After the 2-3 month unplanned hiatus from the world, how do we even begin to navigate “normal” again?
We get it - it’s been 60+ glorious days of lounging around barefaced in our PJs all-day (at least the bottoms), thanks to WFH arrangements... After all, who’s watching? But with social activities resuming in Phase 2, the painful question we ask ourselves morning after morning, as we get ready for the day, resurfaces: What should I wear today?
Fret not, we’re here to help you dress to impress - sustainably of course! Fast fashion has had bad rep - contributing to nearly 20% of global waste, crowning it the second largest polluter in the world. It also contributes 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its long supply chains and energy intensive production. Read on as we show you a better way to both stay in-trend while doing your part for Mother Earth:
Stay Safe with a Statement [Masks]
Since masks have become an ESSENTIAL item to have with us at all times - by law - why allow plain surgical masks to steal your style? Kill 2 birds with 1 stone by retaining your style AND saving the earth as you choose to mask up with the beautiful Pack of THREE Reusable Cotton Masks with Non-Woven Filter Inserts from Bamboo Straw Girl. With a pack of 3 DIFFERENT designs, you needn’t worry about getting bored with the same boring mask every single day.
Although 100% cotton & handsewn, this mask is extremely easy to care for. Simply wash after use in a net bag in the washing machine and it’s done - it really doesn’t take much to live sustainably.
If prints are too loud for you but you hate being predictable all the time… We have a solution for you: Get spoilt with choices such as Cheng’s Atelier Hand-dyed Cotton Mask by You Living. Boasting a variety of 8 DIFFERENT colours, you can look forward to having a different look every single day - of the week!
Double the protection (and double the fun too) with these masks as you slot an additional piece of surgical mask into the additional filter compartment specially designed in this mask. Simply hand wash after use and let it dry away from direct sunlight before using it again. No hurry too - with so many colours, you’ll have a different one to wear every single day of the week.
Prefer something more UNIQUE or less ‘mainstream’? Style it up with the Upcycled Reusable Adjustable Reversible Zero Waste Construction Fabric Mask from Muta.wear! Known for its wonderful prints, it’s always time to go ‘boho’ from head to toe with these stylish masks.
Made from blends of natural fiber offcuts, deadstock, vintage and discarded fabric, this mask is 100% sustainable. Simply hang to dry after hand wash or machine wash (in a laundry bag, of course) and there you go in style again the next day!
2. Totes Convenient! [Bags]
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, it seems like we have additional ‘armour’ to lug along with us in our bags as we head out there to guard us against our invisible enemies. Why not save the hassle by taking them - sanitizers, antibacterial wipes and the like - all along… in a single Colours of Life Tote Bag by TwoPlusO?
Not all reusable tote bags are created equal. Made of linen, the Colours of Life Tote Bag uses significantly less water and energy in production in comparison with regular cotton canvas bags (yay to a reduction in environmental footprint). Furthermore, these beautiful bags are also designed by special needs artists right here in Singapore, taking the meaning behind each piece of tote bag to another level.
Amongst the many reasons why you should carry this tote bag, we’d like to casually highlight that 100% of proceeds from sales of these Colours of Life Tote Bags go to TOUCH Community Services: Do good, feel good and look good with Colours of Life Tote Bag today!
Prefer something more sturdy? We have a solution for you, too! Introducing The Cocotte by GeGe, a beautiful work of art made of coconut leather (that’s right), bacterial cellulose, and 100% biodegradable and compostable natural fibres (wow). Versatile as it is, you can sling this exquisite piece across your wrap dress, boyfriend jeans or jumpsuit - and look absolutely fabulous.
Who says you can’t look good AND go green at the same time?
3. Confidence with Convenience [Apparel]
Have you lost that fashion ‘touch’ which was in you due to 2 months of inactivity? Save yourself from the headache of having to match different pieces of clothing just for a night out with your girlfriends. Step out in style and confidence with The Handmade Romantics’ Arwen Batik Wrap Dress!
Made in hand-stamped Batik fabric, this piece promises comfort in beauty (psst… beauty doesn’t always have to come with pain or discomfort). An effortlessly elegant and versatile piece, the Arwen Batik Wrap Dress can be donned on for almost any occasion: date nights, girl’s night out, Sunday brunch, family gatherings - just to name a few.
Need something more formal-looking as you gradually start to head back to the office, but you’ve been so spoiled by your comfortable PJs the past 2 months you kinda hate the thought of having to go through the entire day in uncomfortable and restrictive formal wear? The Pencil Skirt by SagaSeed (available at Funan) is here to your aid.
An extremely versatile skirt that is perfect for any occasion, The Pencil Skirt is made of an ultra-soft blend, containing Tencel Modal fibers. You’ll never find a more comfortable, yet fitting pencil skirt than this! The material is extremely breathable, and gives your skin an additional treat with a cooling sensation. Psst… suitable for mummies-to-be too!
4. Step into Sunshine [Shoes]
Forgot how your feet feel in those 6-inch stilettos because you’ve been mostly barefoot for the past 2 months? Now’s the time to reintroduce shoes to your lovely feet once again! Start with something comfortable yet stylish like the Old Lavanda sneakers from Natural World Eco as you work your way up to those ballerina flats, wedges and heels.
Inspired by the classic women’s tennis shoes, Old Lavanda sneakers boast an added modern and contemporary touch to its style. Perfect for daily use, these sailcloth sneakers are breathable, flexible and easy to wash.
Match them with your favourite pair of jeans, or even your beautiful sundresses and rompers; Available in 4 DIFFERENT colours.
STYLE-spiration: Putting them All Together
Need more STYLE-spirations to get your creative juices flowing again? Here are some styles we’ve put together to restart your outfit-of-the-day
Who says slow fashion can’t be great fashion? We hope that this article has been helpful in helping launch you back to the world... in sustainable style! Whether you’re looking for something functional or aesthetic, we’ve got your back. Browse our styles and have fun defining your look in an environmentally-responsible way. #SustainableSTYLEspiration