Tuesday 7 January 2014

sustainable style : at the office

This week I'm excited to be starting a contract at my old stomping ground, the Green Building Council of Australia, following my departure nearly two years ago.

Since I haven't been working in a corporate environment since then, I found I needed to enhance my office-appropriate wardrobe. A fabulous opportunity to celebrate 2014 as the Year of Sustainable Fashion if you ask me!

Here are a few new pieces destined to become staples in my 9-to-5 gig.

Autonomous top
100% certified organic and Fairtrade cotton
Available at EcoBird

Skinny pants from Ethical Clothing Australia
accredited Veronika Maine

Geometric pencil skirt from Ethical Clothing Australia
accredited Veronika Maine

White blazer and fabulous dress from Cue,
also accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia

Ethically made Thomas Sires tweed skirt
from my LA sustainable shopping excursion.

Secondhand dress from Dear Gladys, which also
supports Fitted for Work.

You may have noticed that not all items are made from sustainable materials. I definitely find office-wear one of the hardest styles to buy sustainably (not to mention secondhand). At least I can rest easy knowing I bulked up my office wardrobe with ethically-made quality items that should last for years.

How do you build your sustainable work wardrobe?

If you're back at work this week as well, I hope your first couple of days haven't been too painful!


PS - I typically don't advocate buying so many new clothing items in such a short period of time. I'm claiming extreme circumstances given my past couple years of travel and moving, which meant much culling of the wardrobe. 

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