Hi Loves! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know I’ve just spent the last month traveling in New Zealand and Australia with my love Daniel. It was my first time in New Zealand and I felt completely floored by the beauty of that country. We drove through miles and miles of rolling green hills to explore both coasts of the North Island, wandering through the jungle to majestic waterfalls, dreamily gazing at rainbows and finding ourselves huddled up in our camper van when it suddenly began to rain.
After our New Zealand escapade we ventured to Byron Bay, Australia, a place I’ve been in love with since I first knew of its existence. There we explored another waterfall, swam in the crystal clear turquoise ocean, saw heaps of butterflies and witnessed a breathtaking sunset rainbow!
Together these two countries left a lasting imprint of beauty in my mind. I feel as though my eyes experienced so much beauty the last month solely through exploring the natural world that it’s more obvious than ever how deeply we must learn to care for and look out for our dear Mother Earth.
Which is why, I’ve decided to start my travel posts off with a special feature on the amazing Wolven, a label dedicated to sustainable fashion in honor of caring for our planet. A business so rad that their website homepage reads: “protecting mother nature is our responsibility, not a choice.”
At first glance, it may feel easy to dismiss how fashion and protecting our environment go hand in hand. Yet, there are countless ways the two exist closely intertwined. Whether it’s through the carbon emissions used to transport clothing to where we live, the amount of time it takes for textiles to biodegrade in a landfill or even the harmful chemicals used in fabric, elements of the fashion industry can negatively impact not only our earth but the inhabitants of it.
With this in mind, Wolven decided to create a business of rad clothing designed from fabric composed of recycled plastic! In America alone, people are using and disposing of 2.5 million plastic water bottles every hour, which ultimately end up in our oceans and harm the planet. Through using OEKO-Tex certified recycled PET fabric, Wolven helps break down existing plastic pollution and turn it into comfortable, beautiful garments.
To make things EVEN better, some of Wolven designs, like the two suits I’m wearing in this post, are reversible for double sustainability!
I’m thoroughly impressed by this brand and I hope this post inspires you to hop on board with their mission and help spread awareness towards plastic pollution and the ways we can strive to make the world a better place. ♡
Byron Bay | Soul Atlas
New Zealand | Heliocentric Dreamer