Celebrate Earth Day by making a small change with a greener and sustainable approach. 

We live in a time where humans are becoming more woke and aware of what they can do to make a change. Thankfully, there are various ways you can do that, depending on how big or small of a step you’re willing to take. If you’re an admirer of anything related to fashion, you’re going to love what your favourite brands are doing to make your wardrobe more planet-friendly and less guilt-free. You can start considering these collections we’ve curated below by taking the initiative to minimise the industry’s carbon footprint while investing in new wardrobe staples to own.

Timberland with Aimé Leon Dore

Timberland debuts its special collaboration with the New York brand, Aimé Leon Dore by bringing back the iconic 3-eye Lug Handsewn. First introduced in 1978, this collection combines the rugged boot lug outsole with a premium hand-sewn leather boat shoe upper – it’s truly the best of both world. Today, the boat shoes are made with Better Leather sourced from tanneries audited based on water, energy and waste management practice with the 3-eye Lugmade made with premium leather uppers with handsewn construction. It’s time to embrace change for the better good by purchasing a pair yourself with three colours to choose from Barn, Black Iris and Medium Brown. 

Emporio Armani eyewear

The future is looking bright, and Emporio Armani eyewear is here to strive with its responsible approach. This year’s selections are made in eco-friendly materials, from product design and construction to the use of recycled materials on the eyewear pieces. With a sustainable goal in mind, the packaging are designed with minimal impact by producing 100% recyclable FSC paper and cardboard. Go ahead and explore the collection as you’ll discover that the pieces are made from bio-acetate, which is a material that derives from renewable, biodegradable and recyclable sources.

H&M with Liya Kebede Lemlem

If flowy caftans and summer-ready staples are calling for your name, then you’re going to love this latest collab. H&M has recently announced its collaboration with the ethical brand, lemlem, a womenswear brand founded by Ethiopian supermodel, actress and women’s empowerment advocate Liya Kebede. Known for her effortless yet chic silhouettes, you can spot signature pieces inspired by lemlem in this vibrant collection with her signature stripes and colour-blocking – not forgetting the art of traditional handwoven materials found throughout this collection.  What’s great about it is the use of sustainable materials from organic linen to recycled polyester and Tencel™ Lyocell for that easy-breezy feel. The collection will be available on the 22nd of April 2021 online only. 

Ermenegildo Zegna

You’re going to love what the Italian fashion house, Ermenegildo Zegna is doing to push in sustainable luxury. With the #UseTheExisting project, Zegna’s 2019 Winter show was entirely made with exclusive fabrics created with innovative processes using pre-existing sources and recycled materials: natural (with wool and cashmere) from pre-existing pieces of fabrics and polyester from yarn created by plastic bottles. With a mission to continue its goals, upcycled garments were elevated into fresh silhouettes from their key looks and pieces from the collection this season. You can check out online right here

Pomelo

It’s time to create a Purpose, and with Pomelo’s Down to Earth initiative, you can now invest in eco-conscious apparels to own in your wardrobe this season. Inspired by the Neo-Americana movement and the Wild West, the 28-piece collection made from organic cotton, water neutral denim and recycled polyester is guaranteed to make you look smashing and feeling great. You’ll spot trendy separates from cutout tops, redefined denim, statement ruffles, zebra prints, ombre gradients and bishop-sleeved designs to flaunt this spring/summer season. To make the overall experience better, Pomelo is working with Grounded Packaging by launching 100% compostable e-commerce mails to reduce its packaging footprint this year. Shop for the full collection here.

Salvatore Ferragamo 

Image credit: Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo has launched a new platform on the website called Sustainable Thinking in hopes to host and amplify discussions on sustainability and inclusivity. With this new platform, you’re able to view the brand’s responsible projects by sparking conversations with their incredible contributors with diverse perspectives. All you need is a simple click to fully immerse yourself in Sustainable Thinking.

Hero & Featured image credit: H&M

Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.