Category Sustainable Wardrobe

Where to find sustainable fashion on a tight budget

I grew up on welfare. In Australia, being a welfare kid does not disadvantage you as much as it does in the US. We still had a safe (rental home), access to fresh unprocessed food, and a good public education. But the budget was tight. We never ate out. We only went on camping holidays in national parks (which were free or close to free). We often shopped at charity

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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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Modal: Sustainable textile or another case of greenwashing?

Modal is soft man-made fibre that is made from natural materials and is completely biodegradable. It is soft and strong. and is commonly used as an alternative to cotton jersey (t-shirt fabric). It is used for t-shirts, soft dresses and cardigans and just like cotton when used in this way, modal is easy to care for. It doesn’t wrinkle and it holds the quality of it’s surface well. It is also

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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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Top 12 Most Popular Sustainable Fashion Posts of 2016

2016 was a big year for sustainable fashion. There seems to be real development in the sector, with sustainable fashion becoming more and more mainstream. It is easier than ever to commit to a sustainable wardrobe, with wonderful sustainable fashion leaders like Amour Vert, People Tree and Zady accessible worldwide. There has also been a plethora of new sustainable fashion boutiques online now, such as the wonderful sustainable vegan boutique Bead

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Where to buy ethical and sustainable lingerie

When you’ve committed to creating a sustainable fashion wardrobe you will eventually need to investigate where to buy ethical and sustainable lingerie. I have already covered where you can buy ethical underwear of the basics kind, but what if you want something a bit more special? Luckily there are already a great number of ethical and sustainable lingerie options, if you know where to look. Secondly, lingerie is very light,

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Sustainable Textile Favourites: Silk

Silk is a gorgeous sustainable textile used in sustainable fashion. In a previous post I have covered the ethical and sustainability considerations about silk. Here I have gathered some gorgeous options in silk for you to consider for your sustainable fashion wardrobe. Quite a few would make exquisite ethical gifts too. This post contains some affiliate links to lovely ethical and sustainable garments. If you use these links to make

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Restock your cooler weather wardrobe

We are in the height of summer in Australia, and it has been hot. But by coincidence, today feels more like autumn again. This weather is just so unpredictable. So whether you are in the southern hemisphere, or in the north, this post may be useful for you. If your cooler weather wardrobe is wearing out and needs updating or restocking, here are some lovely picks that might help you

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Sustainable Textile Favourites: Lyocell & Modal

With the holidays approaching, why not encourage some useful sustainable gift giving? These sustainable fashion garments are made with lyocell (Tencel) or modal and offer comfortable sustainable style that you can get a great deal of wear out of. Buy something for your mother, sister or girlfriends, ecnourage your lovely ones to buy you something (by sending them this post) or treat yourself to something new (that you need of

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The environmental benefits and ethical considerations of silk

Until the advent of synthetic fibers in the early 20th century, silk was almost essential for a huge range of fashion items- from stockings and underwear, to ribbons and lace. It also represented the height of luxury. For more than a millennia, this luxurious and delicate fiber inspired the Silk Road trade routes from China through Central Asia, the Middle East, and into Europe. Silk was partially responsible for starting

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