8 Sustainable Accessories for the Modern Raver
The raver aesthetic is back—the abundance of plastic is not. Here's how to channel your inner raver, sustainably.
The influences of the '90s and early 2000s continue to thread through our present-tense trendscape, infusing makeup and styling with funk, color, and futuristic flair. Case in point: the raver aesthetic.
What Is the Raver Aesthetic?
Bright lights, high shine.
Whether or not you opt to actually partake in a real rave (or even a raver-esque DJ set), the vibe remains the same. Colorful, functional, and sparkly pieces define the style, each with potential for everyday wear.
Color, texture, and a refractive nature define raver accessories. And though the trend was once associated with plastic beads and microplastic glitter, the new guard of ravers honor the original while making eco-conscious choices.
Here, eight items for the sustainable raver.
8 Sustainable Rave Accessories
1. Submission Beauty x GANNI Plastic-Free Glitter, $25
No need to ditch the glitter—just the outdated microplastics. Submission Beauty's glitter is made using natural and plant-derived materials that are designed to biodegrade, making it safe to wash off post-wear.
2. Kitsch Eco-Friendly White Butterfly Claw Clip, $12
Retro butterfly clips can still have a place in your rave-ready look! Kitsch's take is made from recycled materials, and is subtle enough for everyday wear, too.
3. Cotopaxi Kapai 1.5L Hip Pack, $25
Effortless storage, maximum color. This fanny pack from Cotopaxi is crafted from repurposed nylon, with just enough funk to earn its place in your rotation.
4. Chuck 70 Recycled Canvas Hi-Top Sneakers, $90
The comfort and classic funk of Converse's iconic hi-tops become even cooler when reimagined sustainably. Chuck 70 features the same recognizable design, made with recycled canvas materials.
5. PYT Beauty 12 Hour Mascara, $20
Whether you plan to rave all night or all day, this vegan, cruelty-free mascara will stay prettily put.
7. Stanley IceFlow™ Flip Straw Tumbler, $26
Dancing all night (or just down the street) requires ample hydration. Say goodbye to single-use water bottles in favor of this tumbler made in part from recycled plastics sourced from discarded fishing nets
8. Fair Trade Bracelets Made From Recycled Flip Flops, $13
Classic raver candy, but make it environmentally sound. These eye-catching and stackable bracelets are handmade by women in Mali, West Africa, and trade virgin plastic for recycled material.
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