The Best Sustainable Co-Ords
By Alexa Scott-Dalgleish
Matchy-matchy never looked so good.
This co-ord will brighten up the darkest of days with its vibrant hue and eye-catching silhouette. The tent shape of the top can be tied using the belt in the front or the back to give shape, or can be left loose for a more relaxed fit.
Both the trousers and the top are made from Tencel, a sustainable fibre made from the wood pulp of trees. Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable, planet-friendly solvents, and is soft, breathable and less prone to wrinkle. Interested in learning more about cellulosic fibres? Read our article here.
The 80s are back with this minimal double-breasted trouser suit made in orange fibre fabric.
These perfectly tailored jacket and trouers in a pastel purple hue offer an interesting take on traditional suiting, and feature a defined yet loose silhouette, oversized buttons in a matching shade, and straight-fit pants with a front button closing. The buttery soft material is made from tonnes of orange peels that otherwise would be thrown away. It offers a waste management solution to approximately 700 tonnes of orange peels generated per year worldwide and is packed with natural oils including Vitamin A, C and E, which are absorbed into the skin of the wearer.
This head turning co-ord features a front-tie crop top and tiered skirt, made from sustainable orange fibre fabric and hand printed with a wave print. The crop top comes with frilled straps and a wavy panel detail at the back, whilst the skirt consists of tiered layers that fall elegantly from below the waist.
The luxurious fabric is buttery soft and created from tonnes of orange peels that would otherwise be thrown away. It offers a waste management solution to approximately 700 tonnes of orange peels generated per year worldwide and is packed with natural oils including Vitamin A, C and E, which are absorbed into the skin of the wearer.
A tailored boiler suit and a sweeping duster coat set. It doesn’t get more stylish than that.
Cut from 100% thick linen and designed unlined, the Peppi Duster Coat allows for easy layering over its matching counterpart, while its oversized fit and maxi length create a laid-back silhouette. This contrasts with the boiler suit’s more tailored cut, resulting in a chic yet casual look that you’ll keep for years to come.
This top and short set are crafted from tweed patchwork leftover pieces sourced from Haute Couture fashion house in Paris. The top features an elegant high-neck design and a hook and eye closure and narrow opening at the back, whilst the shorts are high-waisted and cut high up the leg.
With only one set made, you’ll know that there’ll be no danger of running into someone wearing the same thing!
This elegant co-ord includes a relaxed-fit shirt with a Mandarin collar, lined buttons in the front and side slits, made in a soft organic cotton satin fabric.
The matching dugong pant is made in cotton poplin and features a classic straight fit shape. The neutral hue of this product will bring a subtle yet strong sense of style to your wardrobe.
Playing with versatility and lose shapes, the Labirinto Set affords a sense of freshness and freedom and is made from deadstock Italian premium viscose. The tunic can be worn tucked in or loose, whilst the trousers feature a high waist and a relaxed, straight-leg shape.
Vienso focuses on quality over quantity and only makes a limited number of each piece, with just 15 sets of the Labirinto Set Giro made.
This is the ultimate comfort co-ord. The Anne is an everyday piece that celebrates the simplicity of materials. It is crafted from a warm and lightweight knit of cashmere, superfine wool and silk which gives it extreme softness and warmth.These trousers have a simple design with a soft feel, crafted from superfine merino wool. To add an elegant touch, the trousers feature a dart detailing effect on the front and back and mold perfectly to the body. The waist band, which doesn’t feature any plastic-based elastic band, is flexible enough to adapt to your waist and feel secure.
Shrinking violets avert your gaze. This set is for those looking to light up the room. The Agata shirt and skirt are cut from precious vintage silk which comes with a tonal jacquard pattern. The shirt’s collar can be worn as a turtle neck buttoning up the shirt or left open, whilst wide sleeves, knotted cuffs and velvet-covered buttons add further statement details to this eye-catching garment.
Its matching midi skirt has a wrap-effect front and is dotted with silk red buttons down one side. It is unlined and high-waisted with a slit that can be adjusted as desired.
The Aden is the ultimate in statement pieces, made in soft handloom chanderi fabric and hand screen printed with an ocean-inspired print. The jacket’s silhouette is defined by puff shoulders to give a contemporary look and a double-breasted button front whilst the pants are loose-fitting with a front button closing.
Offering a modern take on suiting, the Aden set can be coordinated with heels or flats for an elegant yet eye-catching look.
Here’s one for the athleisure fans. This sporty top is beautifully cut to enhance the chest and features a feminine yet athletic u-shaped back. Its matching leggings are made to naturally shape and sculpt your legs and bottom, with both made from ECONYL®, a recycled fabric regenerated from plastic waste that is breathable and offers excellent coverage and a perfect fit.
The Havana clean-lined oversized blazer jacket is designed with a simple straight fit, a notch collar and double-breasted structure whilst its matching French Riviera wide-leg trousers come with pleating details, a concealed zip closure, side pockets and belt loops. The result? An ultra-sophisticated ensemble that will have you the envy of all.
Both are made from 100% linen which comes from the flax plant. Flax is a recyclable fibre that does not need irrigation and almost no chemical treatment, and all parts of the plant are used ensuring no waste.
No list would be complete without some animal print, so say hello to the Zebra Set. The roller shirt features a 70s-inspired cut with its point collar, raglan sleeves and cropped fit, and is made from upcycled crepe de chine. Its matching skirt is cut from upcycled wool making it ideal for autumn, and has a wrap-effect front and a high-waist with a slit that be adjusted as desired. Both are dotted with silk red buttons for little pops of colour.
Each piece is made to order and available in limited quantity, depending on the fabric availability, in order to reduce unnecessary waste.
We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
Alexa is the Content Manager at Talia Collective. Previously, she worked for a top travel PR firm with a focus on sustainability in London, before moving to Madrid to learn Spanish and cut her teeth as a freelance travel copywriter and PR consultant.