Sustainability is a hot topic right now and for good reason. We all know that making changes is the way towards a positive and greener future, but knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Making small lasting changes each season however can make a big difference, so we’re sharing with you four easy ways you can build your Spring wardrobe in the most sustainable way
1. Start With Your Wardrobe
The most sustainable wardrobe is the one you already have! Take some time to go through your wardrobe at the start of each season to work out what pieces you already truly love and build your wardrobe from there. If it feels too overwhelming to tackle alone, there are lots of great professional styling services that can help. Sustainable fashion destination, The Coedit, offers personal styling services that help identify gaps in your wardrobe as well as provide style advice to help you move towards a wardrobe full of pieces that you truly love and stand the test of time. There are so many incredible pieces that can be discovered pre-loved. With a rise in online & boutique stores dedicated to vintage and nearly new designer items, it really has never been easier.
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2. Rent your summer dresses
As we slowly start getting back to attending social events, one thing we know is that we’ll be looking to rent our occasionwear where we can. With access to designer and premium names for a fraction of the price, it’s a great way to try new brands and shapes without having to add another piece to your wardrobe.
Sadie Lilac Green Ombre Silk Dress £49 to rent for 4 days endlesswardrobe.com
3. Buy from sustainable brands
If you’re going to buy new, then consider investing in a piece from a sustainable brand. Founded by mother-daughter duo, Michi & Lea Weiser, Arkitaip is our go-to this season for beautiful and sustainably made summer pieces.
Xavi Linen Bandeau Top, £60 arkitaip.com
4. Discover pre-loved pieces
There are so many incredible pieces that can be discovered pre-loved, and with a rise in online & boutique stores dedicated to vintage and nearly new designer items, it really has never been easier. Rather than buying new this season, why not check out Worn London, a retail and online store that sells curated collections of pre-loved designer pieces.
5. Add your jewels ethically
With a darker side to the diamond industry exposed, sourcing your jewels ethically has never been more important. With famous loyal followers such as Emma Watson & Meghan Markle, Kimai aim to bring much-needed transparency to the fine jewellery industry with elegantly designed fine jewellery pieces that are both sustainable and ethical.
Galaxy Earring, £895 kimai.com
Words | Victoria Binns