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How the Duchess of Sussex is becoming an icon for sustainable fashion
Ever since she stepped into that convertible vintage Jag wearing her Stella McCartney wedding reception dress, we’ve been waiting (read: borderline obsessed) to see what the Duchess of Sussex was going to wear next. But we could never have predicted the former Suits actress would become the pin-up girl for sustainable fashion. Yet, in just a few short months, she’s done more for #responsiblefashion than many have spent years trying to achieve. And tbh, we can’t get enough. From her favourite sneakers and jeans to the dress that broke the internet here are some of Meghan’s favourite ethical fashion brands on her recent tour of Australia.
When it comes to sustainable sneakers, it doesn’t get any cooler than Veja. They’re made in Brazil from sustainably-sourced rubber, vegetable-tanned leather, organic cotton and uppers made from recycled bottles. The V-10 sneaker was the front-runner on the Duchess’s outing on Sydney Harbour.
There was little known about this fashion brand until Meghan and her bump hit the streets of Sydney wearing the Blessed dress. With a price tag of $1800 it’s not an item we can all afford, but it’s a timeless, made-to-order design that’s accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
Not only Meghan’s fave, we’re also big fans of this sustainably produced denim brand that aims to stop sex trafficking in Cambodia by offering ethical employment and training to women who have been victims of human exploitation. They’re B. Corp certified and completely transparent about their supply chain. If you’re channeling Meghan, go for the Harriet.
Long-time friends, Meghan is a huge fan of the ethical designer’s handbags, and she has also rocked her favourite navy cape dress – not once but twice – for official duties. She’s also been spied in the designer’s signature black woollen coat.
Forget heels, sensible flats are IN, and you’ve got Meghan to thank for it. She whipped out her favourite Rothy’s ballerinas all throughout the Royal tour, because, ladies, even princesses aren’t immune to heel-induced foot aches. These shoes are made from recycled plastic water bottles, recycled foam, a carbon-free rubber sole, and vegan and non-toxic adhesives.
While some Royal watchers were up in arms about the split, we couldn’t get enough of the Pineapple dress from the sustainably made LA-based label. No surprises here that the striped linen number is currently waitlisted.
Ok, so Meghan didn’t rock these, but Harry hit the golden sands of Bondi wearing a pair of the canvas Men’s classics. From providing shoes – more than 70 million – to maternal health, clean drinking water and vision aid, TOMS have a long history with aiding those in need. They’re also transparent about their supply chain.
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