How to Wear the Puffy Sleeve Trend Sustainably

The 80’s are back! And one of the signature styles of the decade has been everywhere this summer. What’s the trend? It’s the Puff sleeve shirt. This year it’s been updated to have a modern, sleeker look. It’s more summery but still calls back to style icons like Princess Diana. My best sustainable recommendation if you are loving this look is to go and dig through a vintage bin, but if you don’t have the time or are overwhelmed by that you’re in luck. Sustainable brands have put out several and options that have made me a big sleeve believer.

Melissa Joy Manning– Made in her green studio with recycled metals.

Amour Vert dress– Made with hypoallergenic mulberry silk.

Coclico– Made with leather sourced in the E.U. in a sustainable facility in Portugal.

Urban Expressions bag- made with vegan PU leather.

Ancient Greek Sandals– Handmade by artisans in Greece.

Pala Sunglasses– Made with recycled plastic and plant-based acetate.

Kalita Dress– Handmade in Bali.

Aranaz bag– Made by artisans in Manila, using the locally sourced straw.

Dannijo Earrings– produced in ethical facilities and the packaging is made by female artisans in Rwanda.

Nisolo wedges– Produced in an ethical factory in Leon, Mexico.

Westward Leaning Sunglasses– Handmade in Japan.

All Things MOCHi top– Made by fairly paid artisans using natural linen and featuring traditional Mayan print.

Sophie Anderson bag–  Woven by female artisans in Peru.

Lalita London Earrings– Made ethically in London.

Citizen of Humanity jeans– Made in L.A. with sustainable production methods.

Prose and Poetry top

Edun skirt– Made with sustainably sourced materials that help develop communities on the African Continent.

Muzungu Sisters Bag– Made by artisans in Sicily.

JW Anderson earrings– made with eco brass in Italy.

Terhi Polkki– sustainably crafted in Portugal.

Earth Wood Sunglasses– Made with sustainably sourced wood.

Ilia Lipstick– Made with organic ingredients.

Mara Hoffman dress– made with organic cotton woven in India.

Carolina K shoes– handcrafted using ancient techniques.

Agmes Earrings– Made with recycled gold.

From St. Xavier bag– made by fair trade artisans in Nepal and India.

Charlotte Stone Sandals– made ethically by artisans in Italy.

Stella McCartney bag– Made with eco-nappa.

Duro Olowu top and skirt– Duro Olowu is a former lawyer who mixes custom made and recycled fabrics.

Shwood Sunglasses– Made with sustainably sourced wood and plant based acetate.

Stella McCartney! Stella McCartney’s brand is all about sustainability. She is totally vegan and uses alter-nappa instead of leather. Everything is produced by artisans in Italy using natural and sustainable materials like organic cotton, and linen.

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Apiece Apart Top– Made ethically in the U.S. using natural materials.

BC Footwear flats– certified vegan by PETA!

Proof Eyewear– made with cellulose acetate and sustainable wood inlays.

Closed shorts– Made in Japan with eco-friendly production.

Matt & Nat bag– made with recycled lining and eco-friendly PU.

Lemlem top and skirt– made with local cotton woven by women in Ethiopia.

Proof Eyewear

Figue Shoes– Made by fairly paid artisans.

Neola Earrings– Handmade by fairly paid artisans.

Remi/Reid Bag– made with ethically sourced vegan leather in L.A.