@taylorblair1 wearing @kopila_cashmere
@corahilts wearing @kopila_cashmere
@corahilts wearing @kopila_cashmere and @earthshoesusa
REV’s Sustainable Fall Fashion Essentials
Now that it is fall and the days are shortening, the days feel greyer, and the temperature is starting to cool, we wanted to share some of our favourite brands for this time of year – all of which are sustainably minded of course! Building seasonal wardrobes should be about finding timeless pieces that are made to last rather than participating in solely wants on trend this season. We hope you find some staple pieces in this editorial that can last you for years and years to come.
Thank you to all the brands that made this editorial possible! This piece is sponsored by the below brands, Reve only works with brands who we love and trust.
If you want to market your brand with us, please do email our Head of Brand Partnerships – Taylorb@revenvert.com.
For Cozy Ethical Cashmere - Kōpilā –
We fell madly in love with Kōpilā the second we laid our eyes on it. Kōpilā is a Nepali name that means ‘flower bud’ and it speaks to the vulnerability of new beginnings. The brand was born out of a desire to bring conscious cashmere to consumers that is made from luxury raw materials by artisanal craftmanship. The result is a range that is timeless yet relevant, that showcases incredible artisan skills. Rev’s CEO and Head of Brand Partnerships have been living in their Kōpilā pieces since the seasons changed.
“I feel so chic in all the Kōpilā pieces I have and already know I will wear them again and again – regardless of the season. They are all so timeless and can be styled so effortlessly – with jeans, on top of a dress, or skirt – you name it!” – Taylor
Kōpilā is proud to partner with The Good Cashmere Standard (R) by AbTF, so you can trust they have full visibility of the journey of your pieces. They only use nontoxic dyes – an issue we are super passionate about, and they offer a completely dye-free home wear collection! The brand also has a zero plastic packaging policy, and they use biodegradable corn bags, paper parcel tape, handmade lokta tissue paper, and the garment labels are even made from organic cotton.
To learn more about nontoxic dyes, listen to our Rev On Air Episode with Michel of Aizome.
For Warm and Sustainable Shoes - Earth Shoes –
After a barefoot summer, it is time to think about shoes for the fall and winter months. Look no further than Earth Shoes, a brand who puts out some of our favourite sustainable shoes. They prioritize supreme comfort, effortless style, and all the while ensuring they are designing with our earth in mind. Earth Shoes are designed with materials like water-based adhesives, natural cork, and recycled plastics. Their shoes strive to be safer for consumers and the planet by using recyclable, renewable, or regenerative materials whenever possible. The brand has also partnered with tanneries that uphold high environmental, social and governance standards when it comes to their leather-based shoes. All the shoes by the brand are so comfortable and it is because the footbeds are meticulously crafted with structured arch support for all-day comfort. They’ve become a favourite of Cora’s and they support her from morning dog walks to gardening in her produce patch to dashing out for a casual dinner in town.
For Vegan and Cruelty Free Jackets - CULTHREAD –
As the weather changes, a good coat is an essential. We feel that coat choice shouldn’t cost the environment, should be made to last, shouldn’t be thousands of dollars. CULTHREAD make wonderful coat options that are ethical and cruelty free. We love their classic Faraday recycled vegan puffer jacket, as it is such a wardrobe staple. Something that will always be in style and easy to pair with any outfit. It is made of 100% coffee-cycled vegan leather, recycled fabric, and 100% post-consumer recycled fiber down insulation – it is light but will keep you warm! We love it in black and green. CULTHREAD also make really cool cross-body puffer bags that are designed to support your needs on the go with an array of pockets inside. It is also weather resistant and and is incredibly durable. Again, like all other products from the brand, it is made from 100% recycled materials!
For Timeless Tops for All Seasons – So Elly –
So Elly is one of Cora’s favourite brands for a reason. The brand was founded on the principle that clothing designed with quality and simplicity can span the seasons, transcend generations, and become long-lasting wardrobe staples. Every So Elly piece is made with a commitment to versatility, quality of material and fine craftsmanship. Each item is designed to be mixed and matched, loved and worn for years to come. Their tops and shirts work for all seasons and can be dressed up and down depending on the occasion – such a wardrobe staple.
For Sustainable and Handmade Jeans – ELV Denim –
Jeans can be one of the most unsustainable wardrobe classics on the market, but E.L.V. Denim make no waste denim. They operate from an ideal of ‘no waste’ and create their jeans using discarded denim which otherwise could be destined for landfill. Working with local ateliers in East London, Founder and Creative Director Anna Foster ensures that each jean has the lowest carbon footprint possible whilst supporting local businesses and communities. At E.L.V. Denim environmental and social sustainability are at the heart of the business, and they believe that being entirely transparent with their supply chain allows a consumer to find a consciously sourced jean which is as unique as the person who wears them. It only takes 7 litres of water used to create E.L.V. Denim jeans, where to create a brand new pair would use 7000 liters – this is more than the amount of water ONE person drinks over 13 years.