Top tips for a sustainable fashion wardrobe

Shopping for beautiful, eco-friendly and ethically made clothing is an essential part of any sustainable wardrobe. With more and more designers embracing ethical and environmental considerations as key elements of the design process, this is becoming easier and easier for eco-conscious fashion consumers. Yet this is only one part of the picture. Ensuring that you have a sustainable wardrobe involves a range of considerations, and ultimately it requires us to

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Organic cowl neck top

[pinterest] I am loving the effortless style of this top from Etsy seller Gratefulthreads. Perfect for layering in the crisp evenings of late. Handmade in the US from organic hemp, it comes in natural (pictured here) or a range of colours hand-dyed with low impact dyes, making it an ideal sustainable wardrobe choice. Tweet

Slow designer – Alabama Chanin

[pinterest] US company Alabama Chanin is an industry leader when it comes to slow fashion and ethical and sustainable clothing manufacture and design. The company markets a range of basics along with exquisite hand embroidered couture items which draw upon the skills of the traditional quilting craftswomen from the region. The company firmly believes in revitalising local industry and has created a market for locally grown organic cotton coloured with low

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Perfect sandals for spring

[pinterest] By the end of last summer my sandals were looking pretty worse for wear. I tucked them away in the cupboard, hoping they might do me again this season- wishful thinking indeed. So when the warm spring weather seemed to spring up without warning this year, I was left without presentable pair of sandals to wear to work.  I was lucky enough that my search for the perfect eco-friendly

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Hand-printed maxi skirt

[pinterest] I am loving this hand-printed maxi by Etsy seller theifandbandit. Printed on soy and bamboo cotton using non-toxic water based ink it stakes up pretty well on the eco front. Thanks to creatures comforts for bringing it to my attention! I may well be tempted to purchase this for the summer. Tweet

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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