underwear to coats and beautiful print dresses giving you eco-friendly options. Dhs377 H&M