3 Ways To Save The Environment Fashionably

Eco-consciousness will never go out of style

Go thrift-ing
07 Jun 2016

Go thrift-ing

Dustbunny Vintage 
This vintage/second-hand items haunt deals in the re-sale of pre-owned designer bags and accessories. Expect to unearth finds from Hermes, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 12.30pm-8.30pm.
Saturday, 1.00pm-7.00pm

Go thrift-ing
07 Jun 2016

Go thrift-ing

Hock Siong & Co. 
This company prides itself in the craft of up-cycling used furniture from hotels, restaurants and various vintage sources. The owner’s daughter is a pro at prop-styling and offers home-styling services upon request. Check her prop-styling portfolio on the company’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am - 5.45pm 

Go thrift-ing
07 Jun 2016

Go thrift-ing

New2You 
Managed by volunteers, this store sells a mix of donated items from pre-loved clothing/accessories, household items, ornaments, books and more. Prices start from S$1.00.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Fashion gives back
07 Jun 2016

Fashion gives back

Edun
The label of famed rocker Bono and his wife, Ali Hewsen, Edun (“nude” spelt backwards) aim is to design clothes using organic materials sourced from Africa. 

Fashion gives back
07 Jun 2016

Fashion gives back

Hermes Petit H
The brainchild of Pascale Mussard, a sixth-generation family member of the French equestrian house, Mussard handpicks the  designers and artisans from the company to work on the Petit H projects each time. Petit H is a traveling collection but has a permanent home at the brand’s Left Bank store in Paris — 17 rue de Sèvres.

Fashion gives back
07 Jun 2016

Fashion gives back

Stella McCartney
High fashion’s first and only vegan luxury brand, it is the company’s staunch belief that, “no animal should give their life for the sake of fashion.” 

You give back
07 Jun 2016

You give back

H&M
You receive one voucher of 15% off for each bag you turn in. A maximum of two vouchers are given out to each person a day with vouchers being redeemable only on the next purchase.

Did you know that Sunday, 4 June, was World Environment Day? It was first established in 1971, by the United Nations General Assembly to mark the day the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held.

We agree, that’s just way too much world history to mull over. Allow us to break it all down to the tempo of fashion-speak. In other words, follow these little chic steps and let us make this world a better place for all fashion folk to live in.

1. Go Thrift-ing

What better time to promote vintage fashion than now! Designers are bringing back thrift-shop styles and re-imagining new designs with an artisanal touch of estate-fashion appeal. The best part is: You don’t even need to wear it to champion it. Refurbished furniture is another ingenious way to give home and décor items — with all pun intended — a longer shelf life.

Click through the gallery above for 3 of our favourite thrift shops.

2. Fashion Gives Back

There are many organic labels and then, there are labels with their own intiatives to make the world we live in a better place — for all fashion and non-fashion folk. There’s British designer Stella McCartney who advocates the use against animal products, as well as Hermes’ Petit H (pronounced Peh-tee Ah-sh) — the French label’s clever and artisanal way to promote smart design while challeging their ateliers and designers at the same time. The art of going green is certainly fashion’s new black.

Click through the gallery above to check out 3 of our favourite eco-conscious brands.

3. You Give Back

H&M has an awesome recyling programe where customers are encouraged to leave their unwanted garments of any brand at any of their stores worldwide. The Swedish apparel giant started the Garment Collecting Initiative in 2013 and also use 100% recyled polyethylene for standard plastic bags. 

Click through above to find out more about H&M's recycling programme.

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