My agency reached out to me about a new line of clothing they wanted to help promote. Tact & Stone is on a mission to provide sustainable and fashionable wardrobe staples. I’m not as familiar with sustainability as I should be. This collaboration wasn’t mandatory, but I took it as an opportunity to learn more about sustainable fashion and start a conversation. So I’ll be showing how I styled three items from the brand below.
After college, I worked at the mall for a while. I remember thinking the retailer was so wasteful. We threw away damaged products. We didn’t recycle boxes or marketing materials. We even tossed out store displays at the end of the season. Think of all the waste if every retailer in the country has similar practices. That doesn’t even take into account how the items are made.
We’re all familiar with climate change. Each year we see more of its effects, but I don’t do enough to contribute to a solution. This post isn’t about condemning anyone or even encouraging you to change your habits. The goal is to start a conversation and plant a seed. Things aren’t going to change overnight, but it’s important for us all to be aware of the effects of our choices.
Quality and Comfort
In all honesty, I associate sustainable fashion with lower quality. After feeling and wearing all my items from Tact & Stone, I’ve learned that’s not the case. Companies like Tact & Stone still have high-quality standards. But they’re using fabrics that are organic or upcycled to have a lower impact on the environment.
One of the things I always feel guilty about is throwing away clothes. I always try to donate what I can, but I end up throwing away anything that’s unwearable. Tact & Stone offers an option to return items you’re finished wearing so they can upcycle it. In exchange, they offer customers a discount on their next purchase. So that’s less clothing that winds up in a landfill.
Shop Sustainable Fashion
My favorite item from Tact & Stone so far is the Century Oxford Shirt. The cut is a little slim, especially in the arms, but I love the feel of the fabric. A lot of oxford shirts are too stiff. This one is a little lighter and breathable which makes up for the slim cut. I also had an opportunity to style the TRVLR Performance Tee and Palm French Terry Hoodie which you can check out in the following photos.