Sunglasses are essential and just like everything else in your wardrobe your sunglasses can be stylish, and eco-friendly! I include sunglasses in all of my sets because they are such an important piece of my wardrobe. So I teamed up with Kaleidocuro to introduce you to their sustainable sunnies and highlight how sunglasses can enhance a look or bring it together. Kaleidocuro makes their sunglasses from natural, biodegradable materials and everything is plastic-free.
Cat-Eye Sunglasses– iconic, feminine, vintage.
Cat-eye styles are perfect for rounder faces because it creates beautiful angles! For these sets, I took inspiration from vintage looks, where you’ll find the original cat-eye and more feminine aesthetic.
The shades featured in these three looks are the Arch Shades. The stems are made with sustainably harvested bamboo, and the lenses are TAC, which is a biodegradable alternative to plastic.
Kaleidocuro Sunglasses– (See above)
Ilia Lipstick– This lipstick is from Ilia Beauty. Ilia has a transparent list of ingredients that are natural, ethical, and sustainable.
Ksenia Schnaider Jeans-Ksenia Schnaider is handmade in Eastern Europe and made with salvaged denim.
Toms flats– Toms started with some basic pairs of shoes, but I fall more in love with their flats every day. As always Toms purchases a pair of shoes for a child in need when you buy the shoes.
Eileen Fisher tee
Urban Expressions Tote– A classic red and white motif, and it’s vegan-friendly with PU instead of leather.
Kaleidocuro Sunglasses– (Find the description above)
Jupe by Jackie Skirt– Made by Indian textile artisans.
Ace & Jig Top– It’s made in India from the label’s lightweight woven-cotton textiles. They work with Indian textile artisans to create new, artisanal fabrics every season.
Coclico Sandals– Handmade in a family-owned Spanish factory using E.U. sourced materials.
White/Space Earrings– Handmade in the U.S.A using sustainable and responsible materials like recycled gold and sustainably sourced freshwater pearls.
Muun Bag– Muun is a cross-country partnership between Paris, where the bags are designed and Fair Trade artisans in Ghana.
Melissa Joy Manning Bracelet– Made from recycled gold and sterling silver.
Reformation Dress– made with sustainable production that saves on waste, water, and carbon.
By Far Sandals– designed in Australia and all handmade in the same family-run factory from a mix of premium and sustainable Italian leather and suede.
Neola Earrings– Made ethically according to strict fair-trade standards.
Carolina Wong Bag– Eco cautious and with her precise engineer weaving techniques rooted in craftsmanship, this bag is made with natural vegetable tanned with a hand-dyed organic cotton interior.
1986 bangle– Each piece from this collection has been hand-crafted by highly skilled goldsmiths.
Trestle. These shades are Kaleidocuro’s trendy take on the cat eye. It’s a great experimental style that flips the traditional frame on your eyes. For these outfits, I took inspiration from the architectural elements of the sunglasses. Look out for lots of angles and other trendy elements.
Tabular Rasa Dress– Handmade in the U.S. with a focus on traditional knitting.
Farylrobbin Sandals– made with vegan materials.
Maison Michel Beret– Handmade in the centuries-old atelier in Paris using traditional techniques perfected in France.
Rebecca de Ravenel Earrings– Handmade by artisans in India.
Cult Gaia bag– Handmade in L.A. using reclaimed bamboo.
Melissa Joy Manning Earrings– made in an eco-certified facility using recycled and sustainable materials.
Valextra Bag– Handmade by one artisan in Italy using a woven technique.
Nicholas Kirkwood flats– Nicholas Kirkwood went eco-friendly incorporating recycled leather, cork, and other sustainable materials into his designs.
Misha Nonoo Top– Made to order to cut down on waste.
Bar Jewellery Bracelet– handcrafted in the U.K. with recycled sterling silver.
Apiece Apart Pants– made ethically in the U.S. with a tencel/linen blend.
John Hardy Earrings– handmade by artisans in Bali, every purchase helps grow back a bamboo forest.
Sophie Anderson Bag– Handwoven by Indian artisans using raffia.
Swedish Hasbeens Sandals– Made with a slow ethos in the handmade traditional style.
Faithfull Top– made ethically in Bali using natural materials, and eco-friendly dyes.
3×1 Skirt– made with salvaged Italian denim in their NYC atelier.
Round sunglasses are best for heart shaped faces, and faces that are more square.
BC Footwear Shoes– Certified by PETA and made with vegan materials.
Mara Hoffman Dress– Made with handwoven organic cotton.
Mark Davis Bangle– Made by hand in Brooklyn, the bakelite used to create this sustainable piece is recycled from post-consumer materials.
Aranaz bag– Handmade in Manila using traditional Philipino techniques.
Apiece Apart Pants– Made in the U.S. with slow production and ethical, natural materials.
Reformation Top– Made with sustainable production and lightweight linen.
Charlotte Stone Sandals– Handmade in Italy using traditional techniques.
Kayu Tote– Created by artisans from Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Each piece is handcrafted in limited batches using old-school techniques fused with modern design.
KYMA sandals– Made in Greece using traditional techniques and vegetable tanned leather.
Yosuzi Hat– Made with traditional Venezuelan techniques.
Ulla Johnson Dress– Handwoven by artisans using natural cotton.