Can’t wear the same outfit twice
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I was inspired by this image on Instagram by Project Stopshop to talk about the disposable nature of fast fashion. Unfortunately, the idea of not wearing the same outfit twice is too real and can be found all over social media. The fast fashion business model is about selling a high … 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

Clothing Love Stories
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It’s Fashion Revolution Week and I’m so excited to share this collection of clothing love stories! A big part of having a more conscious wardrobe is loving the clothes you already have. With so many garments in the world (more than 80 billion new items of clothing bought each year) … more

Borrowing Clothes from a Library
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Last month I was in Amsterdam and visited the Lena Fashion Library where you can borrow clothing with your monthly membership. I was able to interview co-founder Suzanne about the library and also try out borrowing some clothes! I love the idea of borrowing instead of buying clothing, especially for special … 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

Green Berlin
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In January I traveled to Berlin to attend the Ethical Fashion Show and GreenShowroom and while I was there had some time to also check out some eco fashion stores and vegan restaurants in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area. We stayed at a “biohotel” called the Almodóvar which incorporates sustainability in so much … 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

What is Good Quality Clothing?
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With capsule wardrobes, investment pieces, or just for a more sustainable wardrobe buying good-quality clothing is important, but how can you tell if a garment is good quality? These are some things to look out for: Check the fabric is it appropriate for the garment’s function can and will you … more

What is the best fabric?
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The materials you choose are pretty important, they affect the comfort and performance of a garment, how you care for it, and also have an environmental impact, some much more so than others. There are a ton of different textiles available, all with different looks, benefits, and sustainable/ethical issues. I … more

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