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The Luxury List: Sustainable Series

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As part of #sustainabletuesdays, our luxury list is going green.

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Luxury beauty, fashion, food and homeware doesn’t have to cost the earth. To tie in with our sustainability-focused content and in support of eco-conscious consumerism, every day Tuesday we’ll be bringing you a new eco-focused, zero-waste, ethically sourced or sustainable product. Guilt-free shopping starts here…

Sustainable Luxury List

 

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  • Sheep Inc. Endless Tide Collection Hoodie, £140, sheepinc.com

    Summer is truly underway here in the UK, with many of us now booking staycations to keep us entertained throughout the season. For those going to the coast or heading up north, it may be worth taking a few extra layers for the light chill. We have just the thing. Naturally carbon negative knitwear brand Sheep Inc.’s Endless Tide Collection brings four new colours to the brand’s iconic hoodie design. Each piece made from ultra-soft, ultra-durable Eternity X-Care® Merino Wool sourced from regenerative farms and knitted using solar-powered Wholegarment® technology, creating clothing that is 100% biodegradable and 100% trackable. It doesn’t hurt that they look good, too.

  • RIXO Swimwear

    RIXO Rita Swimsuit – Mermaid Patchwork, £145, rixo.co.uk 

    RIXO recently launched their 2021 Sustainable Swimwear Collection, and we’re obsessed. Made from Q-Nova, a fibre made from petroleum-based waste materials, the collection promises to be as green as it is fashionable. Our pick is RIXO’s vibrant Rita Swimsuit, which features a scoop neckline, low back, and high cut leg – perfect for a day at the beach.

  • Rockett St George Sustainable Square Side Table

    Rockett St George Sustainable Square Side Table, £250, rockettstgeorge.co.uk

    This Rockett St George X Jani Lemut sustainable side table was made with materials sourced from waste streams, with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standard wood was used throughout. The pieces in this limited edition collection were produced with a commitment to ensuring a low carbon footprint and, most importantly, they’re keep-forever beautiful.

  • Ally Capellino X Margent Farm Hemp Backpack in Navy

    Ally Capellino X Margent Farm Hemp Backpack in Navy, £235, allycapellino.co.uk

    Ally Capellino and Margent Farm partnered for the ‘Can A Bag Start A Debate’ campaign and this beautiful backpack made from organically grown hemp and designed in the Ally Capellino signature style. Ally Capellino and Margent Farm share a passion in working with and promoting materials with low environmental impact, and this vegan-friendly backpack is big enough for all your summer essentials.

  • Monte & Lou Vintage Vacay Long Sleeve Surfsuit

    Monte & Lou Vintage Vacay Long Sleeve Surfsuit, £111, monteandlou.com

    Thinking of dipping your toe into the (probably chilly) world of open water swimming? Do so in style with this Monte & Lou Vintage Vacay Long Sleeve Surfsuit, made entirely from 100% recycled and sustainable Quick Dry fabrics for the main printed fabric and lining. Better for the oceans, and sure to give you that extra encouragement you need to take to the waters when the Great British weather shows up.

  • KINRADEN THE TWO Cufflinks

    KINRADEN THE TWO Cufflinks, 18k gold, £4,625.05, kinraden.com

    KINRADEN utilises recycled, sustainable and readily restorative raw materials in its pieces, only using recycled gold and silver, purified to 18 carat gold and 925 sterling silver. Mpingo diamonds (Mpingo Blackwood) are made from the world’s densest and most expensive woods. The Mpingo Blackwood is cut like traditional diamonds. The Mpingo used is FSC-certified wood sourced in a WWF-protected and sustainable forest in Tanzania, and they work with leftover Mpingo Blackwood from classical wind instrument production. These  recycled 18k gold cufflinks are embedded with a velvety black, cushion-cut Mpingo diamond, the material of fine clarinets.

  • Le Colonel Peppermint Candy Stripe Lounge Shorts

    Le Colonel Peppermint Candy Stripe Lounge Shorts, £34, wolfandbadger.com

    French accessories brand launched an up-cycling service called ‘This Is How We Do’, inviting consumers to send their pre-loved garments to their French atelier to be given a new lease of life with an aim of creating a more circular fashion experience. The brand works with local suppliers to bolster textile production in northern France and limits production to prevent overstock and waste; and with pieces as cute as these lounge shorts (which are also available in Liberty print fabrics), they’re sure to sell out.

  • Wicker Wings Pink Mini Kuai

    Wicker Wings Pink Mini Kuai, £190, wickerwings.com

    The search for the perfect summer handbag ends here. Wicker Wings bags are handwoven using naturally grown rattan and high quality Italian vegetable leather. If the use of sustainable fashion fabrics is important to you, you should know that rattan  is one of the fastest growing, replenishable natural materials in the world. What’s more, the Italian vegetable tanned leather uses only natural materials in the finishing process. Each basket is handwoven by female artisans in Indonesia, enabling women to remain in employment and create a second income for their families.

  • Atelier VM Mercoledì Earring

    Atelier VM Mercoledì Earring, £310 each, ateliervm.com

    Part of sustainability comes with ethical production methods and cutting down on waste. Atelier VM has found a beautiful way to make use of offcuts and excess chains in the workshop with these stunning Mercoledi drop earrings. All gold used is 18ct, and each pair is designed to measure approx. 11cm in length; upcycling at its most wearable.

  • Sapling Vodka

    Sapling Vodka, £30, saplingspirits.com

    The first climate-positive vodka, for every bottle of this British spirit sold, a tree is planted. From fruit trees in London to oaks in Bristol, a unique code on each bottle lets you know exactly what tree was planted and where as a result of your purchase. Since its launch in 2018, the brand has planted 18,254 trees.

  • Pureshore Sundown Hoops

    Pureshore Sundown Hoops, £119, pureshorejewellery.com

    Pureshore uses responsibly sourced materials, handpicking suppliers who support their values, working with family businesses that also wish to minimise their impact on the environment. What’s more, 10% of profits go to local conservation projects. These Sundown hoops sparkle thanks to a tiny diamond set into the top of the earring, available in Sterling Silver or Yellow Gold Vermeil.

  • ADIDAS X REBO SMART BOTTLE

    ADIDAS X REBO SMART BOTTLE, £75, adidas.co.uk

    This World Oceans Day (8th June) smart water bottle brand REBO has partnered with adidas x parley on this limited-edition bottle. The built-in app tracks how much you’re drinking, and for every bottle of water drunk with REBO, there is a plastic bottle collected. REBO pays to have plastic collection via its Parley Global Cleanup network, an alliance of organisations working to remove plastic waste from beaches, remote islands, rivers, mangroves and high seas.

  • Magi Bralette

    Magi Bralette, £36 and magithelabel.com and Bikini Briefs, £20 magithelabel.com

    After a year of casual dressing, comfort is king, and we’re not in any rush to change this. If you are looking to upgrade your underwear collection and on the hunt for an eco-friendly option, check out Magi’s super soft sustainable hemp bralettes and briefs. This breathable fabric requires 80% less water than cotton in its production and gets softer with every wash. Available in three colourways and one simple design, this set is a wardrobe staple.

  • Bloom Peonies

    Bloom Peonies, from £45 for 10, bybloom.co.uk

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, but peony season. If you want yours delivered straight to your door, order them through Bloom, the UK’s first sustainable flower delivery company. Not only are their selection of the season’s most blousy blooms stunning, but they are also sustainable and 100% plastic-free. Every piece of packaging that arrives with a Bloom flower order is recyclable and/or compostable.

    Photo: Larry Walshe Photography

  • Self-Portrait Brush Stroke One Shoulder Bikini

    Self-Portrait Brush Stroke One Shoulder Bikini Top, £100, self-portrait-studio.com and High Waisted Brief, £60, self-portrait-studio.com

    As and when the British summertime decides to show up, we’re ready for it. In lieu of pool lounging in far-flung tropical climes, we’ll be taking up every opportunity to show off this season’s swimwear closer to home. In the garden, by the river, the local park, swimming in the local lake, congregating in the lido; we’ll be there, wearing Self-Portrait’s sustainable swimwear collection. All linings are made from 100% recycled polyester produced from plastic water bottles.

    See our brand new sustainable swimwear shoot from the latest print issue, and shop more sustainable swimwear, here.

  • Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Cotton Dress

    Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Cotton Dress, rent from £37, hurrcollective.com

    As we emerge from lockdown, the temptation to update our wardrobes is strong. But instead of refilling the drawers and closets you’ve spent so much of lockdown clearing out, how about renting? This gorgeous Ganni ruffled dress is crying out for a picnic date or a garden party and can be rented from Hurr for as little as £37 (RRP £215).

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  • Rogue Matilda X Tada and Toy Flower Bomb Hoops

    Rogue Matilda X Tada & Toy Flower Bomb Hoops, from £35, tadaandtoy.com

    This new Flower Bomb collection from Tada & Toy in partnership with Rogue Matilda features leather flowers made solely from factory leather offcuts, materials which would have otherwise ended up in landfill sites. The collection is priced £35-£135 and launches 29 April 2021.

  • Petra Palumbo Oranges Jug

    Petra Palumbo Oranges Jug, £86, petrapalumbo.com

    Hand-painted in the UK, Petra Palumbo homeware and interiors has been awarded the world-renowned Butterfly Mark certification from Positive Luxury for a company-wide commitment to sustainability. Petra says: “I believe it’s my responsibility as a 21st century designer to think of the impact my company has on the planet. That is why I am so glad these accreditations exist, to acknowledge the work we have already done and continue to hold us accountable in the future.” One of the most gorgeous British sustainable homeware brands out there, our pick is this oranges jug, just calling out to be filled with freshly-squeezed juice and given pride of place on a breakfast table.

  • Anya Hindmarch I Am A Plastic Bag Motif Tote in Cumin

    Anya Hindmarch I Am A Plastic Bag Motif Tote in Cumin, £695, anyahindmarch.com

    In brand new colourways for the new season, the iconic I Am A Plastic Bag tote by Anya Hindmarch has a zero-carbon footprint. It is created from used plastic bottles and coated in a material made from car windshields to give it a weather-proof finish.

  • SILKED Tie Front Blouse

    SILKED Tie Front Blouse, £350

    SILKED London’s designs are locally produced in London, championing English production, sustainability and ethical practices, with limited production lines to minimise waste. We absolutely loved this silk tie front blouse, which will look equally chic teamed with a pair of the brand’s silk trousers or your favourite high waisted jeans this season.

  • LPOL Penrose Soft Leather Handbag Rose

    LPOL Penrose Soft Leather Handbag Rose, £375

    Each Penrose leather shopper is handmade in small batches in LPOL’s east London workshop, with a zero-waste policy that sees material waste and off-cuts retained for use in the production of small goods, gifts and artist collaborations. All packaging is recyclable, biodegradable and responsibly sourced. And most importantly, when it comes to reusable shoppers and totes, they don’t come more stylish than this one; this is definitely a buy now, use forever addition to your wardrobe.

  • Elliot Footwear Low Classic Vegan Suede Dark in Navy

    Elliott Footwear Low Classic Vegan Suede Dark in Navy, £99

    Elliott Footwear is the world’s first climate positive sneaker brand. It goes beyond achieving net zero carbon emissions and creates an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. A pair of Elliott’s sneakers reverse the carbon footprint with a climate positive offset of 1 tonne of CO2. The brand is increasing its sustainability efforts through supporting the protection and restorations of critically important forests around the world.

  • Loveness Lee Ossein Vase

    Loveness Lee Ossein Vase, £195

    Eco-friendly jewellery brand Loveness Lee has launched its first home décor collection with this stunning sustainable Ossein Vase collection. Giving new life to some of the earliest castings from the Loveness Lee jewellery design archive, these limited-edition vases are made from a 15-piece collection of castings made in a mixed alloy, which are connected piece by piece using the same methods used to create Loveness Lee jewellery, and all by hand. The design mimics the textures of the intricate shapes found in cuttlefish bones and you can choose from black, silver or rust. They’re perfect for displaying your favourite dried flower bouquet, an equally sustainable choice for your home.

  • Boobloom Maestro Frames

    Boobloom Maestro Frames, £95

    Sustainability goes beyond the materials used in production. It starts with full transparency and the ability to make better purchasing decisions. Bloobloom makes beautiful, trend-led spectacles and sunglasses that give back, through their Pair for Pair scheme, by donating a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair purchased. They work with locally staffed organisations and provide training in eye care, selling glasses for affordable prices wherever possible. They provide full transparency on their pricing structure in terms of production and material versus sale price, and they detail their factory set-ups online, too.

  • HYKE Gin

    HYKE Gin (70cl), £30

    HYKE is made in England using surplus fresh table grapes, putting to use the 713 tonnes (equivalent to 1.4 million punnets) that are wasted every year, in order to produce a deliciously smooth luxury handcrafted spirit. Inspired by the grapes’ African and South African origins, HYKE boasts a unique blend of botanicals including coriander, myrrh and rooibos. The premium spirit is on sale exclusive in 300 Tescos nationwide, helping to support the chain’s target of halving food waste by 2030. While we can’t promise it’s hangover free, you can certainly feel good about drinking this sustainable gin.

  • Carrot Banana Peach Bamboo Leggings

    High Density Bamboo Yoga Capri, £55

    Plant-based active wear is a phrase we never thought we’d hear but British company Carrot Banana Peach is offering exactly that. Founded by a former product creator at Nike, the Knutsford based brand’s products are all made using sustainably sourced plant-based fibres including aloe vera, bamboo, soybean and banana. Needless to say, their packaging is obviously also recycled. New to their range is the power-stretch, thermoregulating, high-desnsity bamboo activewear. As well as being extremely flattering, the bamboo fabric absorbs three times its weight in water, wicking sweat away from the skin but also locking in warmth for when the temperature drops.

  • Ren Skincare Sustainable

    Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Cream, £22

    Simply cutting out plastic isn’t an obvious choice for the beauty industry. Glass uses the world’s resource of sand, is heavier and has a bigger carbon footprint for shipping. Instead, turn to brands taking sustainability seriously. REN has committed to being zero waste by 2021, and their latest initiative is a bottle made from 100% recycled plastic with 20% coming directly from the ocean. (It makes skin feel gorgeously soft, too.)

    Subscribe to Country & Town House here and with our current special offer it’ll cost you just £20 for 12 print issues, with instant access to every digital edition and a free gift from REN Clean Skincare worth £20. Use offer code CTHREN to claim.

  • PERFF Studio Crop Top

    PERFF Studio Passionate Crop Top, £55

    Finding workout gear that’s sustainable but doesn’t make concession on style or quality can be difficult, with the big names in the game notorious for unsustainable practices. PERFF Studio’s products are 100% eco-friendly with 45% being made from recycled materials. Holding itself to the highest of standards, the brand ensures its manufacturing processes of fabrics use a lower expenditure of water and energy, as well as only employing manufacturers with sustainable and fair-trade certifications. For example this crop-top is made of ECONYL regenerated Nylon; a product made entirely from waste that is infinitely recyclable – and it’s cute to boot.

  • Aerende Small Stoneware Bowl, Olive Rim, £16

    Aerende Small Stoneware Bowl, Olive Rim, £16

    Aerende is an independent ethical interior and homeware brand based in the UK. Each product is designed and handmade by a group of talented craftspeople who live at The Grange in Gloucestershire, a residential community for adults with learning disabilities. The sustainability element? All materials are sourced from the UK – take this olive bowl, perfect for a housewarming gift or perhaps a gift-to-self to brighten up a coffee table – the stoneware clay comes from Stoke-on-Trent, and the bowl was then hand moulded in Newnham-on-Severn.

  • Ethique Sweet Orange & Vanilla Butter Block

    Ethique Sweet Orange & Vanilla Butter Block, ethiquebeauty.com

    First up, we have a brand-new beauty brand launching today in the UK. Ethique is currently the only zero-waste and zero-plastic company in the world. The zero-waste beauty brand produces shampoos, deodorants and conditioners handmade as solid beauty bars rather than liquid beauty products. The ingredients are sustainably sourced and fair trade, while the packaging is 100% compostable. One shampoo bar is equivalent to three bottles of shampoo. Prices start at £6.50. The ‘butter block’ body lotions are particularly indulgent.

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