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Gear: 6 sustainable pieces of summer kit

With the weather picking up, it’s time to stock up on a few new essentials – all made from green and renewable sources

Gandy’s Camo Field Coated Cotton Jacket (Gandy's)

Sandals

Keen Astoria Open-Toe

Keen Astoria Open-Toe

The Astoria West women’s hybrid sandal’s been designed with sustainability, versatility and comfort in mind. It has a webbed upper containing recycled PET plastic bottles and treated with KEEN’s Eco Anti-Odour system. Water-repellent, it has Aquagrip outsoles to be worn anywhere from slippery trails to city streets.

For more information visit: keenfootwear.com

Swimming top

Davy J Long Sleeve Winter Swim Top

Davy J Long Sleeve Winter Swim Top

For use in open water, The Waste Collection is a capsule range of women’s swimwear made from a yarn of regenerated nylon from fishing nets and textile discards. The collection also includes swim shorts and a crop top as well as classic swimsuits.

For more information visit: davyj.org

Suncream

People4Ocean 100% Natural Sun Care SPF30 Sunscreen 200ml

People4Ocean 100% Natural Sun Care SPF30 Sunscreen 200ml

This Australian brand was developed by two marine biologists concerned over the damage that many sunscreens were doing to coral reefs, waterways and aquatic life. Formulas are 100% plant-based and non-polluting and the packaging and production is sustainable too.

For more information visit: people4ocean.co.uk

Rucksacks

Millican The Maverick Collection

Millican The Maverick Collection

Millican’s uber-stylish range of Maverick travel bags is already known for its sustainability. Now the brand’s gone a step further with the launch of its Dalton canvas fabric made of recycled plastic, giving the collection the same look and feel of waxed cotton.

For more information visit: homeofmillican.com

Jackets

Gandy’s Camo Field Coated Cotton Jacket

Gandy’s Camo Field Coated Cotton Jacket

Gandy’s supports underprivileged children through the Kid’s Campuses it has built. One such project near the Amazon Rainforest has inspired its Rainforest collection of clothing and bags. The eye-catching Camo jacket is available for men or women and is made from sustainably sourced cotton.

For more information visit: gandysinternational.com

Trekking jacket

Fjallraven Abisko Lite Trekking Jacket

Fjallraven Abisko Lite Trekking Jacket

Made from a hybrid fabric that contains G-1000 Lite Eco (recycled polyester and organic cotton), the Abisko Lite Trekking Jacket is the perfect lightweight layer for the UK’s mild, variable spring or summer weather. Packed full of useful features such as an adjustable hood and a two-way zip, this jacket will last you for years.

For more information: fjallraven.com

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