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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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Diary of a permaculture novice

Here in Australia we are heading into Autumn. It has had a bit of a late start (thanks climate change!). Now is really the time for me to put in my autumn/winter crops, but the weather has been so warm that some of my summer crops are still hanging on to life. But, even if slow to start, the change of season is a good time for me to take

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Textile Review: The ethics and sustainability of wool

Wool is fiber that I recommend as a sustainable textile. It is biodegradable, breathable and highly versatile.  But the ethics and sustainability of this textile are complicated. I chose to wear wool for it’s warmth and its sustainable qualities, but others may be put off by some of the ethical considerations attached to this animal fiber. In this post I lay out all of the ethical considerations, along with the

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One Sustainable Change: Join your local food co-op

After taking a look through my pantry, I compose a shopping list. Buckwheat flour, cumin seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, raw cacao……the list goes on. Then gathering up a container for each, I pack my shopping bags, load them on my bike and enjoy twenty minutes of sunshine as I ride. Arriving at my destination I order a Fair-trade coffee, open my laptop and sit down to a couple of hours of

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Diary of a permaculture novice

[pinterest] Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to 2016 being my best year yet. Last year was the first year that I was really intentional about what I wanted to achieve. In doing so I learned a valuable life lesson- when you set your intentions, and work towards them, you will find a way to make them happen. There are

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Effortless sustainable style by Linden

[pinterest] Sometimes you come across a sustainable fashion label that makes style absolutely effortless. Ethically made in LA, using eco-conscious textiles, Linden is one such label. Committing to ethical and sustainable fashion need not require you to sacrifice your sense of style, and Linden proves this. I was gifted this stunning monochrome skirt to style for this post, worn here with my own hand-knitted recycled cotton cardigan and organic cotton nursing tee. Described as the “hottest

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Clean Beauty: My top picks for toxin-free organic lipsticks

[pinterest] When I was younger I used to be a big fan of wearing statement red lipstick. During the day I prefer the no-fuss approach of little or no make-up, but when out of an evening I loved to sport bright red lips usually accompanied with understated eye make up. I’ve always considered my full lips to be my best facial feature, so they always looked lovely accentuated with my

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Textile Review: The Environmental Impacts of Colouring Yarn and Fabrics

When seeking out eco-friendly clothing options, consumers often look to the source of the fiber (cotton, polyester, hemp, linen) to reduce their environmental impact. The choice of fiber is an important first step in the process. But in order to ensure that the clothing you buy is sustainable, it is also important to consider the dying process that has been used. The colour of your clothes can have a huge

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Kitchen Pampering: Cacao and Tahini Nourishing Facemask

There are many reasons to avoid buying conventional cosmetics and treatments. Sustainability reasons include: they are filled with chemicals which are harmful to the environment and your health; and they are wrapped in excessive packaging, which even if recycled, embodies an enormous carbon output. So many of the ingredients that we have in our kitchen cupboards can provide affordable chemical free nourishment for our skin and hair, yet skincare companies

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Organic cowl neck top

[pinterest] I am loving the effortless style of this top from Etsy seller Gratefulthreads. Perfect for layering in the crisp evenings of late. Handmade in the US from organic hemp, it comes in natural (pictured here) or a range of colours hand-dyed with low impact dyes, making it an ideal sustainable wardrobe choice. Tweet

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