Lalla - Sustainable Fashion for the Festival Season
I’ve gone to loads of festivals over the years! From Wireless to Field Day and to the mother of all festivals and my personal favourite- Glastonbury.
Glastonbury was the first festival I attended at age 18 and even back then I wore a complete sustainable wardrobe. The weekend before every festival, I would go in search for cool dresses, hats and wellies in every charity shop in North London. I still own several dresses that I wore dancing the night away but now they are one-off pieces from my label LALLAX.
This LALLAXRR dress (below) is made from the very dress I wore 12 years ago that I bought from Beyond Retro, East London for £10. Three years later, I recycled it by attaching black and white arms and was the star piece for the launch of LALLAXRR. It will always be my favourite piece from my first collection, not only because of how beautiful and flattering it is but also because of the memories it carries. I hope the customer who bought it enjoys wearing it as much as I did!
With the Festival Season just around the corner, I’ve put together 3 no-fail sustainable outfits, all the dresses are from ethical brands and each outfit is styled with vintage pieces. These outfits are perfect for any of this year’s summer festivals while reducing your sartorial footprint.
First up is :
Madia & Matilda
A unique luxury clothing label, specialising in up-cycled and sustainable fabrics. Each piece is hand-crafted with care, turning old garments and remnants into new designs or designing new garments with sustainable fabrics, keeping heritage and craft alive, yet with an innovative twist.
Dress: Madia & Matilda www.madiamatilda.co.uk
My Second Sustainable brand is:
This brand sources their textiles locally, meaning they reduce the carbon footprint which is great for the planet and helps the growth of the local economy. They make their garments on demand, never wasting fabric by over-producing. Their collections are 'season free' and carefully designed so you can enjoy the pieces all year round!
And lastly is my own up-cycled brand:
A contemporary, sustainable Womenswear/ Menswear label with a focus on the recycling and up-cycling of vintage and ethically sourced pieces. We create one-off, on-trend garments, reducing the need for clothing production whilst maintaining a high fashion edge.
Whether you are heading out into the heat or preparing for the inevitable British downpour, I have got you ethically covered. Personally I’ve swapped Festivals for Yoga retreats and these days if you see me in a field, I will be perfecting my yoga poses. Yet still wearing ethically sourced yoga outfits of course! www.lallarr.com
Words by Lalla Bronshtein Photograhies by @dawnpcollins