Sustainable fashion Feed

I love vintage and pre-loved clothing. Clothes that are durable and timeless appeal to me far more than the mass-produced disposable clothes of today. Durability aside, favouring pre-loved is an easy way to minimise the negative environmental and social impacts of my wardrobe. From wastewater emissions to air pollution and energy consumption, the textile industry weighs heavily on the environment. There are also the social impacts to consider, with child labour and sweat shops sadly still being one of the key ingredients in cheap fashion and those bargain 2 for 1 specials. Buying pre-loved is a bit like treasure hunting.... Read more →

Welcoming summer: Planet Boab ethical and eco t-shirt giveaway

I can smell Summer. Long days. Ocean swims. Sunshine. The sound of Cicadas. To welcome Summer i'm offering readers a chance to win a Planet Boab t-shirt. I shared my love for Planet Boab t-shirts earlier in the year. Planet Boab t-shirts are made here in Australia in a sweatshop free factory from 100% certified organic cotton and are hand printed using water based inks. Whats not to love! I treat myself to one new Planet Boab t-shirt each summer. I'm onto my third and my first is still going strong despite being worn literally over 100 times. It was... Read more →

It seems a little silly to write a post on ‘buying’ when we’re not doing any buying at all. But I guess it’s sort of like dieting and chocolate, if you can’t have something you talk about it, think about it, and dream about it. Or in this case write about it. I’ve been thinking of writing a post about this gorgeous dress I bought Little Eco a few weeks ago from Foxs Lane. Then today, after reading Kate’s expression of appreciation for her own little online shop, I couldn’t help but share my love for her sweet handmade dresses.... Read more →

I’m finding it relatively easy to be green when it comes to clothing. I’ve (more or less) stuck to the ethical clothing pledge for the past year and a half; buy mostly pre-loved; and have managed to whittle my wardrobe down to no more than eight of anything. No more than eight shirts, eight t-shirts, and so on (I know, I said I’d do six, but I’m not quiet there, yet). But there’s one annual purchase of ‘new’ that I can’t live without. I have to have at least one new t-shirt each Summer. Thankfully, I don’t have to break... Read more →

I find myself wishing for more time far too often. Thankfully, I'm learning to act on these wise words.. You don't need more time... just need to decide. I'm getting better at letting go of all those urgent tasks that don't really matter and focusing on what truly matters. Now, if only I could learn to not feel guilty about all that i've chosen not to do. p.s. Ethical clothing can be cute. In the above pic Little Eco wears a vintage top from the Reuse Center at Sandgate, a pre-loved skirt from Preloved Kidswear, and a handmade hair-clip... Read more →