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Sustainable Textile Favourites: Silk

Silk is a gorgeous sustainable textile used in sustainable fashion. In a previous post I have covered the ethical and sustainability considerations about silk. Here I have gathered some gorgeous options in silk for you to consider for your sustainable fashion wardrobe. Quite a few would make exquisite ethical gifts too. This post contains some affiliate links to lovely ethical and sustainable garments. If you use these links to make

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Sustainable textile favourites: Wool & Alpaca

For warmth in the colder months, nothing beats the warmth of wool, and it is also a good sustainable textile to include in your wardrobe. Not all wool is made equal though, on the sustainability stakes nor on the ethics. Generally, if the wool comes from small artisanal farms, traditional farming methods, or certified organic farms, these are the best ways to ensure that your wool stacks up the best

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Dress ethically, sustainably and cruelty-free with Bead & Reel

Today’s post is a spotlight on an ethical and sustainable affiliate partner of this blog. If you click the links contained in this post and choose to to purchase, tortoise & lady grey will earn a small commission.  These help to keep the blog running. Thanks for your support! The best businesses begin out of frustration and the desire to make an impact on something important. For Sica Schmitz, founder

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Versatile sustainable fashion for your capsule wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes get a lot of coverage at the moment. The rising popularity of minimalism has a lot to do with this. But interestingly, there is quite a bit of interest in the entrepreneurial sector as well, where I frequently hear discussion of the wardrobe ‘uniforms’ of entrepreneurial high flyers such as Mark Zuckerberg and  Steve Jobs. I myself probably couldn’t say that I have a capsule wardrobe yet. But

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How to Start an Eco-fashion Label – the experience of Mighty Good Undies

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start an eco-fashion label? I certainly have. So I decided to ask one eco-fashion entrepreneur- Hannah Parris- to spill the beans. Hannah is the founder of eco-fashion label Audrey Blue and the co-founder of sustainable fair-trade underwear label Mighty Good Undies.  If you are needing some new underwear, I highly recommend supporting their crowd funding campaign. But you’d better get in quick- the campaign is closing

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Sustainable Winter Wear on Sale

As we are coming into winter in the southern hemisphere, now is a great time to make sure you have enough warm clothing for the colder months. With the promise of warmer weather in the northern hemisphere buying new winter clothing may be the last thing on your mind. However, having just come out of winter you are in the perfect position to know what you will need next winter.

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One Sustainable Change: Join your local food co-op

After taking a look through my pantry, I compose a shopping list. Buckwheat flour, cumin seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, raw cacao……the list goes on. Then gathering up a container for each, I pack my shopping bags, load them on my bike and enjoy twenty minutes of sunshine as I ride. Arriving at my destination I order a Fair-trade coffee, open my laptop and sit down to a couple of hours of

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Ethical and sustainable tights, leggings, stockings and pantyhose

This post is about finding ethical and sustainable ways to warm and cover your legs. Whether you call these, sustainable tights, leggings, stockings, pantyhose, or something else, I am talking about these fitted coverings for your legs (and feet). The terminology for these popular garments can vary to greatly that it can be confusing to search for what you are looking for, especially when you come from a smaller nation

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Ten Australian Sustainable Fashion Brands to Look Out For

What do you find most difficult about shopping for sustainable fashion? One of my readers told me that the most difficult thing for her was to find local sustainable fashion brands from her home country. If you also find this difficult, you will enjoy my new post series inspired by this difficulty. To kick off the series, I thought I should start with my home country, Australia. Down the track

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Trade Not Aid: Shifting Perceptions of Ethiopia with Sancho’s Dress

[pinterest] Today I am pleased to bring you a guest post from an ethical fashion brand after my own heart. As a community development practitioner I am very interested in the community development potential of ethically founded businesses as an alternative to the charity-based model of aid. I could wax lyrical about this topic, but instead I might just hand it over to the team at Sancho’s Dress to tell

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