Eight ethical and eco-friendly sartorial investments.
Black hooded shell jacket1REMAKE/REMODEL
High fashion is placing sustainability high on the agenda, as evidenced by Maison Margiela. For SS20, the label is extending its line of recycled-nylon outerwear – our pick is a technical windbreaker that incorporates a functional belt bag on the exterior.
V12 white grained leather sneakers2FROM THE SOURCE
Brazilian for “look”, Veja is the sustainable footwear label that’s bringing transparency to the sneaker market. The V12 trainer, for example, is made from leather that is tracked to ensure it doesn’t come from the Amazon or areas deforested by cattle farming.
Lean Dean blue slim-leg jeans3GOOD JEANS
Perfect-fit denim is always a long-term investment. But to be uber-ethical, we suggest trying on a pair of Nudie Jeans. The Lean Dean is made from organic cotton that uses less harmful chemicals during the dying process – the black iteration is made from 20% recycled denim.
Dark green hooded cotton sweatshirt4COLOUR ME GREEN
Colorful Standard’s eco-friendly essentials come in a spectrum of shades. The entire collection of hoodies and sweats is made from organic cotton that is less farming-intensive and pre-washed to ensure it maintains its shape. Premium-quality garments made to last.
Harald navy and stone canvas backpack5BAG FOR LIFE
No doubt you’ve spotted Swedish accessories brand Sandqvist hanging from the shoulder of a Scandi-savvy commuter. What you may not know is that many of its designs are made from recycled fibres – the Harald uses Cordura® EcoMade polyester that has a canvas feel.
The Grandfather sterling silver signet ring6PRECIOUS METALS
Part of a new wave of crafters, Bleue Burnham is raising men’s consciousness and accessories games. The label’s witty signet rings are handcrafted and packaged in East London using recycled materials – from the gold and silver right through to the packaging.
Navy intarsia wool jumper7HOMEGROWN HEROES
Cut down on your carbon footprint by buying from brands native to where you’re based. Nestled in Nottinghamshire, Sunspel’s Long Eaton factory is where the brand crafts its knitwear. It just so happens to be equidistant to Harvey Nicks’ UK stores.
Tonka 25 Eau De Parfum 100ml8CRUELTY FREE-FRAGRANCES
New York luxury perfumer Le Labo believes that ‘there are too many bottles of perfume and not enough soulful fragrances.’ It also has a steadfast commitment to never testing its cologne on animals, ensuring a conscious and captivating scent every time you spritz.