Meghan Markle – the Duchess of sustainable fashion
Meghan Markle, former Suits actress turned British royal, is now one of the most famous women in the world and we’d like to congratulate her and Harry on their baby boy! We recently found out that she broke royal protocol by having her own midwives present during giving birth and it’s clear that’s not the only norm she’s breaking – her outfits over the years have shown that ethical fashion is obviously an issue dear to her heart. With the spotlight on her 24/7, Meghan’s fashion choices are studied from press all over the world (and us!) so it’s fantastic that she’s using her platform to endorse ethical fashion brands, here are just a few examples of when she’s styled herself sustainability:
During the Invictus Games in Sydney, Meghan wore a pair of Veja V-10 White Black. They’re made out of leather, organic cotton and wild rubber sourced from the Amazonian forest. Production in Brazil is done with great emphasis on sustainable and fair conditions and their cotton is sourced from small scale farmers.
Meghan is evidently a pretty big fan of Stella McCartney. Choosing a beautiful white gown as the dress for her wedding reception. At the Invictus Games opening ceremony she opted for another of Stella’s dresses, this time a royal blue one (that matched Harry’s tie, ofc)
Whenever she’s travelling, Meghan seems to incorporate brands from whichever country she’s visiting. On her travels to New Zealand, she wore a dress from Maggie Marilyn, a brand absolutely dedicated to sustainable fashion and all their garments are made ethically in New Zealand from a range of sustainable materials.
One of the most famous sustainable fashion brands is LA based The Reformation. Meghan was seen on Fraser Island rocking their Pineapple Linen dress. The Reformation creates clothes from sustainable materials such as Tencel, viscose, modal, as well as reserved deadstock and repurposed vintage.
In the beautiful Fiji, Meghan stunned with the Frederica Dress from Figue. A true global brand that combines original prints with layered textures, embroideries and hand-embellishment.
Not only does Meghan make sure her outfits are sustainable, her accessories are too. She wore Bar Jewellery’s Wide Ripple Gold Plated Bracelet. A piece made from gold plated, recycled sterling silver, entirely handmade by artisans in London.
Another favourite accessory is the little black Kayu bag that Meghan held during her Fiji visit. Kayu specialise in bags that are made from natural fibres, locally sourced and handwoven.
Worn by Meghan multiple times now, Outland jeans are a versatile favourite. She dressed the high-rise Harriet jean down for a country walk with Harry, but then dressed them up with a blazer for the Royal tour in Australia.