07 Jun 7 Ways to Wear Smocking Sustainably
You might remember this trend from way back! When? You ask? The early 2000’s. It’s a fashion decade I’m not particularly fond of, but I find this style casual and comfortable so I thought I’d round up my favorites. It’s definitely a good excuse to go braless, and a great breezy look for summer.
As a crop top! I love this lilac one. It’s such a pretty color. Apiece Apart also has several different bottom options if you are looking for something more streamlined. I drew on the pastel feel for inspiration for the accessories. Unfortunately, that necklace is sold out. But check out the other necklaces from Uncommon Goods because they’re super pretty.
Reusable canvas bags made with sustainable materials like organic canvas, recycled fabrics.
Figue partners with artisan communities all over the world to ethically create their products.
Inspired by the feel of West Texas, this brand is all about natural fabrics like vegetable dyed linen, and organic cotton.
Made with sustainable production practices like energy efficient production systems and waste management in Portugal.
Made with cotton-based zyl acetate.
As a peasant dress. I remember these with half fondness/half cringing. The Reformation options are definitely sweet without the cringe.
With a sustainable production cycle that saves on water, waste, and carbon.
Made with biodegradable tri-acetate cellulose.
Made in Germany with renewable and sustainable cork.
Made with reclaimed wood.
Silvia Furmanovich a skilled marquetry technique to crafted her earrings. She uses indigenous salvaged wood from Brazil and ethically sourced gems.
Made from plastic waste by artisans in Ghana.
Made with textiles from fairly paid women in Laos.
Handmade by artisans in Bogota, Colombia. Mercedes also works with Colombian prisons to train new craftspeople.
Made ethically in Italy at a family owned shoe factory.
Made with a traditional Indian mud-dye technique.
Made with recycled white gold.
Made with eco-friendly alter-Napa.
Handcrafted in small batches to reduce waste.
Made in a female owned atelier in Peru with Peruvian cotton.
Melissa is the Founder of the CFDA Sustainability Committee and makes socially and environmentally friendly pieces in her Green Certified studio. This is made from recycled sterling silver.
Made in Bali using sustainably sourced shells.
As a jumpsuit! This look actually seems super easy. The jumpsuit is strapless which minimalizes all the problems you might have with a jumpsuit.
Same sunglasses as above.
Made from alter-nappa and sustainably harvested German beechwood and cork.
Made by artisans using traditional dying techniques.
Made sustainably in her green studio with recycled materials.
Handcrafted in Italy with canvas and vegetable tanned leather.
Crafted by skilled artisans who are fairly paid.
As a sundress! This dress takes on the more painters smock vibe than a ruched smock top. It’s simple and breezy. I’ve added little bits of flair with the shoes and the earrings.
Cleobella produces in Bali and works with traditional craftsmen.
Made by Indian artisans with fair pay and traditional hand printing.
Same brand as above! (Can you tell I love them?)
Made in Italy using recycled cotton rope.
Michela Panero Inganno earrings
Handcrafted from stained wood.