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The Guide to Sustainable Textiles is here

Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their clothing. Films and campaigns such as The True Cost movie and Detox Fashion are bringing the environmental impacts of the fashion industry to the fore. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the textile industry is the world’s second most polluting industry, second only to the oil industry. This increased awareness has lead to an increase in

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Repurpose Tutorial: Beeswax Cotton Food Wraps

[pinterest] Do you have some beautiful cotton that you want to use but aren’t sure how? Have you collected some beautifully patterned pieces from old skirts and dresses but don’t feel confident to sew with them? Today’s tutorial is a lovely way for your to reuse cotton from dresses and skirts that you don’t have the skills or perhaps time to mend or upcycle into another garment. Recently I tore

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Shop for a cause: Hamlin Fistula Hospital

[pinterest] When I shop I try to look for the ethical and sustainable option when ever one exists. My purchase is even better if the profits can also contribute to a social cause that I care deeply about. The Hamlin Fistula Hospital Store is one such place that offers me this opportunity. The shop stocks a range of Fair-trade and ethically produced jewellerly, accessories and homewares, most of which are made

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Textile Review: The environmental impacts of cotton

What are the environmental costs of cotton? It is a natural fiber and is biodegradable, so surely it is more sustainable than polyester and nylon, right? Can I be sustainably minded and still buy convention cotton? The short answer is no. But it is possible to reduce the impact of cotton by choosing more sustainable alternatives. So let’s look at the facts. Cotton is responsible for 25% of the world’s

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Eco-friendly statement necklace by rRadionica

I am a big lover of statement jewellery. A few key pieces of statement jewellery are the perfect addition to any sustainable wardrobe, as they offer an easy and eye catching way to dress up a plain t-shirt or dress. I am completely in love with this piece by Esty seller rRadionica. The piece is made up of a combination of eco-friendly materials- natural hemp twine and bamboo beads made from bamboo growing

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