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6 Sustainable Hot Girl Summer Essentials.
Summer is finally upon us (yay!) and Hot Girl Summer mode has been activated. To prepare for those beach days, beer garden visits and hot girl hikes, we’ve compiled a range of sustainable summer essentials everyone needs for their sustainable Hot Girl Summer.
First things first, we can’t have a Hot Girl Summer without properly protecting our skin from the sun. SPF isn’t just important for the health and appearance of your skin, it’s super important for protecting skin from harmful UV rays. Our favourite sustainable sun protection has to be the Tropic Skin Shade Sun Cream, it is a mineral and chemical hybrid that is gentle, hydrating, and protective to the skin. Tropic products are cruelty-free and ‘Protect Land + Sea’ certified, meaning they are reef-friendly. They are a vegan brand, are offsetting part of their product's carbon footprint and have a Return, Recycle, Rewards scheme meaning you can return the products tube to them and they will recycle it and in return, you can receive a free products.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Tropic products are protective to the skin and protective to the environment, a combo we love to see!
No outfit is complete without cute hair accessories, whether a claw clip, oversized scrunchie or cute bow. We are obsessed with the Maddy Bow Scrunchie from ROOP, a Manchester based sustainable accessory brand. ROOP are all about sustainability, where they only use deadstock, remnant, vintage or sustainable fabrics and make everything in house in the North of England. The ‘Maddy Bow Scrunchie’ comes in five different colour options perfect for all summer fashion aesthetics.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Handmade products are unique and often one of a kind, making them super special. Slow fashion brands are incredibly important in this fast fashion crisis, therefore supporting brands that produce in small quantities and use secondhand materials is a great step towards a sustainable future.
The Partner in Wine Reusable Bottle is perfect for keeping your water, wine or other desired beverages cold for up to 24hrs, which is a must in summertime. These bottles are ideal for posh park picnics or last minute beach trips. The 750ml insulated vacuum sealed stainless steel bottles hold a full bottle of wine, are easily transported and are leak proof, making them too good to not include in this sustainable summer essentials list.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Having a reusable water (or wine) bottle can not only save you money, support your health and wellbeing by reminding you to hydrate, but they are also super important for the environment. By switching to a reusable bottle, you can save around 150 single-use plastic bottles from use every year therefore reducing plastic bottle waste in landfill.
Looking to add some cute accessories to your Hot Girl Summer fits? Oakley Bee is a stunning handmade crystal jewellery brand based in South West England. The founder, Molly is passionate about designing and creating unique and affordable jewellery. These beautiful jewles are handmade using freshwater pearls, glass seed beads, lampwork beads and crystals, making them the perfect sustainable summer fashion accessory.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Their designs are super unique and provide all the adorable vibes for cute outfits. Molly incorporates her own knowledge of crystal healing into some of her pieces and includes natural materials such as pearls and gemstones into the designs.
Cece The Label is a small business based in Yorkshire, handmaking tote bags, cosmetics bags and hair accessories. These bags are made from 100% cotton and in limited quantities meaning minimum materials and products are wasted. These floral totes are super spacious and have pockets on the front and back making them the perfect beach bag for holding all your sustainable summer essentials.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Cece The Label uses 100% cotton fabrics for their tote and cosmetic bags which has a lower impact on the environment when compared to fabrics with plastic fibres. The brand also takes initiative on plastic waste and only uses cardboard recyclable packaging.
This fruity bar will leave you smelling good enough to eat this Hot Girl Summer. For when you've been swimming in the sea or just need to freshen up, nuddy soap bars are the perfect sustainable essential for any of your summer activities. This bar has been created using Raw African Shea Butter so unlike other soap bars, it both cleanses and moisturies your skin, leaving it softer, smoother and more nourished. The best bit? They're 100% plastic free, are vegan and cruelty free, great for your skin and great for the planet.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: nuddy soap bars smell incredible, leave the skin feeling clean and nourished and can last 2-3 times longer than liquid soap. We may be bias, but these really are an all-rounder.
Now you're all ready for your sustainable Hot Girl Summer! Remember to wear SPF, stay hydrated and have fun nuddy lovers!