PAPER MAG- The Sustainable Shopper's Guide to Earth Day
Whether it pertains to the consumption of fossil fuels or fast fashion, the disastrous effects that humans have had on our planet has been of increasing concern. So if we want to not only keep our planet beautiful but habitable, we all have to be more conscious of how our choices affect the global environment.
Earth Day, which champions environmental protection, began in 1970 and has grown in its efforts to honor our planet. For the fashion and shopping savvy, the question remains regarding how to remain stylish and sustainable. But it's quite simple and the thrift store is not your only option. With growing efforts for implementing sustainable practices, it's becoming easier to shop sustainably than one might realize.
This year's Earth Day is challenging fashion creators of all levels to blend their creative eyes with the spirit of defending Mother Nature, and the outcome is a slew of environmentally friendly essentials, including bags, glasses, boots and underwear. And the pieces we see here are the living proof that at the heart of sustainability is still creativity, in both design and materials, human talents and renewable resources.
This Earth Day, you can still be blissfully cozy. ELEVEN SIX partnered with artist Zaria Forman to shed light on climate change. Forman, who is known for documenting climate change through her pastel drawings, added her touch to the brand's SS21 knitwear collection. Handmade by women artisans in Peru, the collaboration highlights the reality that fostering sustainability takes unified effort. From April 22-30, the brand will donate 20% of all online sales to conserve.org, which provides a way for people to conserve land.