Introducing sustainability into your lifestyle and wardrobe is easier than you might think. Here Mae Tan shares her favourite #LittleGreenSwaps and brands that make going green easy and accessible.
Starting out on your sustainability journey can be daunting and at times overwhelming. You may feel bad for not starting sooner or feel guilty that you’re not doing enough. But don’t let these feelings become a barrier to action. If in doubt, the best thing to do is start by taking a Little Green Step.
We recently caught up with Mae Tan (@marxmae) who proves that sustainability can be sexy. Here she shares some of her favourite sustainable Asian brands and nifty #LittleGreenSwaps that are easy to implement. Because you don’t need to compromise your lifestyle to go green.
Proving that sustainability can be sexy, here's Mae Tan (@marxmae), sharing some of her favourite green brands Indosole, StyleTribute, and barePack and some nifty #LittleGreenSwaps that are easy to implement and prove you don't need to compromise your lifestyle to go green.
Posted by Green Is The New Black on Wednesday, 8 July 2020
The brands making sustainability easy
Asia’s fastest-growing specialist marketplace is a treasure trove bursting with luxury goods for men, women, and kids, at affordable prices. It encourages a collaborative ecosystem, where it’s as easy to sell as it is to buy, which extends the lifecycle of luxury goods. You’ll find the likes of Valentino, Hermes, Chanel, and more to explore. And stats show that on average the lifespan of each item is increased by 9 months and has a singular decrease of 30% in carbon, waste, and water wastage. We always advocate for shopping responsibly and only buying what you need. But if you do need to replace something in your wardrobe, Style Tribute’s pre-loved collections are the stuff of green fashionista dreams.
The problem: there is a massive amount of tyre waste in the world and it is nearly impossible for tyres to decompose. The solution? Indosole; by repurposing tyre waste into durable soles for footwear, it’s created cute kicks that help save the planet. In case you wondered, since launching Indosole has prevented 80,000 tyres from entering landfill. Specialising in sliders and flips flops for men, women, and kids in a variety of colours that are chic, comfortable, and conscious, each vegan-friendly pair is responsibly made in Indonesia. Indosole has also recently collaborated with local community groups in Bali to help feed people in need by donating a percentage of its profits. Buy one pair of flip-flops and you’ll help feed three hungry people. Or buy one pair of sliders and help feed five.
Love takeout, hate waste? We hear you. Which is why barePack has been our go-to takeout option in recent months in Singapore. Its reusable containers and cups mean you can get your favourite eats, sans single-use disposables. Simply download the app, sign up to the membership that works best for you, and order eats at your favourite partner restaurants. You can check out and return resuables from any partner vendor, and now you can even order via foodpanda to boot. It’s a no-brainer.
*All images by Harsha Poojari.
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