Introducing The Handbook’s Eco Edit, a place to share brands, products and services doing their thing with a conscience. This month, we take a look at the high-end brand creating low-impact trainers, the beauty brand that will make you rethink you hair washing habits and the tequila making shots more sustainable…
When one of our favourite jewellery brands and sustainable fashion brands hook up for a collab, you’ve got our attention. This week, Monica Vinader has joined forces with Mother of Pearl to launch a stunning 12-piece collection, born of both brands’ devotion to social impact and the planet.
Expect hand selected celestial galaxy diamonds and beautifully irregular Keshi pearls woven together to make truly unique pieces that can be work everyday with a simple tee or dressed up for cocktail hour.
Jewellery created with a conscience that we’ll wear forever? We’re in.
Chloé Nama Sneaker
Luxury brand Chloé have launched their lowest impact sneaker yet and we are low-key obsessed. The “Nama” is made with 40% of recycled materials – a combination of recycled mesh that’s carefully stitched by hand and Leather Working Group-certified suede stamped with the logo.
Upping the brand’s sustainable values is something Creative Director Gabriela Hearst has wanted to achieve with her first collection. Hearst used up-cycled and reworked fabrics for many of the pieces, as well as recycled cashmeres and knits in her first Cruise line.
There’s a long way to go for luxury brands to have a place in a sustainable fashion future, but this turning point for such a big name like Chloé.
How often do you use your washing machine in a week? If the answer is multiple times, then you might want to think about switching to the eco setting and a more environmentally friendly washing detergent. Thankfully for you, we’ve found Kair, the new premium laundry detergent that’s designed to make it possible to wash your clothes less frequently – therefore resulting in less energy and less carbon in the process.
Their products have been formulated with gentle and protective plant-based ingredients that work and help to maximise the lifespan of your existing wardrobe. Plus, their use of essential oils will leave your clothes smelling fresher and nicer for longer.
You can stock up too thanks to their recently launched refill pouches, helping to combat the plastic waste issues.
Who doesn’t love a little Tequila Tuesday every now and again? The Butterfly Cannon is a brand new tequila offering from the fine wine and spirits company, Biggar and Leith.
The tequila, which takes its name from the annual migration of butterflies from the US to Mexico, is made with 100% agave and is produced in Mexico’s most awarded distillery, Destiladora del Valle de Tequila. It uses 7-8 year old agave, which has been sustainably grown, harvested by hand and baked in traditional steam ovens before being mashed, fermented and distilled.
The Butterfly Cannon comes in three expressions: Blue, Rosa and Silver Cristalino. A bottle of this would make the perfect gift for the tequila lovers.
Founded by beauty journalist and editor Suzanne Duckett, Onolla is a brand new concept store specialising in organic beauty and self care. The concept started out as an online space for beauty junkies to shop a carefully curated range of sustainable products. It quickly evolved into a brick and mortar store that opened on White Hart Lane, Barnes, towards the end of 2021.
Chosen by Suzanne, the space is entirely curated and features a range of brilliant brands that blend nature and science, including Wildsmith Skin, Rhug Wild Beauty, Kloris CBD and Kalmar. Whether you’re looking for new plant-based products to try out or need to stock up on your favourite moisturiser, let Onolla become your beauty best friend.
Sustainable Slumberwear From Sandro
In a bid to offer more sustainable fashion choices, Parisian brand Sandro have launched ENDLESS Love, a capsule collection of 100% environmentally friendly women’s pyjamas, made using its old stocks of silk and cotton fabric.
Think traditional style pyjama tops in sumptuous silks and prints ranging from gentlemanly paisley to vintage-inspired florals. An absolute treat to wear for cosy nights in paired with the matching cotton bottoms, but really these pyjama tops are so good you’ll want to wear them during daylight hours too.
PJ tops so good you’ll want to wear them during daylight hours too.
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