It has been snowing a lot these past few days, and with temperatures being around -6 it has been almost too cold to spend any time outside and the snow has been turning to slippery ice very quickly but finally there was a day of sunshine. It was absolutely beautiful, I went for a long walk around the local park close by to me and watched people walk across the lakes and dogs play in the snow. It was the perfect start to my week before I start working almost 13hr days this week.
Yesterday I had some time before I started work so decided to refold everything in my wardrobe, do you also find no matter how hard you try to keep things tidy it just starts unfolding and becomes bundled into random drawers very quickly. No, just me? Well it means I have to organise my wardrobe far too often. Anyway, I was deciding what I wanted to wear to go for my walk and then work but kept thinking about the fact that since I decided to only buy sustainable clothing, I have bought very little. This isn’t so much about the fact I can’t find it and more that I am trying to save as much money so it has been a huge help in some ways. I have stopped walking through random shops and impulse buying and instead looking at what I own and seeing what is in season and making better decisions on what items of clothing I want to buy.
I can’t wait for the every day shop like Zara or H&M to be more conscious so that I can have wider choices on where to buy my clothes but whilst I am trying to save, it is really a god send. For today’s blog I thought I would do my wish list for right now. All the beautiful sustainable items I have been looking at and saving my money for.
The handbag of my dreams that is not only stunning but also made from an incredible material is by Happy Genie. They are ethical bags made from apples, yes you read that right, APPLES! Tanja Schenker (CEO) wanted to make the perfect handbag which has beautiful prints that reflected the beauty of nature whilst also being Vegan and ethical. It turns out that apple waste can be made into a leather like material which incredible. You can also change the patterns on the main handbag by attaching the clutch which is literally the most genius design I have ever seen. This is definitely on the top of my wish list!
I have been dreaming about a pair of loafers in the colour pink for ages. I saw some super cute ones in Vagabonds as I was reading their new initiative to help the recycling of shoes and how their materials are all sustainable but I want vegan too. I realised too many of my bags and shoes have come from some sort of leather/suede produce and I don’t want to be a part of that anymore. I recently found the company Beyond skin, they are PETA approved vegan shoes and super super cute! As they say they want to bring style and quality to those who care and I really care!
I love jeans, they are my most warn item of clothing in my wardrobe. They are easy, fit with everything and comfortable so when I found Monkee Genes I was very excited because they have made the perfect comfy jeans that are made from 100% organic cotton and are fair trade. They have a real heart and loved looked to their page and so a pair of greys jeans (missing in my jeans colour spectrum) made it to the wish list.
A girl always needs pretty shirts (or blouse) to feel professional and sassy at the same time. I love putting on a shirt as I feel it is a simple but very effective piece of clothing. Amour Vert do the most beautiful shirts that really encompass that stylish and smart look but are completely sustainable too. They use non/toxic dyes, sustainable fabrics and have a zero-waste philosophy. Just the right kind of mix of things I want in my wardrobe, so onto the wish list it goes!
Okay maybe I am a little obsessed with pink but can we talk about how beautiful this dress is from Residus? They make the most beautiful dresses out of leftover fabrics which they source from other fashion companies. This means that they reduce their water intake when producing their clothing and always try to source locally first. I love the idea, I love the clothing and I love that its on my wish list!
I hope you like my wishlist, there are of course a lot of other things that I am dreaming of and thinking about what I can pair it with but these are on the top of my list right now and I feel like everyone should have a chance to see their beauty! Which is your favourite? I would love to know which sustainable companies are your favs.