Clothes are amazingly powerful creations. They have the ability to provide you with a boost of confidence, a shield of armour, or in this case – a total sense of calm and peace. Wrapped up in GOTS certified cotton feels good regardless, but this is more than just a beautiful hooded bathrobe. Ayurganic has created a collection of clothing like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
They’ve blended traditional Ayurvedic principles and rituals into their textile creation process, the fabric is literally treated with hand picked herbs collected by local tribal communities. Spirituality, philosophy and fashion swirl seamlessly together, and this is such an interesting concept for me. “Wearing Ayurganic is an act of responsibility, sustainability and consciousness” – couldn’t have said it better myself. Honestly, take a look at their website. Such a beautiful melding of creativity and spirituality.
If I mentioned the brand Wrangler, most people immediately say “Jeans” – and they’re not wrong! Wrangler has been doing denim damn well since 1904, and have recently teamed up with UK start-up and sustainably focused eyewear company Mosevic.
Every pair of sunglasses created as part of this exclusive collaboration (my pair is 105 of 150) has been made using the excess denim material supplied by Wrangler. This means each pair is unique, hand crafted and super striking. They are made by infusing layers of fabric and resin, and the end result is both rugged and durable.
Something that really appealed to me is that the sunnies wear like denim jeans, getting cooler with age. And they actually work! I tested them from the overwhelming heat and brightness of Woodford Folk Festival, to the beaches of Burleigh Heads. If you’re looking for a sustainable and ethical pair of sunglasses with high quality lenses (that looking freakin’ cool), this is my hot pick.
Want to know more about their production process? Watch the video below…
I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Wardrobe Warriors Market that was on this Sunday, held inside the Hibiscus Sports Centre at Mt Gravatt. I was one of a whole bunch of early risers, rugged up against the cold morning chill and setting up our market stalls for a day of selling and fantastic fashion bargains.
My challenge was to put together an outfit for $20 – how could I say no? After doing a few loops around, I managed to dig out two awesome pieces; 1. A denim jacket with kooky arm holes (Bitching and Junkfood, original tag still attached!) for only $5! Next, I found a gorgeous printed shift dress (The Fifth Label) for $10. With my remaining $5, I nabbed three quirky jewellery pieces. Put it all together, layering over a basic black turtleneck and teamed with my favourite boots and… voila!
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