Eco Luxe Activewear

Hello! If you are looking into buy some stylish activewear from a sustainable brand, you should check Contur.

This British brand creates gym garments using Econyl yarn, which is made of recycled fishing nets and ocean plastic. As you can see browsing through their website the key principle is to promote body confidence and that is reflected into their collections which aim to empowers all women out there by enhancing their natural body curves. Personally I love the khaki and orange crop top and leggings, but honestly I find all these garments really stylish, cannot wait to wear it once gym reopens later this month!

If we talk ethics, (and we love to) Contur is committed to use materials which minimize the footprint on the environment such as repurposed nylons, ocean plastics and recycled cotton to create sustainable sports fabrics across all collections.

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Cute tote bags ethically made

Hello! I want to spread the word and contribute to raise awareness on the amazing work that this company, The Tote Project, is carrying on daily since few years.

They produce super cute totes and pouches, but mostly they deserve credit for their mission which is at the foundation of the company: their products are ethically manufactured and environmentally safe.

Founded by 2 best friends, who at the time were unable to find the ethical fashion products they desired, they decided to focus their effort into creating amazing bags that empower survivors of sex trafficking worldwide. How they reach this goal? They operate since day1 on multiple fronts by raising awareness through social media and other press resource, by making sure their supply chain and manufacturing process is free from child labour or human trafficking and finally by giving back to survivors. You can check their website, read up about their story and share their posts.

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“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” – Martin Luther King Jr. * When we first started The Tote Project we vowed to be an empowering, hopeful voice in the fight to end human trafficking. Our Freedom collection is a reflection of this goal. We celebrate the idea of being free to learn, love, dream, empower, protect, explore and grow, and through our mission we hold on to hope that victims of human trafficking will be freed to experience these things. * This week we’ve been reflecting on the injustice that we see all around us in our society that is resulting in the deaths of people of color. As white women, we are free to take a jog without getting shot in the street (#AhmaudArbery), free to be suspected of using a fake $20 bill without getting choked to death (#GeorgeFloyd); it’s highly unlikely that police will kill us while we are home in bed (#BreonnaTaylor). We even have a lower chance of catching COVID-19 than black women in our age group and cities. When we look at the US human trafficking statistics, we find that 57% of children trafficked for prostitution are African-American. Black women are more likely to be trafficked than white women, and more likely to be criminalized for their exploitation. (@rights4girls) “Injustice” doesn’t feel like a strong enough word for this systematic racism, and we stand with the human rights community and @blklivesmatter in condemning this violence and evil. * We also believe that if we are demanding change, we have to start with ourselves. We want to start by apologizing that it took this long for us to speak out about the racial disparity in human trafficking; we want to learn and do better. We will continue to raise awareness about the link between racism and trafficking, and we will continue to prioritize representation in our company and donations. We aren’t posting this out of obligation, we want you to hold us accountable, so we welcome your feedback and ideas for how we can further support the black community and make sure that our brand represents all women, regardless of skin color. // @indyofficinalis photographed by @evan.anderson

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Bikini made from recycled plastic bottles

Hello!

Recently I came across this sustainable brand for bikinis, Wolven, committed to produce garments using recycled PET fabrics.Their mission is to Make Sustainability Sexy and to fight fast fashion. I am not going to get into the details of their bikinis collection, you can see clearly by yourself that there is plenty of choices of prints and shapes. In my opinion, what really stands out is their concrete effort to save the planet. This brand, among others, participates into Cancel Plastic which is a movement committed to stopping plastic waste and funding ocean cleanup.

Every sale made, Wolven removes one pound of trash from the ocean and that is truly quantifiable and certified by the Cancel Plastic org (for more info you can visit cancelplastic.com)

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Who needs a beach when you have a backyard?

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Eco-friendly shoes to buy

Hello! If you are looking to buy sneakers shoes that are eco-friendly you should definitely take a look at this brand, ACBC.

ACBC, which stands for anything can be changed, is a pioneer in creating modular shoes that are also minimizing the impact on the environment by reducing a lot the CO2 emissions as part of their manufacturing process.

This Italian startup has created a modular concept where each shoes setup consists of one pair of the rubber soles, along with multiple sets of fabric uppers known as “skins.”

The beauty is that these two components simply zip together, so you can quickly swap one style of skin for another, depending on the mood of the day!

The different skins are made of bio-based materials derived from grapes, corn and pineapple among others, resulting in products which are claimed to be strong and breathable.

Recycling and circularity are also part of this company mission: for instance once the skins get worn out, their plastic zippers are cut off by the user, and they can be disposed for recycling purposes. In terms of circularity, once those soles wear out, users ship them back to ACBC stores, where they’re ground up and used in shock-absorbing flooring sheets used in children’s playgrounds!

As you can see in their e-shop, they provide both woman and man collections and the range of prices is moderate to expensive. On the costs topic, I have noticed that the shipping fee for EU country outside Italy is still quite high, 18 euro, but I am sure it will come down once the volume of sales orders will increase.

If you want to be green and still buy shoes which are nice and practical for many different purposes I think you should consider this brand.

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Fancy a stylish vegan bag?

Hello!  It was an amazing surprise for me to learn that food waste can be actually transformed into clothes and accessories!

There are few realities already operating in the fashion industry that are slowly investing in technologies and processes to make this transformation happen.

Today I am introducing you to this brand, ALKEME ATELIER, specialized in producing bags with sustainable, plant-based textiles. The materials used to create these bags are spanning in a variety of natural fibers such as pineapple, grape, cactus, vegan and bamboo.

As part of their commitment to sustainability, ALKEME ATELIER will plant one tree for each product sold, so let’s have a look at their amazing collection on the e-shop and contribute to save our planet!

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Dress sustainable and colorful!

Hello! If you are looking for a clothing brand with a colorful collection of garments combined with an ethical mission, I suggest you to have a look at Endelea.

Endelea is an ethical fashion brand founded in Milan, Italy, to create clothes and accessories in African wax fabrics with a made in Italy design. The name in Swahili means “go ahead without giving up”, and the mission of the brand is sustainability.

The garments are the result of shared creativity, where the design conceived in the Milan headquarters takes shape on clothes and accessories handmade in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The beauty of this co-shared model is that instead of just buying the fabrics in Tanzania and sew them elsewhere, the knowledge and expertise stays local, so that Tanzanian tailors and dressmakers have job opportunities and the possibility to further develop their skills.

The protagonists of all the collections are the colorful wax fabrics found in local markets.

You’ll have plenty to choose among flounced dresses and skirts, palazzo pants and whimsical tops, with ribbons and drawstrings to adjust necklines and waistline. I really like these garments for their authenticity and colorful vibes, and you can also buy products for home decor like pillow cases and table runners.

It is an ethical brand so it is important to mention that if you buy these products, you also contribute to reinvest portion of revenues in coaching and mentoring fashion students in Tanzania!

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5 stylish face masks to wear

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Nowadays, when browsing through your social network accounts you can quickly realize that your news feed is literally invaded by mask selfies, and that would suggest masks will start to become fashion items, rather than merely functional. So let’s have a look at the 5 most stylish masks to buy during this pandemic.

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#1 Summersalt

#2 Tanya Taylor

#3 Prabal Gurung

#4 Collina Strada

#5 Green supply

Beachwear: one size fits most!

Hello! Obviously we want to be free to wear what we like regardless of our body type and thankfully the fashion industry is slowly moving towards this big milestone, although still few mainstream brand have an inclusive range when it comes to sizes. Well, let’s focus on the positive side: there are small brands that are actively doing that!

Today I want to talk about this beachwear brand, Reina Olga, that has launched a collection named “One size fits most”. It is a brand funded by 2 sisters and their philosophy is to provide swimwear for all the body types.

Their slogan “NO BIKINI IS EVER TOO SMALL, AND NO TOOSHIE IS EVER TOO BIG” conveys a strong message of body positivity: no woman should hide her body but instead accentuating the beauty and shape which is unique to each individual.

To reinforce this message, Reina Olga also provides size in numbers 1,2,3 equivalent to S/M/L but it just sound better!

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Capri Sandals made exclusively for you!

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With the ongoing COVID pandemic that has put a toll on many small business, it is important now more then ever to recognize and preserve the authenticity and expertise of people working in local crafts.

As you know Italy is historically a center of excellence for many creations in fashion, and today I want to bring to your attention an Italian brand for sandals which is really an hidden gem!

I am talking about DEA Sandals, small growing brand that exports the concept of real “Caprese” sandals to the world: handmade, made with stitched leather, without glues or solvents, and made to measure.

All the creations are made entirely by hand and made to measure with a manufacturing process that the craftsmen of the island of Capri, near Naples in fron ot the enchanting Amalfi coast, have always handed down from generation to generation in compliance with a tradition that should be preserved.

If you browse in their e-shop, (Italian and English languages are supported), once you choose your favourite product, you will be guided through the selection of the size and the heel as part of your purchase process and then you’ll get the personalized sandals delivered to your home!

I cannot wait to get my Swarovsky multicolour sandals, hope you get inspired too!

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WFH? Check this activewear brand!

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As of today, many of us are still working from home to fight the spread of COVID-19 and being comfy but also confident is among the challenges that we fight everyday since we wake up!

During this pandemic, I have discovered this luxury workout clothing brand, Varley

I have been impressed by how stylish all the pieces of their collections are, ranging from leggings, sports bras, to sweatshirts and hoodies! All these items are very classy in my opinion, and super wearable on a daily basis to work remotely from home!

If you browse in their collections, you’ll realize Varley creates products with highly technical and innovative fabrics, yet preserving a great remarkable aesthetic!

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Timeless pieces for your wardrobe #inVarley

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