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Conscious choices with style can protect the environment and revive dwindling crafts.
By Samantha Coles | October 16 2020
One of the joys of making conscious fashion choices with style is that you can be reviving a dwindling craft with your purchase; take Hiut Denim, for example. The brand is based in a small, picturesque spot in Wales where jean-making took place for 40 years, until production was stopped and outsourced to cheaper alternatives. Now, Huit exports its high-end, handmade jeans globally and has created new employment for those who had previously worked in the old factory.
Looking for something smarter? A knockout suit can last a lifetime — Kiton’s cashmere checked single-breasted suit makes a statement and can be mixed up with separates for a more laid-back look. Cashmere itself is a biodegradable, renewable fiber that can last for decades; Rifo takes it a step further by using upcycled cashmere in its Federico scarf.
Above: Hiut Denim Co Selvedge Denim Hack, $315, hiutdenim.co.uk
Above: Rifo Scarf Federico Blue Ginepro, $75, rifo-lab.com
Above: Raeburn Men’s PARÆSUIT navy anorak, $515, raeburndesign.co.uk
Above: The Level Collective Winnats Roll Top backpack, $530, thelevelcollective.com
Above: Veja Nova HT Canvas White Butter Sole sneaker, $120, veja-store.com
Above: Stefano Ricci Casual shirt, $750, stefanoricci.com
Above: Turnbull & Asser Charcoal crew neck cashmere jumper, $530, turnbullandasser.co.uk
Above: Kiton Cashmere checked single-breasted suit, $12,480, kiton.com
Above: Acqua di Parma Colonia Futura, $170, sephora.com
Above: Stubbs & Wootton Hasty Pudding Crest slipper, $525, stubbsandwootton.com