Looking for a balance between cool and environmentally conscious? Helpfully, sustainability is on-trend these days, as this selection shows, from Dior’s upcycled beachwear collection to Loewe’s sustainable manufacturing and donations to a bird protection NGO, while Tod’s newest men’s Tabs trainers at least nod at an utopian Italian vision of our relationship with nature through its design and aesthetics. Here are three of the latest in accessories that seek to connect nature and fashion. 1. Dior Sometimes it seems like the entire fashion industry has simultaneously decided to embrace its green side. The latest example is Dior’s new Beachwear capsule collection, a collaboration with environmental NGO Parley for the Oceans that explores innovative sustainable materials. They include a jacquard, a mesh knit and a technical canvas developed by Dior’s artisans, all made from Parley Ocean Plastic, which is itself upcycled from plastic debris and fishing gear recovered from the oceans and coastlines. Tony Leung and Carina Lau’s best ever couple looks, from glam to street The collection, designed by Dior’s artistic director of menswear Kim Jones, features a range of classic beachwear pieces, many of them combining the new materials with classic Dior patterns, including a thick T-shirt, a polo shirt, a jumper and even a pair of foldable jackets, alongside the B23 trainers, which have bio-based plastic soles. The collection is part of the new Parley X10 programme, in which 10 times each product’s carbon and plastic footprint is intercepted and reused or processed rather than just being discarded. 2. Loewe The spring/summer 2022 Eye/Loewe/Nature collection is in, and my word, it is bright. Filled with fluorescent colours, patchwork patterns and seriously relaxed silhouettes, it’s the second edition of the outdoor glam collection, a zeitgeisty swerve into the use of sustainable materials, upcycling and the like that was introduced for autumn/winter 2021. The work of Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson, it features upcycled materials from all manner of sources, including parachutes, tents, Loewe T-shirts from previous seasons and deadstock denim – even the buttons are sustainable, while a low-impact tanning process was used to create the leather. Paris Fashion Week 2022: Loewe delighted with surreal, unconventional looks These materials are used to make a whole series of outdoor staples, including a parka, a parachute blouson and trousers, a fleece anorak, a windbreaker and Bermuda shorts. The brand is donating 15 euros (US$15) for each item sold to A Casa for Birds, an initiative of the NGO Fundación Global Nature that aims to save endangered bird species from extinction. 3. Tod’s Following on from its spring/summer 2022 collection, Tod’s has released a new collection of their men’s Tabs trainers. Inspired by an Italian idyll in nature, expert craftsmanship and elegance come together in iconic footwear that feature a sleek and minimalist design contrasted with vibrant and highly saturated colours, like dark blue, mustard yellows and vivid accents of red. STYLE Edit: Tod’s expands No_Code from sneakers to ready-to-wear Regardless of the colour palette or material, the Gommino pebbles on the heel counter are a constant on all the new models, as well as the side-stamped house logo. With a soft suede fabric upper body paired with a rubber sole to maximise comfort, Tod’s trainers are a classic and timeless choice for all lovers of the outdoors. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .