Zara is doing something quite special with this playsuit

There is still loads to be done to become more sustainable with our fashion, and of course it's not going to happen overnight, which is why every baby step counts.

So when I spotted this playsuit in Zara the other day, I mentally high-fived the brand, who is known for its fast fashion.

First off, it's a cute floral number with a 90s twist that is perfect for the heatwave we will hopefully have this summer. It comes in a trendy neon lime green and a more understated black and white, and is very flattering on.



Secondly, there is the fact that it's made of EcoVeroTMViscose, which is certified by the EU Ecolabel and meets the environmental standards in the European Union, from the raw materials to manufacturing. In other words, it's as ethical as it can get.

But what we really sold it for me (not even kidding, I bought it in both colours), is the fact that it comes with a matching scrunchie, which is made from the leftover fabric of the playsuit, to minimise waste.

Now that's something worth shouting about.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.