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With Earth Day rapidly approaching on April 22, you may be wondering how to embrace Earth Month in anticipation of the big day. While we try to remain environmentally conscious all year long, Earth Day brings special focus to eco-friendly fashion and design. Of course, there was a point in time where eco wear meant drab neutral shades, hemp-like fabrics and general disdain from the mainstream fashion community. Thankfully, those days are now behind us, and seasoned fashionistas can embrace the season in an eco-conscious way. We’ve curated a few style essentials that capture the spirit of Earth Day perfectly.
Kuta’s One World Tribal Print Pants, $57: For those who prefer pants to skirts and dress, a pair of tribal printed fair trade bottoms just might fit the bill. These loose, bohemian pants are made in Bali and claim to be made with 100 percent natural rayon. The batik print, harem pant cuffs and bright blue colour scheme offer a unique and exotic look.
BC Footwear Kettle Block Heel Bootie, $67: With the weather gradually warming, a pair of short booties can be a smart alternative to your clunky, thick boots. These taupe-coloured ankle boots are accented with pointed toes and stacked block heels. They are said to be 100 percent vegan, and to be made with a process that helps to fight deforestation.
Banana Republic Tencel Chambray Ruffle Wrap Dress, $160: For anyone waiting to jump into the season’s denim trends, this chambray number from Banana Republic just might be your style solution. We are liking the ruffled asymmetrical hem, waist-cinching tie belt and feminine cut. Meanwhile, the Tencel material in the dress is a sustainable fabric that comes from wood cellulose.
Matt Nat Tote Bag With Front Pockets, $196: Although this tote may look like it is crafted from leather, it is actually free of animal products and made with vegan faux leather, with a recycled plastic lining. It features a rich cherry red colour and practical double handles.
Amur Eco Friendly Mint Dress, $664: Try ushering in the new season with a fluttery frock in a sweet, pastel shade. We are particularly liking this eco-friendly take on Spring 2018’s strappy dress. With its light mint shade, cold shoulder cut-outs and silky fabric, this dress certainly fits into the current runway trends. Meanwhile, it is created with cupro, a cellulose fibre that is derived from reused cotton.