A Trip Round the best of Ethical Fashion Summer Offerings 2018

We are off on a quick trip round the online shops – checking out the summer dresses, chinos and new swimwear lines for the season.  We check out the stalwarts of the ethical fashion brands who never fail to bring out classic lines, colours & prints that enable you to have 360 approach to feeling good in your clothes.  People Tree Monkee Jeans Bibico Finisterre Other brands to check out Seasalt The UK fashion brand from Cornwall, lots of organic cotton, the first fashion company to get the Soil Association certification for a fashion company 🙂 Kuyichi The innovating ethical / eco brand from Holland.  always innovative in using different materials and designing to the fashion market with a great reputation in jeans. Lowie A brand and also a webstore, with 2 stores in South London.  Focusing on classic/unique designs, using sustainable materials with a strong love of knits – really beautiful classic clothes. Happy Shopping Everyone

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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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The Eco Crafting at Perth’s Festival of Yarn

Sunday 10th September was raining, reminding us that summer was quietly slipping away.  However there was plenty of enthusiasm was to be found in a big queue for the start of the Festival of Yarn in Perth, Scotland. I was there to check out the upcycling and eco innovations in the room 😊 First up was The Woolly Pedlar , someone I follow on Twitter.  Sue’s upcycling is based on a patchwork design and her constructed design really stands out when you see her gloves, jumpers and shawls in real life.  I was interested to hear about her new product the “coffee cosy” made from merino wool sock tops from The House of Cheviot.  The coffee cosy comes in four colour ways and is available from Sue’s website at www.woollypedlar.co.uk.  At £8.50 with free P&P, they would be a great Xmas gift idea 🎁 Sue is a regular blogger / on instagram/ twitter about her work and her passion for recycling. Catch up with her Tales from the Woolly Garret on her website. Next up was a discovery of a new material via the Border Tart stall. I am sure many crafters will already have seen this already but I was delighted to […]

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