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.