Introducing rêve en vert, merging couture with sustainability
Sustainable fashion has come a long way from hemp necklaces, and hippie frocks. There is now real couture, high fashion brands who combine their love for sustainable clothing with their love of fashion. According to rêve en vert, sustainable fashion is defined as the following:
• Being locally produced and manufactured
• Made from organic, recycled or up-cycled materials
• Engaging with artisans and traditional means of production
• Free from toxic chemicals and un-natural dyes when possible
• Made utilizing fair-trade practices and ethical working conditions
rêve en vert is an online store that found 21 of the most amazing brands that fit under their strict guidelines of sustainability. It boasts a range of tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, accessories, lingerie and jewellery. rêve en vert founder Cora Hilts always adored fashion as an artistic outlet. “She sought to change the way individuals consume, replacing cheap and fast high street fashion with lasting, elegant, and fairly crafted garments, produced with respect for the earth and human beings alike. It’s guilt-free shopping and something to aspire to on a global scale.”
After looking at the site I found out that sustainability does not mean cheap. Most of the pieces offered are £55 and up. We did fall in love with The Sway leather jackets. It uses hand cut high-quality excess leathers. The leathers are sourced from a factory that makes motorcycle accessories which is powered using advanced natural alternative energy sources. Even their hangtags and packing materials are made of recycled paper and cotton fibres.
Whether you are into sustainability or not the fashion offered on rêve en vert are to die for and you are guaranteed to find something you won’t see every day on the high street.
Check out the complete collection here.