slow fashion & sustainable style

Sunday, 23 July 2017

THE GREEN SCENE Is Taking A Break...

You might have noticed it's been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but behind the scenes lots of exciting things have been happening (including the opportunity of my dream job working in sustainable fashion full-time!), which has meant that after more than two years and over 100 posts I've decided to take a long-term break from writing. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Fashion Revolution Fanzine #2 – Call For Submissions!

Fashion Revolution is now accepting submissions for edition #002 of its fanzine, on the theme “Loved Clothes Last”. In the three years since the campaign was founded to commemorate the Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh, the movement to push for greater transparency in the fashion industry has become truly global, with 70,000 people asking #whomademyclothes in 2016 and the first fanzine launching in January of this year. 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Easy DIY One-Shoulder Ruffled Top

We've had some amazing weather in the last couple of weeks, which is really getting me in the holiday mood and excited to try out some of this summer's hottest trends: ruffles and tropical prints! This easy DIY is the perfect project to breathe new life into leftover fabric or a dress you no longer wear, and is proof that you don't always need to buy new to stay up to date - just some creativity, some basic sewing supplies and a spare couple of hours.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Quick Guide To Second Hand Shopping in Paris

I visited Paris for the first time two weeks ago - a beautiful city with a surprisingly high density of vintage and second hand kilo stores peppered in and amongst the designer flagships and glamorous contemporary boutiques. Of course I couldn't visit every vintage store in only three days (and I don't think my boyfriend would have let me hijack our trip with second hand shopping!) but I've put together a list of my favourites below, plus an interactive map if you are heading there yourself anytime soon.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

5 Easy Ways To A More Mindful Wardrobe

Fashion Revolution Week has just ended, with tens of thousands of people asking their favourite brands #whomademyclothes and demanding more transparency in the fashion industry. If Fashion Revolution was the first time you'd started to wonder where your clothes come from, and the concept of ethical/sustainable fashion seems like a black hole of endless information, don't worry! If you're just getting started, remember these five easy tips and you'll soon be on your way to a more mindful (and ultimately useable) wardrobe:
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