Welcome back to Sustainable Sundays with Oramai! We're passionate about creating a more sustainable world and sharing that passion is at the heart of our company mission. Our weekly newsletters round up our favourite sustainable news, our handy guides, and, of course, our love for all things linen.
AN ORAMAI GUIDE TO...
FINDING YOUR SIGNATURE COLOUR:
Every wardrobe should have a little colour in it, but it's often difficult to know which colours work best for you and your skin tone. Obviously, anyone can wear any colour they like, but if you're feeling a bit lost, you've come to the right place.
1. IF YOU'RE A GOLDEN GODDESS...
You’ll have warm, yellowish, or olive skin undertones. Unsurprisingly, warm skin tones go perfectly with warm colours, such as orange and yellow, but also with bright, vibrant pinks and reds and rich greens. We’d suggest taking a peek at our Amalfi Dress in Hibiscus for inspiration.
2. IF YOU’RE AS COOL AS YOU ARE CHIC….
Your skin will have a bluish, fairer undertone, perfect for deep blues and purples, as well as softer pastel colours. Feel free to check out our Amalfi Dress in Klein Blue to get the right idea.
3. IF YOU’RE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS....
Then you’ve likely got a neutral skin tone and you’ll look great in neutral and softer tones - think dusty pinks and placid blues. Whites, beiges, and taupes won’t wash you out, so if you’re on the hunt for something a little more natural, our Nomade Shorts in Flax could point you in the right direction.
4. IF YOU’RE A DARKER BEAUTY…
Then you should be making the most of your versatile skin, which will marry well with essentially any colour you choose. We’d especially recommend bold, statement colours like jade green or cobalt blue in preference of dull browns or black. The world’s your oyster, but we think our Nomade Suit in Klein Blue is a pretty good place to start.
5 SUSTAINABLE NEWS WE LOVED THIS WEEK
01/ THE PAJOT ECO-YACHT
French sailor and Olympic medallist, Marc Pajot, is designing a 110-foot catamaran with a hybrid engine that optimises energy efficiency as well as reducing CO2 emissions and noise pollution, and a system of more than 35m² of solar panels. The ground floor layout will be fully customisable, with accommodation fitting 8-12 guests with 4-6 crew members. The Eco-Yacht strives to combine innovative engineering with art, luxury, and sustainability. We'll see you on the water...
02/ "MAKING SOIL SEXY"
Dirt, a new charity launched by Arizona Muse, wants fashion to make amends for its past polluting practices before they can begin to focus on future sustainable strategies, through guiding businesses to understand and reconcile their involvement in creating the environmental problems they’re now trying to fix. Muse encourages brands to hold themselves accountable for their past mistakes, so that they can fully commit to repairing the damage. Sometimes, you have to look back to know how to move forward.
03/ A HIGHLANDS HIDEAWAY
Nestled on a hillside in the Scottish Highlands lies Eagle Brae, a luxurious log cabin village striving to offer carbon-neutral holidays. The 5* hideaway combines breath-taking scenery with uber-luxe accommodation to create an experience, far removed from the stresses and chaos of the outside world, like no other. If you’re looking to wind down without airport trips and bustling bodies, this is the ultimate UK getaway, the perfect location for a well-deserved detox.
Take a look.
04/ SAVING THE WORLD FROM YOUR KITCHEN
Later this month, the government plans to publish its National Food Strategy, to shed some light on what it means to eat sustainably. For now, The Guardian have put together a guide to foods that don’t come with a conscience. From seaweed to surplus veggies and venison, environmentally-friendly eating doesn’t always have to be difficult.
05/ THE END IS IN SIGHT FOR PLASTIC PACKAGING
Finding a paper alternative to plastic packaging isn’t as easy as it sounds: although paper is one of the most recycled products, on its own it lacks the barrier and functional properties necessary in food packaging. Scientists are working on paper coatings that protect against vapour, oxygen and other substances, whilst still allowing the packaging to be easily recycled or composted, and Unilever and Diageo are using technology from Pulpex to produce packaging made from wood pulp. There are still plenty of hurdles ahead, but a plastic-free future is getting closer and closer every day…
Find out more.
REASONS TO LOVE LINEN
THE LONG-WORSHIPPED FLAXSEED:
The flax plant has been used in medicine for hundreds of years, famous for its healing properties. From linseed poultices in the 1890s to the Instagram linseed-loaded oat bowls of today, the power of flax goes beyond the fabulous fibre - it's good for the planet and good for you, both on the inside and the outside.