Fashion Stories from My Wardrobe

All our clothes carry stories – stories of who made them, who wore them and our memories from when we are wearing them. Today I share with you three short stories from my wardrobe, items with different origins and stories to tell. And I invite you to share a story of a garment you loveContinue reading “Fashion Stories from My Wardrobe”

Understanding Grain Line

One of the most important aspects of sewing and working with fabric and patterns is the grain line.  Grainline is the line that the threads of the fabric run in, and is observed differently in woven and knit fabrics. Fabrics like felt do not have a grain line and can be cut in any directionContinue reading “Understanding Grain Line”

15 of my Favourite Sustainability X Fashion Quotes

I love finding wise words to inspire me on my sustainable fashion journey, so I hope that these will do the same for you! From iconic activists, to fashion designers and scientists these people come from all walks of life but love the same thing you and I do – sustainable and ethical fashion. PleaseContinue reading “15 of my Favourite Sustainability X Fashion Quotes”

Fashion, Fish & Microfibre-Plastics

Put your hand up if you’ve heard of microplastics. Now keep it up if you know what they are. And keep it there is you know what fashion has to do with it. If you hand is still up I’m impressed! It’s a topic I’ve seen some commentary around, but really not enough as itContinue reading “Fashion, Fish & Microfibre-Plastics”

How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe

So you’ve set a New Years resolution to buy less fast fashion, to buy pieces that are more sustainable and want to follow in the wise words of Vivienne Westwood “Buy Less, Choose Well & Make It Last” but you don’t even know where to begin.  And whether you’re just starting out, or have beenContinue reading “How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe”

What we mean when we say “Slow Fashion”

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, or you’ve been listening in on the sustainable fashion movement, then you likely would have heard the term “slow fashion”. What does it mean for fashion to be slow and why does it matter – let us take a closer look. Slow fashion is theContinue reading “What we mean when we say “Slow Fashion””

Spring Summer Trends for the Eco-Conscious Fashionista

New season = New trends and eco-fashionistas everywhere want to know how to integrate these looks into their existing wardrobes without dipping their toes into the fast-fashion trend cycles and getting caught out with pieces that will fade as fast as the spring blooms! With this new season you will be excited to know thatContinue reading “Spring Summer Trends for the Eco-Conscious Fashionista”

What is Greenwashing and how to avoid falling victim to it

If you’ve been on the sustainable fashion scene for any amount of time you would have heard of the term greenwashing – but what is it, how does it impact you and how can you avoid falling victim to it.  Greenwashing is unsubstantiated claims by businesses, brands or individuals that their products or services areContinue reading “What is Greenwashing and how to avoid falling victim to it”