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      Palm Monday

       

      Tluxe Palm Print spring/summer 2012

       

      La Croisette early 1900s

       

      Leonard spring/summer 2013

       

      Beverly Hills 1940s

       

      Hermes spring/summer 2013 

       

      Waikiki 1940s

       

       

      Osklen spring/summer 2013

       

      Today we’re feeling the love for our palm print, designed and printed right here in Sydney. A unique digital take on the trees that line many of our streets and local beaches here in Australia, when we think of palm trees we’re instantly transported to endless summer holidays spent lazing by the ocean and sipping cocktails as the sun goes down.

      That holiday feeling inspired by palm-tree lined promenades from La Croisette on the French Riveria to Beverley Hills and Waikiki has a long history, as you can see from our vintage postcard finds above.

      It also has a bright future with palms being the inspiration du jour for many of the prints gracing the spring/summer 2013 catwalks. To capture a little of that holiday spirit now and stay ahead of the fashion curve, dive into the Tluxe selection of palm print; silk T-shirts, dresses, shirts and super chic trousers. It's a sure fire way to instantly pep up your look and provide a hit of seaside glamour whether your heading to the office or hitting the pool.

       

      Eco clothing tip of the week

      Think about how you wash you clothes. Image thanks to Zena Holloway.

      Research has shown that the greatest damage clothes do to our environment is not in their construction and distribution, but in washing them. Throwing a load in the washing machine not only involves large quantities of water but also energy and chemicals. Greener threads, like our very own Tluxe spring/summer collection, are those that can be cold washed and line dried.

      The next best aspect in terms of earth-friendly clothing, according to eco aficionados treehugger.com, relates to longevity. And this has as much to do with styling as it has to do with the quality of the fabric you choose. In fact, you’re better off choosing a classic style in traditional high quality cotton, that you’d still wear 10 years down the track, than an of-the-moment number in organic bamboo, which will end up in the charity bins in six months time.

      And of course, if you can combine style with organic and natural fibres, like we try our very best to do here at Tluxe, then you’re onto a real winner, for both you and the longevity of the planet. For other ideas on fashion with a conscience, check out some of our favourite blogs, including British Vogue’s Green Style, US site Ecouterre.com, and our very own, Australian-based How Big is your Eco.