What’s in my Style Plan: May edition
Another month and another Style Plan box has come my way.
There’s always a good reason to get excited about your monthly Style Plan box and while I can easily rave about the quality of the products and the selection, this month I was particularly impressed with how sustainable the products I received actually are.
Frank And Oak’s approach to sustainability includes a mix of sustainable processes and fibres that are used throughout their collections and I’m making a note. After all, it’s hard to ignore the increasing pressure on all of us to do our part to protect the planet. So if Frank And Oak can make sustainable shopping easy, while offering on-point products, I’m all for it.
But enough about that, here’s what was in my Style Plan box this month! Look out for sustainable materials like organic cotton, TENCEL® and recycled fibres along with processes like natural dyeing.
My box this month featured a much needed classic fit crewneck tee, which was not only an ideal addition to my wardrobe but an item I could feel good about owning. Frank And Oak’s Good Cotton Tee is made of 100 percent organic cotton grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers, so it doesn’t contribute to water pollution. Moreover, organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility building biologically diverse agriculture.
For those cooler spring nights, the Recycled Poly Coach Jacket was a nice addition in my box this month. This water repellent jacket is made of a combination of materials including 57 percent recycled polyester, which is made from discarded items like plastic bottles to fine threads. Recycled materials help reduce waste and prevents items like discarded plastic and other post-consumer waste from ending up in landfills. What’s more, unlike making virgin polyester, recycled fibres don’t consume new petroleum, which emits fewer greenhouse gases, while conserving water and energy in the process.
Tencel will quickly become your new favourite fabric and not just because it’s environmentally-friendly, but because it’s so soft and comfortable too. It’s a soft fibre that’s absorbent and highly breathable made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees and is often considered an alternative to viscose rayon thanks to its closed-loop production process that ensures no toxins are released into our waters. This month, Frank And Oak is even keeping my accessories sustainable with the Slim Cotton-Tencel Tie made with 20 percent Tencel. This little accessory is ideal to help refresh my workwear this spring and in the colour sand, it might just be perfect for summer weddings too.