Mara Hoffman bandeau top and Amlul matching skirt and top

It took a while to understand what the acronym Y2K stood for (year 2000). Only to realise that what I was wearing in High School is officially back in fashion!

 

Am I really that old or are trends coming back faster and faster. The truth is somewhere in the middle. But after years of joggers, socks and comfort wear, it's no surprise that we're all feeling skin-cravings. And this is exactly what to expect from Y2K; belly-flashing, tight-fitting clothes that are somewhat Kitch.

 

But how to wear Y2K without looking like a Paris Hilton or Missy Elliot copy? Or in case you're 30++ (just like me) like you're in a midlife crisis.

 

Only cherrypick what suits you. This style edit covers my sustainable and ethical favourites. Think body-hugging instead of skin-tight, do candy colours and stick to only one kitch Y2K accessory - like sunnies with tinted glasses or some piece of jewellery that looks like your 5-year-old niece made from Mother's Day. 

 

And don't forget to check your (moms or auntie's secret) attic for vintage beauties. In the end, that's the pinnacle of sustainable shopping!

For hot summer days

A hot sizzling summer

JULY 2021

Amlul model wearing moss green 90s style skirt and belly chain
Model at pool wearing Mara hofmann thights and bikini bandeau
cute pearl necklace with 90s style green flower
sexy orange silk hand dyed skirt ethical brand SVNR
model wearing orange longsleeve dress with tie dye print from ethical fashion brand Nomia
model with long wavy hear wearing mint green rectangular sunglasses with tinted glasses from ethical sunglass brand Bonnie Clyde
pale pink ethical and sustainable sunglasses with pink tinted glasses
sexy orange silk hand dyed skirt ethical brand SVNR
Asyemtrical pink patent leather sandals from ethical footwearbrand About Arianne
glass dolphin charms on golden hoops from sustainable jewellery brand Ninfa Handmade
sexy orange silk hand dyed cloud print blue dress ethical brand SVNR
striped vest from Spanish ethical clothing brand Amlul
ethical and sustainable shopping afforda
blue paddedleather fisherman sandals from ethical footwear brand HEREU
leather green croco print sandals from ethical footwear brand About Arianne
One shoulder asymetrical ribbed kotton top from ethical clothing brand Mundaka
90s inspired turtoise rectangular sunglasses with yellow lenses from ethical eyewear brand Bonnie Clyde
asymetrical yellow and black top 90s y2k inspired
Azul blue tank top made with recycled materials from ethical and sustainable brand Thinking Mu

Brands in this style edit

ABOUT ARIANNE

A shoe brand for women 100% made in Spain. The brand does not follow trends and respects local craftsmanship and the environment. Expect a lot of candy coloured yet sophisticated leather and vegan footwear.

AMLUL

The brand creates seasonless and limiteded edition clothes using organic or recycled materials. The brand produces, is located and ships from Spain. Garment supplies comes from Spain, Italy and Portugal. Beware the brand does not restock.

BONNIE CLYDE

The ethical sunglasses brand uses plant-based acetate (an eco-friendly version of plastic). They come in limited edition runs and are only ocassionaly restocled. Glasses are ethically made in a small family run factory in Shenzen. Brand is located and ships from Los Angelas. Expect the sunnies to be eye popping.

 

CALLE DEL MAR
This candy-colored Los Angeles based knitwear cult label produces locally in limited runs using female owned US factories on a non-seasonal calendar. Their plant-based staple yarn - viscose - is a more durable and green, vegan, alternative to silk. The label produces in all sizes on request.

CARLA COLOUR

The sunglasses brand uses Zyl acetate which originates from wood pulp and cotton fibers. The sunnies are timeless and built to last. Product is made in Italy, brand is located and ships from New York

HEREU

The Spanish leather goods brand creates timeless pieces, locally crafted in the most conscious way by  artisans. Expect references to local local imagery, such as Raffia baskets and fishnets and bold, modern colors.

HUND HUND

The Berlin based brand creates affordable, sustainable and ethical clothing. Keeping it affordable by sticking to a direct to consumer business model only. The brand works with small mills and factories across Europa and prefers working with deadstock material from luxury labels. Product description is very specific about the origins of the fabric and where it has been made. 

 

MARA HOFFMAN

Vegan clothing brand using natural, recycled, organic materials. Made and based in the USA. Her swimwear collection is made entirely  with ECONYL

MARIA FARRO

Handmade ethical footwear from the island of Greece. All sandals are 100% leather and handmade in Chania, Crete. Brand ships from using bio degradable and recycled package materials.  

MUNDAKA

An ethically made clothing from Spain which is very aware of the relationship people have with clothes. Or what clothes can bring. This is what she has to say about to carrot coloured One shoulder top above 'asymmetric cut demands attention and proves that things can be done different'

NINFA HANDMADE

Hand made jewelery from Portugal using metal and glass. Jewellery are shipped in recycled packaging.

NOMIA

The NYC based designer is influenced by art, architecture, utilitarian workwear and the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine. She works with local, women owned factories mostly which she visits and audits personally. The brand is vegan and works with organic materials mostly. 

NU-IN

The brand creates affordable, ethical and sustainable clothing. Keeping it affordable by sticking to a direct to consumer business model only. The brand is very transparent on the origins of the fabrics, production partners and why they produce in China for example. The brand scores Good on Good on You. The brand is really on-trend and delivers a lot of different styles. Maybe a few to many for a sustainable brand?!

SUSHCHENKO

The Barcelona based designer produces very small batches relying on pre-orders and made-to-order. She works with small ateliers and use stock available fabrics to keep her impact on the environment low. Expect lots of bold colours and beyond boring designs.

SVNR

The brand is known for its hand-dyed-to-order silks and one-of-a-kind jewelry made from found, re-used, up-cycled and natural material. The brand is based and made in New York.

THINKING MU

The Spanish brand knows how to created friendly and fairly priced clothing for a wide audience. Not too niche, not too ordinary. The brand works with organic, recycled an fair trade materials, natural and non-toxic dyes and water based prints. 

VAGABOND

Born in 1973 the brand has commited to sustainability over the last decade. The Swedish brand works with their own Vietnam based factory and has an in house atelier where they create limited run collections.

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