Do you have a friend or loved one who loves fashion? With Christmas coming right around the corner, they’ll love to get a wardrobe upgrade over the holidays! Gifting clothes and fashionable accessories is a fun way to express the most significant gestures of love to the people around you.
However, in recent years, many of us have succumbed to the lifestyle of fast fashion choices due to its convenience and low prices. Fast fashion has caused the depletion of non-renewable resources and large emissions of greenhouse gases. With the consideration of Mother Earth, we have come up with an alternative list of sustainable fashion items for you here. Don’t miss out getting these stylish and sustainable gifts which are perfect for fashion-lovers without causing harm to the environment!
OUTFYT is for women to maximise their confidence when working out. Their ethical and sustainable approach stems from the culture of having great respect for the environment and its inhabitants. They go beyond aesthetics to promote sustainable and ethical living by removing what’s not necessary and focusing on what’s left; high-quality and longer-lasting items. All OUTFYT designs are created with recycled materials made from ocean waste such as fishing nets. These sustainable clothes make the perfect gifts for your loved ones!
In Uaona, the traditional weaving process of bags has been given a modern twist with bright colours and interesting silhouettes. On top of being traditional and true to the culture of the island, Uaona’s handmade bags are also friendly to the planet and the brand is very proud of their eco-friendly track record. Therefore, all of the bags use non-plastic and recyclable, plant-based materials.
KMANA is a passionate, ethical, European family-run design company producing sustainable vegetable-tanned leather travel bags and accessories completely handcrafted in Indonesia. They are a for-profit company with strong social responsibility, whilst following a strict zero-waste approach and striving to keep their environmental impact to a minimum.
Wear beautiful jewellery without harming the planet at Scéona! Scéona is a sustainable fine jewellery brand based in Singapore, with ethical jewellery that was carefully thought through and crafted in order to do no harm to the planet and its people. Additionally, they are free from mining, slavery, chemicals, plastic and carbon! Join the movement, be part of the change, support lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold!
MASKELA offers Singapore’s largest selection of high-quality reusable face masks. With over 80+ designer styles to choose from that are as breathable as they are beautiful, you’ll finally have a face mask you’ll want to wear. Save the limited supply of medical masks for frontliners that need them the most. Save the environment by using a reusable mask instead of a disposable one. Together we can make a difference and save lives.
Studio MU YU
Studio MU YU is an artisanal woodcraft brand in Singapore that encompasses handmade jewellery, bags, lifestyle products and workshops. In the carpentry production line in Singapore, wasting wood is common. Studio Mu Yu aims to upcycle and create sustainable yet affordable series of jewelry and bags for the modern women. Through this, they hope to minimise wastage and create products that do not undercut and exploit workers.
Darifarida aims to be a lifestyle brand that inspires living in an ethical and environmental-friendly way. Their products are largely handmade, using non-toxic plant-extracted natural dyes that have minimal impact on humans and the environment. Fashion accessories are carefully selected, featuring handmade natural dye batik and eco prints. Moreover, Darifarida also offers zero-waste fashion accessories crafted with batik offcuts.
Lacess’ shoes are made from upcycled materials. They take off-cut trimmings from leather products that would have ended up in landfills, and weave them with recycled single-use plastic bottles. Check out their minimalist, yet universally-chic pair of comfy sneakers that you can easily slip on and pair with almost any outfit and any occasion. In addition, for every pair of Lacess shoes sold, they are donating a portion to Compassion First to support the victims of human trafficking.
Retykle is an innovative luxury resale e-commerce platform enabling parents to buy designer children’s clothing at a fraction of their retail price. Raising little tykes can be expensive and hard on the environment. Kids speed through seven sizes of clothing in the first two years of their lives! The first of its kind in Asia, Retykle removes the traditional hassle of peer to peer childrenswear trade, benefiting both your wallet and the environment this Christmas.
OneOrchard.Store (OOS) is an online marketplace featuring a diverse range of locally Singapore based designers. It features some of the best Singapore designers across Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle. Based on the idea of ‘discovery’, their platform will introduce selected new brands that are being incubated under TaFF’s The Bridge Fashion Incubators (TBFI) Program and showcase some of the most established brands in Singapore.
Who says you can’t enjoy gifting without feeling guilt-free from harmful environmental waste? These fashionable yet sustainable gifts are the perfect alternative to fast fashion, as these eco-friendly vendors continue to strive to make the world a greener place for everyone.
Your loved ones will undoubtedly be impressed by these well-thought-of sustainable gifts created just for them! Thus, make this Christmas extra special- encourage a greener Earth for our future.
The Virtual Green Christmas Market
This Christmas, we’re on a mission to reduce our waste and carbon footprint. Catch these vendors and more at The Virtual Green Christmas Market from 27 – 29 Nov 2020 to discover eco-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones! Shop sustainable businesses across 5 categories, enjoy up to 12% on purchases, win up to $30,000 worth of prizes and learn more about conscious living- all from the comfort of home! RSVP to the Virtual Green Christmas Market now!