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Where to buy ethical and sustainable denim jeans

Versatile, dependable and hardwearing, yet still able to be dressed up for an evening out, ethical and sustainable denim jeans should be a mainstay of any conscious closet. One pair, mended and cared for, is all you need for 3-5 years. When you find a pair you love, and that fits you beautifully, remember the brand and stick with it. There is no need to complicate matters by looking around once

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The Most Popular Sustainable Fashion Posts of 2017

2017 was a big year for sustainable fashion. More than any year that has come before, I really felt that the sustainable fashion movement is gaining significant momentum. The conversations that we are having here on the blog are starting to enter the mainstream. But in 2017 we also learned some new things that have meant that the sustainable fashion movement is critical to the sustainability conversation. The discovery that

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How to know if your furniture is eco-friendly

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How to Know if Your Furniture Is Eco-Friendly If you want to have an eco-friendly home, you have to put some thought into which products you bring into it. If you find the right furniture options, your couches, tables, chairs, beds

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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 environmental benefits and ethical considerations of silk

Until the advent of synthetic fibers in the early 20th century, silk was almost essential for a huge range of fashion items- from stockings and underwear, to ribbons and lace. It also represented the height of luxury. For more than a millennia, this luxurious and delicate fiber inspired the Silk Road trade routes from China through Central Asia, the Middle East, and into Europe. Silk was partially responsible for starting

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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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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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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 3: Red Dress, Red Lips

[pinterest] It’s been a while since I’ve posted outfit inspiration, so I thought it about time I posted another sustainable fashion outfit. Today’s outfit is inspired by this beautiful portrait by Jade Sheldon. Her copyright restrictions don’t allow me to share the actual image in this post, but it is well worth checking out the original- it is a beautiful photograph. My sustainable style adaption of the portrait features the following:

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Mending Kit: A simple sewing kit for basic mending

[pinterest] When you are new to sewing it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start or what to stock your sewing box with. Mending your existing clothing can be a great place to begin learning basic sewing skills, before you are game to tackle a whole garment for yourself. Learning the basics of mending is the simplest and most cost effective way to improving the sustainability of your

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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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