Earlier this month we collaborated with our friends over at Eco Stardust to show you JUST how good environmentally friendly fashion and beauty choices make you feel... and look! With biodegradable glitter and fully recyclable packaging, and catsuits using recycled fabrics, you can absolutely have it all this festival season, without it costing the earth!
Read on below to find out all about the catsuits and glitters in the video, and exactly what makes them eco!
We've recently discovered a whole new kind of fabric that is just as soft and durable as our past high-quality Lycra base, except this time, it's made from 100% recycled materials. It's also twice as resistant chlorine and suncream for those beach babies! We are shifting over to this new eco-fabric wherever possible, and you'll see more and more of it in collections to come.
The companies making waves the Lycra industry are able to reduce theGlobal Warming Potential of making nylon (the fibre used to create Lycra) by up to 80%, saving 70,000 barrels of oil per 10,000 tons, vast amounts of water, and making a huge difference for our future in recycling waste materials into brand new yarns!
Our black lycra, that you can see in our Joan Collins Long Sleeved Catsuit, is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The company who creates the fibre has recycled over 10 billion plastic bottles into the fabric in the past 10 years.
Approximately 640k tons of fishing nets are discarded in the ocean each year, making up 1/10 of all marine waste. These nets stay in the sea and affect the ecosystem for hundreds of years and are deadly for whales, turtles and other sea creatures. It's super important that we address this, and on top of this, work towards positive ways to use all these waste plastics, instead of throwing them into landfill or burning them, once they are no longer useful in their original form.
A team called The Healthy Seas take divers out to collect waste nets in North, Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea, which are then taken to be cleaned, processed and melted down in a recycling plant and turned into yarn. Then, they travel to Italy where they take on a new life as the Lycra you know and love!
Keeping the eco spirit the whole way through, when printing our colourful designs, there's no water used. Usually, the dyeing process can waste huge amounts of water (making one pair of Levis uses 505 gallons for example), so by reducing this where possible, our Catsuits, Leggings and Bodies are a great choice for those of you who want to shop consciously and save the planet while feeling and looking amazing!
Everyone loves a bit of glitter at festivals, but if you also care about the litter you leave behind perhaps you should switch to EcoStardust Glitter - the biodegradable alternative to plastic glitter. We sell Biodegradable Glitter known as Bioglitter or eco-glitter in recycled and easily recyclable packaging in order to minimise plastic and waste.
Unlike conventional glitter, Bioglitter uses a plant-derived material as its basis rather than polyester and will biodegrade into harmless substances in the natural environment. Once it enters a farmer’s field or wastewater, microbes will consume the biodegradable content causing it to biodegrade. Traditional plastic glitter can take hundreds of years to biodegrade whereas Bioglitter can biodegrade in freshwater within a couple of months!
All of our glitters either comes in recyclable aluminium tins or biodegradable grip seal bags. Our aluminium tins can be kept and refilled or recycled in your home recycling bins and they are also super lightweight making them easy to carry to festivals or in your handbag.
Or you can choose our biodegradable grip seal bags (these can be disposed of in your normal waste bin.) which are sold in a wide range of sizes from 1g up to 100g for all you super glitter crazed people. You can find out more about our packaging here.
With 15 different colours available in six different sizes there is a lot to choose from. On top of this, we offer our range of signature blends hand blended in our Bristol HQ so you only need one pot while on the go.
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Whether you're strapped for cash or feeling flush, here are our Burnt Soulstocking filler ideas. We've got everyone covered, from your BFF, to your little ones to your partner in crime and everyone in between!
They've got a teeny bit less stretch than a normal legging but it actually makes them feel higher quality. One note is they do roll a bit at the top of you're bending and stretching but they flatter so well so they're a bit more style than practical. Completely in love with them though and plan to wear them everywhere!
I really like how versatile this style is, have gotten a lot of wear out of it already. The only slight disappointment is that the fit on this catsuit is bigger than my other Burnt Soul catsuit. My other one is a 6-8 and fits perfectly, but I think I should have gone for 4-6 in this style.
These are definitely the best leggings I've ever bought - amazing quality, high-waisted and look great on. I've wanted them for ages and am so pleased I finally took the plunge and got them! I got a matching pair for my son and they're amazing too ;-)
It’s the third jumpsuit I’ve bought for my now 6 year old. She loves it and so do I. She received so many compliments when she wore it to a presentation evening. Made beautifully as always and received next day after ordering. Can’t recommend these girls enough for the jumpsuits they produce ❤️❤️
I’m a seasoned Burnt Souler and this catsuit is just wonderful! Having a long sleeved number in your collection is a must as you can stay fabulous when it’s not warm and the shape is just to die for. Always keeping me looking great and feeling comfortable. AND made from eco Lycra! And absolute win ❤️
Absolutely love this cat suit, my new favourite! I wore this to my Christmas work party and got many compliments. It will be my go to party outfit over the Christmas period too, very comfortable, very well made! Lycra is super stretchy so don’t worry if you’re in between sizes. It can be worn anywhere!
I had to size up to 10/12 for the Joan flip cat suit I bought previously but reckon I could have picked 8/10 in this catsuit easily. I kept the 10/12 which still fitted me fine and will give me room for extra winter pounds that could come my way :)
I was a bit dubious about purchasing a second hand catsuit as was unsure how 'worn' it would look but the quality is absolutely fabulous, I could not tell that it wasn't brand new. Absolutely love the design and can't wait for festival season to wear it!!!
I love my new catsuit, I was a little worried my 47 year old curves would look a bit daft but it is very flattering. Nipped in at the waste, it covers up my wobbly arms beautifully. Plus it is so comfortable. This is my second cat suit from Burnt Soul. Very comfortable and well made. Don't forget to hand wash and hang up after so it keeps its shape. Namaste. xx
I am totally in love with my new Joan flipped catsuit. I’ve been dressing it down with pumps and a rock style t- shirt and dressing it up with high heeled boots and my leather jacket. Feel like I never want to take it off! Thanks team Soul 💖💎💖💎💖💎💖💎💖💎💖💎💖💎💖
Thank you, Burnt Soul for an outstanding shopping experience. I loved all the outfits, but only needed to keep one. You processed my refund in record time, without fuss. I felt amazing in the outfit I kept and had so many compliments..! Shoppers should feel confident in buying from you..! ❤
Burnt Soul catsuits are those things I stalked online for ages thinking that they are gorgeous, but an online purchase I was very wary of as I felt it won’t look right on me....
After a catsuit went into the sale I thought ‘screw it I’ll try it’, relying on the returns policy when it turned up.
I envisaged putting it on, feeling like an elephant in a mankini and then I’d return
But oh no - when this beautiful product arrived in eco packaging it fit like a hand to glove! The material is incredible, and, I looked in the mirror for 10 minutes straight! The clever design made me feel so streamline and the design popped! A guaranteed 10/10 - I can’t wait to flaunt this EVERYWHERE!!
I've bought these leggings as a Christmas present for my sister. I've had a sneaky peak at them and not only are they a very cool slinky piece of leg wear. I'm so happy about the recycled aspect too. Thank you Burnt Soul :)
This catsuit is the so flattering and easy to wear. I originally bought a size 8-10 which felt a little tight so ended up re-buying a size 10-12 which is much more comfy. I love everything about it...great colourway and being able to wear two ways is an added bonus.
OMG, this backless gold digger catsuit has brightened up my life and wardrobe forevermore. Great fit, great fun and super comfortable, I literally can’t wait to bring this to many a d-floor and festival in Australia this summer. Beautiful fit, colours and texture as always guys! Love your work. PS: Thanks for the excellent blog post on the size guidelines asvwell – it helped me visualize and successfully choose the perfect fit. <3
As a long time Burnt Soul fan I was super excited to try out this new design, the fit is perfect and I love that it is reversible so two looks for the price of one! Totally excited to rock this over the festive season. It gives such a flattering shape I won't even worry about wearing to a big Xmas work dinner..haha...Bring on the mince pies and body confidence! Thanks for another masterpiece ladies xxx
I usually wear 10-12 but when you never wear lycra you have to take to consideration material won't behave like your day to day t-shirt... #facepalm. Long story short I reordered larger size. It was super easy, I just provided reason for return and send the parcel back. Only 2 days later I got same product in 12-14 as well as email confirmation of no extra charges.
Bodysuit fits me perfect! Now I just have to work on my festival body 2020 :D
Everything about this catsuit is incredible. I have quite a few burnt sold pieces and love this catsuit so much. It’s got a strong form shaping quality to it and makes me feel amazing. The fabric doesn’t sage or lose stretch anywhere like the knees even after wearing it for days on end. Absolutely top notch and makes me feel amazing!!!!!