Are you considering hopping onto the sustainable fashion movement? There is no better time than now and there is no better shop to trust for eco-conscious streetwear than INHABIT.cc; a select one-stop online space for head-to-toe staples for any capsule wardrobe inspiration. Whether you are a beginner or well advanced in your conscious consumer fashion journey, we pride ourselves in defying the cliché that green fashion is a drag by stocking progressive and chic sustainable brands - Tretorn, Sealand and Nudie Jeans.
Below are some all-season items to spruce up your eco-wardrobe this year!
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INHABIT.cc is an intentional curator of sustainable and slow fashion right here in South Africa. As a socio-environmentally friendly fashion online space, the choice of brands that we stock is centred on fair-trade and transparency throughout the production process.
INHABIT.cc is the exclusive stockist of the multiple award-winning Nudie Jeans brand in South Africa. One remarkable thing about Nudie Jeans is how it paves way for the wearer to tell their own unique story with their clothing - from denims to tops.
And if you are a sucker for an avant-garde narrative, spanning years, then it’s time to craft your own version with any of the following pieces:
We’re bringing back the ‘old-sexy’ vibe with the vintage Rudi Heavy Pocket Crew Neck Tee in chalk white made from heavy organic cotton. Its eyecatching faded shade and classic look are achieved through a combination of the pigment dyeing process and stone washing. To seal its beautifully eccentric features is a 1x1 rib at both the neck and sleeve.
Keep heads turning by combining your Rudi Tee with a pair of Gritty Jackson Dry Maze Selvage jeans crafted from 14.25 oz Turkish organic rigid denim. These regular fit straight leg jeans are a firm favourite because of their vividly dark indigo tone which is richly complemented by the tobacco threads at the seams.
Wearing these dry denims will evolve into pure fashion artistry! They develop an appealing and personalised fade; reducing the contrast between the seams and denim. The darker tones, however, remain obvious along the diagonal twill lines highlighting the subtle contrast of the dark blue back pocket embroidery.
Another good buy is the Steady Eddie II Dry (Japanese) Selvage jeans, they are made from 13.5 oz Kalhara selvedge; a matured craftsmanship technique that Nudie Jeans has developed since 2001. These heritage denims are a must-have because of their tightly woven fabric and Nudie Jeans’ signature orange selvedge lines.
Go ahead and add a pop of pattern to your eco-wardrobe with the Charles Benton Stripe in Blue/Off white. It is fairtrade certified (a collection made to acknowledge and appreciate all the labourers that contribute to the Nudie Jeans apparel from weaving to dying), and has a stylish finish of folded hems at the neck, sleeve and bottom.
Our Navy Chuck fluid Twill Shirt is yet another fair-trade certified must-have item to pair with your Nudie jeans. Made from TENCEL lyocell combined with organic cotton, you will love its plush, soft feel. A matching piece for the ladies is our Lova Tee which is made from the same material and is equally irresistibly soft with a fluid character - perfect for any body type.
For ladies big on jeans with a relaxed fit, high waist and tapered leg, then the Breezy Britt Favourite Blues are your go-to pair. Made with a combination of 80% pre-consumer recycled cotton and 20% organic cotton, they come in a misty greyish-blue hue which may mature to an icy bright blue over time with wear, wash and fade! Trust these to make you stand out from the crowd but be warned - with all their detailing, they may well become your favourite pair of jeans.
Your Sustainable Sole-Mate
To be a part of the slow fashion culture, one has to appreciate the background story, the impact and the artisanal craftsmanship that goes into each product. This is the strength of the Tretorn brand, evolving from tennis ball manufacturer to the first luxury tennis shoe and being the fashion force behind the ‘preppy style’.
As a shoe brand that was born to withstand the harsh Scandinavian weather, Tretorn is known for products that are not just stylish but durable too. To add to your eco-friendly outfit, you can’t go wrong with the Nylite Artis – Fog boasting the famous 60s design and TanTec Lite Leather. But the design goes a step further with a recycled inner sole construction tailored for steadiness and comfort and an outer sole made of 50% natural rubber.
Made from thick cotton canvas and a bound edge, the White Nylite Canvas sneaker carries the unforgettable design lines from the 60s. These beauties are a combo of aesthetic functional necessity and eco-footprint consciousness. They are manufactured from 100% locally sourced materials with an insock base made from natural rubber and recycled material with the upper being partially unlined.
Shop your sustainable fashion staples with INHABIT.cc
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