The beautiful rainbow of ecofashion

During my travels through South America I was constantly struck by the bold use of colour – in the fashion, throughout the streetscapes and in nature.

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My visit to Cartagena, Colombia – Photo: Ryan Collins

This fearless approach to bold pigments is the inspiration for this ecochic round-up 🙂

Discover the Universal Language of Colour

 

1 Colour

Orange Eco-Resin Watch by Lollywatch – I can’t get enough of this juicy shade of orange! This watch has been made from a sustainable material called sentanite, and a tree is planted for every watch sold

 

2 Colour

Ruby Bracelet + Necklace by Tangelo Tree – How could you not feel energised by the electric use of colour in these vibrant limited edition pieces of jewellery? Each has been handmade in New Zealand

 

3 Colour

Azure Cuff Collar Tee by WildTrim – Something about this unique upcycled tee makes me long for summer holidays!

 

4 Colour

Red Piper Loafers by Neu Aura – These luscious vegan shoes will put the twinkle back into your toes! Not only are they oh so pretty – they were also made in a factory which complies to sustainable standards in recycling and non-use of toxic chemicals

 

5 Colour

Vitanga Dress + Kunja Playsuit by Lalesso – Oh my! The colour, the patterns…so childlike yet the cuts are so grown-up! Each has been lovingly made in Kenya under fair trade conditions benefiting the local communities. Lalesso is one of the first totally carbon zero fashion brands in the world today

 

6 Colour

Furoshiki Wrap Bag by AnnySchoo – These Japanese-inspired bags are handmade from vegan and 100% biodegradable eco-linen

 

7 Colour

Moroccan Boucherouite Rag Rug from State of Green – Designed and crafted by artisans in Morocco, this visually appealing rug is made from sustainable materials such as recycled cotton and other fabric off-cuts

 

8 Colour

Marlene Dress by MuMu Organic – This stunning certified and fairly-traded organic cotton dress in the guise of wearable sunshine, was designed and crafted in Greece

 

9 Colour

Side Table Designed by Matthew Butler of Zaishu + Artist Ash Keating – This gorgeous piece of homeware is crafted from premium grade eco-certified Russian Birch

 

10 Colour

Skateboard Bracelets from Upcycle Studio – These rainbowlicious bracelets were once components of broken skateboards on their way to the tip! Happily instead of languishing on the rubbish heap, they’ve been given a new life as pretty arm candy

 

11 Colour

Toza Tote Bag from Intrinsic Styles – This is such a smiley bag! Made from traditional Kenyan cloth by members of the Mathare Women’s Rehabilitation Center, which provides support to young women and single mothers

 

12 Colour

Sunglasses by Dresden Optics – Extremely funky glasses crafted from post-consumer plastic ranging from milk bottle and plastic keg tops, to marine debris collected from Sydney’s Northern Beaches

 

What colours do you love wearing? Do different colours make you feel different things? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂

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