Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Quick DIY: How to Repair Jeans

Repairing your existing clothing is one of the easiest and best ways to practice slow fashion, because you're not consuming any new resources or creating extra waste. Denim is a great example of a hardwearing material that can be repaired many times over, so much so that many classic jeans brands such as Levi's, Nudie Jeans, Denham and G-Star are now offering recycled styles or repair services to help make your favourite pair last even longer. However, you can just as easily repair them yourself with a scrap of fabric, needle and thread and a spare 15 minutes - read on for an easy how-to guide!


Saturday, 26 March 2016

Review: The Green Market Berlin

Happy Easter! It's a beautiful weekend here, and one that I'll be spending mostly with my boyfriend in between seeing family and friends, as we get ready to finally move into our new apartment. I can't wait to show off the results of all our hard work soon, but first I wanted to share the fun I had at last Sunday's Green Market Berlin, a "vegan lifestyle market" set right in the middle of the RAW Gelände, a repurposed industrial estate which is now full of clubs, bars, and even a swimming pool!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Oxfam DIY: Sleeveless Springtime Blazer

It's official - sleeveless blazers are everywhere this season! They're the perfect transitional piece to take you from cold, dark days of winter into the decidedly more fashion-friendly spring, layered with either a cosy jumper and pencil skirt or a silk shirt and jeans. This is one of the quickest and easiest DIYs to turn a sad old blazer into the latest SS16 trend - and all you need is a spare hour with a needle and thread. Check out what's on offer in the Oxfam online shop, including this amazing M&S jacket, or read on for the tutorial.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Second Hand Style #3: My Best Berlin Bargains So Far

If you've been following my second hand shopping series from my new home in Berlin, you might have seen that I that I spent some time last month exploring my temporary new neighbourhood of Charlottenburg, where I discovered a brilliant mix of charity shops and upmarket second hand boutiques only a ten minute walk from my apartment. It's testament to the stylish and discerning tastes of the owners that the shops were full of customers, and I ended up buying something in almost every store!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Slow Fashion and Sustainability News: February Edition

With consumer fatigue causing chaos across the global fashion industry, leaving some brands and retailers mistakenly putting their faith in the increasingly unstable and unsustainable fast fashion system, it seems that the time has come to start treating our clothing with a little more care and attention. There was a lot of love for sustainable fashion throughout February, from inspirational Valentine's gift guides by all the best ethical fashion bloggers to the launch of Livia Firth's new capsule collection for M&S, and an even bigger turnout for her Green Carpet Challenge at this year's Oscars, which was topped off by Leo's brilliant speech on climate change.

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