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Slow Beauty DIY: Simple Salt Body Scrub

[pinterest] The reason I am sharing this DIY salt body scrub recipe today has a lot to do with sustainability. So much that we are sold in beauty is unnecessary and even at times harmful to the health of our skin. Transitioning to chemical free beauty routine and questioning your ‘must have’ beauty products will help you save money, reduce your impact, AND there is a good chance that your

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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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Slow Fashion DIY: How to dye with red cabbage

[pinterest] Today I am delighted to have a guest post from Francessca, the talented natural dye artisan behind the British sustainable label ACFD Designs. ACFD stands for A Conscious Fashion Decision, and through her label Francessca brings us unique handcrafted scarfs and accessories, beautifully made with natural dyes and textiles. A perfect place to for the ethically and environmentally conscious shopper to buy something beautiful for themselves. In the following tutorial

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Slow Fashion DIY Tutorial: How to make denim cut-offs

[pinterest] Years ago I bought this denim skirt on sale. This was before I committed to my sustainable fashion lifestyle, and I bought the skirt because it was a good brand and was going cheap. But I hardly ever wear it. Why? Because it never quite felt like my style. I couldn’t quite put my finger on the reason it didn’t feel right. That was until recently when I was

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Slow Fashion DIY: Beginner Crochet Cowl

[pinterest] I have spent a bit of time bringing you easy beginner knitting projects to show you how easy it is to learn to knit your own wardrobe. Today I have an easy beginner crochet project to encourage you to learn to crochet. Crochet is a lovely slow fashion skill that I would encourage anyone to learn. Crochet is done with a single hook, as opposed to knitting which uses

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Mend & Make Do: Simple Button Revamp

[pinterest] One of the biggest reasons that items can languish unworn in the back of the closet is missing buttons. These simple additions to our garments often seem to be the most shoddily attached and they are frequently lost. This isn’t a major issue if you’ve kept hold of the spare button that was attached to the swing tag, or if you’ve found the button that has fallen off. All

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Slow Fashion DIY Tutorial: Leaf Designs for Carved Rubber Stamps

[pinterest] Welcome to another slow fashion DIY tutorial. This week’s tutorial is one in a collaborative series between tortoise & lady grey and The Note Passer on the topic of printing with rubber stamps. The first two presented beginner techniques. If you missed them, you can catch up with Rubber Stamp Making 101 and Rubber Stamp Making 201. Today’s tutorial will teach you how to carve more detailed designs by making two leaf

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Repurpose Round-Up: A new life for your tired old t-shirt

[pinterest] Last week we celebrated Earth Day, which gave us an important opportunity to reflect upon the impact that our lifestyles have on the natural environment upon which we depend. Earth Day is an important reminder for us to reflect upon our impact. But I am of of the camp who firmly believes that every day should be Earth Day. It is a valuable practice for us to reflect upon

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Design and Make Your Own Rubber Stamps

[pinterest] Last week I was pleased to be welcomed for a second guest post on The Note Passer, presenting a tutorial for beginner techniques in cutting your own rubber stamp designs. This is the second post in three month collaboration between tortoise & lady grey and The Note Passer. You can find more information about this collaboration and The Note Passer, as well as links to the first post here. The next

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Printing with Rubber Stamps for the Absolute Beginner

[pinterest] This week I was pleased to present a guest post on one of my favourite blogs, The Note Passer. The Note Passer- written by New York-based creative Elizabeth Stilwell- explores design, photography and ethical fashion. This guest post is the first in a colloborative series between tortoise & lady grey and The Note Passer which explores rubber stamp making techniques for printing on paper and textiles. This first post teaches readers beginner printing

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