Tuesday, 30 August 2016

5 Easy and Ethical Ways to Clear Your Clutter, in Collaboration with Oxfam

I'm a firm believer that a tidy home leads to a tidy mind, and it seems I'm not alone, given the runaway success of Japanese de-cluttering guru Marie Kondo's guidebooks and the minimalistic Scandi aesthetic currently dominating my Pinterest feed. However, simply throwing out your unwanted possessions isn't the solution - chances are it'll just get end up in landfill. So what's the best way to de-clutter easily and ethically? Check out my top 5 tips below.

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.
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