Rosanna Falconer, brand consultant and co-founder of FashMash, shares how summer holiday style can be done sustainably, showcasing some of the many brands that are creating high quality, fun and stylish summer fashion with both people and the planet in mind.
From the beach bars of Mykonos to the eternal chic of the French Riviera, white has always worked in the heat. In fact, I’d say, any man on holiday in a white linen shirt transforms instantly to Jude Law in The Talented Mr Ripley. This organic cotton linen skirt by Oramai, trimmed with colourful riff raff ribbon, reminds me of a skirt I lived in one summer as a child. Clearly, the classics never date. It’s got an excellent twirl (essential for any summer skirt) and looks elegant styled with this ECONYL® regenerated nylon swimsuit by Casaraki.
These cat eyes are by Pala Eyewear: they’re so light you barely notice them and best of all for every pair bought, they donate prescription glasses to a person in need in Africa, giving them access to education and better job opportunities. Not to mention their use of non-petroleum plastic and cases handwoven in Upper East Ghana, creating new income in a developing community. I love their ethos: “Let’s not talk sustainability. Let’s do it.”
Here’s to summer, sustainably!
All images credit: George Ryan
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