If you follow me for a while, you might know that I have dabbled into the topic of fair fashion 2 years back. It was a part of the puzzle that was still missing on my journey to a more sustainable and mindful lifestyle. After being vegan for 6 years I couldn’t ignore the fact any longer that same as in the food industry the fashion industry plays a key role in exploiting animals, people and the planet.
I am still taking small steps. I didn’t throw out my whole wardrobe and replaced it with new stuff that was ethically made. Also. ethically made clothes need resources and are bono means always sustainable. To me the real trick is to not consume. And before you consume, be sure you can’t buy it second-hand from someone else. If you decide to buy, make sure it is ethically made and comes from a trustworthy company.
Boho Style the Fair Fashion Way a la l’amour est bleu
I stumbled upon l’amour est bleu on Instagram some months back. Can you believe that they make ALL their clothes still in Germany? Less than 10% percent of German companies only manufacture their clothes here. In fact, all l’amour est bleu garments are made sustainably in Berlin and Jahnsdorf with help of their 27 tailors in one of Germany’s last textile producing facilities.
They invest in quality organic materials to create fashion that is good for your skin, the environment and people. With GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified fabrics, they use the highest standards for socially fair and environmentally friendly production from fibre to finished fabric. All fabrics are all vegan and free of skin-irritating harmful substances. To vamp up their sustainable game even more, they introduced the made-to-order which means they only produce what has actually been ordered.
My favorite pieces from the summer collection and how to style them
The summer collection is designed by the creative powerhouse Thien who created a beautiful timeless capsule collection. The garments are timeless and sleek which allows everyone to interpret and style the clothes in their individual way. I usually wear my pieces in a very relaxed boho way with a fedora hat, a pair of golden vintage earrings and that untamed hippie hair of mine. The 2 pieces that stood really out for me from the summer collection are a blue flowy shirt dress and the Kimono jacket. I love that you can wear them separately but together they make a complete outfit.
The Blue Boho Dress
I really love a high-quality versatile shirt dress in my wardrobe. It can be dressed up for formal occasions but still be worn with boots and a hat for a music festival. What makes this dress rather special is the cut out and yellow strap detail on the back. For the blue dress, I went for a more romantic styling with my hair open and a long golden necklace.
The Oversized Kimono Jacket
My FAVORITE piece of the whole collection. The oversized Kimono Jacket is made from sustainable Tencel (sourced from Eucalyptus trees). It’s insane how soft, breathable and comfy this material is. Style it with a pair of shorts but also with a dress or skirt. I love contrasts, so I would wear the soft Kimono always with something more bold like black boots or heavy jewelry. I would also truly wear this fair fashion outfit at festival too.
My first blog post on fair fashion. How are you feeling about more fair fashion talk on the blog? Would you be interested in more information about brands and sustainable clothing?
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