We’re celebrating/buying all things sustainable here at Citizen Femme during October.
From the new London treehouse hotel to know about, to the recycled lip balm tins we’re obsessed with, these are the things we’re loving this week that also score highly on the sustainability agenda.
STAY HERE The Treehouse
Stand by for the London hotel opening that prides itself on its sustainable initiatives. Think ‘woke’ and woody… With exposed rafters and reclaimed wood, Treehouse is set to make its debut in bustling Marylebone – think eco-conscious hotel in a city setting (don’t miss the 360-degree views of London’s skyline). The eco hotel has developed a robust composting and recycling program, and is committed to eliminating single-use plastics. Every guest room is fitted out with organic cotton sheets, as well as locally-sourced amenities for an eco-conscious bathroom situation.
COLLECT THIS Vintage Lip Balms
Lip balm addict? Join the club. Now you can get your beauty fix sustainably via Andrea Garland’s new selection of repurposed vintage compacts – the pill boxes and tins are filled with 100% natural lip balm (from £18). Amassed during travels to flea markets, the beautiful, one-off pill boxes are hand-filled with a 100% natural, (vegan option also available), small batch lip balm to bring the tins back to life. Championing sustainable beauty, a refill service also means your unique vintage treasure can be used again and again.
WEAR THIS Valentina Karellas
It’s official: sweater season is upon us and we’re cosying up in sustainable luxury knitwear brand, Valentina Karellas. The chic label is zero-waste and handmade from premium, ethically sourced fabrics like Merino Wool, Scottish Lambswool, cashmere and cotton. All fabrics are sourced from leftover material that would have otherwise gone to waste in big production factories. Everything is unisex so there’s even more reason to borrow from your boyfriend (we won’t tell if you don’t).
BAG THIS Another Bag
We seriously can’t think of a better reason to buy a bag… Introducing Another Bag by The Lost Explorer, a brand that plants 20 trees in different parts of the world for every bag sold. The carbon positive, sleek carry-all bag is soft, washable and tear-resistant – think bag for life that also gives back. The Another Bag is available in white, slate, cocoa and moss for $135.
WEAR THESE Giesswein
Meet Giesswein, the sneaker brand that’s designed to help you explore the planet – without damaging it. The super-comfy Merino Wool trainers only use natural wool with high ethical and ecological standards. Giesswein have found a way to sustainably produce their footwear, paying attention to resource-saving methods with a 0% waste policy. And it’s not just sneakers, get everything from recycled flats to Merino Wool boots. Run, don’t walk…