Step into Spring 2018 – with an eye for ethical fashion

With a beautiful sunny day, it does feel like we might have turned a corner on Winter – fingers crossed. To get us all in the mood for warmer days, here is a quick check out of our favourite ethical / green labels 🙂  The companies are all very different, from size to their raise d’etre but all creative some glorious clothes, that don’t need an explanation, their style & qualities speak for themselves 💞💞       Also check out Nancy Dee – a great choice in dresses & skirts – check out their You Tube clip 👗👗

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Upcycled Fashion – Discoveries for January 2018

The choices for shoppers interested in upcycled clothing and jewellery is improving every year, with a real upturn in choice, quality & style.  The majority of upcycling is still taken up by small brands and designers.  In some cases this does mean there is a higher price tag than you might like, but if your choose your pieces carefully, your choices can last several years, cutting your costs over time.  Ethical Fashion is alot about slow fashion – being clever with your choices of materials and colour so that you mix and match, thus in the long term reducing the need to just keep on buying for no real good reason. Here are a few brands and designers that upcycle in a beautiful way 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ upcycled leather skirt from Acey.com “We discovered this brand in a market stall next to our London office in East London. PP are a Brazilian-based brand founded upon the idea of upcycling leather waste from the footwear industry. Amanda Py and Petula Silveira worked in Brazilian footwear factories and saw the extent of wasted fabric, leading them to start the company. Each piece is handmade in Porto Alegre, Brazil and due to the nature of upcycled leather every […]

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Junk Mail Christmas Tags

Although it takes some time and planning, it’s great to make your own gifts and Christmas decorations.  Its a chance to put some of your creativity into Christmas and use some of your old envelopes and junk mail.  I have found that hand made gifts and decorations are really appreciated as you have given your time over to making things with someone special in mind.

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How Make Your Own Mini Banner

This week Lucy Siegle highlighted the excellent work of the Craftivist Collective, who in their own words, want to change the world, one stitch at a time.  Armed with needles, thread and a Craftivist’s Manifesto the movement is very inspiring and thought provoking. Why not try some mindful activisim, as promoted by Lucy & follow the Guide to making a mini banner 🙂

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