Tag vintage

Why we must also buy new

[pinterest] Buying second-hand garments is an important part of sustainable fashion. In fact, some sustainability advocates will suggest that a sustainable wardrobe should only contain second-hand items. And with good reason. “According to the EPA, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of textile waste per person per year, and clothing and other textiles represent about 4% of municipal solid waste. But the figure is rapidly growing.” By incorporating a significant

Continue reading…

Colour Therapy: The Jeweled Tones of Purple

[pinterest] The vibrant jeweled tones of purple, such as violet and plum, may come and go from our fashions. But unlike neons, these lovely deep tones will never go out of style. They are a wardrobe staple of mine, and the colour is flattering to most skin tones. So why not look up some of these lovely items that I’ve curated for you? We have: 1. Handmade Zig Zag Pouch by People

Continue reading…

Ethical and sustainable wedding hairpiece

[pinterest] A very close friend of mine was recently married. When I first got the news that she was getting married, I wanted to do something special for her as a wedding gift. As I had made my own wedding hairpiece some three years ago, I thought it would be a nice gift to offer to make something for her to wear to her wedding. She was thrilled with the

Continue reading…

Tips for ethical and sustainable shopping when travelling

[pinterest] I am lucky enough to have recently returned from a family holiday to China and Japan. This was my first overseas trip since making the decision to strictly abide by my ethics when it comes to shopping. Like any traveller, I love to bring home souvenirs that remind me of the places I have been. In fact, I have very few ornaments in my house that weren’t purchased on

Continue reading…

DIY tutorial: Repurposed sari silk skirt

I am super excited to bring you this simple but stunning DIY tutorial for this skirt made from a repurposed vintage silk sari. This skirt is entirely hand-sewn, and is very simple, so it is the perfect project for a beginner, or anyone who doesn’t own a sewing machine. Materials For this project you will need: One vintage silk sari (a large piece of soft cotton will also work for

Continue reading…

Human rights in fashion: the importance of slow fashion DIY

[pinterest] On October 16th I joined with more than 100 bloggers worldwide to start a conversation about human rights in fashion. To catch up on the thoughtful analysis of my fellow bloggers, check out the Blog Action Day Round Up, with coverage of some of the major posts of the day. You can check out my original post here. In  my opinion, one of the major reasons that fashion has become such

Continue reading…

Human friendly fashion: an outfit

[pinterest] Today is Blog Action Day 2103, the day when members of the Human Friendly Fashion Bloggers network come together online to start a conversation about fashion and human rights. Human rights in fashion is important to me because I firmly believe that no person should suffer human rights abuses in order for me to wear beautiful clothing. Unfortunately the great majority of clothing in our stores is made in

Continue reading…