At the moment I am nervously preparing to host a book talk to launch my book 6 Steps to a Sustainable Wardrobe in my hometown of Canberra. It is going to be a wonderful event, held with the generous help of my local organic Food Co-op & Cafe, where I am a member and volunteer. But it is going to much, much bigger than the intimate casual event that I imagined. Instead
If we are serious about creating a sustainable lifestyle then we need to talk about the elephant in the room- consumerism. Our economy over the last 40 years has been built on the premise that we can consume our way to prosperity, and that there are no limits to the amount that we can consume to grow our economy. Fast fashion, luxury fashion, and even some fashion labels with reasonable
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you would know how passionate I am about finding sustainable fashion brands that marry quality design and an environmental mission with a deeper mission for achieving positive social impact. Along these lines, today I have a guest post from Jai Sharma, the co-founder of Thread Harvest, an online sustainable fashion boutique which curates quality sustainable fashion with a social mission. Jai wanted
Wow! 2 years has really flown. The blog turned 2 yesterday and so this week I am looking back and looking forward. It has been such a wonderful journey writing this blog for you guys. I have crossed paths with so many passionate individuals- designers, other bloggers, and you my wonderful readers! The first year of tortoise & lady grey saw me finding my feet in the blogging word, and
After last weeks post on the benefits of a minimal wardrobe, I wanted to bring you another side to the minimalist story. If you are interested in minimalism you must be warned that there is a terrible amount of wasteful ‘minimalist’ advice out there. It is bound to happen when a concept is in vogue. But it is something that I find quite worrying. People advising you to go through
If you are interested in sustainability there is a good chance that you’ve come across the concept of minimalism. Sustainability requires that we learn to live with less. But it doesn’t necessarily require that you must automatically follow minimalism to live sustainably, especially if your personality doesn’t suit limiting yourself to just a few staple items. Still there is a benefit having a minimal wardrobe if it does suit you.
I firmly believe that anyone can knit, they just need to find the right project to start with. Today have a very simple beginner knitting tutorial to inspire you to give knitting a go. It is a washcloth, so it doesn’t matter whether your stitches are uneven, if you make mistakes, drop a few stitches and accidentally add a few stitches. It will still work just fine as a washcloth.
Following on from my post last week about the Parative Project, I thought you would be interested in this lovely little book about human trafficking. Conversations With My Daughter About Human Trafficking is written by Stephanie Hepburn, a journalist who has written extensively on the topic of human trafficking and who coauthored the book Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight*. She is also the founder of Good Cloth, the online ethical
We shop sustainably to ensure that our consumer dollar does not have a negative impact on the world. But if we are thoughtful about where we put our money, our consumer dollar can do so much more. If you want your consumer dollar to have a positive impact on the world, you will love The Parative Project. The Parative Project aims to support women who have escaped trafficking situations in South
As human beings we seem supremely good at making excuses not to act. We are too busy, or too tired. We don’t have the skills or the confidence. We think we can’t make a difference. We think we don’t matter. Or we are too comfortable. How often have we decided not to do something that we care about due to one of these excuses? But if the world is to