So far, 2019 is definitely the year of sustainable fashion. And this summer, instead of buying fast-fashion swimwear and accessories, you can do your bit for the planet and still look fabulous and on-trend at the same time.
Ethical swimwear is everywhere, keeping up with the latest trends and saving the planet at the same time. Elena Morales from the GCMC collective does some great swimwear and bikinis with gorgeous floral prints, utilising in the main materials made out of recycled polyester
Batoko makes super cute, bright and fun one-piece costumes from 100% recycled plastic waste that would have ended up in a landfill or the ocean; while Stidston’s swimwear is sexy, stylish and sustainable.
There is also now a growing selection of ethical and sustainable sunglasses brands that ooze with style and don’t damage the planet. Canglasses is a young Canarian brand that customises the arms with whatever art you design they uses ecological Bamboo and wood from sustainable forests.
.North London-based label Komodo creates contemporary and timeless designs from recycled materials and bamboo, while sustainability pioneer Stella McCartney’s Amber Icy Ice sunglasses made from bio acetate are fabulous. And if you want to follow this summer’s cat eye sunglasses trend, look no further then Pala – a label making stylish eyewear while on a mission to end world poverty and protect the environment.
As for summer shoes, Nomadic State of Mind ethical rope shoes are currently having a moment on the gram, while Toms iconic mules not only look timeless and on-trend, but also give back to society. And get yourself a sustainable bag to put everything in, like the raffia round bag that’s super-hot this season, or an eco-friendly Edun hand beaded fringe tote with natural wooden monochrome beads.
Of course with uv index high over midday hours it’s important to keep your head covered as well as your face .. particularly elegant is the Adolfo Dominguez ajustable cap with eco leather band . Another visor style cap is Adereza tu cabeza who mixes traditional weaving techniques with a bandana for eye catching sun protection.