What We’re Loving This Month: September Edition
The end of the summer brings a new flurry of activity as holidays draw to a close and a new season approaches. Here are the planet-friendly pieces and activities that we’ve been loving recently…
With more and more brands designing mindfully, it’s never been easier to refresh your wardrobe for Autumn. Our hero piece? This Temperley sweater, in an earthy-olive hue that you can tuck it into this season’s separates. Temperley London was awarded The Butterfly Mark for a commitment to responsible practices across innovation, social good, environment, philanthropy, and governance. Alice Temperley is a member of the British Fashion Council Advisory Board and enjoys speaking at key industry events. She is also involved with several charitable organisations, including recently becoming Ambassador for Women for Women International – making their pieces stylish investments that really make a difference to the world.
BACK TO SCHOOL READING
The latest tome from the author of bestseller ‘Sapiens’, Yuval Noah Harari has written ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’, breaking down such topics as climate change, technology and politics. Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive – which definitely makes for interesting reading.
LOVE THE WATER YOU’RE IN
We’ve been loving all things water recently, as the heatwave took over and the media was awash with stories on single-use plastic. Embrace and cherish our waters by taking a dip in a natural pool – just check that you’re doing it safely and make sure you have the right swimwear. Our #brandtotrust Davy J creates fashion-forward pieces made from spent fishing nets. On average, 640,000 tons of fishing nets are left in the oceans every year and for every ton of waste nets collected, there’s enough nylon regenerated to create more than 10,000 swimsuits.
Not wanting to swim? Read our article on Ikigai, the Japanese theory of what just being outdoors can do for your happiness, or look to investing in a solid sterling silver straw from Stephen Webster to avoid contributing to plastic pollution.
FOREVERMARK X TUSK RHINO TRAIL
An art installation that saves a species? Sign us up – and that’s exactly what our #brandtotrust Forevermark thought too. They partnered with UK-based charity Tusk and Dave White who designed a unique Rhino for their #TuskRhinoTrail in London. Read our blog post here to find out more about the campaign and where you can find them.