Category Sustainable Fashion Outfits

Parisian Chic the Sustainable Fashion Way

Parisian women are often held up as the the pinnacle of sophistication and style. Whether this is true, or just a cultural cliche that we’ve made up from afar is another matter entirely. Still, there is a certain picture that we have of Parisian chic, one that usually involves a striped tee or a little black dress, both garments which were first brought into women’s fashion by Chanel in her

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Classic denim style, the ethical and sustainable way

This post was written by Chandra Fox and originally appeared on her US-made ethical fashion blog These Native Goods.  I heard Rock On by David Essex the other day on a “one hit wonder” radio show. This song has been on my list of all time favorites for the last 14 years, can’t help it I have a soft spot. ” Still looking for that blue jean, baby queen prettiest girl

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Chic Kid-Friendly Outfits for the Eco-Conscious Mama

I’ve always been eco-conscious. Even as a teenager and young adult. But sustainable fashion became even more significant to me after having children. The ethical and environmental impact of my clothing choices became exponentially more important when I considered the lessons I wanted my children to learn and the world I want to leave behind for future generations. As a mama I want to wear clothes that are stylish and

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When Sustainable Style meets Feminism and Empowerment: The Story of the Fabric Social

[pinterest] When Katie- one of the three co-founders of fashion social enterprise The Fabric Social– asked me to feature this brand I was thrilled. Not just because their garments are ethically produced, using sustainable fibres and are beautiful (which they, of course, are). But because The Fabric Social are so much more than the garments they produce. They are exactly that kind of extraordinary enterprise that I delight in uncovering and sharing with the

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Sustainable Mama Style

When I first started tortoise & lady grey I didn’t plan to really mention the fact that I was a mum. I wasn’t planning on hiding it, but I didn’t think it would really have much of an influence over the content of the blog. But slowly I found that this was impossible. I pour so much of myself and my passions in this blog, and being a mother is

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Stories of Sustainable Fashion with #StyleStories15

[pinterest] This week I have been delighted to take part in #StyleStories15, an online conversation about sustainable fashion that is taking place to coincide with New York fashion week. An initiative of the Ethical Writers Coalition, #StyleStories15 showcases the street style of people who are passionate about sustainable fashion. Here is a little about the outfit that I put together for #StyleStories15 The outfit – who made it and why I love it: The

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 3: Red Dress, Red Lips

[pinterest] 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:

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 2: Blush Dress and Mustard Scarf

[pinterest] 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

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 1: Mustard Cardigan & Navy Dress

It seems as though this month I have been inspired to introduce a few new post series on the blog. Last week I introduced the Kitchen Pampering series, which will hopefully help you to ditch your chemical cosmetics and save some money at the same time. This week I am excited to introduce my next new post series, the Sustainable Fashion Outfits. I am a sucker for fashion magazines (well

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My versatile outfit: stylish street-wear to yoga-wear

[pinterest] There are many strategies for ensuring that your wardrobe is sustainable. One tip that I didn’t include in my top tips is to ensure versatility of your wardrobe, so that one item can be used in many ways, and one outfit can meet more than one purpose. Today I am wearing such outfit, which is stylish enough to be worn out socially, but practical enough that it can also be worn

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