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10 Ways to Commit to Sustainable Fashion

This month I am little behind in work and life. My in-laws are away (and they usually help with my little ones once a week), and my husband is away in the US for a conference for 2 weeks. So today I’ve dug up one of my most popular posts from my archives. This was originally posted in 2013, but it is as relevant now as it was 3 years

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Mend and Make Do: Guide to Mending Your Woollens

Repairing your own clothes is an important part in the transition to a sustainable wardrobe. Fixing your clothes when they begin to show signs of wear will help to extend their life and save you some money in the process. Repairing things on your own can be very satisfying, especially when you use your creativity and try some visible mending techniques that add an interesting and individual touch to your

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Mend & Make Do: Visit your local cobbler

[pinterest] Once upon a time we would have had a cobbler in every community. Sadly, local handmade production of shoes has been discarded for large scale cheap manufacturing in China and elsewhere, and these skilled artisans have almost completely disappeared from our communities. But whilst it would be near impossible to order a pair of custom made shoes locally, many of us are lucky enough to have access to a

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Mend & Make Do: Simple Button Revamp

[pinterest] One of the biggest reasons that items can languish unworn in the back of the closet is missing buttons. These simple additions to our garments often seem to be the most shoddily attached and they are frequently lost. This isn’t a major issue if you’ve kept hold of the spare button that was attached to the swing tag, or if you’ve found the button that has fallen off. All

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Repurpose Round-Up: A new life for your tired old t-shirt

[pinterest] Last week we celebrated Earth Day, which gave us an important opportunity to reflect upon the impact that our lifestyles have on the natural environment upon which we depend. Earth Day is an important reminder for us to reflect upon our impact. But I am of of the camp who firmly believes that every day should be Earth Day. It is a valuable practice for us to reflect upon

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Repurpose round-up: Prolonging the life of your jeans

If we are to improve the sustainability of our wardrobes, one of my key tips is for us to find creative ways to reuse and repurpose our clothing as they wear out of go out of style. The longer we can avoid our clothing ending up in landfill, the greater the sustainability of our closets. For my first repurpose round up, I have curated a collection of DIY tutorials to assist you

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