Hello guys! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that i am a bit of a greenie. Not so much the ‘trees have feelings’ type, but more of the environmentally conscious type, where i am always trying to minimise damage to the environment in things i do. This is one of the main reasons why i love vintage so much – not only are they made with better quality to outstand numerous wears, but also because i feel as if it would be a waste for such lovely items to be thrown away. I want to rescue these items from landfill! I’m also not so much into wearing things once and throwing it away – i feel like it is such a waste. I also get weary of purchasing chain store items as there is that little kick of guilt inside me wondering about just where they were made. I know i am not 100% perfect, but when i can, i do try my best to do things right. (Just going off on a tangent here, for those who like eco-fashion, eco-friendly things – you should definitely get your hands on the Australian mag, Peppermint!)
So when Lizzy from Rapanui emailed me introducing me to their company, i immediately knew that i wanted to share a little bit more about the sort of ethically and environmentally friendly things i really appreciate. Read below to find out more :)
A passion for fashion needn’t cost the Earth
Have you heard of Rapanui?
Rapanui is an eco-fashion company from the Isle of Wight, taking on fashion’s last big challenge – making eco fashion cool.
What goes into Rapanui’s items?
Rapanui use eco-textiles like organic cotton and bamboo. What’s more, all Rapanui items are made ethically using renewable energy. There is also a traceability tool on the website which you can click on to find out exactly how and where each item is made!
And their collection?
Rapanui’s items are all about creating super soft, flattering basics – eco fashion essentials that are made to last and outlast seasons. You can find knickers, socks, leggings and t-shirts on their site. Pretty much all wardrobe essentials made ethically from natural, organic materials.
And the people behind Rapanui?
Designer Martin Drake-Knight: “We all know, at the back of our minds, that fast fashion has some quite serious and negative consequences, but it can be hard to find out exactly where clothing comes from and how it is made, and the ranges that clearly are eco-friendly are also clearly not chic. At Rapanui we want to change that, and make it convenient for people to shop quickly, with a conscience. Eco Fashion no longer has to be exclusive or expensive.”
Rob Drake Knight, Co Founder: “The great thing about using eco-fabrics is that they are naturally softer, more breathable and comfy. We’ve also developed initiatives like Traceability and Eco-labelling to make ethical shopping easier on the high street and online.”
“It’s not that people don’t care about these issues, it’s just they don’t know and suggest that fashions unique power to inspire trends could be used to some good.”
To the readers out there interested in supporting eco-fashion and everything Rapanui does, Rapanui has provided an exclusive code for K is for KANI readers, just enter ‘kani’ at checkout to receive 10% off your goodies!