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Fashion Editor's Picks: The Sustainable Edit For Eco-Warriors

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, we curate a list of sustainable products that tick the boxes for renewable materials, ethical practices and push for conscious living.
Silk necklace, $340, www.hermes.com/sg/en
The artisans at Hermes’ petit h atelier repurposed leftover silk twill to create this necklace which will add a bohemian touch to your getup. Conscious Exclusive recycled polyester shorts, $119, www2.hm.com/en_asia2
This pair of evening-appropriate shorts are from the high street label’s sustainability-focused line. The latter boasts new materials this year which include Circulose (a natural material produced from recycled textiles) and Renu (a high-quality recycled polyester). Retrosuperfuture x A-Cold Wall* acetate sunglass, €300 (S$427), www.retrosuperfuture.com
Italian eyewear brand Retrosuperfuture and British fashion label teamed up for a Brutalist-inflected sunglass collection that comes in reclaimed leather cases. While you’re on the e-tail site, do your bit to contribute a donation to the Covid-19 relief efforts to raise funds to purchase 500 pairs of medical goggles for the Italian White Cross. The Shoulder Pouch cork and fennel hobo bag, $3,280, Bottega Veneta
The Italian label pushes the envelope for conscious fashion with this minimalist bag design which is created using natural fibers of cork and fennel. Ganni bustier top with crystals, US$206 (S$293), www.net-a-porter.com
Danish label Ganni which is known for its robust sustainability practices – it signed the UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action and is committed to a 30 per cent reduction of carbon dioxide per kilogram of clothing by 2023 – created this piece from repurposed stonewashed denim. Organic cotton T-shirt, $69, www.cosstores.com
This wardrobe staple, from the brand’s White T-shirt Project capsule collection, gets a designer makeover with a distorted silhouette.   Ceramic vase, $60, www.moblerscandinavia.com
Instead of buying new furniture or furnishings for the home, opt for vintage pieces like this mid-century handmade vase from Sweden which will add an eclectic accent to your living space. Maje x Absolution L Walk leather holder, $185, Maje
French fashion label Maje debuts a chic accessory to house the lip balm by cult beauty brand Absolution which is known for its organic and environmentally-conscious products. You can repurpose the crossbody design as a holder for your other lipsticks too. Recyled polyester pyjama shirt, $59.90, www.zara.com.sg
A comfortable oversized pyjama top + a material created via a production process that consumes less water and less energy + a fun retro print = The kind of #WFH loungewear eco-warriors will approve of. Araks satin and tulle bra, US$75.35 (S$107), www.net-a-porter.com
This soft-cup bra from American label Araks falls under Net-a-Porter’s Net Sustain series – the e-tailer’s curation of sustainable designs – and is locally made to reduce the product’s carbon footprint.   Maggie Marilyn tencel top, US$735 (S$533), www.modaoperandi.com
Dip into the folksy tie-dye movement this season with this piece which is made from Tencel, a fabric that is derived from renewable wood pulp.   PH5 rayon skirt, $459, www.society-a.com
The New York-based label is a big proponent of eco-friendly practices such as using knitwear which removes the need to cut fabrics into patterns and effectively reducing wastage.   Polo Ralph Lauren Earth Polo recyled plastic polo shirt, $241, www.zalora.sg
The American fashion house expands its capsule collection of polo shirts – made from thread derived from recycled plastic bottles – with seven new colourways for women like green and lilac and 19 colourways for men. Each piece uses an average of 12 plastic bottles that have been collected by low-income communities. Currently, only the men’s designs are available in Singapore via e-tail site Zalora. Nuvola 18K rose gold ring with brown diamonds, Pomellato
The new Nuvola collection from the Italian jeweller comprises a series of organic-shaped designs that use ethically-sourced Fairmined brown diamonds and gold. Every piece comes with a certification to show the full traceability of these precious materials from the mine to the end product. Falk recycled plastic chair, $888, www.p5studio.com.sg. All prices unavailable unless stated
Give your home a clean Scandinavian edge and environmentally-friendly cred with this lightweight and contemporary design that is crafted from plastic recycled from household waste.