{eco brand} bon label: live the good life

it's that time of year, when fall descends upon us with its chilly morns + brisk nights. i have friends that love this season; my friend christy lauds the many merits of crisp weather: she loves the changing colors of the leaves, she loves bundling in warm flannels + snuggling up under cozy blankets in the evening.

me, i'm a warm-weather gal; i like it downright tropical. the hotter, the better i say, and my wardrobe reflects this. each year i poke my head into my wee closet and reappear with the same conclusion: i have a dearth of fall apparel. i've long struggled with what to wear during the autumn months, when it's not quite hot + not quite cold.

confused by the weather's seeming lack of focus, i tarried when it came to clothing purchases, but finding the right options, lightweight + fluid sweaters as well as relaxed organic cotton tops is what this gal has been waiting for. let me introduce you to your new fall essentials, for a casual + nonchalant cool fall wardrobe:

from our friends at bon label:

bon was born of designer linda smyth’s love of parisian style and her obsession with finding the perfect white tee. 

blending the two, the brand exists to provide women with luxury everyday pieces which are casual, effortless and elegant - drawing inspiration from muses garance dore, emmanuelle alt + caroline de maigret.

colours are white, black and grey, complimented with bespoke seasonal prints and (on rare occasions) a splash of colour

garments are thoughtfully designed with utility and chic in mind, and lovingly brought to life in the most ethical way.

bon uses only gots certified organic cotton and garments are made ethically in australia. bon is french for good. good for the planet. good for womankind. 

if you're wondering, why choose organic? linda has compiled some great stats + info for curious hearts. read on!

cotton production covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land but uses 16% of the world’s insecticides. cotton production uses more chemicals per unit area than any other crop in the world.

chemicals used in the growing and processing of non-organic cotton cause long-term pollution of soil + water – decreasing biodiversity and shifting the equilibrium of the ecosystems it is grown in.

the human cost is also high. because cotton is still hand picked in many countries, pickers are exposed to extreme amounts of toxic chemicals. 

this toxicity is often passed on to wearers of non-organic cotton garments. residual chemicals left on the end product not surprisingly irritate the skin {that’s why so many baby clothes are organic cotton}.

certified organic cotton is farmed & processed without the use of pesticides, genetically modified seed or synthetic fertilizer.

methods used to grow organic cotton actually support biodiversity & healthy eco-systems, improving the quality of the soil it’s grown in + often using less water.  this is the case in australia where the processes used to grow organic cotton build the soil up over the years to retain moisture and be ‘fungus enabling’, meaning cotton can prosper on a dry land (non-irrigated) farm.

these methods are not only safe and beneficial socially and environmentally, but also produce a much smoother, softer, better quality cotton product. 

the organic cotton used in our organic tees is also ring spun. ring spinning is the highest quality spinning process, producing a superior and permanently smooth finished product. 

this cotton yarn is then dyed using sustainable + colour fast oeko-tex 100 certified eco dyes and knitted into single jersey fabric in melbourne. the entire production process is aco certified.

the result is a fabric which creates the perfect, luxury cotton jersey basic – not too heavy or too see-through, doesn't pill, and holds its shape wear after wear, wash after wash. and importantly, is good for the environment, and good for people. très bon! check this fab eco label out here.

until next time, stay green dear hearts!

{images via bon label}