There are so many wonderful things going on in the world of sustainability, that I gather them up once a month to present to you.
Love: Prinkshop x Accompany
Accompany has launched an exclusive sweatshirt design with prinkshop* to spread awareness of sex trafficking in the United States. The super-soft, American Apparel sweatshirts are silkscreened in a not-for-profit in the East Village which hires at-risk teens and trains them is in alignment with prinkshop’s core values. Accompany and prinkshop will give a combined donation of $15 per sweatshirt to 3Generations, a 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to helping survivors tell their stories to the world.
Love: Modavanti‘s New Men’s Section
The sustainable online store now has a large section devoted to items of the masculine persuasion. Now your dude or dad can be as ethical as you are! (Use the code ECOCULT to get 10% off your purchase at Modavanti.)
Need: R.E.V. by rêve en vert
You can finally ditch the J. Crew tees! One of my favorite online stores, rêve en vert, has introduced a beautiful basics collection. R.E.V by is made out of certified organic pima cotton, grown outside of Lima in Peru. The line is manufactured locally at a certified fair-trade factory, priding itself on its ethical working conditions and high labour standards. All of the tags are made from recycled materials and the labels in each tee-shirt have been printed digitally on cotton. The dyes used are all low environmental impact dyes as well.
Want: Ryan Roche
Ryan Roche is a New York designer who emphasizes sustainability and consciousness in her designs, including her women’s collection, which features cashmere knits made by a women’s co-operative in Nepal, and her newly launched collection of angora wool hats made in New York. She was a runner up in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Awards on November 4th.
The 5 in 1 moisturizing sunscreen is incredible. It smells wonderful, and the non-toxic formula gives a lovely light, moisturizing coverage that serves as an excellent foundation for makeup. I’ll be using it every morning moving forward! You can buy it online at Drugstore.com or pick it up in person at ABC Carpet & Home in NYC.
MaxMara uses New Life knit, an eco-friendly fabric made from recycled materials, in these two pretty dresses in the Weekend line.Love: MaxMara Weekend Goes Eco
The Base Project, a fair trade and sustainable jewelry company, has upped its game with this latest collection cast in brass. The bracelets are made by Artisans in Namibia, and a portion of the proceeds is reinvested back in community projects.
Need: A Wool Story
I met this cool girl behind this upcycled brand at the BF+DA launch party. She scours NYC vintage shops looking for formerly-expensive knits sweaters that have some sort of defect, and turns them into hats and mittens.
*I got these items free to try.