Today’s small brand spotlight is on ColieCo, producer of ethically handmade, eco-friendly lingerie & swimwear. Trading on Etsy, shop owner Nicole also allows for custom orders made to your measurements made in her studio in Portugal.
This outfit is a new favourite, featuring the first clothing (non-underwear) item I’ve purchased as new since October: a luxurious pure silk blouse that can be handwashed, is designed and made in England, with an ethical supply chain to back it up.
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.
Spotlight on MAiK London, featuring more ethical and sustainable socks than you’ll typically find on the high street. With super patterns to boot, too.
I’ve worn prescription lenses on / off since I was 12, and with a new prescription to fill I wanted glasses that best fit my price range, sustainability and ethical production efforts, and style aesthetics.
Sick of buying necessary clothing items that aren’t sustainably or ethically made, I’ve been searching for alternatives. Today’s spotlight is on the custom bras & pants by What Lydia Made.
Jewellery is something that’s always managed to capture my attention. As a young child, I would admire my mother’s wedding band and engagement ring as we sat together at church, sometimes spinning it around her finger to see how the diamonds caught the light. When I was a bit older, it was my sister’s jewellery …
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 …
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.
Summer in London isn’t known for being hot (usualy: mild, pleasant, a bit drizzly), but this year Europe has been experiencing one helluva heatwave. And I just don’t have enough season appropriate clothes to keep up.