Every month we bring you the very best in sustainability, from eco fashion to conscious beauty brands. Here’s what we’re loving in June…
Ibiza’s First Super Luxe, Sustainable Hotel: Six Senses
It’s Ibiza season and if you’re itching to get your toes in the sand of the famous White Isle, there’s a new opening that is sure to impress. Six Senses Ibiza is the island’s first sustainable BREEAM certified resort in the Balearics and it’s marrying a stunning, luxury aesthetic with a powerful eco message. Situated on the edge of the crystal clear cove of Cala Xarraca, the hotel comprises 137 guest accommodations, townhouses, mansions, pool suites and beachfront caves, all designed with that laid back Ibiza spirit – think rustic natural woods, plenty of raffia and a stripped back colour palette of soft browns and beiges. Heaven.
But under the surface, the hotel are making bold steps to ensure the environment isn’t compromised despite the super luxe facilities, from developing new initiatives and procedures to minimise ecological impact, to working with local partners – such as the Ibiza Preservation Fund – and biodiversity projects to support the land and the sea.
With rooms going around the £1,000 per night mark during high season, Six Senses sits in the uber expensive, luxury camp of the island, but if you’ve got the budget, a stay here will be a treat you’re never going to forget
A Sustainable Nightwear Collab Too Pretty To Keep For Bedtime: If Only If X VCH Style
Gorgeous nightwear brand If Only If has joined forces with one of our current Insta obsessions, Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey, AKA VCH Style, to create a charming, considered collection of sustainable nightdresses. Ginnie, a sustainable fashion advocate, stylist and journalist (check out her column in The Telegraph), has designed three GOTS-certified organic poplin and cambric cotton pieces, using AZO-free and non-toxic dyes. With soft, billowing shapes and intricate smocking and embroidered details – just check out that gorgeous green scalloped edge – these are nightdresses far too pretty to keep for bedtime. We’ll be wearing them everywhere from London heatwaves to holidays by the pool.
Available in sizes UK 6 – 24
Face Food That’s Good For The Planet: Loopeco
Plastic-free, with carbon neutral packaging, 100% natural and organic ingredients and 50,368 litres of water saved in production than many other brands, Loopeco really know what they’re doing when it comes to sustainable beauty.
The name comes from a philosophy to create a closed loop economy intended to benefit society and the environment, whilst doing away with the common take-make-waste narrative.
Product-wise, the collection is small but considered, offering a 360 approach to skincare where everything has a purpose. Think everything from your daily cleanser to reusable makeup pads, detoxing masks to science-driven serums.
Shop the full collection online at loopeco.com
Handcrafted Ceramics With A Conscience: Marloe Marloe
Having been snapped up by NET-A-PORTER, it’s not long before this Australian design studio is going to be the next big name in interiors here in the UK. Working with ceramics and taking inspiration from the intricacies and inconsistencies of nature, Marloe Marloe create one-of-a-kind objects for the home. Think sculptural vases that double up as objects of art; keep-forever jewellery boxes that make special gifts; and dinnerware that will act as beautiful building blocks to a tablescape.
The brand actively works with their production houses to develop new practises to ensure they are functioning as sustainably and transparently as possible, from reducing and offsetting carbon emissions to managing and reducing their water waste during production.
Shop the collection at NET-A-PORTER.COM
Hand-Luggage & Eco-Friendly Toothpaste Tablets: Amaku
A revolutionary product that’s going to have you rethinking how you brush your teeth and free up some much needed room in your on-flight liquids bag…. say hello to Amaku. These clever little tablets are essentially toothpaste in a pressed powder form that clean, whiten and strengthen your teeth. The secret ingredient is nano-hydroxyapatite, an alternative to fluoride which is highly regarded by dentists worldwide and recognised in Japan, Italy and Germany as ‘gold standard’ ingredient in oral care. The combination of nano-hydroxyapatite and other natural ingredients such as kaolin clay and sodium bicarbonate, have made Amaku a popular choice for anyone who is looking to strengthen and protect enamel whilst reducing tooth stains and yellowing with results visible in as little as two weeks.
The handy pots come with 14 tabs – ideal for a week away – and the tablets themselves don’t even need water or rinsing to work their magic. Genius.
A 7-day supply starts from just £4
Making Use Of Landfill Fabric: The Elizabeth Scarlett Rebirth Collection
We’ve long loved Elizabeth Scarlett’s beautifully embroidered pouches and sumptuous bedding sets, and this season, the London-based designer is launching an even more sustainably sound collection. The Rebirth Collection uses waste fabric that was destined for landfill to create a limited-edition line of unique accessories.
Include in the new line, is one of Elizabeth’s signature pouches, this time embroidered with a vintage-inspired dragonfly and star print. But it’s the tote bag with charming frilly edge that has really caught our eye. Use as a gym bag, baby bag, or to carry your laptop to and from work. So cute paired with everything from little white summer dresses to off-duty denim.
The collection launches on 21st June. Prices start from £26
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