Sustainably Chic: The Keys to Sustainability


Welcome to Sustianably Chic, a series where we put fashionable outfits together based on entirely sustainable and eco-friendly brands. This Wednesday, we’re giving a shout out to the brand The Giving Keys, a social impact brand focused on ending homelessness through employment. We hope to remind everyone that environmental sustainability and social impact are intimately linked, so enjoy these awesome and hopefully inspiring sustainable outfits!

Bag 1 Boho Black Velvet, 100% upcycled

The first bag is an upcycled boho bag that’s at a velvety flair to any outfit you own. The minimalist design and sturdy leather handle mean that you’ll be able to add this to almost any outfit with ease, for an interesting silhouette and sleek feel.

Outfit 1 

Speaking of interesting silhouettes, that sweater is to die for. This black and white themed outfit also features a pair of pants whose design is anything but everyday, despite their versatility. If you don't feel comfortable with white shoes an all black boot would look just as good. We topped it off with a fun cap and a touch of gold.

Sweater: Bite Studios 22-4 Braided Knit Sweater, organic cotton and alpaca wool 

Pants: Epoque Evolution Everyday Pant, certified non-museling wool and recycled polyester 

Cap: Yellow 108 Anchor Cap, recycled materials hemp and organic cotton

Shoes: Sezane Alba Boots, responsible production model and vegetable tanned leather 

Keys: The Giving Keys Create key, homelessness advocacy program



Bag 2 Midnight Blue Vegan Leather Vogue, 100% upcycled


For our second bag we have a second hobo bag but with an entirely different look and feel. The vogue is an upcycled vegan leather bag that’s big enough to carry everything you need for the day and more in a sturdy, zippered package and a cute, casual look. A perfect grab and go bag for your everyday essentials. 


Outfit 2


Jeans: Alternative Apparel Able Button Front Jeans, women empowerment and poverty reduction 

Jacket: Oh Seven Days Sunday Ute Utility Jacket, deadstock fabrics circular design 

Shirt: House of Sunny Marina Shirt, waste reducing design and recycled materials 

Shoes: Handmade Barcelona Chestnut Texan Leather Boots, handmade, artisan, traditional handicraft focus 

Key: The Giving Keys Anything is Possible Pendant, homelessness advocacy program 


As for the outfit we’ve got the perfect tough pretty look that just needs a standout lipstick and a badass attitude to be complete. The cute and flattering shirt from designers House of Sunny pairs nicely with the high-waisted button front jeans, and the jacket transforms the look into something rugged. And of course, those boots are to die for. Considering the western aesthetic this outfit had, we thought the feather key was a nice finishing touch.

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