Fair fashion Favourites summer '19

It’s been a while since I put together my first post about Fair Fashion Favourites. I have discovered heaps of amazing sustainable and ethical brands during the past few months. 

Since summer is coming up for the majority of the planet and because I know that it can be difficult to find sustainable and ethical brands, I put together a little summer wish list.

While I’m sharing some beautiful clothing items with you, I don’t want to make you feel like you need any of them. This post is simply here to inspire you to consider ethical and sustainable fashion brands, next time you need something, and to prove that fair fashion can be beautiful!

I also want to support brands that care for the environment and the people that make our clothes. They really deserve so much credit.

You can find all the brands’ mission statements at the bottom.

Disclaimer: None of this sponsored.

Swimwear

Ethically and sustainably produced swimwear can be a little tricky to find and is most often a little pricier (definitely pricier than Missguided’s 1 £ bikini. A nightmare for the environment, the people who made those bikinis, and your closet.) – but the following swimwear is made from quality material that will last a long time.

This bikini by Reformation is simple yet so pretty.


// Tide Bikini Top //
// Ventura Bikini Bottom //


Picture: thereformation.com

 

Another retro style swim set by Raw X Salt.


// Tie ’em Up Bikini Top & High n’ Waisted Bottom //

The fabric is double layered regenerated ECONYL® yarn made from ocean recovered fishing nets, carpet fluff, and other pre and post-consumer waste.

Picture: rawxsalt.com

 

Vitamin A is not the cheapest option, but I thought would still include them because their swimwear, such as this bodysuit, is just so gorgeous. 


// Alma Bodysuit – Vichy Marigold by Vitamin A //

Picture: vitaminaswim.com

Bags

Bags are always important, but I feel like they are extra important in summer since you always need to carry around your water bottle to stay hydrated, sunglasses, sunscreen and swimwear.

 

The Alixane bag by Zoa Store is made of faux suede made from recycled fibres and would spice up any outfit. Isn’t that just the most gorgeous colour?

// Alixane Vegan Bag by Zoa //

Picture: zoastore.com

Super chic bag made from vegan leather.

“Great fashion handbags don’t have to come at animals’ expense.”


// Ella Ring Handle by Angela Roi //

Picture: angelaroi.com

 

Not another boring tote bag! This Eco Tote would add a little summer flair to any outfit. 

// ABACA Eco Tote by Lisa Says Gah //

Picture: 
lisasaysgah.com

This gorgeous bag by FERRON is made from vegan leather. The elephant logo is not only an expression of the designer’s love for animals and support for an elephant orphanage in Kenya but also a statement against animal cruelty in fashion. £10 of every bag sold will support the efforts of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.


// The Crossbody by FERRON //

Picture: Ferron.co

Blouses

A summer staple that I can’t live without: a good blouse (or a blouse-like top). You can style it in so many different ways and if the material is nice and flowy, it won’t be too hot but perfect to protect your precious skin from the sun. I personally prefer white or nude coloured blouses because they are so easy to style, they’re classy and timeless.

 

Gorgeous blouse that could be dressed up or down however you like.

 // Amalia Blouse by Lali Wear //

Picture: laliwear.com.au

 

This top by Reformation reminds me of drinking white wine and counting the stars in Italy. 

// Hogan Top by Reformation //

Picture: thereformation.com

 

A beautiful, dreamy blouse, “made with a vintage vibe that’s all too happily paired with easy denim, classic culottes or throw-on shorts”.

//Margot Wren Blouse by Auguste the Label//

Also available in Lemon and Charcoal, if you’re looking for a pop of colour.

Picture: augustethelabel.com

This shirt by VETTA is super versatile – it can be worn tied in front or back. It’s also available in Washed Navy. 
// The Boyfriend Shirt by VETTA //

If you prefer shorter sleeves, you might like 
the Girlfriend Shirt 

VETTA is a really cool ethical brand that specialises in capsules. I was so amazed to see how many different looks you can create with only 5 clothing items! Serious fashion inspiration.

Picture: vettacapsule.com

 

One can never go wrong with a relaxed linen shirt. 

// Linen Relaxed Shirt by Everlane //

Picture: everlane.com

… or a cotton shirt. Both look great loose or tucked in, can be dressed up or simply worn over your swimwear! A true summer fashion staple.


// Air Relaxed Shirt by Everlane //

Picture: everlane.com

Tops

A cute summer top is a way to express yourself. In the mood for a relaxed day at the beach, a picnic or a stroll through the city? It all depends on the top.

I’m obsessed with square necklines, pretty straps and cute prints. This top by Reformation is a mix of all three.


// Ellora Top by Reformation //

Picture: thereformation.com

 

This Cami made from soft rayon with a little button is so simple and classy, yet really adorable.

// Button Cami by LACAUSA Clothing //

Picture: lacausaclothing.com

 

This top by Reformation speaks for itself.

// Mason Top by Reformation //

Picture: thereformation.com

 

I love this simple linen button front top by Everlane. On their website it says: “From beach to brunch to bbq—this top is ready for summer.” I couldn’t agree more.

// Linen Picnic Top by Everlane // 

Picture: everlane.com

 

An adorable summer top that can be worn tied in front and back made from 100% surplus linen? It’s a yes from me. 

// Valentina Top in Blush Polka Dot by Whimsy & Row //

Picture: whimsyandrow.com

Dresses

And what would a summer wish list be without some summery dresses? I picked everything from picnic to beach day to dinner date.

 

This dress just screams for a summer picnic!

// Ports Dress by Reformation //

Picture: thereformation.com

 

A versatile dress, that could be worn to a dinner date, exploring beaches or strolling through cities while eating ice cream. 

// Bella Tie Sleeve Mini Dress by Auguste The Label //

Picture: augustethelabel.com

 

And another gorgeous dress, that speaks for itself.

// Pablo Dress by Maurie & Eve //

Picture: maurieandeve.com

 

I love wrap dresses and I love Gingham – so this is basically a dream summer dress, in my opinion.

// Marianne Wrap Dress by Whimsy & Row //

Picture: whimsyandrow.com

 

This dress by Pearl & M is so gorgeous, and you could actually tuck it into your bottoms and turn it into a cute little cami.

// Golden Honey Itty Bitty by Pearl & M //

Picture: pearlandm.com.au

 

This seems like the perfect dress to put on over you bikini when you’re heading to the beach or from the beach to the cocktail bar!

// Lemongrass Dress by Shopthewolfpack //

Picture: shopthewolfpack.com

Bottoms

These are my favourite shorts and skirts from fair fashion brands. 

 

These shorts just scream summer – they’re made of 100% linen and look like they can make any hot and sweaty day more bearable.

// Sawyer Shorts by Reformation //

Picture: thereformation.com

 

Denim Shorts are kind of a staple for every closet and to be honest, they can be a little boring. But these denim shorts by Everlane are a gamechanger – some will probably not like the cheeky cut, but I love it!

// Cheeky Denim Shorts by Everlane //

Picture: everlane.com

 

These shorts are pretty freaking cute if you ask me!

// Maria Short by Maurie & Eve //

Picture: maurieandeve.com

 

A high rise, midi skirt with a side slit – is it just me or does this skirt make you daydream about eating ice cream on the French Riviera?


// Laurie Skirt by Reformation //


Picture: thereformation.com

I know, summer is for shorts, skirts and dresses. But if there ever comes a summer day when you have to wear pants, these ones would probably be the best choice.


// Noble Pant by Reformation //


Picture: thereformation.com

I hope this little guide showed you how beautiful fair fashion can be. I would like to stress again that this is by no means meant to make you feel like you need any of these clothing items, but if you were on a hunt for something new to add to your summer closet, maybe you now consider some ethical and sustainable brands.

Thank you for reading!

xx Pauline

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