27 Apr Trend Watch: Purple
To match colors it’s best to refer back to elementary school. Purple will work well with its color family-red hues that are closer to purple on the color wheel than orange, and blues that are closer to the color wheel than green. Purple also works well with yellow because it’s across from it on the color wheel. The thing about mixing and matching many colors is that if taken in their brightest form sometimes it can be too overwhelming. So below are six purple looks in all different shades to guide you through this ultraviolet year.
With recycled polyester.
In L.A. with vegan faux leather.
Hand dyed by a talented artisan at the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MaCoHa.) Made in an ethical and eco-friendly workshop.
Handmade in Italy with recycled acetate.
The mascara is made with natural dye and a vegan formula. The lip conditioner has that same vegan principal and the ingredients have flower and seed extract.
Made with recycled hemp and ethical cotton.
Crafted with reclaimed gold, sustainably farmed freshwater Kojima pearls, and rhodalite from Mozambique.
Termite Eyewear sunglasses
Handcrafted in the U.K. from sustainably sourced birch plywood.
Herbivore Botanicals night cream
It’s made from vegan hyaluronic acid and plant-based ingredients.
Lauren B Beauty nail gel
It’s 5-Free Nail Couture – No Formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. Also Cruelty-Free!
Bamboo Body pants
Made from sustainably sourced bamboo and produced in an ethical factory in China.
With a great emphasis on sustainability and CSR, sourcing sustainable materials and producing everything locally in their Budapest studio.
Laura Strambi skirt
All the fabrics are certified and traceable and come from top Italian manufactures and the organic cotton is produced exclusively for Laura Strambi in Italy. The brand only uses local workshops for the tailoring and finishing off the Laura Strambi garments, to limit the impact on transportation and distribution.
T.U.K. ballet flats
With P.E.T.A. approved vegan leather.
Made from blesbok leather sourced from South Africa and springbok horn sustainably and ethically sourced in Southern Africa.
Earth Wood sunglasses
Made with biodegradable acetate.
Sasha Plavsic founded Ilia Cosmetics because she didn’t like not knowing the ingredients on the back of the label. She believes that pure, ethical and sustainable ingredients need not be at odds with a fashion-forward aesthetic. This look includes the
Made from the organic and sustainable material silk.
Made with organic cotton that is certified by the Soil Association.
Made from recycled sterling silver.
The cellulose acetate is biodegradable.
Contains soothing aloe vera and jojoba oil.
Ingredients include castor seed oil and it comes in a recycled aluminum case.
Handmade in Guatemala with recycled plastic and leather straps.
If you had to dress in one color for the rest of your life would you? Would you want that color to be purple? My guess is probably no. But it can be done! This look is for a lazy day you’ve got a loose sweater, boyfriend jeans, and the outfit includes moccasins. Alas, these moccasins are actually for girls and they don’t have a women’s size so I took the link out.
Eileen Fisher turtleneck top
The material is merino jersey from the Veneto and Piedmont regions of Italy.
Crafted by fair trade artisans in Guatemala and the material is recycled plastic.
Certified cruelty-free by PETA and certified vegan.
Made with cotton from Kenya and found in the ASOS eco edit.
Crafted with vegan materials.
Handcrafted with biodegradable cellulose acetate.
Made with vegetable tanned leather.
This doesn’t have any additives, alcohol or any other preservatives, and a 98% vegan based formula.
Kester Black nail polish is a 10-Free™ brand. While no nail polish can ever be free of chemicals, Kester Black does not contain formaldehyde, tolune, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal derived or tested ingredients. Kester Black has also never used ingredients ethyl tosylamidetriphenyl phosphate or xylene.