This week saw H&M launch its most recent round of the Conscious Collection, so we thought it only fitting to have a catch up with the fabulous blogger, stylist and all round wonder behind The Eco Style Editor, Hannah Hughes, whose aim is to find stylish ethical clothes, interiors & gifts that don’t conform to the negative stereotype that has tarnished ‘green’ living for such a long time.
The eco style editor brings us her edit of Summer's 6 key pieces. From longer length silk shorts to the return of the bomber jacket, buying into sustainable fashion involves a new mindset...
"Firstly you need to love the item, cherish it and want to wear it forever. Secondly support companies that use ethically and environmentally sourced materials and production. All of these key pieces are 'in fashion' but will last you a lifetime. Lets forget fast fashion and think longterm!"
100% Silk Shorts, £199 from Isabell De Hillerin at Reveenvert.com;
Brown at Master&muse, Sydney Vegan shoes, £248 from Yoox.com/uk;
Oversized Trousers, £90 from Kowtow; Organic cotton sweater, £54 by People Tree;
Reclaimed Bomber Jacket, £75 from ASOS Reclaimed;
Vegetable Tanned Leather Backpack made in the UK, £260 by Alfie Douglas;
"Living a greener lifestyle doesn't mean life has to be any less stylish and your home is a really easy way to start. Look out for organic cottons which are as good for your skin as they are for the environment. Ethical & fair trade interiors fit into every interior trend and are now really easily available online. Or go old school eco with vintage and up-cycling. Your dream home could be more eco than you thought!"
Faded Fringe Floor Lamp & Shade, from £425; DIY Upcycled Blanket Box;
Recycled Polypropylene Rocking Chair, £106 from Cielshop;
Upcycled Vintage Paper Art, £9.99 from Protect the Planet;
Trippy Granny Throw, £145; Organic White Cowhide, £395.
Background Wallpaper: Herbes - Line by Little Greene from £44 per roll.
For more stylish eco interiors, gifts and fashion visit www.theecostyleeditor.com
Author: Guest Blogger The Eco Style Editor with Jess Warner of The French Bedroom Company, purveyors of French shabby chic furniture, white dressing tables, shabby chic wardrobes and beautiful French style furniture.