Back to school and a return to regular work activities are upon us. With summer drawing to a close, most of us are looking forward to settling back into routines and daily rhythms. Whatever that may look like for you, be sure your return to routine is a stylish one!
I’ve never been one to accessorize a lot so the accessories that I do choose have to be special and of a higher standard. I talk a lot about how important it is to know who made your clothes and what their environmental impact is but we often overlook smaller items like accessories. How these dainty items are made is equally as important as a lot of them tend to be made with materials like leather and diamonds which often aren’t sustainably sourced.
So make your style sustainable with these ethical accessories perfect for work or school!
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1. Solios Watches
I believe watches are one of the finest accessories a person can own. And when you get a good watch, like a Solios watch, it’s a statement in and of itself!
What makes Solios watches so amazing is their innovative, solar-powered design! That’s right, this watch is completely solar-powered and won’t ever require a battery change! Because we all know how pesky changing a watch battery can be. I’m sure we’ve all had a dead watch sitting in the drawer that we keep telling ourselves we’ll change one day. If everybody switched to a Solios solar-powered watch, we could save approximately 300 MILLION watch batteries per year. Batteries are so hard to dispose of properly and pose a huge waste problem as their filled with acid and hard to recycle materials. A Solios watch helps eliminate this problem!
Not only are these watches solar-powered but they’re also made using materials like eco friendly vegan leather, mesh, certified recycled stainless steel, recycled plastic, eco-friendly cork and an anti-scratch sapphire coating.
With Solios you can rest assured that you’re not only getting the best quality but that every step of their supply cycle is ethical and sustainable from materials, sourcing and the entire supply chain.
Solios saves 1 acre of rainforest for every watch sold through their partnership with Rainforest Trust. By 2022 they’ve estimated to have saved 10,000 acres of endangered land! They’re also a Certified B Corporation which means the brand has met the highest standards of social and environmental impacts. This is a huge deal, it’s not easy for brands to require this stamp of approval. If a brand is Certified B-Corp, you know you can trust them.
I was also pleased to receive my watch completely plastic-free! Solios thoroughly cares about the planet from start to finish and is an accessory everyone would be proud to adorn.
2. Classic tote bag
Whether you’re a college student or a working woman, this tote bag is the perfect accessory to hold all your essentials! It even has an inner pocket to carry your laptop or iPad. Ethically handcrafted in Ethiopia and Mexico, this tote is made out of 100% distressed leather so each one is unique.
3. Letter pendant
A dainty necklace is often what an outfit needs to be complete. With this ethically made gold necklace, you can choose any initials you want to proudly display! I guarantee you’ll get compliments every time you wear it.
4. Biodegradable phone case
Don’t let the word “biodegradable” fool you. These phone cases may be made of plants but they are so stylish and sleek. With options for the professional businesswoman and the fun college student! Only you don’t need to ever worry about losing this case or purchasing a new one and leaving waste behind because it’ll simply biodegrade and return to the earth.
5. Recycled reading glasses
Say goodbye to squinting and headaches with these reading glasses made from 2.5 plastic water bottles! How cool is that?? You can choose from various different strengths and colours depending on your needs and preference.
6. Biodegradable hair accessories
Kooshoo makes hair accessories that are organic and biodegrade! How cool? I know I can lose my hair ties sometimes and now you don’t have to worry about them sticking around for a hundred years!
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Thanks again to Solios for sponsoring this post! This is a brand that I truly believe in when it comes to changing the game of ethical accessories. Where and how our accessories are made is just as important as where and how our clothes are made. They may be small, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. Our accessories can make more than just a visual statement but an environmental one as well.
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