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We can’t really wrap our noggins around the fact that September begins in a few days. Summer’s flown past like the holiday flights we had to all cancel, and we’re reaching the end with barely a good hit of Vitamin D or golden tan to flaunt.
Luckily, though, we’ve got some great pieces to take a look at, ready to cop for a last hurrah. All the pieces are sustainable and ethical, with a spritz of that forward-looking vibe that we love to think about at tmrw.
Like anyone who’s just come back from Spain: let’s get stuck in.
Ahead of Mulberry’s SS21 announcement, we’ve picked out this piece from their current line-up. Named the Portobello (after the mushroom or the market, we suspect), it’s the fashion house’s first 100% sustainable bag.
The credentials make for impressive reading. With leather from a gold-rated tannery, materials made from food waste and stitching using Epic EcoVerde recycled polyester, it’s got sustainability in the bag. Even better – 100% of proceeds go to the World Land Trust.
The Portobello Bag is available on the Mulberry site here.
When it comes to eco-friendly credentials, dyes are properly dead. Synthetic pigments pollute our waters, and the chemicals created during the process can be really harmful to inhale.
New Balance has taken note and gone fully naked. The new 327 shoe harks back to the seventies in styling, but is futuristic in thinking: there’s absolutely no colouration used throughout, saving water and energy.
We’re big fans of the nude colourway it creates, stripping a shoe back to basics and enabling it to be paired with some louder garms up top.
You can join the walking undyed crew now, via the New Balance website.
London sustainable denim brand I And Me may have a name that screams individualism, but it’s also about showing collective love for our planet. All the fabrics used are premium and transparently sourced, most of their denim is unwashed and plant dyes are used across its range.
The brand’s latest drop – swoonfully titled ‘As Daydreams Go’ – is a winner, especially this gorge chore jacket. Built on four different denim styles (indigo // worker blue // plant-based stripe // woven check), it’s an ode to the simultaneous softness and hardiness that denim magically boasts.
Add in the fact that its genderless and season-less, and its clear to see that this upcoming label has legs.
Check out ‘As Daydreams Go’, released today, now.
The it-people of LA are all about Pangaia right now. Design-wise, it’s brilliantly simple: bright, 90s-friendly primary colour loungewear full of childlike nostalgia. Production-wise, it’s simply brilliant. Who else is making wash-free tees from seaweed, or puffer jackets stuffed with wildflowers?
Now, the Pharrell-backed brand is back, working together with B-corp bottled water brand JUST. Pangaia has recoloured its staple items with JUST’s shade of cornflower blue, highlighting the importance of sourcing spring water ethically. Proceeds go to #TOGETHERFUND x WJSFF, too, a fundraising campaign that’s supporting racial justice and Covid-19 relief money.
The collab is now live on Pangia’s site.
On the outside, Liverpool’s new 2020-21 home kit is an absolute winner, featuring a poignant tribute to the Hillsborough 96 and a striking touch of teal that gives it a lovely retro sheen.
More impressive, though, is its production. Like Man City’s efforts this year, it’s made from bottle after bottle. That’s right – the polyester fabric is constructed entirely from churned-up plastic bottles, making it, as Carlsberg might say, probably the most sustainable football shirt in the world.
You can cop Klopp’s new tee here.
Oh, and while we’re here – we recently kicked off our new offshoot mag PENALTY, which is like tmrw but for all things football. Have a gander here.