WHAT I WORE IN AMSTERDAM
24 hours in Amsterdam meant minimal packing, and spring in Europe means changeable weather, so for my recent trip I turned to my go-to outfit: jeans, jumper and flats. With comfy layers to have a mooch around the canals, this wooly Wool & the Gang jumper kept the wind off my neck and hid a t-shirt in case the sun came out (which it did, yay!) and Beyond Skin flats kept me comfortable. In the spirit of Fashion Revolution Week, I kept things sustainable — find out more below:
WOOL & THE GANG
Wool and the Gang is pioneering fashion production that's made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production for generations to come. Wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable. The brand works with fashion factories to repurpose their fashion waste into new yarns to reduce landfill.
Watch Livia Firth, Founder of Eco Age's, short documentary about the wool industry in Tasmania if you're interested in learning more about this important resource.
Paradise Row is an emerging British leather goods brand and one of only few British brands to actually produce in London. The brand's core and ethic is built on manufacturing the bags locally in East London. Bringing together the artisan bag workshop and the local designer, each bag is testimony to local trade working in harmony to create something truly unique.
British brand IDEN believes that great fitting jeans in premium denim fabrics need not cost the Earth. Using fabrics from pioneering mills, with an emphasis on natural, organic and recycled materials, they aim to create a thoughtfully sourced collection that is as kind to your wallet as it is to the environment.
Founded in 2001, Beyond Skin is the first British, independent, luxury vegan footwear brand dedicated to designing cruelty-free, luxury shoes for fashionable yet ethically conscious women. Beyond Skin was created in response to the challenging predicament of combining both style and fashion with an ethically conscious lifestyle. All of the brand's collections are produced in Spain with fabrics and components sourced from both Spain and Italy.
As a sustainable business, Carla Colour make every effort to be socially and environmentally responsible. They only work and partner with suppliers who share their ethos and can verify that their factories adhere to the highest socially responsible standards. All the frames of their glasses are made from renewable sources.