29 Oct

We Rate Meghan Markle’s Ethical Fashion Choices

When we saw Meghan wearing her Stella McCartney wedding reception dress, we hoped it was the start of something great. And it was. In just a few months, the former Suits actress has gone from newly minted Royal, to sustainable style icon. From her favourite sneakers and jeans, to the dress that broke the internet – HRH made some very deliberate fashion choices while on her and Prince Harry’s recent tour of Australia and the Pacific. – Read on to find out:

Reformation

Rated: Good

Pineapple Dress – Ships internationally

 

While visiting Queensland’s Fraser Island with Prince Harry, Meghan was spotted wearing Reformation’s striped linen Pineapple dress (currently waitlisted on the website)! LA-based Reformation creates killer clothes that don’t kill the environment, using eco-friendly materials including Tencel, recycled fabrics, or linen, like in this dress.

Stella McCartney

Rated: Good

Following one of the principles of sustainable fashion, “Make it last”, Meghan decided to re-wear her friend Stella McCartney’s cape dress for her official duties down under! We love the fact that Meghan is ditching the silly “you can’t wear the same dress twice” rule.  As a previous season’s dress, it’s no longer available, but Stella McCartney continues to lead the way with her innovative luxury designs.

Outland Denim

Rated: Great

Harriet in Byron – Shipping internationally

 

During their visit to a country town, the Duchess paired her black Outland Denim jeans white a white shirt and grey blazer. The B Corporation certified brand rates ‘Great’ on all fronts and offers ethical employment opportunities for women rescued from human trafficking in Cambodia.  We spoke to founder James Bartle earlier this year about all the great work they do.

Rothy’s

Rated: Good

Black Solid Flats – Shipping internationally

Ditching the classic heels, Meghan wore a pair of eco-friendly Rothy’s flats. These shoes are hand-made from materials and the brand uses low-waste cutting techniques to minimise textile waste!

Veja

Rated: Good

Esplar – Shipping internationally

 

Meghan wore her Veja Esplar to go watch the Invictus Games sailing race, confirming her sustainable fashion inspiration status. Veja is a French brand, designing ecological and fair trade footwear and is also a sustainable fashion pioneer. The brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton and vegetable-tanned leather! We also loved Prince Harry’s Adidas, rated ‘Good’ on the Good On You app!

Editor's note: Editor's notes: This article originally appeared on Green + Simple a destination for natural, sustainable and ethical living. Feature image by Mark Jones under Creative Commons. All other images via brands mentioned.

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