…first of her name, the undeterred, saviour of plastic straws, khaleesi of the great green movement, breaker of unsustainable habits, and mother of — what else — earth. you’ll never catch her with a non-biodegradable plastic bag, and legend has it only metal straws can graze her lips.
1. ADIDAS X STELLA MCCARTNEY STELLA #STANSMITHS, $325
Available at Stella McCartney Paragon, Stella McCartney Hilton Hotel, Club21 Four Seasons Hotel.
You probably have at least 5 friends who own a pair of adidas’ Stan Smiths — I know I do. The iconic shoe gets a vegan leather makeover in this collaboration with eco-conscious designer Stella McCartney, with a twist of stars in embossed stripes that replace the signature three stripes, as well as blue and burgundy details. About time eh!
2. REFORMATION HEDI DRESS, $278
Available at thereformation.com
You are what you wear. Reformation is an ethical, sustainable fashion brand that makes their clothes from deadstock fabric, sustainable materials or repurposed vintage clothing! Your friend is probably not a fan of fast fashion, so shop ethically with Reformation! No worries, they can also recycle this dress for Chinese New Year.
3. ROTHY’S BLACK SOLID FLATS, USD145
Available at rothys.com
The same classy flats that Meghan Markle wore on her royal tour in Sydney! Believe it or not, these sleek shoes are made out of recycled water bottles, and the soles are made from recyclable, carbon-free rubber. Stay woke, stay sustainable.
4. FURLA METROPOLIS NUBOLA KEYRING ECO-FUR, $205
Available at Furla stores from early December
We’re loving the whole sustainable movement that’s shaking up the world of fashion; should fur even be a thing anymore? Maybe you can’t deny the level of bougie luxe that any fur-lined clothing or bag exudes, but you can opt for ethical options: FURLA’s going fur-free and fashion-forward this season, which means the arrival of Metropolis bags and keyrings made of soft eco-fur instead.
5. SOJAO ORGANIC COTTON CLASSIC BLUSH BUNDLE SET (SINGLE), $198
Available at sojao.shop
Organic does not always mean expensive. Sojao lives by their motto of making organic luxury items available at affordable prices. Made with GOTS-certified 100% organic cotton, these lightweight sheets are buttery soft. So soft, you wouldn’t want to leave your bed. And they come in several colours — from dreamy pastel pink to rich and intense navy. Going green has never looked so good.
6. CORKOR CORK CLUTCH, USD88
Available at corkor.com
No idea what kind of bag to bring to your D&D? Be the envy of everyone in the room as you strut around with the Corkor Cork Clutch. The silver-tone metallic chain adds class to this fold-over handbag, making this minimalistic fashion piece perfect for different outfits and occasions. Not to mention, it is PETA-approved vegan and is made of FSC® certified cork!
7. BIOS URN, USD145
Available at urnabios.com
They say till death do us part, well… not really. Grow a deceased loved one or pet into a tree by planting their cremated ashes in the Bios Urn. You can also plant your Bios Urn in your home using the Bios Incube which will take care of the tree’s growth for you.
8. NEED SUPPLY CO AREAWARE DRINK ROCKS, USD30
Available at needsupply.com
With Areaware Drink Rocks, you no longer need to waste any more water on ice, and even better, no more diluted drinks! These geometric stones are made from natural marble and soapstone that are to be chilled before dropping them into your beverage.
9. BOXGREEN LIMITED EDITION CHRISTMAS BOX, $25
Available online at www.boxgreen.co and at Tangs Orchard Department Store
Keeping the environment clean is one thing, but eating clean is another. We’re all guilty of snacking or at least munching on light tidbits when we’re bored. If your hunger pangs start to aggravate you, why not reach out for a healthier option instead, just like deez nutz.
10. BURLIGIO READY MADE TERRARIUM, $69.90
Available at mason.com.sg
What wouldn’t the queen of environmental club love more than her own personal garden in her room?
11. TAMPON TRIBE TAMPONS, USD20
Available at tampontribe.com
Not into period cups? Get these organic tampons that contains no toxins or chlorine bleaches. 100%-plastic free cos WHO NEEDS PLASTIC?
12. SEASTAINABLE METAL STRAW SET, $7.50
Available at seastainable.co
No plastic, no problem. Metal straws have become an ubiquitous alternative to the plastic straws and they make excellent stocking stuffers for that one friend who’s always conscious about saving the planet. The set also comes with straws of 2 different sizes, as well as brushes so that you can give your straws a thorough cleanse.
13. LIVING COMPOSTER, $275.70
Available at uncommongoods.com
Gotta say, the environmentalist has to be one optimistic person: who else can think of combining food scraps with slimy worms to create fertile soil that springs forth new life? Well, the whole process is kept fuss-free, pretty, and importantly, odourless, here: just dump your fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, etc. in and you can look forward to compost for your plant babies in a week!
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