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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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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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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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Sustainable Designer Interview: Australian zero-waste designer Alice Sutton

[pinterest] Australian sustainable designer Alice Sutton creates feminine shapes with a unique contemporary aesthetic for her independent label Edition.  Employing zero-waste pattern cutting techniques, using natural fibers including merino, silk and bamboo, and local (Australian-based) production, Alice’s collections make a significant contribution to sustainable fashion design. Alice was kind enough to grant me an interview so I could learn a bit more about her motivations, values and production processes. Could

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Sustainable Stripes: Knitwear from Icebreaker

[pinterest] I love stripes. Stripes and polka dots are my two favourite prints. They are also two of the most ubiquitous prints you’ll find in fashion. And, unlike most other prints, stripes and polka dots don’t tend to date or go out of style. You can safely invest in these classic prints and know that you’ll still be happy to wear them in 10 years time. The trouble is, finding

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Ethical office-wear for the new year

[pinterest] With the holiday season behind us, it is time to think about returning to work. As a time of reflection, the new year is also the perfect time to take stock of our wardrobe and assess whether it will meet our needs for the new year to come. Planning ahead is important when maintaining a sustainable and ethical wardrobe- if you suddenly find you need a new garment to

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