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The Luxury List: Sustainable Series


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The Luxury List: Sustainable Series

Our daily luxury list is going green for the month of April

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

     

Sustainable Luxury List

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Choose Water Bottle

In a world in which globally, humans are buying a million plastic bottles per minute, Choose Water is carving the way for a less wasteful means of quenching your thirst. Backed by an international crowdfunding campaign and with support from Choose Water have developed and refined the world’s first 100% plastic free biodegradable water bottle. From its alloy cap that rusts down into naturally occurring minerals to the lining made from sustainably sourced natural materials, the Choose Water bottle is  a monumental step in making sustainable living accessible and easy – even the notoriously pesky label is made from 100% recycled paper and printed with eco-inks. As opposed to plastic bottles (which remain in our oceans, parks and landfills for up to 450 years), the Choose Water alternative will have degraded within just a few months. With its dual commitment to reducing plastic and support for the charity, Choose Water is changing how we look after our planet and each other. “Choose water, not plastic” is the rallying cry of this innovation – and safe to say, we’re on board.

Monday 29 April 2019

Dr. Hauschka Shower Cream

What’s the point in getting clean if your products aren’t? Time to swap out your plastic bottle of hard-to-pronounce ingredients with a more sustainable option, and as a 100% natural and organic brand, Dr. Hauschka’s recently released shower cream is a good bet. The new shower cream is  not only packaged in an eco-friendly tube made from plastic milk bottles, but because of the high quality recycling-granules of the material, the brand have reduced the plastic waste content and saved over 65% of raw oil compared to conventionally produced beauty packaging. As with anything, though, it’s what on the inside that counts; the shower cream uses the same natural ingredients to provide a shower experience that’s as close you can get to a spa without leaving the house; lemongrass, citrus and essential oils revive the senses and soften the skin without drying it out. You really have no excuse but to try.

Friday 26 April 2019

Celtic & Co Cardigan

While countless brands are just now jumping on the eco bandwagon, Celtic & Co have been flying the flag for sustainable fashion since the brand was founded in 1990. The Cornwall-based luxury brand is well versed in creating beautiful knitwear without harming the environment in the process, and unlike an itchy polyester sweater from the high-street, a jumper (or anything for that matter) from Celtic & Co will last a lifetime, both in style and quality. Using natural fibres like wool means their products are easy to care for and kind to the planet; free of synthetic fibres so plastic micro-fibres aren’t released into our oceans when it’s washed. Proud of their ‘Made in Britain’ label, Celtic & Co always source as close to home as possible, investing in local talent and training people from their coastal town internally in their workshop in Newquay. This chunky cable knit cardigan is 100% merino lambswool and with natural temperature regulating properties, it’s perfect go-to for the hot-and-cold unpredictability of spring.

Thursday 25 April 2019

Carnaby x Plastic 0 Eco Tote

If you’re still paying 10p for a plastic bag at the supermarket, it’s officially time to stop. There’s no sense in purchasing a single use plastic bag, especially when there are eco-friendly alternatives as trendy as these. Carnaby have joined forces with ocean conservation organisation Project 0, to launch a range of limited edition tote bags, featuring artwork from eco-conscious and influential designers; Tracey Emin, Fearne Cotton and Suki Waterhouse included. The bold prints are printed on recycled cotton canvas and cost £15 with 100% of funds raised going towards conservation work in the Thames. Plus, versatile, convenient, and transportable; you can’t have too many trusty totes – and all the better if it’s one that spreads a meaningful message.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Mini Rodini Banana Jumpsuit

Just looking at Mini Rodini’s cute collections makes us coo, but it’s their sustainability ethos which has us applauding. While conventionally produced cotton is notorious for its use of pesticides and unfair working conditions, the background of organic cotton – which accounts for only 1% of the world’s production – is much more cushy. The organic cotton used in all of Mini Rodini’s clothing, including this deliciously sweet banana printed jumpsuit, is free of toxic chemicals and GMOs. Plus, what’s more is that the children’s brand go further back in their production line to ensure the same high standard of controls are used throughout the entire manufacturing process; banning the use of harmful chemicals as well as ensuring fair working conditions. Now we’re just waiting for the adult version to be released…

Tuesday 23 April 2019

HYKE Gin

As if we needed another excuse to enjoy a G&T in the garden this summer, HYKE has recently launched its premium sustainable gin (appropriately, on Global Recycling Day just last month). HYKE is made in England using sur 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 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 exclusively 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.

Thursday 18 April 2019

Carrot Banana Peach Bamboo Leggings

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.

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Lush 7 to 3 Cleansing Wipe

Convenience pays a high price in the case of facial wipes, which account for an astonishing 93% of the material found in sewer blockages. As a rule of thumb, you’re going to want to stay away from any product that’s single use… instead opt for reusable face cloths, like this one from Lush. The 7 to 3 Cleansing Wipe is a reusable, biodegradable cleanser that’s gentle on skin, with the cannelloni bean base, fresh dove orchid infusion and ylang ylang ingredients leaving your face feeling fresh and clean. Simply wet one side of the wipe and glide over your face before washing off – all the convenience of a face wipe, none of the waste. Yet another sustainable winner from Lush. 

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Lovia Slouch Tote

We love Lovia for two reasons; their ultra chic bags and the way they make them. Armed with the knowledge that the fashion industry produces 80,000 tons of leather waste every year, Lovia dedicate themselves to using that waste to make something new and beautiful. Excess leather rescued from a Finnish furniture factory has been given a new life as this bohemian style tote – all the practicalities as a canvas bag, but infinitely cooler. Plus, like all of their products, it carries a unique code on its label which you can enter into their Transparency DNA page to track how your new bag was made, right back to the source.

Monday 15 April 2019

Jordan Alexander Earrings

The environmental and human cost of fine jewellery is becoming increasingly known, but some brands are paving the way for sustainable, socially responsible jewels which don’t make concession on style. Jordan Alexander Jewellery offers breathtakingly beautiful designs that have been worn by the likes of Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts. Each piece is artistically produced; hand-crafted using 18k gold, diamonds and precious hand-selected stones – all of which are certifiably ethical and conflict free, sourced primarily from one family-run stone dealer in Brazil. The line also repurposes both metals and stones, melting down scrap gold and silver to up-cycle in new designs. You can feel good knowing these dreamy African Opal Drop Earrings are as sustainable as they are gorgeous.

     

Friday 12 April 2019

Started by a maverick designer with a deep love of nature, Full Grown’s chairs are strangely beautiful, utterly unique and definitely constitute the most sustainable furniture on the market. Through “bio-facturing”, the chairs are made by harnessing Mother Nature to help shape growing trees into chairs, lamps and sculpture. If you’re after one of these stand-out pieces, join the queue (of 10 years)… It takes 6 – 9 years to grow a single chair, but the result is a no-waste, truly organic piece of furniture. 

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Thursday 11 April 2019

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.) 

Ren Skincare Sustainable

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Wednesday 10 April 2019

Handmade in Italy, Yatay is a sneakers brand that ensures that every part of the sourcing, manufacturing and distribution chain is sustainable. A mix of bio-based PU, biodegradable sole, recycled fabric upper, Italian hemp laces and organic cotton, the unisex shoes come in a range of jewel-bright colours. For every pair sold, a tree is planted in an area of deforestation, to boot (/sneaker).

Yatay Neven Low Woman

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Sometimes all you need to ward off any lingering winter blues is a healthy dose of spring fragrances and luckily Daylesford Organic’s new range of Cosmos organic, sustainable, hand care products are just what the doctor ordered. Made in England from carefully-selected botanical ingredients, the orange, geranium and rosemary scents are heavenly. The bitter orange (or citrus aurantium) hand wash is cold-pressed from the fresh peel of aromatic Seville oranges from ancient Spanish groves – the second best thing to a vacay.  

Daylesford Hand Wash

Monday 8 April 2019

Not only does Mother of Pearl utilise low impact production methods and fully traceable, organic fabrics, their designs are a mixture of timeless sophistication, gorgeous prints and playful design twists. This pearl and frill detail denim jacket is sure to inject some joy into your spring wardrobe, grey skies be damned.

Mother of Pearl Brennon Denim Jacket

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Friday 5 April 2019

have partnered with to create a capsule collection of stunning lab-grown diamonds. The campaign, shot by fashion photographers , shines a light on how beautiful conscious luxury can be. Lab-grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds, tend to be lower in price, and are intensely more sustainable than mined diamonds. In fact, diamond mining causes air and water pollution and is a major producer of greenhouse gases, one of the main causes of climate change. So if you, like us, are all about not sacrificing style in the name of sustainability, add a piece from the collection to your wish list, available to buy exclusively at Harvey Nichols, and make a conscious decision to support the sustainable and ethical practice of creating lab-grown diamonds.

Atelier Swarovski X Pénelope Cruz Collection, Penélope Cruz Angel Ring 18K White Gold, Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge

     

Thursday 4 April 2019

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. PERFF Studio Crop Top

Wednesday 3 April 2019

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.

Aerende Small Stoneware Bowl, Olive Rim, £16Tuesday 2 April 2019

JETS Australia has a sustainable collection made from an environmentally friendly and sustainable fabric that combines 100% recycled polyamide and lycra xtra life. Aquafil collect nylon waste from products including industrial waste such as fishing nets, carpets and clothing and rework the waste into econyl, a recycled yarn that performs like newly made nylon. JETS Swimwear Enchant Plunge One Piece

Monday 1 April 2019

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. Ethique Sweet Orange & Vanilla Butter Block,

Ethique Sweet Orange & Vanilla Butter BlockStay tuned for more sustainable luxury items every day in April. You can find out what else we’re doing this month over on our eco hub page.

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