Category: Fashion

What’s Your Signature Sustainable Style?

What’s Your Signature Sustainable Style?

“Fashions fade. Style is eternal” – Yves St Laurent For this week’s #FriendshipFeb post, ethical fashion blogger Jackie Pinedo of A Daily Joy blog and I decided to focus on fashion – which is the predominant theme of both our blogs. As fashion is such a wide-ranging topic, I decided to focus particularly on sustainable...

Models To Look Up To: Ethical Fashion Models

Models To Look Up To: Ethical Fashion Models

With an increasing number of fashion brands ‘going green’ there is also a growing tribe of models leaving behind the standard glamour pack in order to make a difference. Call them ‘eco models’ ‘ethical models’ or ‘green models’, here is a round-up of the fashion models admired not just for their beauty and brains –...

‘Ugly’ is in the Eye of the Beholder

‘Ugly’ is in the Eye of the Beholder

Artfully applying a nude lippie first thing in the morning was a habit that was hard for me to shrug. So was the straightening of my hair (or perfecting the curls) with my GHD. Every day I flicked the liquid eyeliner up and above, winging it further like the stroke of the Nike symbol. I...

The Thrifted Dress He Can’t Stand

The Thrifted Dress He Can’t Stand

If you’re a woman who dresses purely to impress a man – your man or men in general – this is not a blog post for you. Best be clear about this at the beginning. Perhaps you should be reading Cosmo instead. That magazine caters to women who care about crap like that. I am...

Upcycled Fashion Girl Boss: Rachael Kertes

Upcycled Fashion Girl Boss: Rachael Kertes

The commercial media will have you believe that all young women are selfie-crazed, trash-reading, reality-TV-show–watching air heads that only care about themselves, their latest outfit purchases and the colour of their nail polish. But they’re wrong. Although there is some element of truth (one need only take a look at Facebook and Instagram to understand...

The Rise of Ethical Fashion Bloggers

The Rise of Ethical Fashion Bloggers

There has been a cultural shift in the way people consume in recent years and it seems – for the moment anyway – that the ‘Green Team’ is winning over the ‘Greed Team’. There has been a noticeable trend towards individually crafted, sustainably produced items at a fair price and away from corporate controlled, mass...

Ethical Fashion or Not – Is It Still Frivolous?

Ethical Fashion or Not – Is It Still Frivolous?

Fashion is often perceived as frivolous. It’s easy to understand why. Fashion companies releasing countless ‘collections’, the cheapness of ‘fast’ fashion, the rise of ‘it’ girls, the influx of ‘sell out’ fashion bloggers, are all factors that seem to tarnish fashion’s reputation so that its significance is almost forgotten. Its reputation as a commercial enterprise...

Fairtrade Organic Undies

Fairtrade Organic Undies

I advocate the purchase and donning of second hand clothes for many reasons: It’s the ultimate form of recycling! Reduces the amount of waste that is thrown out Decreases the need for landfill More economical than paying retail It’s more individual and unique But there is one thing that I can’t seem to bring myself...