Why we are wearing and never taking off Grana's new eco-romper
One word: Lyocell
At Buro 24/7 Singapore, we have long championed sustainability. Launched last year, our Sustainability in Fashion series covered vast grounds, from eco-friendly Asian brands to know and easy-to-follow tips on leading a greener life to the tree-hugging hero that is vintage fashion.
Yesterday, we dressed our feet in Onitsuka Tiger's Soft Marty GSM sneaker, dyed with water-saving techniques and stitched from metal-free leather. Today, we have on Grana's new romper, loomed with the man-made wonder that is Lyocell. Reasons Lyocell is the BFF fabric of the Earth-conscious: The fully biodegradable fibre, a natural cellulose found in wood pulp, is made within a closed loop manufacturing process. This means that up to 99.95% of the water and solvents needed to make this summertime romper look as good as it does are reclaimed, purified and reused. In short, if it can be helped, no droplet goes to waste.
The kicker? On top of being figure-flattering, Grana's romper is incredibly soft and surprisingly wrinkle-resistant. Great on its own — I'm currently wearing it buttoned all the way up, topped with a headband, festival sunglasses and white sneakers — it also makes for excellent layering. Drop a few buttons under a tropical gabardine coat and suede boots for a getaway; a cap and sports bra complete the look for a chill weekend with the buddies.
And that's how it's done.