How to rock a fashion show sustainably
[Clothes borrowed from Line of Oslo]
Hello fashionistas and environmentalistas! Now that fashion weeks are upon us in Scandinavia there is a lot of buzzing about fashion shows and events all over town. Us girls behind this blog cannot claim to have anything to do in the fashion world (one of us attended our very first fashion show a couple of days ago hehe). Anyways, we know some stuff on how to go along sustainably in this world, and thought we would give you our top advice!
1. Use public transport to go around
Self-explanatory but oh so important to remember. Here in Norway, the main source of microplastics in the ocean is actually small pieces from car tires, so let’s leave the car as often as possible people!
2. Borrow from friends or even a brand
We were so lucky to be able to borrow clothes from Line of Oslo for the fashion show and asked to borrow their absolute most sustainable pieces. The shirt on A and the pants on S are made of 100% Tencel which is one of the most sustainable materials out in the bizz. Big ups to Line of Oslo for choosing some pieces in this material and let’s hope for more!
3. Throw in some second-hand elements
This awesome fanny pack is from the coolest second-hand store in Oslo – Robot Oslo. As we are avoiding buying any new leather, this is a great alternative. It’s also such a good way to save the wallet a little. The red top below is from the same store. Glittery n glammy.
4. Choose sustainable materials for the rest
When choosing elements for our wardrobe we always think about how it impacts the earth. Of course, the best alternative is to not buy anything new and rely on borrowing and second hand. Although, when tuning into a new green lifestyle, some pieces will naturally be fresh from the store, and the most important to think about is the quality and lifespan of the piece. For example, a classic wool coat will last a whole lifetime if you take good care of it. The pants below are made of Tencel.
WHAT IS TENCEL: Tencel is a super soft, durable and very sustainable material that is becoming increasingly popular. It is a fiber made from cellulose that is found in wood pulp, often from Eucalyptus trees from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests. It is converted into a fabric using a nanotechnology process where the chemicals and solvents used in the process are recycled with a rate of 99% – reducing its emissions and waste significantly. Tencel uses less land and water than production of cotton (1).