Category Tops & Tanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to buy ethical and sustainable wardrobe essentials

[pinterest] A key element of a sustainable wardrobe is learning to live with less, and curating your wardrobe so that you can own fewer items that you wear more often. If you want to make a wardrobe work well with fewer items, you need to invest in a few key pieces that can be styled in multiple ways and paired with many of your other garments. Colours and patterns are

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