Tag Fairtrade

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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Where to Buy Ethical and Sustainable Handbags and Purses

Whether you love handbags as a fashion accessory, or simply use them as a necessity, there is no doubt that they are important and useful. Most of us rarely leave home without a bag or at least a purse so it’s important that we have at least one good quality bag and purse to see us through our daily activities. Bags are intertwined with fashion. Like clothes and shoes, many

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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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2 Years of tortoise & lady grey

[pinterest] Wow! 2 years has really flown. The blog turned 2 yesterday and so this week I am looking back and looking forward. It has been such a wonderful journey writing this blog for you guys. I have crossed paths with so many passionate individuals- designers, other bloggers, and you my wonderful readers! The first year of tortoise & lady grey saw me finding my feet in the blogging word,

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Exquisite Sustainable Jewellery from Bario Neal (+ a giveaway!)

[pinterest] If you are committed to the highest standards of ethics and sustainability, finding jewellery- especially wedding and engagement jewellery- that lives up to your ethics can be a challenge. I am sorry to say that my own engagement ring did not live up to these ethics. I wish that I had known about Bario Neal back then. Bario Neal craft exquisite jewellery using recycled precious metals, Fair-mined gold, and ethically sourced

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Sustainable Mama Style

When I first started tortoise & lady grey I didn’t plan to really mention the fact that I was a mum. I wasn’t planning on hiding it, but I didn’t think it would really have much of an influence over the content of the blog. But slowly I found that this was impossible. I pour so much of myself and my passions in this blog, and being a mother is

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Luxurious Fairtrade Organic Sleepwear by Noctu (+ a giveaway)

[pinterest] Before I started my sustainable fashion journey I used to think that lovely sleepwear was a luxury I couldn’t really afford. But since committing to sustainable fashion, which in first principle means buying far far fewer items, I have discovered that there is plenty of room in my budget for a little luxury when I sleep. And when that luxury is Fairtrade, organic and very reasonably priced, there really

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Colour Therapy: The Jeweled Tones of Purple

[pinterest] The vibrant jeweled tones of purple, such as violet and plum, may come and go from our fashions. But unlike neons, these lovely deep tones will never go out of style. They are a wardrobe staple of mine, and the colour is flattering to most skin tones. So why not look up some of these lovely items that I’ve curated for you? We have: 1. Handmade Zig Zag Pouch by People

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 3: Red Dress, Red Lips

[pinterest] It’s been a while since I’ve posted outfit inspiration, so I thought it about time I posted another sustainable fashion outfit. Today’s outfit is inspired by this beautiful portrait by Jade Sheldon. Her copyright restrictions don’t allow me to share the actual image in this post, but it is well worth checking out the original- it is a beautiful photograph. My sustainable style adaption of the portrait features the following:

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