Luxury fashion and lifestyle brand Lalesso make being environmentally conscious sexy. Nothing says this more than this ‘Shika Playsuit’. The printed khanga-like material is in fact 100% rPET. What’s rPET? Recycled plastic bottles.
Founded in 2005 by Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway, who met whilst studying Fashion Design in Cape Town, the brand is one of the few carbon-zero fashion brands. The brand has achieved this by working with reputable sustainable factories such as Soko Kenya and Wildlife Works, which are eco-factories located within the Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary.
This playsuit, made in Kenya, is now available on the recently launched online concept store Ichyulu. One of the Ichyulu launch activities was a photo collaboration with stylish siblings Papa Petit and Velma Rossa, collectively known as 2ManySiblings, entitled “Inside/Outside”. The photos were exhibited at Circle Art Gallery and included this photo of Velma Rossa in the Lalesso Shika Playsuit.
Photograph courtesy of Ichyulu and by Migwa Nthigah. Style direction: 2ManySiblings.