With Earth Day last weekend, its got us thinking about how to be more eco friendly with our shopping habits! Earth Day started in 1970 with the idea to build a healthy sustainable environment, address climate change and protect the earth for future generations. 46 years later its great to see that so many brands still aim to support those efforts.
Minimising our impact on the environment is very important to us here at Maria Allen, so we've put together a spring wish list full of brands that share our passion for sustainability!
1. H&M Conscious Collection, Mesh Shopper // £34.99
H&M Conscious is all about making sustainable fashion choices affordable, attractive and available. Sustainability is a word of action, their mission is to ultimately make fashion sustainable and sustainability fashionable!
Korres only use biodegradable ingredients, recyclable packaging, and eco-friendly manufacturing practices on all their products (they even use a steam generator to heat their facility, rather than electric heating!).
3. Maria Allen Boutique, Wooden Layered Triangle Necklace // £31.50
We're committed to using reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood throughout our collection of jewellery, accessories, gifts and home ware. Much of the wood we use is reclaimed from the local area, close to our studio in lovely Brighton.
4. People Tree, Block Stripe Dress // £90
A pioneer in slow fashion, producing Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable clothing, People Tree partners with artisans and farmers in developing countries to produce stylish, ethical clothing.
5. TOMS, Black Canvas Women's Classics // £34.99
Casual footwear with a conscience; TOMS was created in 2006 by an American traveler
who after meeting children in Argentina, was shocked they had no shoes to protect their feet. W anting to help he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need.