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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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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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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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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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Ethical and Sustainable Kidswear Start-Up Muka Kids

[pinterest] Today I am delighted to bring your an interview with Jess Berentson-Shaw who is in the process of launching a unisex sustainable babies and children’s wear label Muka Kids. I am sure you will be interested in hearing about her approach to sustainable clothing, and if you have any kiddies in your life, you may well be interested to get involved to assist to bring this lovely sustainable kids clothing

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Beautiful Recycled Silver Creations by Liminal Jewellery

[pinterest] One thing I’ve learnt since beginning my sustainable fashion journey is that there is almost always an eco-friendly option, if you simply care to look. And jewellery is no exception, in fact, when it comes to recycled silver jewellery it seems we are almost spoilt for choice. Liminal Jewellery is one such eco-friendly option. I have been admiring the gorgeous modern designs created by Australian designer and jeweller Nikola Markus. The

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Slow Fashion DIY Courses to Learn to Create your own Wardrobe

[pinterest] Creating your own wardrobes can be the perfect way to control the sustainability of what you wear. Whether you learn to sew, knit or crochet, there is a wealth of sustainable materials at your disposal- recycled yarns, organic fibres and fabrics, or repurposing your old clothing or thrift store finds. Learning some basics skills can also improve your confidence for mending or adjusting the clothes you already own, enabling

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Innovative Zero Waste Fashion Label tonlé

This week I am thrilled to showcase the work of tonlé, an ethical zero waste fashion label based in Cambodia. From sourcing high quality remnant fabrics, to inviting staff to model the garments, to searching for sustainable locally made buttons and buckles, it is clear that this label has built ethics and sustainability into all aspects of tonlé’s design, manufacture and marketing practices. The beautiful collection is manufactured using 90% high

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Colour Therapy: The Warmth of Mustard

[pinterest] Mustard seems to be a colour I can’t get enough of at the moment. And last season that was easy- mustard was very on trend. But on trend or not, I still love the colour. Indeed, for a wardrobe to be sustainable it is important that the colours you choose will endure and you will continue to love them. This is why you don’t see me featuring neon on

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Slow Fashion DIY Tutorial: Textured merino scarf

[pinterest] You can probably tell by the photo that I have a little announcement to make! I am lucky enough to be expecting my second child around New Years, and this has lead to whole world of sustainable maternity fashion. I was sustainably minded during my first pregnancy, but I thought that sustainable maternity options didn’t exist, so I didn’t investigate. Now I know that I was wrong! There are

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