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Chic Kid-Friendly Outfits for the Eco-Conscious Mama

I’ve always been eco-conscious. Even as a teenager and young adult. But sustainable fashion became even more significant to me after having children. The ethical and environmental impact of my clothing choices became exponentially more important when I considered the lessons I wanted my children to learn and the world I want to leave behind for future generations. As a mama I want to wear clothes that are stylish and

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Green Your Workout with Kusaga Athletic

[pinterest] Passion for purpose. Passion for creating a solution for sustainability. I could hear this loud and clear when I spoke with Graham, Sydney-based entrepreneur and co-founder of Kusaga Athletic. It isn’t something that you can disguise and it certainly isn’t something you can fake. Kusaga Athletic is on a mission to green active wear, one race at a time. To make a difference. To have a positive impact on the climate. An

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Sustainable Mama Style

When I first started tortoise & lady grey I didn’t plan to really mention the fact that I was a mum. I wasn’t planning on hiding it, but I didn’t think it would really have much of an influence over the content of the blog. But slowly I found that this was impossible. I pour so much of myself and my passions in this blog, and being a mother is

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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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Slow Fashion DIY Tutorial: Leaf Designs for Carved Rubber Stamps

[pinterest] Welcome to another slow fashion DIY tutorial. This week’s tutorial is one in a collaborative series between tortoise & lady grey and The Note Passer on the topic of printing with rubber stamps. The first two presented beginner techniques. If you missed them, you can catch up with Rubber Stamp Making 101 and Rubber Stamp Making 201. Today’s tutorial will teach you how to carve more detailed designs by making two leaf

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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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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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Design and Make Your Own Rubber Stamps

[pinterest] Last week I was pleased to be welcomed for a second guest post on The Note Passer, presenting a tutorial for beginner techniques in cutting your own rubber stamp designs. This is the second post in three month collaboration between tortoise & lady grey and The Note Passer. You can find more information about this collaboration and The Note Passer, as well as links to the first post here. The next

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Sustainable kids wear from Milk and Mazuki

[pinterest] I recently picked up a gorgeous organic cotton t-shirt for my son, and I just couldn’t help but share it…… Gorgeous, don’t you think? The t-shirt is designer by Australian kidswear label Milk and Masuki. The whole range is made with certified organic cotton, with low impact dying processes, and designed and ethically made in Australia. I am a huge fan of their whimsical forest critter designs. I am sure

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More than just a label: How fashion social enterprises are creating positive change

[pinterest] There are many ethical and sustainable fashion labels that are doing fantastic work to change the way the fashion industry operates. These labels refuse to buy into the cult of cheap, and believe that fashion should be good quality, long lasting, and produced in a way that respects the environment and the lives of those skilled artisans who make the clothes. Many also work with artistic traditions that have

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