MY FAIR & VEGAN FASHION DECEMBER WISHLIST ♡

 

 

Armed Angels sweater €59.90
Collection and Co heels £90
Noumenon jacket €370
Closet London dress £85
Armed Angels skirt €49.90
Angela Roi bag $165
Closet London jumpsuit £85
People Tree jumpsuit £89
Ace & Tate sunglasses €98

If you think that buying fast fashion, and therefore enslaving factory workers in poor countries (80% women by the way), is inevitable then think again. There are so many gorgeous fair fashion pieces that my wish list is on steroids. I obviously can’t go and put all these pieces in my cart but I love sharing my dream items with you and maybe inspire you to get one or two of these gorgeous pieces

The Alani Sweater in black €59.90

This Armed Angels body con top is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is available in black, red and grey. I honestly can’t decide which colour I love more. They look so cute in every colour! It is ethically made in Turkey and I think I’m going to have to get it! ❤

The Ida Maroon Velvet Vinyl Court Shoes £90

These heels are so extra I love it. They combine bordeaux, velvet and clear vinyl PVC! Plus, I feel like they scream holiday season. Collection and Co is a shoe and bag brand that is all vegan and cruelty free (including the glue used)!

The Bombé Jacket €370

Now, this is more of a splurge fashion item. The price is a on the high side. But man this jacket is extra! And how perfect would it look with the velvet heels! Ugh, need it all. The coolest part: it’s made from surplus furniture fabric, it’s by Noumenon – the all vegan, cruelty free and PETA approved brand and it’s ethically produced in Lithuania,

 

My fair & vegan Paris look – cold France in November

P1570827I’ve been flying to Paris to celebrate my boyfriend’s and mine 5th anniversary! It was so lovely. I’ve eaten a lot of vegan food, enjoyed the architecture and have been to art and fashion museums. However, it was quite cold in the city so a comfortable and stylish, yet warming outfit was needed. I’ve worn this outfit two days in a row (which I usually never do) because it satisfied all these mentioned needs.

Laila Roll Neck Top in black by People Tree £39
Inga High Waist Denim by Armed Angels €99.90
Luxe High-Heeled Boots in Black by Wills Vegan Shoes £93
Blackberry Maxi tote bag by Alexandra K €269

THE TOP

 

The People Tree turtleneck is one of my new favourite pieces! Elegant, classy, comfortable, warming and timeless. I tucked it into my high waisted jeans and paired it with black heels and my good old coat (not ethical or sustainable – bought it a couple of years ago). Made ethically in India from organic cotton and elastane.

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THE JEANS

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Jeans by Armed Angels

Another favourite of mine: the Armed Angels jeans. An everyday piece that is made ethically in Turkey from GOTS certified organic cotton and spandex. The spandex percentage is very low though, so be aware that it won’t be like your pair of stretchy jeans. They are very old school. After washing them, you’ll probably be dancing around the flat to get them on (especially my fellow big booty girls). I’ve already featured them in a couple of posts including the cossac coat outfit post and the Herbivore t-shirt post.

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THE BOOTS

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Boots by Wills Vegan Shoes

Although they are heels, they are super comfortable. They have that big chunky block heel and 2 big zippers on each side for you to get them on in a second. The Will Vegan Shoes are made ethically in Portugal from Italian faux microfibre materials  and are PETA approved. I’ve featured these boots in a lot of posts as well including the outfit post about my current favourite dress.

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THE BAG

The newest member of my closet and the newest piece of this look. Perfect to hold those croissants and pain au chocolat in! This vegan bag is ethically made and I’ve already featured it in my white blouse post.

VEGAN & FAIR FASHION: SHOES SHOES SHOES!

KINA IN BLACK BY BAHATIKA
INUA IN BLACK BY BAHATIKA
RONNIE BLACK SLIM FIT OVER THE KNEE VEGAN BOOTS BY BEYOND SKIN
MADISON BLACK OVER THE KNEE VEGAN BOOTS BY BEYOND SKIN
VICTORIA BLACK BLOCK HEEL VEGAN ANKLE BOOTS BY BEYOND SKIN

 

  • BAHATIKA 129,00 € & 110,00 €

I haven’t been a fan of sneakers-outside-the-gym at the beginning of that movement years ago but I do like it now! I do own a pair of white tennis shoes that I love to wear on a casual day. However, I haven’t dared to go the extra mile and do the full on sneaker (literally wearing sports shoes as street wear) look yet. These Bahatikas have that sports shoes design BUT Bahatika put sequins on the sides and on the toes which I’m loving! They are glam instead of gym.

The second pair of Bahatika shoes are athleisure inspired too but they have a espadrille rope wrapped platform and glitter stars on them. The stars and platforms give me these iconic Stella McCartney shoes vibes but at a waaaayy lower price point (one day though, Stella). Definitely a pair of statement shoes!

Bahatika manufactures vegan shoes made from vegan leather and microfibre “Made in Italy” and designed in Vienna.

  • BEYOND SKIN £165.00 & £225.00 & £175.00

I love overknee boots! I own a pair of grey heeled one. These two styles look so gorgeous too! Whether you like the heeled boots or the flat boots ones, they will make any outfit look elegant. Both are vegan of course.
The ankle boots with the shiny faux leather details look like the perfect everyday boots for fall and winter! You can wear them for every occasion because of their classy look. Whether it’s dinner, cocktails, a day in the city or school/uni/work, they’ll look good.
They are PETA approved, made ethically in Spain from Microfibre and water resistant!
Is there any more reason to get your hands on them?

 

VEGAN FASHION PICKS: VEGAN MESSAGE CLOTHES

VEGAN VIBES BY IN THE SOULSHINE
MEAT SUCKS BY RAW APPAREL
VEGAN 35 BY GREEN BECAUSE I CAN
LOVE RESPECTS ALL LIVES SWEATSHIRT BY MEANINGFUL PAWS
EAT MORE PLANTS BY BAREFOOT BABES

After my trip to Asia where I’ve became more aware of animal cruelty and the lack of knowledge of the vegan movement I think it’s important to incorporate at least one clothing piece to your wardrobe that spreads the vegan message, making people more aware of veganism.

Lately there are vegan fashion labels popping up that design cute vegan fashion ethically. I’ve picked out my favourite pieces for spreading animal rights awareness!

  • IN THE SOULSHINE $54.50 AUD

Made from 100% Micro Modal, ethically Made in Bali by our awesome crew with vegan inks

  • RAW APPAREL £24.00

Made from 100% organic cotton, unisex, available in white and navy, PETA-Approved, ethically made, a low carbon footprint

  • GREEN BECAUSE I CAN 29.95 €

Made from 100% organic cotton, Öko Tex print, FairWear certified

  • MEANINGFUL PAWS $ 49.00

Made from recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton, sustainably printed in Oakland

  • BAREFOOT BABES $ 30.00 USD

Made from 100% organic cotton, printed on American Apparel t-shirt (sweatshop free), cruelty free

VEGAN & FAIR FASHION PICKS: JACKETS & COATS FOR FALL & WINTER

MILITARY JACKET BY RIALTO JEAN PROJECT
VEST TRENCH COAT BY COSSAC
JACKET BY MOVINUN
BLAZER JACQUARD BY ALCHEMIST FASHION

  • RIALTO JEAN PROJECT $ 425

This military jacket reminds me of my own original military jacket I stole from my mum who stole it from my grandfather who actually worked at the Austrian military. Mine is vintage from the 60s and the Rialto Jean Project jacket is American made vintage and hand painted to give it that edgy touch. Handcrafted in an art studio at South Street Seaport in NYC. “Rialto Jean Project benefits children through art, with proceeds going to support innovative art therapy programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and New York – Presbyterian Hospital.”
This jacket is making me think about painting my own jacket. What do you guys think? Should I do that DIY?

  • COSSAC £160.00

A trench coat is definitely a must in every closet. This vest trench without sleeves is a classic with a twist. It adds layers to a fall outfit and makes basic outfits look interesting. I picture this with jeans, heeled boots and a basic t-shirt. Made from 100% tencel and ethically manufactured in Poland.

  • MOVINUN 228,00 €

I see this jean fabric coat giving warmth and edge to a girly mini dress in Fall. It says “Our voices speak the future’s path” on the back which is a hidden fair fashion message. Your purchasing choices do determine how our world looks in the future. I love this thoughtful touch. The coat is made ethically by people with disabilities from 100% organic cotton.

  • ALCHEMIST €249.00

This Blazer combines two trends of this fall: blazers and metallics. Apart from that blazers can make a basic outfit look chic. This one could dress up a basic jeans and t-shirt outfit, make your dress or jumpsuit for the bar or night out outfit a little more warm and your office look more fashionable. Ethically made in Macedonia – Alchemist is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation – and shipped in biodegradable packaging.

VEGAN & FAIR FASHION: SWEATER WEATHER

 

 

SWEATER IN BLACK BY LANIUS
COCO JUMPER IN PECAN BY PRIMNESS
ISADORA SWEATER IN BLACK BY ARMED ANGELS

  • LANIUS €79.90

The sweater I chose is laid back and casual. It’s a bit cropped and hooded and available in black and blush pink (the “MADE FAIR” wording is a t-shirt underneath). I’d wear this to the gym or balance out the casualness by wearing it athleisure style with a tight high waisted skirt and sneakers or heels.

It’s made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is ethically manufactured.

  • PRIMNESS $185.00

This sweater gives me serious Yeezy vibes but with a girly colour choice. I’d wear this one with jeans, a choker and sneakers or flats for a casual day and maybe add a jacket if I’d leave the flat hehe

To spice it up I’d wear heeled overknee boots over the jeans. The sweater is available in 3 other colours is made from 100% organic cotton.

  • ARMED ANGELS €59.90

A classic turtleneck has to be in a list of sweaters and pullovers. It’s timeless. A turtleneck  looks good on anyone. It’s a no brainer. Jeans or black pants and flats, heels or boots will look great with the black turtleneck. Add statement earrings for a little extra touch. The price of this pullover is not scary at all and I think it’s a good first piece of fair fashion in your closet. Made from 100% cotton, part of the Fair Wear Foundation and using Fairtrade materials, Armed Angels is one of my favourite earth and people saving labels.

 

7 FAIR & VEGAN TOPS ON OCTOBER 7th

 

SIMONE TWIST TOP IN RED BY PEOPLE TREE
EGLE TOP BY NOUMENON
NINA T-SHIRT IN BLACK BY JAN’N JUNE
ESME CHIFFON TOP BY ESSENTIALS FOR ZULA
SKINITA BAMBOO TOP BY KOMODO
CAMI CROP IN WHITE BY GROCERIES APPAREL
IVONNE STRIPE SHIRT BY PEOPLE TREE

  • PEOPLE TREE £49.00

Pair this red top with jeans and flats or sneakers for warmer days or change the flats for boots and add a jacket for cooler days and nights. “For over 25 years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections.”

  • NOUMENON 128.00

This top can be worn with a cute lace bralette underneath and some high waisted pants along with a vegan leather jacket and heels and if you want to add a little extra than wear a hat with it. “Every fabric and garment finds its origin in Europe, to reduce as much CO2 as possible. Furthermore the ink used for the prints are environmentally friendly. Also, the brandlabels are made from recycled cotton and the tags are made of recycled paper.”

  • JAN’N JUNE 45.00

This one gives me real Jacky O vibes. A real classic. Put on some black pants, this top, sunglasses, a big structured purse and some slides or loafers and you’ll look elegant af. “The Fair Fashion startup JAN ‘N JUNE was founded by Anna and Jula in Hamburg in 2014. The idea was to create a sustainable, affordable, fair and High Fashion Brand.”

  • ESSENTIALS FOR ZULA €29.16

I love basics with a twist. With this top the little extra is the back. Essentials for Zula also offer bralettes with amazing back details that go perfectly with tops like this one. “All of our garments are made in-house to ensure that all pieces are crafted with the highest integrity and honesty. The garments are ethically produced and locally sourced in Thailand.”

  • KOMODO £45.00

A black classic turtleneck. Timeless and elegant for fall and Winter and definitely a must. I’m really thinking of getting this one since I moved to London and am not able to steal my mum’s turtle neck anymore. “Komodo has been a pioneer brand, promoting the use and development of Organic Cotton, Hemp, Bamboo, Tencel and other natural fibres since the early 90s. Equally important was the welfare of the suppliers and people who work in the small factory units that make our clothes.”

  • GROCERIES APPAREL $48.00

Sticking to the basics. That white slightly cropped cami can be worn under see-through tops like the Noumenon one above or with a cardigan, chunky scarf and thick pants to balance out the winter-bulkiness. “We manufacture in our own Los Angeles, CA factory to ensure our standards are fully executed. Vertically-integrated, local, and traceable production maximizes quality, efficiency, and employee pay, and minimizes redundancy, waste and our carbon footprint.”

  • PEOPLE TREE £75.00

There are a million ways you can wear a blouse. A blouse is your friend, people. This striped one would look so good with a blazer or a coat, jeans, sunglasses and heeled boots. Plus, not just a blouse is a must in every closet but also a piece by People Tree.

What’s your favourite? Let me know what you think of these tops!

 

 

 

6 FAIR & VEGAN TOPS ON OCTOBER 6th

JUNIPER TOP FLAME BY THOREAU

HERBAL TANK BY GROCERIES APPAREL

BASIC LONG SLEEVE TEE BY COSSAC

ORGANIC BLOUSE BY MOVINUN

MARAIS TOP BY THOREAU

MIA TOP MARIGOLD DAISY BY THOREAU

  • THOREAU £139.00

Made from reclaimed crepe and manufactured in the UK this top is the reason why I love creating these fashion picks. The design is so chic and not at all what everyone expects from ethical and sustainable fashion. The label is using sustainable practices like minimal water and energy usage leaving a light carbon footprint.

  • GROCERIES APPAREL $80.00

Groceries Apparel manufacture basics made in LA from recycled cotton, recycled plastic, linen, hemp, eucalyptus and organic cotton. Their off-the-shoulder top is can be casually worn with boyfriend jeans and sneakers or dressed up with a statement necklace, heels and black pants to dinner and bar hopping.

  • COSSAC £35.00

Another basic, another million ways to wear this top. Made from ethically sourced cotton  in Europe making sure that the workers are working under fair conditions. The best part? For just £35 you can have a piece of clothing in your closet that is better quality, does not contribute to slave labour and is saving the environment! Every time you’ll wear this, you’ll feel like you do something to change the world to the better!

  • MOVINUN 94,00 €

A white blouse with a twist. The sleeves are cropped which makes the blouse less stiff looking, the neckline is not daring which makes it work appropriate and on the sides there are decorative bows which I love about this blouse! Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, this blouse is sustainable, good for the planet and made under fair working conditions.

  • THOREAU £119.00 & £149.00

Another white blouse, completely different design. The fabric of this top is a recycled cotton and linen mix which makes the blouse more loose and flowy, rather than structured. The sleeves are long with a super cute ruffle design that screams ‘Livia’. The collar and neckline  is work appropriate yet relaxed. I’m in love with this piece!

The last top I just had to include is another Thoreau blouse. Made from reclaimed crepe, manufactured in the UK and made with a light carbon footprint I fell in love with it immediately. The design is so so beautiful, I’m speechless!

BEST VEGAN & ETHICAL T-SHIRTS (€24-€70)

 

HEDI BASIC T SHIRT BY ARMED ANGELS
DAILY DAISY BY VATTER
OTTO IN WHITE BY JAN’N JUNE
SEVENTH RAY TOP BY GROCERIES APPAREL
T SHIRT IN WHITE BY CLOTH AND CO
WHITE FEMALE TEE BY ORGANIC BASICS

Now, I know that ethical fashion pieces can be a little expensive sometimes compared to fast fashion. I do have to acknowledge that fast fashion won’t last as long as ethical fashion pieces because the quality of sustainable fair fashion is better most times. Therefore, you can buy less and spend more money and you’ll probably even save money in the long run.
However, I do understand that not everyone has e.g. €150 in their bank account for a new dress. I want to show people though that even if your closet is not filled with 100% fair fashion clothing, everyone can at least own 1 item that is supporting ethical fashion companies. A basic t-shirt is a good start! These shirts won’t leave you broke at the end of the month.

  • ARMED ANGELS €24.90

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, ethically produced in Portugal, Fair Wear Foundation

  • VATTER 39,00 €

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, made in GOTS certified factories in Greece and Turkey, comes in 100% recycled packaging, using DHL GoGreen

  • JAN’N JUNE 30,00 

Made from 96% organic cotton (GOTS or IVN Best certified) and 4% elastane, made in Wroclaw, Poland (guaranteed full transparency)

  • GROCERIES APPAREL $68.00

Made from Eucalyptus Closed-loop Micro Lyocell, made in Los Angeles, minimising carbon footprint and waste

  • CLOTH AND CO $60.00

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, made by a small women’s stitching unit in Southern India, available in 4 other colours

  • ORGANIC BASICS £ 26

Made from organic cotton (eco-certified) and elastane, made in Izmir Turkey,

 

 

 

 

VEGAN & FAIR FASHION PICKS: JUMP INTO FALL!

 

THANDA ROMPER BY GNANA STUDIO
DREW ABSTARCT JUMPSUIT BY PEOPLE TREE
JUMPSUIT BY LANIUS
WRAP JUMPSUIT BY COSSAC
SUNSET JUMPSUIT BY THOREAU

  • GNANA €117.67 (on sale)

Owning two pieces by Gnana Studio already, I know the great quality of their clothing. This jumpsuit is made from organic cotton. I imagine this one-piece with a cool jacket and heels, ready for a night out at the bar. Gnana Studio only uses cruetly free, natural fabrics that are made into unique clothing pieces by hand in the founder Floriana’s atelier. The fabric wastes are send to a recycling company to be recylced.

  • PEOPLE TREE £109.00

This one is very special. The design is definitely unique and for those green Fashionistas out there. Put it on with a heels for the office and add a pair of statement earrings and a jacket for a night out. “How it’s made: Made by Creative Handicrafts, a social enterprise working to empower disadvantaged women of the slum communities of Mumbai, India. Tailors at Creative Handicrafts produce a gorgeous range of cotton garments for People Tree.”

  • LANIUS €219,90

The black Lanius romper has a sexy cutout detail in the back making it look very young and playful. It’s definitely very versatile: pair it with a vegan leather jacket and boots for a cool rocker chic look; a blazer, tights and flats for work & overknee boots and statement earrings for the bar or club. “LANIUS is GOTS-certified and uses materials that are controlled by independent institutes such as CERS and Control Union.”

  • COSSAC £140.00

The neckline of this jumpsuit is so sexy. The piece is available in black (made from tencel) and taupe (made from modal) and is perfectly suitable for an event and nightouts! “Sustainably designed and ethically produced, each quality garment is intended to be transeasonal, with the aim of minimising wastefulness and maximising usefulness.”

  • THOREAU £179.00

There’s a cutout in the back of this Thoreau jumpsuit while the neckline is more covering. This piece looks very timeless and elegant and can be dressed up with unique jewelry and heels and even worn to work or to class when paired with sneakers. Thoreau is a cruelty free label that also produces ethically and sustainably.