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Sexy, Sustainable and Comfortable: My favourite ethical lingerie

When it comes to my habit tendencies, I tend to prefer routine and familiarity. So when it comes to fashion and shopping, this means that I prefer to find my favourites, and stick with them. But I can be quite picky about the aesthetic, as well as the quality, sustainability and ethics of manufacture. So it can take me a really long time to find my favourites. When I finally

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The benefits and environmental impacts of soysilk

Soysilk is an emerging new fibre that is increasing in popularity in sustainable fashion circles. Also know as vegetable cashmere, soysilk is a relatively new fibre that has been created from soybean waste left over from the production of soy food industry. While not entirely new- soysilk was manufactured as far back as 1940– it has been growing in prominence and availability only in recent years. The manufacturing process takes waste

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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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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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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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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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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 2: Blush Dress and Mustard Scarf

[pinterest] Welcome to my second sustainable fashion outfit post, where I take inspiration from an outfit to put together a sustainable equivalent. This second outfit also takes inspiration from a photo found on Pinterest. The outfit pairs the unusual colour combination of blush pink with mustard, two colours I never would have thought to put together. But I think you will agree that it is a striking and stunning effect. The

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Sustainable yoga and active wear

[pinterest] As I glance around my yoga class it feels as if I am being advertised to by well known sports and yogawear brands, whose logos are printed prominently on the backs and butts of my fellow yogis. And I must admit that I too am one of the culprits, wearing my 5-year-old yoga pants of a well known sports brand. But now that these are coming towards the end

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Colour Therapy: Turquoise Jewels

[pinterest] I am very excited to bring you another new regular feature of tortoise & lady grey– a curation of beautiful sustainable fashion items along a colour theme. This week’s inspiration is the beautiful jewelled tones of turquoise. Turquoise has got to be one of the most striking hues around- I am surprised that we don’t see it featured very frequently on the catwalks. It has a been a long

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