Stunning Plant-dyed Fiber Art Jewellery by Gamma Folk

One of the reasons I love buying from independent makers and artisans is that I have the opportunity to support someone who is following their heart and making a living out of doing something that they love. One look at the stunning fiber art jewellery of Gamma Folk and you’ll know you you’ve found a true labour of love. Gamma Folk is the label of New York-based jewellery designer and maker

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The Travelling Stamps: Part 2

You might remember a few months back that I collaborated with Elizabeth Stilwell of The Note Passer to bring a series of posts on printing with rubber stamps. You can find more information about the first stage of our collaboration here. The second stage of our collaboration involves posting my hand-carved stamps to fellow sustainable fashion bloggers to make their own creative project using the stamps. This was inspired by the original travelling

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Mending Kit: A simple sewing kit for basic mending

When you are new to sewing it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start or what to stock your sewing box with. Mending your existing clothing can be a great place to begin learning basic sewing skills, before you are game to tackle a whole garment for yourself. Learning the basics of mending is the simplest and most cost effective way to improving the sustainability of your wardrobe.

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Slow Beauty DIY: 3 Ingredient Nourishing Body Butter

Nature provides all you need to create spa quality beauty products at home. Commercial body butters are usually packed with preservatives and harmful chemicals which strip your skin of it’s natural oils and damage your skin’s ability to nourish itself, leading you to depend upon the chemical products more and more. Your skin also absorbs a certain percentage of everything that it put on it, meaning the chemicals you put

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Effortless Sustainable Style by Amour Vert

When we shop sustainably we are certainly limited for choice compared to the hundreds of thousands of less ethical fashion brands available. Once upon a time, the decision to only buy sustainable fashion may have compromised on style. But it is good to know that this is no longer the case, and there really are plenty of stylish sustainable labels to satisfy our fashion desires whilst still taking care of

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Textile Review: Bamboo

Bamboo has recently been hailed a boon to sustainable fashion. But is this textile as sustainable as it is claimed? Or is the use of bamboo in fashion a form of ‘greenwash’ designed to give consumers a false belief that their clothing is good to the environment? Fabric made from bamboo- bamboo cotton as it is often called- is actually a form of viscose, a manufactured fiber which is derived

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Mend & Make Do: Simple Button Revamp

One of the biggest reasons that items can languish unworn in the back of the closet is missing buttons. These simple additions to our garments often seem to be the most shoddily attached and they are frequently lost. This isn’t a major issue if you’ve kept hold of the spare button that was attached to the swing tag, or if you’ve found the button that has fallen off. All you

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Three things I love: Parisian Chic Sustainable Stripes

Stripes, stripes stripes…….. You might be able to tell that I am a little obsessed. Just a little. But they never go out of style, so it is a very sensible fashion obsession for me to have. If you love stripes as much as I do then know that you can invest in a sustainable stripey number and not regret it. You will be still wearing it in five or

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Where To Buy Sustainable Fashion Basics

When I started on my sustainable fashion journey I expected to find beautiful sustainable designer pieces to save up for invest in for my wardrobe. And I did find these easily. I also expected to find some plain basics such as organic cotton t-shirts. But I was certain that most basics- socks, underwear and alike- would be impossible to find. In the fashion world there is little glory in making

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 2: Blush Dress and Mustard Scarf

Welcome to my second sustainable fashion outfit post, where I take inspiration from an outfit to put together a sustainable equivalent. This second outfit also takes inspiration from a photo found on Pinterest. The outfit pairs the unusual colour combination of blush pink with mustard, two colours I never would have thought to put together. But I think you will agree that it is a striking and stunning effect. The photo

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