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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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Where to find sustainable fashion on a tight budget

I grew up on welfare. In Australia, being a welfare kid does not disadvantage you as much as it does in the US. We still had a safe (rental home), access to fresh unprocessed food, and a good public education. But the budget was tight. We never ate out. We only went on camping holidays in national parks (which were free or close to free). We often shopped at charity

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Where to buy ethical and sustainable lingerie

When you’ve committed to creating a sustainable fashion wardrobe you will eventually need to investigate where to buy ethical and sustainable lingerie. I have already covered where you can buy ethical underwear of the basics kind, but what if you want something a bit more special? Luckily there are already a great number of ethical and sustainable lingerie options, if you know where to look. Secondly, lingerie is very light,

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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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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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Re-imagining the fashion industry with a minimalist approach

I believe in the power of business for good, and believe that businesses need to be part of the solution to the sustainability crisis that faces our planet. But fashion (and indeed, capitalism) as we know it needs to be re-imagined. So you can probably understand why I am impressed with this designers take on her fashion business. This post was written by Elizabeth Stilwell and originally appeared on her

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The Guide to Sustainable Textiles is here

Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their clothing. Films and campaigns such as The True Cost movie and Detox Fashion are bringing the environmental impacts of the fashion industry to the fore. It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that the textile industry is the world’s second most polluting industry, second only to the oil industry. This increased awareness has lead to an increase in

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Where to buy ethical and sustainable wardrobe essentials

[pinterest] A key element of a sustainable wardrobe is learning to live with less, and curating your wardrobe so that you can own fewer items that you wear more often. If you want to make a wardrobe work well with fewer items, you need to invest in a few key pieces that can be styled in multiple ways and paired with many of your other garments. Colours and patterns are

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Effortless Sustainable Style by Amour Vert

[pinterest] When we shop sustainably we are certainly limited for choice compared to the hundreds of thousands of less ethical fashion brands available. Once upon a time, the decision to only buy sustainable fashion may have compromised on style. But it is good to know that this is no longer the case, and there really are plenty of stylish sustainable labels to satisfy our fashion desires whilst still taking care

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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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