slow fashion & sustainable style

Thursday, 18 August 2016

1 Hour DIY: Culottes

Culottes have been on the fashion map ever since Victoria Beckham wore them to end her Spring/Summer '14 show back in New York in 2013, but it wasn't until this year that the trend really seemed to kick off, reflecting the current mood for relaxed tailoring and easy-going silhouettes. I wasn't keen initially, but inspired by street style and my classic white Vejas, I thought I'd give it a try the ethical fashion way - with an old pair of trousers and a spare 60 minutes! This is a really easy DIY to try at home that works to shorten any kind of trousers, plus you don't even need to use a sewing machine if you're a beginner.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Eco Sessions in Berlin: My Main Takeaways

Last month I attended the Berlin edition of Eco Sessions, a series of panel discussions set up by Magnifeco founder Kate Black, which explores all topics relevant to ethical fashion and sustainability. I'd spotted the the event on social media a couple of days before and thought it sounded interesting, so I dragged my boyfriend along to upcycling and alternation store Bis es mir vom Leibe fällt (literally, "until it falls off my body") in the beautiful but relatively expensive district of Schöneberg.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

DIY: Off Shoulder Update

Off shoulder tops have been having a real moment this summer, and for good reason - they can be styled up or down, work well with both skirts and jeans, and of course are one of the easiest things to upcycle yourself from an old shirt. I've been wearing my 1-hour DIY off shoulder top for months, but after being inspired by the beautiful (and ethical) styles from LA-based brand Reformation I decided to upgrade the original and add a couple of design twists. 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Review: The Ethical Fashion Show Berlin, July 2016

Last week the international fashion press descended on Berlin for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and as the capital of sustainable fashion, the event wouldn't have been complete without the Ethical Fashion Show and the Green Showroom, which this year celebrated their 10th anniversary. I feel very lucky to be back living in this incredible city, which is absolutely buzzing with both new emerging talent and established labels with one aim in mind - to make the fashion system work better by producing beautiful clothes that put people and planet first. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Oxfam Fashion Blog: 5 Reasons You Should Choose a Vintage Wedding Dress

Photo credit: Benjamin Tietge/Oxfam
Wedding season is here again, and if you've been following Oxfam on Twitter recently you might have been inspired by their beautiful series of posts featuring brides in pre-loved Oxfam wedding dresses. So for all the future brides-to-be who haven't found the perfect gown yet, here's five reasons why you should consider a choosing vintage, as well as helping others benefit from your special day.
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