Go Green: Our Favorite Sustainable Style for Earth Day
With Earth Day happening this weekend, it’s vital to consider more than just how your clothes look or fit — we should each be making an effort to dress in sustainable style, too. Right? Right. Luckily, there are a number of companies making a variety of stylish gear that’s great for the planet, or giving back to make the planet a better place. Given that focus, it’s easy to get eco-friendly style — from bags to accessories to chinos, these picks are our favorite gear for Earth Day.
Graf Lantz 1951 Traveller Bag $398
Even if you’ve got plenty of stylish bags in your arsenal, it’s worth considering adding another one — particularly when it comes from a brand like Graf Lantz. The California company makes its gear with 100 percent merino wool felt, which is natural, renewable and biodegradable. The vegetable-tanned leather accents are also chemical-free and made with a clean hide. And that’s about as Earth Day friendly as it gets.
Do Amore Engagement and Wedding Rings Prices Vary
Thinking about getting hitched or renewing your vows? Do so in a way that’s both exciting and healthy for the environment. With each purchase, the brand works with Charity: water to provide clean water wells for needy villages. Not only that, but the ring designs are clean, simple, timeless and understated — everything you could ask for in a purchase for someone you love.
Apolis Standard Issue Utility Chino $98
Who said chinos can’t be stylish and sustainable? For more than a decade, Apolis has made its uniquely modern-yet-classic gear and accessories with style and ethical practices in mind — namely, the brand is a Certified B Corporation, working with partners who meet the highest production, sourcing and manufacturing standards. It’s only a huge added benefit that the brand’s Standard Issue Utility Chino is an easily wearable flagship product and one that meets the brand’s high standards — that’s great news all around.
Q&Q SmileSolar Watches $45 – $60
It’s quite tough — nigh impossible, even — to find a watch that harnesses both natural energy and a clean, simple, and wearable design. Q&Q Smile Solar Watches are changing the game, however. The brand’s watches — made with recycled materials incorporated into straps and casings — are cost-effective and able to run off solar power. In short, one hour of sunlight provides enough energy for three months. It’s helpful that these clean, understated watches work with everything from a pocket tee and chinos to a light blue polo-navy blazer combo.
SeaVees Hermosa Regatta $88
If you want sneakers that harness both an on-trend, earthen color and give back to the Earth at the same time, look no further than the Hermosa Regatta from SeaVees. The cool, classic and California-based brand is part of 1% For the Planet to protect the California coastline. A percentage of each sale of the brand’s versatile, neutral and stylish sneakers goes toward the effort — not a bad way to upgrade your spring sneaker game, right?