September LUST LIST: eco-friendly essentials for the changing season
Ah September, it comes round all too soon but embrace the changing weather and colder evenings because there are plenty of wonderful ethical fashion and organic skincare brands out there that are dying to help you navigate the journey back into long sleeves and hot baths (and help the planet while you're at it).
Wed 13 Sep 2017
September is definitely jumpsuit season. Be ready for the ever-changing weather with this Gia jumpsuit from ethical fashion store, Sheer Apparel. There's a front zip, pockets and a drawstring, which makes it easy to slip on and off. It's made from 100% Lyocell (eco-friendly wood pulp) by a fair trade factory.
Let's kick off Organic September with some gorgeous, palm-oil free, organic skincare from Cornwall's cult beauty guys Bloomtown. Indulge in autumnal scrubs like this blackberry and honeysuckle, The Hedgerow sugar scrub. It cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises and it tastes good enough to eat.
Trakke make rucksacks any guy would be proud of. Handmade in Scotland from all British materials these rugged designs are built to last and vigorously tested in the Highlands. We love the Assynt12 made from waxed cotton and it fits your laptop if you want to lug it up a hill.
We're in love with ethical jewellery designer Emma Aitchison's new collection inspired by volcanoes. The Lava collection echoes the awesome power of nature and mixes recycled brass and silver with ethically sourced rubies. Emma's inspired by weather in all it's forms and her jewellery won't be a fair weather friend.
Sustainable fashion Modernation's capsule collection contains this beauty, a reversible wrap dress that could have come from the Fifth Element. Surprisingly easy to wear, it uses up deadstock material and Modernation only make small runs of each item so it feels almost bespoke.
Redefining the modern poncho is ethical fashion label Zola Amour who are based in Brighton. This comfy number comes in two shades of grey and is made from organic cotton and there's a cotton drawstring so you can keep nice and cosy, even in September's chilly evenings.
Looking for an organic argan oil hit? The Moroccan miracle oil has been made into a moisturiser by new brand Douvall's. It's cold-pressed, eco-certified and can be used also on hair and nail cuticles as well as on your face and body. The 100ml bottle is perfect for shoving in any hand luggage for last minute getaways this month.
Ethical fashion can be comfy too. Swete make eco-friendly leisure wear that rocks. Inspired by street culture, Swete is sustainably made and easy going. Think bright sweatshirts, organic cotton block print dresses and plenty of monochrome. Brilliant basics that bounce with attitude.
Bloom & Give
Bloom & Give's gorgeous hand dyed scarves are things even the Starks could appreciate. Everything is made by local artisans in Rajasthan, India using traditional hand-dying methods and 50% of profits made are donated to support girls' education programmes in India. Daernerys would approve.
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