Green Köln
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I’ve lived in Cologne, Germany for the last couple years. It’s not really a big travel destination unless you’re coming to see the Dom or for Karneval but it has some great places for conscious fashion and veg food! Here are some of my favourites: Shopping Fairfitters – Lovely store with lots … more

Following…
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Alex van Os – Op Shop to Runway on Instagram A post shared by Alex van Os | eco stylist (@op_shop_to_runway) on Jun 11, 2017 at 3:36am PDT Alex shows all the amazing treasures you can find at the thrift store, and I can’t get enough of her secondhand outfits. … more

5 Seriously Cool Conscious Brands
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If you still think that sustainable fashion = crunchy granola clothes, these 5 brands prove that those days are over.   Deadwood The Swedish brand Deadwood makes leather jackets from 100% recycled leather. We know that leather is bad for the environment, and so are a lot of vegan synthetics, … more

Summer Capsule Wardrobe
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Items in my summer capsule wardrobe: Tops 1. Knit draped tank – DIY (video) 2. White silk tank – DIY (video) 3. Purple tank – Comazo | earth 4. Blue bustier/crop top – DIY (video) 5. Black v-neck tee – Funktion Schnitt  6. Brown oversized tee – (dyed) 7. Navy tee – Lanius … more

Ben’s Summer Outfit
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My husband Ben has also been building a more conscious wardrobe so I’ll occasionally share some men’s looks and brands. Being quite tall and slim, Ben often has difficultly with secondhand shopping and ordering clothes online so the majority of his clothes are from local ethical/sustainable stores.   Ben is … more

Affordable Sustainable Fashion
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Ethical and sustainable fashion brands are more expensive but building a conscious wardrobe doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. Shopping secondhand is not only incredibly sustainable but can also be very affordable. Buying locally from thrift stores or online re-sale sites means you can still buy the brands … more

Guilt & Judgement Doesn’t Help
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I think the idea of being “perfect” with ethical and environmental movements can actually be damaging to getting others involved. Guilt and judgement often doesn’t motivate people, it makes them defensive and can actually strengthen their position. There unfortunately can be a lot of toxicity in online communities and personal … more

Spring Capsule Wardrobe
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The sun is bright and the flowers are blooming- I’m so excited it’s spring! Last year we had a pretty cold and rainy spring but this year looks like it’s going to be beautiful. I planned this capsule optimistic about good weather but also have options for the cooler days … more

Current Go-To Outfit
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The weather finally feels like spring! I’m still using my winter capsule wardrobe and I’ve been repeating this outfit so much. It’s not only super comfortable but still looks put together and is perfect for the current weather.   This Kowtow tee dress is my current favourite piece, I wear it as … more

Ethical Fashion Show & GreenShowroom
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In January I took a trip to Berlin to attend the Ethical Fashion Show and GreenShowroom– a joint trade fair where conscious brands sell their new collections (in this case F/W 17) to retailers. It was wonderful to see and chat with so many sustainable and ethically-minded brands! These are … more

Winter Capsule Wardrobe
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The items in my winter 2017 capsule wardrobe (I generally follow the Project 333 capsule wardrobe format): Tops Purple tank – Comazo | earth Dark green tank – Upcycle/DIY Grey linen tee – Kuyichi Navy loose tee – Lanius Light grey cotton jumper – People Tree * Grey jersey top – … more

Sustainable Bras & Underwear
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There are some great conscious brands (and more are starting up!) but finding eco-friendly and ethically made lingerie can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for specific styles or non-standard sizes. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t forget about longevity and care with any garment (eco … more

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