THE ECO EDIT

10 Ways to Do Your Bit, Stylishly

Years ago, the terms eco-conscious or sustainability would’ve likely conjured up images of Birkenstock-wearing tree huggers. But it’s clear today that an Eco-friendly mindset is entering the mainstream.

Fortunately, some brands are admirably putting their greenest foot forward; making products responsibly that not only look and feel great but also serve a more important purpose. From recycled plastic to sustainably garnered botanicals, here are 10 ways to do your bit, stylishly.

TIMBERLAND @ SDM EYEWEAR

Light, comfy and ready to take on your urban adventures, these TIMBERLAND Sunglasses deliver both polarised performance and style.
But even better, following the brand’s commitment to make its products responsibly, more than half of the contemporary eyewear designs have earned the Earthkeepers® mark, due to at least 35% of the plastic material deemed bio-based and from renewable resources.
The shapes vary from more square styles to aviators to rectangular and wrap-arounds. Find your style and make the right statement in these ‘no-shade’ shades.

Timberland Aviator Sunglasses (TB9145), RRP R1500.00
Call SDM Eyewear (011) 334-7020 for enquiries & stockists

YOUR BADGE STATEMENT

In today’s era of excessive trash generation and mass disposal, Cape Town based and rooted firmly in sustainability, YOUR BADGE STATEMENT is not just any old bag company – it’s THE bag company for the fiercely conscious, good-bag-habit loving, statement-makers of the world.

Re-imagining the much-loathed plastic shopper in locally produced and recyclable materials, and in an array of remarkable colour-ways, styles and sizes, YOUR BADGE STATEMENT Re-usable Urban Shoppers make for stylish and guilt-free shopping!

Big Urban Shopper, R300, YOUR BADGE STATEMENT

YOUR BADGE STATEMENT

In today’s era of excessive trash generation and mass disposal, Cape Town based and rooted firmly in sustainability, YOUR BADGE STATEMENT is not just any old bag company – it’s THE bag company for the fiercely conscious, good-bag-habit loving, statement-makers of the world.

Re-imagining the much-loathed plastic shopper in locally produced and recyclable materials, and in an array of remarkable colour-ways, styles and sizes, YOUR BADGE STATEMENT Re-usable Urban Shoppers make for stylish and guilt-free shopping!

Big Urban Shopper, R300, YOUR BADGE STATEMENT

OWAY

Now available in South Africa, Organic Way (OWay) is a movement in both hair and scalp health treatment and superior product formulation. Founded on stringent ethical and sustainable production principles, the use of certified natural and organic raw materials obtained through fair trade and biodynamic farming, lend themselves to green chemistry completely.

Where to start? OWay Frequent Use Hair & Scalp Bath and Frequent Use Conditioner, designed to transform your hair in the most pure and natural yet effective way possible.

Frequent Use Hair & Scalp Bath 240ml R360.00 and Frequent Use Conditioner 240ml R375.00, available at Sorbet Man Stores & Sorbet Drybar’s

COUNTRY ROAD

Practical and versatile, the classic crew neck knit is an integral part of any man’s cold-weather wardrobe. Available in a variety of on-trend winter colours, the lightweight yet super warm Country Road Crew Neck Knit made in traceable 100% extra-fine Merino wool. (This means the wool can be traced back to where it was farmed to ensure it has been sourced responsibly) allows you to warm up in luxurious style while making an eco-conscious statement at the same time.

Traceable Merino Crew Knit, R799.00, Country Road

COUNTRY ROAD

Practical and versatile, the classic crew neck knit is an integral part of any man’s cold-weather wardrobe. Available in a variety of on-trend winter colours, the lightweight yet super warm Country Road Crew Neck Knit made in traceable 100% extra-fine Merino wool. (This means the wool can be traced back to where it was farmed to ensure it has been sourced responsibly) allows you to warm up in luxurious style while making an eco-conscious statement at the same time.

Traceable Merino Crew Knit, R799.00, Country Road

INVERROCHE

Locally distilled and bottled in Stillbay, with sustainability and environmental responsibility at its heart, Inverroche Cape Potstill 7 Year Old Rum, is an irresistible sipping rum perfect for cold winter nights.

Crafted from African Blackstrap treacle molasses and aged for 7 years in first- and second-fill oak casks from Scotland, Portugal and Kentucky, giving it a deep rich colour, and a sweet citrus, vanilla, and dry smoky character with a delicious butterscotch finish is sure to warm the cockles of your ‘eco-conscious’ heart.

Inverroche Cape Potstill 7 Yr Old Rum, 750ml R728.00, Curated.Africa

FOREVA STRAWS

Though at first a small straw may not seem like a lot, when its usage is added up, plastic straws are right up there with the worst environmental hazards.

Reject the use of single-use plastic straws and join the new drinking revolution with FOREVA STRAWS. These stainless steel alternatives offer a chic way to skip the BPAs and enormous wastage of plastic straws. Using high quality steel this South African company has created a durable and stylish product perfect for every occasion. And the next.

FOREVA STRAWS (black), R429.00 , Faithful to Nature

FOREVA STRAWS

Though at first a small straw may not seem like a lot, when its usage is added up, plastic straws are right up there with the worst environmental hazards.

Reject the use of single-use plastic straws and join the new drinking revolution with FOREVA STRAWS. These stainless steel alternatives offer a chic way to skip the BPAs and enormous wastage of plastic straws. Using high quality steel this South African company has created a durable and stylish product perfect for every occasion. And the next.

FOREVA STRAWS (black), R429.00 , Faithful to Nature

TIMBERLAND

Being eco-conscious needn’t compromise one’s style. Designed with the sporadic lifestyle of the city dweller in mind, the Timberland Killington Hiker is a modern boot-sneaker hybrid that fuses the brand’s decades of boot-making expertise with the athletic comfort of sneakers.

But it doesn’t end there. With Timberland’s commitment to sustainability and responsibly sourced materials, not only will you be enjoying supreme comfort, practicality and on-trend style, you’ll also be doing your bit for the planet by leaving a “greener” footprint behind.

Killington Hiker Boot, R2399.00, Timberland

TUMI

TUMI has launched a remarkable collection made with recycled materials. While the brand has harboured a sustainable ethos since its origin, TUMI is now challenging itself to be more innovative throughout the entire product life cycle. With TUMI’s Recycled Capsule, the brand has found a lance of recycled and virgin materials, thus bringing a bag made from 70% recycled content to market that will support and endure TUMI customers’ journeys.

The TUMI Recycled Capsule is available in a range of styles and sizes. Featured is the durable yet refined, TUMI Kelley Sling Bag, a perfect choice for world travel and everyday adventures.

TUMI Kelley Sling Bag, R4799.00, TUMI
TUMI Recycled Capsule is available from TUMI Sandton City, TUMI Canal Walk, Wolmans in La Lucia and online – www.tumi.co.za

TUMI

TUMI has launched a remarkable collection made with recycled materials. While the brand has harboured a sustainable ethos since its origin, TUMI is now challenging itself to be more innovative throughout the entire product life cycle. With TUMI’s Recycled Capsule, the brand has found a lance of recycled and virgin materials, thus bringing a bag made from 70% recycled content to market that will support and endure TUMI customers’ journeys.

The TUMI Recycled Capsule is available in a range of styles and sizes. Featured is the durable yet refined, TUMI Kelley Sling Bag, a perfect choice for world travel and everyday adventures.

TUMI Kelley Sling Bag, R4799.00, TUMI
TUMI Recycled Capsule is available from TUMI Sandton City, TUMI Canal Walk, Wolmans in La Lucia and online – www.tumi.co.za

KUDU

Based in picturesque Stanford, KUDU’S eco-conscious and handcrafted products, produced in micro-batches to ensure high level potency and bioactivity, combine plant-based natural ingredients, sourced from independent farmers and local communities, with the best of science and green technology to create clean, safe and effective products.

KUDU’S Cold Pressed Face Oils are packed with potent antioxidants, nutritious proteins, minerals and vitamins and are ideal if you’re looking to problem-solve something specific like ageing, post-shave damage, dehydration, etc.

Cold Pressed Face Oils, R149.00, KUDU

ADIDAS

Hats off to adidas for the eco-conscious update of the classic ’40s baseball cap. Built with recycled materials, the adidas Parley Hat is one that you can feel good about wearing. Really good. Created with Parley Ocean Plastic™, made from recycled waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean, it also features a moisture-wicking sweatband and a strap at the back for a customisable fit.

C40 Parley Hat, R479.00, adidas

ADIDAS

Hats off to adidas for the eco-conscious update of the classic ’40s baseball cap. Built with recycled materials, the adidas Parley Hat is one that you can feel good about wearing. Really good. Created with Parley Ocean Plastic™, made from recycled waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean, it also features a moisture-wicking sweatband and a strap at the back for a customisable fit.

C40 Parley Hat, R479.00, adidas

STYLE TIP:
Protect our planet and resources by supporting eco-friendly brands whenever you can, especially the smaller, local one’s… its not easy competing with care-less mega institutions.