What if we started by slowing down and not consuming so much stuff, just because it’s there and cheap and available. It’s amazing how that process makes sense financially, it makes sense ethically, it makes sense environmentally.” —Andrew Morgan
I’m beyond excited to share issue No. 14 of my monthly sustainable series, The Cut with you!
As you know, I firmly believe you can love luxury goods while living a sustainable lifestyle.
And as time goes on, it’s my goal to continue to share with you how to live a luxury lifestyle while still caring for our planet. That said, in this article, I’m so happy to share with you a small brand I feel that embodies luxury and sustainable fashion so stay with me a little bit longer.
The more I age, the more I realize that I want to live a life of luxury, one of meaningful luxury. And I personally feel that I can look my best and feel my best while living my best life.
If you want the same, keep reading and discovering beautiful brands with me!
And now, on to the fun part! Seeing who made this month’s list!
Fashion is a large contributor to our landfills and pollution. To help our planet, here are some more great fashion brands you can purchase from and still do good.
Manning Cartell is an Australian-based fashion brand that creates gorgeous, ethically-made clothes and accessories. I love this line on their website, “…the sisters source luxurious fabrics from ethically accredited makers across the globe in an effort to ensure quality, transparency and that their production techniques can exist sustainably and respectfully on the earth.” To me, this is definitely a beautiful and strong mission statement for a sustainable fashion brand.
One look at their line and you’ll fall in love with their modern cuts and sleek styles. I love that they use sustainable fabrics and are also people-focused. Their partnership with I=Change, where $1 from every sale is donated life-changing causes.
I’ve wanted an Apple watch ever since they were released years ago. At first, I didn’t see a need for it, but now, considering I started working out and running more these last few years, I realized I really needed one to track my progress. However, I never took the plunge and if I’m being honest, aesthetics are everything to me. The rubber straps Apple watches come with were holding me back and other alternatives out there did not appeal to me nor do they represent my personal style.
Lo and behold, I came across an ethical jewelry brand, Nuclieus, earlier this year through Lydia (who else would it be?). Her blog post about how she stays organized confirmed that I would definitely be waiting to get my Apple watch.
As I’ve grown to appreciate the finer things in life, I knew I had to wait to until someone made the perfect watch strap for someone of my tastes before I even made my Apple watch purchase. And here comes Nuclieus showing up in my life with their STUNNING design! And on top of that? Their diamond straps are ethical! E-T-H-I-C-A-L!
How you ask? The environmentally-friendly diamonds they use are lab-grown, conflict-free, and are physically, chemically, and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds! Yes, please!
Since I’m a huge beauty lover, I’m super excited to bring you more clean beauty brands I recently found that you can experiment with. Feel free to play with beauty with me!
I discovered Bite recently on Instagram because their plant-based floss caught my eye. And they kept surprising me because when I browsed their website, I learned that they also make a sustainable toothbrush (bristles included — finally!) and tube-free mouthwash and toothpaste (bits). Very innovative I must say!
Now your dental hygiene routine can be plastic-free!
I also came across Plum & Ashby, an England-based brand (y’all know how much I love my UK’ers!) on Instagram this past month. They create bath and body products along with home scents like candles, room sprays, and diffusers.
Their brand is cruelty-free — they never test their products on animals. And did I mention that their branding is also stunning?!
You can shop Plum & Ashby products on their website.
One of the biggest things I’ve started to do is to invest in items and services that are environmentally friendly. Here are my recent finds and don’t you worry, I’ll be sharing more eco-friendly brands pertaining to lifestyle as I find them!
I recently met Brenda, founder of The Good Place LA, on Instagram over the summer. She recently celebrated the launch of her eco-friendly candles several weeks ago and sold out during her pop up shops in California. And for good reason!
If you’re looking for sustainable candles (hers are made with soy), look no further. Not only are they planet-friendly, for every candle you purchase, one tree is planted! Brenda has partnered with One Tree Planted so when you buy her candle (or in my case candles), you’re literally doing good for our planet! I love that you get a certificate of where you’ve planted a tree too and that makes my little heart so happy! I have my eye on the muskier scents like Trouvaille and Ubuntu.
You can purchase your favorite scents directly on her website.
To continue to keep you informed and make better choices for our planet, here are some fascinating sources and/or articles I found regarding sustainable living.
This article sheds light on the topic of luxury and sustainability and it’s quite informative, especially for those new to the topic of sustainable fashion and living. The Harpers Bazaar UK team did a great job touching on consumer behaviors, what retailers are doing, and the direction our industry will eventually head. We’ve still got a long way to go, but again, I firmly believe that you can love luxury and live sustainably.
Have a read and let me know your thoughts!
And that’s it for the seventh issue of The Cut for 2020!
What did you like most from today’s post? Feel free to comment and let me know if there is anything else you’d like to see in this series!
Note: Please note that there’s a website called The Cut that covers a ton of topics for women including fashion and beauty. My blog post series is in no relation to The Cut website as it only focuses on sustainable, more mindful way of living.