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Human Trafficking in Fashion

[pinterest] Today I am delighted to bring you a guest post on the topic of human trafficking by Stephanie Hepburn. Stephanie is well qualified to write this post for us, she is an independent journalist whose work has been published in the Guardian, Americas Quarterly, USA Today U-Wire, the Times-Picayune and the journal Gender Issues. She has written two books on human rights, Women’s Roles and Statuses the World Over

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Kitchen Pampering: Apple Cider Vinegar

[pinterest] During my first pregnancy (over 3 years ago now) I transitioned completely to a natural approach to beauty. As I’ve refined my beauty routine I’ve learned that natural beauty requires minimal specialised products. In fact, many of the foods we have in our pantries (particularly if you follow a natural wholefood diet) are far better for our skin than the chemical-laden products we are sold in the beauty isle.

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Tortoise & Lady Grey Turns 1!

[pinterest] This week the blog turns 1! How the year has flown! I have loved sharing my passion for sustainable fashion with you and I have enjoyed watching this community grow. I hope that you have enjoyed the posts I have brought you over the past year. To gain a better understanding about what you love about the blog, and what you’d like to see more of, or what you’d

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Winner of the Larkspur Giveaway

[pinterest] I am delighted to announce the winner of our Larkspur giveaway today. The lucky winner was drawn at random via the Rafflecopter. Congratulations to our winner Hayley Graham in New Zealand. Please check your email for details. Thanks to Amanda from Larkspur for kindly offering this giveaway to tortoise & lady grey readers. Do pop on over to the online store to check out the lovely and affordable sustainable lingerie

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Three things I love: Parisian Chic Sustainable Stripes

[pinterest] 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

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Colour Therapy: Turquoise Jewels

[pinterest] I am very excited to bring you another new regular feature of tortoise & lady grey– a curation of beautiful sustainable fashion items along a colour theme. This week’s inspiration is the beautiful jewelled tones of turquoise. Turquoise has got to be one of the most striking hues around- I am surprised that we don’t see it featured very frequently on the catwalks. It has a been a long

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Ethical and Sustainable Shopping Guide by tortoise & lady grey

[pinterest] To all my dear readers, I am very pleased to announce the launch of our Ethical and Sustainable Shopping guide, an easy and enlightening info-graphic that will can assist you to make ethical and sustainable decisions whilst out shopping for some lovely new threads. The Guide will automatically be sent to you when you subscribe to our mailing list. You can sign up to our mailing list here. Many

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Sustainable Stripes: Knitwear from Icebreaker

[pinterest] I love stripes. Stripes and polka dots are my two favourite prints. They are also two of the most ubiquitous prints you’ll find in fashion. And, unlike most other prints, stripes and polka dots don’t tend to date or go out of style. You can safely invest in these classic prints and know that you’ll still be happy to wear them in 10 years time. The trouble is, finding

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DIY tutorial: Repurposed sari silk skirt

I am super excited to bring you this simple but stunning DIY tutorial for this skirt made from a repurposed vintage silk sari. This skirt is entirely hand-sewn, and is very simple, so it is the perfect project for a beginner, or anyone who doesn’t own a sewing machine. Materials For this project you will need: One vintage silk sari (a large piece of soft cotton will also work for

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My journey through sustainable fashion

[pinterest] Welcome to tortoise & lady grey, a blog journey through sustainable and slow fashion. After many years of working in international development, including with a women’s rights NGO in China, I was very aware of the environmental and social impacts of conventional fashion. I wanted to shop more ethically, but I didn’t know where to start. I felt that it was impossible to abide by my values when it came

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