5 Fashion Items Actress Alysia Reiner Can’t Live Without
SAG Award-winning actress (you probably know her best from Orange Is the New Black), producer and environmental activist, Alysia Reiner, has a passion for fighting for a sustainable future – and it’s clearly reflected in her fashion must-haves.
When she’s not working as an entertainer she working to make a change most recently as Izzy Zero Waste Beauty’s first Eco Emissary. She is also working closely with the world’s first zero waste beauty line to launch new products and advise on sustainability strategies.
We chatted with Reiner to get can’t-live-without fashion items, all of which help make sustainable fashion feel more attainable.
“It’s also worth mentioning that few favorite brands of mine are now doing their own re-sale shops on their sites including Mara Hoffman, who has always been a sustainable fashion hero, and now she has started Full Circle. And my beloved La Ligne has started Re-Ligne.”
Keep reading for a look at more of Reiner’s favorites.
Mixed by Nasrin
"My friend Nasrin just started this line and I LOVE their jumpsuit. I love the patterns and colors; they just make me happy on the darkest days. Nasrin is all about transparency and ethical manufacturing. They utilize digital textile printing which eliminates the excessive water pollution and usage of chemical dyes associated with traditional textile dyeing methods. It also means they print on demand, using exact amounts of ink to reduce waste. Mixed products are ethically produced at factories in New York City and New Delhi. I just wore a Mixed by Narsin jumper on NY LIVE and you know they are great because my 13-year-old daughter borrows the jumpsuits from my closets."
"When I co-created our capsule collection for LIVARI, the goal was gorgeous clothes that were truly zero-waste (like Izzy!) We then we focused on collaborations to promote and shed light on amazing organizations. CELESTINO is the only other couture company I know of that makes truly sustainable couture from deadstock/upcycled materials. I met Celestino at an event put on by Earth Day Initiative which I serve on the board for, and I am so hoping to wear them on a red carpet soon!"
"Speaking of my favorite human (Liv, my kiddo), I found PACT looking for sustainable organic fair-trade undies. Because let's be honest, underwear is the one area you may not want to wear used! We love their underwear so much."
"I love Wardrobe! It's like Rent the Runway meets Airbnb. Wardrobe offers a way to sustainably borrow from the best closets - including celebs and stylists. Check out my borrowing closet here."
"My friend, Jessie Fresch, started this incredible company that is absolutely brilliant. Shop Repurpose is a nonprofit organization that utilizes the resale of gorgeous haute couture items to raise funds and develop opportunities to promote economic independence. Because they’re a nonprofit, 100% of net proceeds fund grants for organizations that support the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. I wore a stunning Balmain dress from Shop Repurpose to a premiere!"