The Thoughtful Shopper: 5 sustainable fashion arrivals we’re loving right now

Your guide to this month’s best fashion arrivals from Irish and international designers

London-based label Rixo has just launched its Bohemian Charm collection full of vintage-inspired, bohemians finds

New to Dublin’s retail scene is the first brick-and-mortar store from Northern Irish designer Rae Feather. Since 2013, Feather has been designing easy-breezy summer staples that elevate the classics using natural and biodegradable fabrications like linen, wool and cashmere. Based in the Oxfordshire countryside in the UK, her first Irish shopping destination is located in the Westbury Mall in Dublin’s iconic Westbury hotel. Expect summer co-ords, dresses, beachwear, loungewear, iconic basket bags and more.

Holiday Edit

Linen tie top, €85

Elevate your summer wardrobe with Irish designer Sinead Keary’s latest resort collection. Featuring a curated selection of luxury staples, the collection has been thoughtfully designed using natural fabrications like linen, cotton, silk and bamboo jersey, which each have climate-controlled properties that will keep you cool in the summer sun. From linen tie tops to midi dresses with scallop detailing and effortlessly cool silk co-ords, Keary’s collection takes the guesswork out of holiday dressing. See to shop the collection or visit Keary’s boutique in Kildare Village to peruse in-person.

Forever Find

Carey midi dress, €360

Rixo has become a frontrunner for those who appreciate vintage-inspired, bohemian fashion, and its latest Bohemian Charm collection is little different. Its staple styles – crochet, embroidery, patchwork and print – adorn dresses (mini to maxi), skirts and separates, though our hero pick is the Carey midi dress with delicate floral embroidery (€360). Like all of Rixo’s collections, this edit is available in limited runs which feature the hand-painted prints of its founders Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix.

Bag It

The Fara crossbody bag, €170

A crossbody bag is the perpetual workhorse of most daily wardrobes. Containing our most precious items, it has to be durable, comfortable and hold as much as possible. And that’s before you get to its style credentials. Founded in 2019 by Irish-based designer Margaret Urbanowicz, Somás (which literally means ease and comfort), sources all their bags from Italian specialist leather makers and their Fara bag is crossbody bag perfection, with minimal, art deco hardware, versatile uses (it can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a clutch), it comes in navy, beige, khaki, tan, and burgundy.

Sleep Easy

Bamboo long pyjama set, €70

Pretty You London's new sustainable bamboo nightwear collection for summer 2024 is part of the brand's mission for its customers to 'invest in rest'. The material used, bamboo viscose is naturally hypoallergenic, breathable, and antibacterial with thermoregulating qualities too. A fast-growing natural resource, bamboo is now regarded as one of the most sustainable materials, and is resistant to disease and insect infestation, meaning it doesn’t require harmful chemicals such as fertiliser and pesticides to help it grow.