Sustainable Style... with Hannah Keegan
Hannah is the features writer at Stylist magazine, keeping us up to date with trends in wellbeing, fashion, and lifestyle, as well as interviewing our favourite celebs, from Daisy Ridley to Rosamund Pike. We caught up with her about her work and all things sustainable.
What does a sustainable lifestyle mean to you?
To me, it’s all about making a conscious effort to not be wasteful and reduce your impact on the planet.
What do you love most about working for Stylist?
That I get to do what I love every day, which is writing, interviewing, editing. But it’s also really nice to work for a brand that has values in line with my own.
What are some of your favourite sustainable brands?
This totally depends on what I’m looking for. Riley Studio, Organic Basics and ByFar make great basics. Re/done for jeans. Veja make gorgeous trainers, while Alohas make great sandals. For something special Paloma Wool, Baum Und Pferdgarten and Stine Goya are great. But you can also rent some of these brands from fashion rental services such as Rotaro. If it’s something you’re only going to wear once, why buy?
What, or who, inspires you every day?
When it comes to work, I find other journalists doing brilliant work a source of inspiration - I often book mark pieces I've loved to return to when I'm lacking direction or confused about how to make a piece I'm working on come alive. I also love listening to podcasts such as Francesca Steele's Write-Off and Longform which interview writers about their work and career journey - it satiates my nosiness. In life more generally, I’m inspired by the books I read, the places I go and the amazing people in my life.
Hannah wears our St Tropez Trousers in white. Available to shop here.
What are your top tips on how to live a more sustainable everyday life?
You have to do your research, I think. I buy vintage or used as much as I can (who doesn’t love a good Ebay trawl?) or from brands I know make an effort to reduce their impact on the environment. You also have to be organised to be sustainable - it’s in rushed moments that we often end up buying single-use plastic bottles of water and that kind of thing. I also think it’s important to not put the weight of the world on your shoulders, though, and do what you can. The more you incorporate sustainable practises into your life the more it becomes a second-nature part of your routine.
You can follow Hannah @hannahkeegan.