Style File: Memorial Day

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Nothing says “it’s officially summer!” quite like Memorial Day. Whether you’re hitting the beach or prepping a good ol’ American barbecue, here’s some red-white-and-blue style to keep you celebrating Americuh all weekend long. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

Reformation | The linen ankle length Jaclyn dress with a ruffle edged bodice from Reformation is just light enough for the summer. Not only will you be wearing a gorgeous outfit that has both CO2 and H20 savings (all available online thanks to the RefScale) – it’s made from surplus fabric, which means it not only generated zero waste – it actually used up someone else’s. Did we mention it’s also made in LA? #vivaamerica


Veja | The V-10 collection, made with sustainably sourced materials including recycled cotton and wild rubber, was launched in celebration of Veja’s 10th anniversary – and they sure have lots to celebrate. The Brazilian brand is known for its commitment towards and execution of ethical and sustainable production that combines fair trade and green practices with social initiatives. Perfect to kick of the weekend celebrations.


Proud Mary | The Simple Tote is made with handwoven cotton and natural leather straps, and is roomy enough (with an interior pocket) to fit in everything you need for your Memorial Day picnic. Proud Mary works with artisans in developing countries (this tote bag was handwoven and sewn in Chiapas, Mexico) to combine modern design aesthetics with traditional methods of production – there’s just something about this Mary.


Woodwear | Inspired by Breckenridge, Colorado, the “eco-friendly” Breck Wood sunglasses are handcrafted frames made from natural wood and sustainable bamboo. Major bonus: they float! i.e. no more worrying about losing your sunnies in the pool.


Alex & Ani | The Team USA (need we say more?) Braided Leather Wrap is one of Alex & Ani’s signature expandable pieces – perfect for wrists of all shapes and sizes. Go red, white and blue with this Made (designed and crafted!) in America bracelet, made with sustainable materials and Rafaelian gold finishing, sourced the responsible way.


Vitamin A | Stripes for days? The stylish, cross-back maillot brings a touch of European style to your American national holiday. But it gets better: Vitamin A is showing us how it’s possible for a swimwear company to reduce its environmental footprint, one bikini at a time. From sustainable material innovation to product life extension to waterless digital printing technology – this SoCal brand feels like a bright ray of sunshine.


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