Tag eco-dying

Think of your clothing as a product of agriculture

This article originally appeared on Leah Wise’s wonderful blog Stylewise, where you can find many more great article’s on ethical and sustainable fashion and lifestyle.  This piece was written by Mary Kingsley of forthcoming sustainable brand, Lady Farmer. Images provided by Lady Farmer. I met Mary and her daughter, Emma, at an event they hosted here in Charlottesville and they’re the real deal – they even run a farm in

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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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The Travelling Stamps: Part 3

[pinterest] The stamps have continued their journey, making a stop in the US mid-west where ethical fashion blogger Hannah of Lifestyle Justice added her creative flair to the project. In case you missed parts 1 & 2 of the travelling stamps collaboration, you can find them here and here. I was pretty excited when I saw Hannah’s efforts- she actually made a printing ink from Beetroot juice. As you may know, I am big fan

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Stunning Plant-dyed Fiber Art Jewellery by Gamma Folk

[pinterest] One of the reasons I love buying from independent makers and artisans is that I have the opportunity to support someone who is following their heart and making a living out of doing something that they love. One look at the stunning fiber art jewellery of Gamma Folk and you’ll know you you’ve found a true labour of love. Gamma Folk is the label of New York-based jewellery designer and

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Slow fashion DIY tutorial: Turmeric-dyed Easy Hand Knit Cowl

[pinterest] I am so pleased to bring you this tutorial for this super-easy hand-knit cowl. The piece is especially designed to encourage readers to take up knitting for the first time, it really is an absolute beginner project, but the final result is quite striking. It is also a follow up to last week’s post on the environmental impact of dying. The striking colour of the scarf has been achieved

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Textile Review: The Environmental Impacts of Colouring Yarn and Fabrics

When seeking out eco-friendly clothing options, consumers often look to the source of the fiber (cotton, polyester, hemp, linen) to reduce their environmental impact. The choice of fiber is an important first step in the process. But in order to ensure that the clothing you buy is sustainable, it is also important to consider the dying process that has been used. The colour of your clothes can have a huge

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Slow fashion DIY tutorial: Tea-dyed hand-printed t-shirt

[pinterest] Since making the decision to exclusively buy sustainable fashion, the one thing I have missed is cute t-shirts. It is easy to find beautiful and stylish investment pieces- tailored dresses, stylish blouses, skirts with interesting prints- but when it comes to more affordable items like t-shirt and tops, the ethical clothing and sustainable fashion selection seems to be pretty plain. I have searched high and low for polka dots

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