Fashion: How to combine sustainability with style
Fast fashion is costing the earth. So if you want to live a greener life, the wardrobe is a powerful place to start. Shooting in Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens, contributing fashion editor Rohiny Belani showcases clothes which combine sustainability with style
With the current pandemic seemingly fuelling a new eco-consciousness, consumers are increasingly looking for sustainable options. With less than a third of consumers willing to pay more for eco-friendly products, the perception that sustainable fashion is expensive can put people off - but the price tag doesn’t have to be prohibitive, as brands like AMUR, which we’re spotlighting in this month’s photoshoot, are determined to prove.
The American-based label was born from the concept that great style does not have to come at the expense of our environment; that design
can strike a balance between beauty and good intentions. It’s an approach that is woven into the brand’s very name – A Mindful Use of Resources.
AMUR incorporates certified organic cotton and silk, along with staple fibres like hemp and linen, which require very little water or fertilizer to grow. AMUR also includes forest-friendly cellulosic materials like cupro, a soft and silky fabric made from reclaimed cotton linter.
Sustainability is a human issue, too, and AMUR is committed to supporting the work of artisans and empowering their communities. Says the team: “AMUR believes that fashion is a powerful platform for positive global change - that the way we dress influences the way we live, now and in the future. Sustainability is a process, and we’re learning by doing.”
Clothes which combine brains with beauty? What’s not to love?
Trousers: AMUR - amur.com/@amurofficial
Top: Vesper - @vesper247
Earrings: Loveness Lee - lovenesslee.com/@lovenesslee
Clothing: AMUR - @amurofficial
Earrings: Mango - @mango
Heels: Aquazurra at Hurr - @hurr
Sweater: AMUR - @amurofficial
Earrings: Zara - @zara
Trousers: Topshop - @topshop
Meet the Team
Model: Rohiny Belani - @asweetrohmance
Location: Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds
Photography and retouching: Annsy - @annsy.co; annsy.co
Makeup and hair: Mihaela - @mia_mihaela_makeup
Wardrobe stylist: Lizzie Rose - @lizzieroselondon
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