Shop the Wardrobe: re-wearing a white pleat skirt and blue wrap top
Fashion

Shop the Wardrobe: re-wearing a white pleat skirt and blue wrap top

Now that I’ve been in full swing talking about eco friendly and ethical shopping swaps, I wanted to share a post featuring one of my favourite ways to support the environment in fashion: shopping my wardrobe for new ways to wear what I already own. This may sound obvious, but in the online fashion community there’s a real trend to only show the newest clothes, latest styles, and never show repeated items. Continue reading

Shop Small: handmade pants made with recycled fabric by Casa del Duende
Fashion / Lifestyle

Shop Small: handmade pants made with recycled fabric by Casa del Duende

As part of my effort to live and shop more sustainably and more ethically, I’m questioning all of my purchasing habits – what is it made of? where is it made? who makes it? – and making a concerted effort to vote with my wallet and spend where I’m going to do the planet the least amount of harm*. I haven’t always got it … Continue reading

Changing my approach to fashion: shopping more sustainably
Fashion / Lifestyle

Changing my approach to fashion: shopping more sustainably

In the past year I’ve noticed a strong trend for more sustainable shopping practices, from brands expanding recycling schemes to major corporates backing Loop: a TerraCycle solution to close the loop on hard to recycle materials. I also find it interesting that at the same time, decluttering guru Marie Kondo has been rising to fame – most notably with her binge-worthy Netflix series. I can only gather that the majority of us buy, give, and receive much more stuff than we truly need. Continue reading