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Sustainability in Luxury Fashion

We can safely say that the past year has been one of reflection. Quarantine caused everyone to take a second look at their values and distinguish what is important. This time of self-reflection caused a huge boom of sustainability within the fashion industry. In other words, we had the ability to analyze the consequences of fast-fashion and how to move forward to a sustainable future. At Gwynn’s, we want to be a part of the positive change and sustainability movement that so many brands have taken part in. Here are some of our favorite sustainable brands that we represent.

Sustainability in Luxury Fashion: Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher strives to combine simplicity with sustainable luxury and ease. Our collection of Eileen Fisher at Gwynn’s features fashionable comfort. Each piece is crafted of organic and recycled fibers that support clean air and water, local farmers, and human rights.

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This brand highlights functional pieces that are easily interchangeable. The Crew Neck Shell pairs well with a blazer and the Boyfriend Jean in Sky Blue, can be worn with the High-Collar Cardigan, or with the Boyfriend Style Cardigan. The Crew Neck Tank Dress can be worn for brunch or as a travel outfit on the flight to your next vacation. These pieces allow for versatility so you can reduce your impulse to buy fast-fashion basics.

Collage of Eileen Fisher clothing including two cardigans (one green and one gray), one tank top (green), one pair of jeans (sky blue), and a dress (gray).

Boyfriend Style Cardigan

High Collar Cardigan

Crew Neck Shell

Boyfriend Jean in Sky Blue

Crew Neck Tank Dress

Shop the complete Eileen Fisher collection at Gwynn’s here!

Sustainability in Luxury Fashion: What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around is a company that purchases authentic, vintage designer goods that include accessories like leather goods and jewelry. Their mission encompasses a sustainable model through their promise to provide gently used, second hand pieces. Gwynn’s offers a curated selection of luxury pieces that help the environment, while upholding the values of these luxury brands.

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We love the vintage Hermès scarves because they can be worn around your neck, as a top, around your bag, and so many more ways. Gwynn’s receives inventory daily, so there are always new (to us) leather goods. From wallets to shoulder bags and totes, WGACA offers so many pieces that you can’t find anywhere else.

Collage of two black Chanel bags, one pink Chanel wallet, one blue Gucci clutch, two canvas monogram Louis Vuitton Wallets, and one Louis Vuitton mini pochette bag.
Collage of six Hermès enamel bangle bracelets, one pair of pearl and gold Dior earrings, and one pair of silver Chanel CC and pearl earrings.

Shop the complete What Goes Around Comes Around Collection at Gwynn’s here!

Sustainability in Luxury Fashion: Lafayette 148 New York

Lafayette 148 New York aims to reduce their impact on the Earth through using fine, Italian fibers in production facilities where chemical and water usage is limited and solar power is ample. Lafayette 148 designers are continually creating ways to use excess material and ensure ethical employee processes and practices.

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From basics to statement pieces, Lafayette 148 has so many sustainable options. We’ve been loving the brilliant Harper Dress and Aiden Dress to dress up or down with sneakers or heels. The Maeve Kaftan is versatile, for instance, it can be worn as a cover-up or can spice up a plain, black outfit. The Parker Blouse pairs beautifully with the vibrant Degraw Short and is a vacay-approved look. For never ending outfit possibilities, try the Wyckoff Jean and Siona Shirt (that is available in two colors) to create an infinity of combinations. Don’t forget to accessorize with the Blooming Eden Scarf that comes in two color combos.

Collage of Lafayette 148 New York new collection. Includes two scarves, one orange dress, one yellow dress, one black and white patterned kaftan, two white blouses, one pair of orange patterned shorts, and one pair of white jeans.

1: Blooming Eden Scarf in White

3: Aiden Dress

4: Maeve Kaftan

5: Parker Blouse

6: Degraw Short

7: Siona Shirt

8: Wyckoff Jean in Washed Plaster

9: Blooming Eden Scarf in Black

Shop the complete Lafayette 148 New York collection at Gwynn’s here!

The next time you go shopping, it’s important to think about the environment and the ethics that go into the production of the clothes. In order to make a difference in the world and leave a lasting impact, we have to shop sustainably. This is why Gwynn’s tries to work with brands that vow to keep ethical and sustainable promises. We are working towards a sustainable future and hope that you consider it too.

Shop our carefully curated sustainable collection featuring Eileen Fisher, Lafayette 148 NY, FRAME, Nicholas Kirkwood and more sustainable brands here.

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