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Parisian Chic the Sustainable Fashion Way

Parisian women are often held up as the the pinnacle of sophistication and style. Whether this is true, or just a cultural cliche that we’ve made up from afar is another matter entirely. Still, there is a certain picture that we have of Parisian chic, one that usually involves a striped tee or a little black dress, both garments which were first brought into women’s fashion by Chanel in her

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Ethical and Sustainable Men’s Shoes by Geox

Men are left our of the sustainable fashion conversation a lot, but it is so important that they clothing and footwear that they buy and wear is also sustainable. So today I am thrilled to be reviewing a beautiful pair of ethical and sustainable men’s leather sneakers. When it comes to the fashion and apparel industry, there are three sorts of brands. There is the fast fashion brand, and we

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The Environmental Impacts of Leather

Depending upon how it is processed, leather has the potential to have a signficant environmental impact, or it can be a smart sustainable choice. Of course, we can’t ignore the ethical considerations of using animal hide for our clothing and footwear, but neither can ignore the environmental harm associated with conventional vegan leather (PVC). So this post will go through all the ethical and enviromental considerations associated with wearing leather, and

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Colour Therapy: The Warmth of Mustard

[pinterest] Mustard seems to be a colour I can’t get enough of at the moment. And last season that was easy- mustard was very on trend. But on trend or not, I still love the colour. Indeed, for a wardrobe to be sustainable it is important that the colours you choose will endure and you will continue to love them. This is why you don’t see me featuring neon on

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Sustainable Fashion Outfit 1: Mustard Cardigan & Navy Dress

It seems as though this month I have been inspired to introduce a few new post series on the blog. Last week I introduced the Kitchen Pampering series, which will hopefully help you to ditch your chemical cosmetics and save some money at the same time. This week I am excited to introduce my next new post series, the Sustainable Fashion Outfits. I am a sucker for fashion magazines (well

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Eco-friendly heels for New Years

[pinterest] Day-to-day I prefer the practicality and comfort of flats. Lately I seem to pair my Duckfeet sandals with almost everything- from work-wear to running about the park with my toddler. But for New Years and other special occasions, I do like to have a few nice pairs of heels to choose from. Coclico shoes are perfect for the sustainably conscious shoe-lover. Their range of shoes are produced using vege-tanned leather, wood, recycled

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Christmas wishlist: Eco leather bike bag from UNA

[pinterest] The holidays can be our least sustainable time of year. Mountains of wrapping paper is used once, torn and then tossed away. Money is wasted on gifts that we aren’t even sure that our loved ones want or, more importantly, need. I love the sentiments of the holidays, and sharing gifts with my loved ones is something that I cherish. I also enjoy receiving gifts when the giver chooses

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Perfect sandals for spring

[pinterest] By the end of last summer my sandals were looking pretty worse for wear. I tucked them away in the cupboard, hoping they might do me again this season- wishful thinking indeed. So when the warm spring weather seemed to spring up without warning this year, I was left without presentable pair of sandals to wear to work.  I was lucky enough that my search for the perfect eco-friendly

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