Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Kindness by Review: Veryan

Last week on Kindness by Design I introduced you to an amazing young designer, Veryan Raiker, intent on mixing sustainability, social change and style. One of her gorgeous designs - the Organic Cotton Jersey Top in Dusky Coral -  stowed away in my luggage during my recent sea voyage around South America!

One of the great things about this GOTS Certified organic cotton top is how versatile it is! I found I could easily pair it with some fitted jeans, my new sustainable Tagua Nut jewellery from an Ecuadorian market and vegan heels for cocktail time aboard the Ms Veendam - a chic yet funky look.

I really appreciate that this gorgeous shade of Dusky Coral comes from non-toxic reactive dyes with minimal ecological footprint. 

When you're traveling for long periods of time like I was - it's essential to bring clothes that can be used for more than one occasion. This top was lovely, cool and comfortable to wear with shorts on sweltering tropical days. 

Veryan has a great eye for details that don't need to shout at you and I think this slit down the back of the top has added some intrigue to the mix!

So if you're after something sustainable that's sophisticated but edgy - I think you'll enjoy Veryan's aesthetic. I can personally verify that this top is suitable for standing on a windy deck trying not to lose your Panama hat, as well as for playing hopscotch in the middle of the ocean :)

Northern hemisphere ecofashionistas can shop Veryan here, while I would recommend my fellow Southern hemisphere ecoawesomes head here

Big thanks to my photographer Ryan Collins - you can connect with him on Twitter.  


  1. I like it! Chic but comfortable!

    1. Hee hee thanks Melinda!:D

      I do so love pretty clothes that also keep me nice and comforts ;D