Category Jewellery

10 Ethical Fashion & Beauty Brands that Progress Women’s Economic Power

I took my two little sons along to the Canberra sister event in solidarity with the Women’s March in the US. It was inspiring to be a part of the global sisterhood that stood up expressed our anger. (And I very much enjoy being a feminist leader for my little boys) But after the energy that went into the Women’s March across the globe this past weekend  it is important

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Ethical favouites for your transitional season wadobe

In Australia it is spring, but at times the weather has felt more like autumn. It is going to be a late summer again this year I think. This post was written by Leah Wise who is in the northern hemisphere. But it is equally useful for the weather we are experiencing in the south. You can find the original post on Style Wise.  Ethical Fall Favourites: A Virtual Capsule It’s

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Canberra’s sustainable fashion on show at Fashfest

As a sustainable fashion blogger I don’t often expect to see much that I am willing to buy on the runway. This was an assumption that I made based on my knowledge of the fashion industry. But I didn’t take the time to investigate whether this was the case. So I was delighted to hear that Canberra’s glamorous fashion event Fashfest would have a whole show dedicated to sustainable and slow fashion

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Dress ethically, sustainably and cruelty-free with Bead & Reel

Today’s post is a spotlight on an ethical and sustainable affiliate partner of this blog. If you click the links contained in this post and choose to to purchase, tortoise & lady grey will earn a small commission.  These help to keep the blog running. Thanks for your support! The best businesses begin out of frustration and the desire to make an impact on something important. For Sica Schmitz, founder

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Shopping for Social Impact

[pinterest] 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

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Exquisite Sustainable Jewellery from Bario Neal (+ a giveaway!)

[pinterest] If you are committed to the highest standards of ethics and sustainability, finding jewellery- especially wedding and engagement jewellery- that lives up to your ethics can be a challenge. I am sorry to say that my own engagement ring did not live up to these ethics. I wish that I had known about Bario Neal back then. Bario Neal craft exquisite jewellery using recycled precious metals, Fair-mined gold, and ethically sourced

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Beautiful Recycled Silver Creations by Liminal Jewellery

[pinterest] One thing I’ve learnt since beginning my sustainable fashion journey is that there is almost always an eco-friendly option, if you simply care to look. And jewellery is no exception, in fact, when it comes to recycled silver jewellery it seems we are almost spoilt for choice. Liminal Jewellery is one such eco-friendly option. I have been admiring the gorgeous modern designs created by Australian designer and jeweller Nikola Markus. The

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Innovative Zero Waste Fashion Label tonlé

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

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Stunning Plant-dyed Fiber Art Jewellery by Gamma Folk

[pinterest] 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

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Ethical engagement rings by Zoe Pook

[pinterest] A while back I wrote about my search for ethical and eco-friendly jewellery and the guilt that I feel about my engagement and wedding rings, which were bought before I made the decision to shop sustainably and ethically. For those of you who haven’t yet purchased your engagement ring, I am happy to say that you don’t need to break your ethical considerations in order to have a beautiful diamond ring.

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