It’s been a while since I’ve posted outfit inspiration, so I thought it about time I posted another sustainable fashion outfit. Today’s outfit is inspired by this beautiful portrait by Jade Sheldon. Her copyright restrictions don’t allow me to share the actual image in this post, but it is well worth checking out the original- it is a beautiful photograph. My sustainable style adaption of the portrait features the following: 1. Grace
Sustainable fashion is becoming easier to access, with more and more labels choosing sustainable natural fibres as the basis for their range. For this we must acknowledge the role of early pioneers of sustainable fibre clothing, who sought out these fibres long before they were easily available. One such pioneer is UK-based Braintree Clothing*, who have been producing natural fibre clothing since the mid 1990s. Braintree* utilise a number of natural and
Creating your own wardrobes can be the perfect way to control the sustainability of what you wear. Whether you learn to sew, knit or crochet, there is a wealth of sustainable materials at your disposal- recycled yarns, organic fibres and fabrics, or repurposing your old clothing or thrift store finds. Learning some basics skills can also improve your confidence for mending or adjusting the clothes you already own, enabling you
The holidays can be a very wasteful time of year, and gift giving can be a major contributor to this. UK researchers estimated that unwanted gifts in the UK account for over 20% of the average spending on gifts per person. All this unwanted stuff can have an enormous impact on the environment. And this is not to mention the impact of gift wrapping and cards. But gift giving is such
This week I am thrilled to showcase the work of tonlé, an ethical zero waste fashion label based in Cambodia. From sourcing high quality remnant fabrics, to inviting staff to model the garments, to searching for sustainable locally made buttons and buckles, it is clear that this label has built ethics and sustainability into all aspects of tonlé’s design, manufacture and marketing practices. The beautiful collection is manufactured using 90% high
If you are looking for sustainable maternity wear, you need to be a little creative with your shopping. Last week I covered my key tips for creating a sustainable maternity wardrobe, which can be used to guide your shopping. This week I bring you some recommendations for each garment type- some garments you can shop primarily non-maternity, whilst others require maternity specific shopping. These recommendations should give you some good inspiration
Pregnancy is such a special time. There is really nothing that can compare to the feeling of connection you feel to the beautiful new life that is growing in your belly. It is a time when you really start to contemplate the state of the world that we are leaving to our children. Instead of a general concern for the future of mankind, the health of our planet becomes personal.
Mustard seems to be a colour I can’t get enough of at the moment. And last season that was easy- mustard was very on trend. But on trend or not, I still love the colour. Indeed, for a wardrobe to be sustainable it is important that the colours you choose will endure and you will continue to love them. This is why you don’t see me featuring neon on the
Good quality knitwear should be a winter staple of any sustainable wardrobe. The warmth and last of good quality wool is difficult to match. During my teens in the 90s, I can remember wearing a beautiful 70s vintage alpaca jumper (sweater) that my mother had worn in her teens. A vintage gem like that would be hard to come by in the thrift stores, but I was lucky enough to
For the consumer concerned about chemical exposure in our daily lives, conventional perfumes can be an absolute minefield. Most perfumes commonly contain chemicals that are known neurotoxins, hormone disrupters and allergens known to trigger asthmatic attacks in sensitive individuals. Furthermore, fragrance is considered a trade secret and there are no obligations in producers to disclose the chemicals contained in their products. I myself regularly suffer headaches when exposed to fragrances.