• REWORK & RECONNECT •
So the latest trend is studs, or is it ripped and worn grunge aesthetic, or embroidered roses? •
You don't need to conform to these micro phases in the fashion calendars, and we're pretty sure your bank account is screaming the same thing. Why buy a new pair of jeans with minimal changes to the style when you can rework a pair you already own making them 100% unique and, if neccessary, 'on trend'? •
They fit you, you bought them once upon a time because you HAD to have them in your wardrobe, why not elevate them now? Sign up to the blog and find out how to rework and reconnect your clothes •
Do you have an item you'd love to revive? What's made it lose its original appeal? We'd love to offer some ideas in the comments below! ✂
♡ OLYMPIA in its entirety ♡ From left to right: black, white and safari colour. This #handcrafted bralette features hand rolled straps, sewed onto the finest and softest quality of material. We've chosen a thicker cotton for the white bralette so there's no nipple show! Only €26,40.
We ship worldwide @essentialsforzula 💌
Guten Morgen ihr Lieben! Wir sind übrigens zurück von der Trauminsel Mallorca ❤ und wieder voll und ganz für euch da 😊 Alle Bestellungen, die uns letzte Woche erreicht haben, sind verschickt und es sind immer noch ein paar Shirts und Pullis zum Final Sale Preis zu haben 🙃 [Link im Profil]
Habt alle einen tollen Freitag und einen schönen Start ins Wochenende! 😙
Ein paar von euch seh ich hoffentlich morgen beim Flashmob in der Hamburger Innenstadt!? 🤗
How would you consume fashion in an ideal World? 🌎👗👖 My fashion Utopia is on the blog now, and it includes lots of slow fashion, circular concepts, borrow, swapping lending and mending clothes.
@sarahzentzjewelry | This necklace was created by award winning filmmaker, ethical jewelry and artist, Sarah Zentz. She handcrafts all her jewelry in California out of recycled precious metals, fair-mined gold and silver, reclaimed wood, ethically sourced diamonds and repurposed materials. Minimal, modern and beautiful!💚♻️😍
Don't turn your back on the truth. Do you know who makes your clothes? I haven't always known to pay attention. When I did the research, I had to promise a change in my habits. The dress was part of a fully recycled fashion show supporting clean water efforts. Fabric dye/fashion production waste can be a major polluter to some water sources. #googleit
Hands Up :: if you totally hearted WOODLAND from last Fall? • Well I might have just got my hands enough o that organic Hemp Denim o the Charcoal variety to make ... 6 Scrumptious Fall Chapeaus +perhaps 1 for a *GIVEAWAY*!!!!! • Hands up if that sounds like a good idea?
Check out our revamped online store at www.estiloetniko.com.au ❤️ We will also be launching an awesome affiliate program that would help you earn $$$ anywhere you are in the world! #earn#workfromhome#ethicalfashion
When it comes to ethics, things are not so cut and dried, especially when you start to create value hierarchies that combine attention to people, planet, and animals.
Nothing makes this more clear than Alden Wicker's (@ecocult) recent long form piece on the complexity of arguing from a position of animal ethics. In that piece, and the piece I shared on wool a few weeks ago, Alden points out that many surface-level solutions - such as avoiding the silk industry in favor of materials like rayon - can actually be more devastating than the original "problem." The same is true of vegan leathers, as Emily Folk explained on this blog two weeks ago, and even, according to Alden's research, of fur alternatives.
How do we absorb this information without throwing up our hands?
In some cases, it's easier than we think, at least when it comes to wool.
Sheep have been raised for their wool for as many as 11,000 years. The industry has historically sustained communities and empires, though it has declined considerably since synthetic fibers took hold of the marketplace in the mid twentieth century.
While a baseline level of animal care must be met to ensure that individual farms and larger, country-wide industries can sustain themselves, exploitation is rampant due the rise of fast fashion and factory farming in the last 15 years. Still, untreated and organic wool is a smart ecological choice, and it can be ethical in regards to animal treatment when attention is given to the process, so we're left at a crossroads.
From a psychological standpoint, it's no wonder that we struggle to prevent large scale problems and identify solutions: humans lack a capacity to comprehend the massive scale of modern operations.
Rather, we are people compelled by stories.
That's why I find it increasingly necessary to engage with artisans and their work - this is something we can hold onto.
Over the last several weeks, I've been in conversation with Ellie at new ethical handbag company, @amaloucollection, to create a narrative around the wool industry in Morocco (part of a sponsored collaboration)--read the story on the blog today.
PRIVATE STYLING SESSION W/ NADIRA 🌟 // Book a private styling session with V&V owner, Nadira and enjoy a one-on-one preview of our Fall collection as well as a first look at the Holiday collection. Before your appointment, the V&V team will pull a seasonal capsule collection with brands, cuts and styles you're sure to love. We encourage you to bring pieces from your current Fall/Winter wardrobe with you, and Nadira can help you style them in with new pieces you might need. Appointments are limited! Comment below or contact us directly to book yours now! À bientôt! #WearVert
for the past 3 months, we have been working on creating a brand for our nonprofit. a brand that represents who we are, who our artisans are, & why we are so passionate about our work. we can't wait to share everything we have worked so hard on for all of you! the women we support deserve the very best of us, & that's the exact motivation that drives us every day to wake up & work hard. for collective humanity, this is just the beginning & we are so thankful to have you following along! ✨
As the landscape becomes a palette of fall colors and as temperature begins to drop we all need that warm piece in our wardrobe that is versatile and elegant🍂
Stay cozy this fall season with this one size fits all knit vest. Lightweight and stylish, it is hand crafted with care by artisans living in the Himalayans in Nepal.
Available in store and at www.pureart.ca in the New Arrivals section!
P.S. Just a reminder, the October contest celebrating Fair Trade month is still going on. If you haven’t participated, make sure you do so by following the instructions in the before last post ❤️
Vocês pensaram que a gente não ia soltar essa prévia do que vai ter amanhã??? Vamos xim! Começando por esse vestido midi maravilhoso com estampa patchwork ❤
Segura aí que hoje e amanhã vamos mostrar mais algumas coisinhas que esperam vocês nas nossas araras repletas de belezuras.
E se vc tá lendo isso aqui sem entender o que é que vai ter amanhã, para de vacilar e vem aqui no perfil ver (tentando incitar sua curiosidade) 👀
OBS: suspendemos as reservas e entregas para dar prioridade a quem for ao evento, a partir de segunda voltamos à programação normal 😊
Imagine a situation in which you are literally in the middle of the Gobi desert (AKA: the middle-of-nowhere OF the middle-of-nowhere) and you are carrying $2 MILLION dollars in cold hard cash. Seems crazy, right? Not too crazy for @MatthewScanlan and his business partner Diederik. To be honest, Matt’s story of how he ended up in Mongolia, stuck in the middle of the Gobi desert with a group of strangers (who didn’t speak any English) for a MONTH, getting to know them, learning their lifestyle, and ultimately, how he ended up starting, @naadam.co, the fairest, most sustainable Mongolian cashmere clothing company in the WORLD, is probably one of the craziest and coolest stories I’ve ever heard in my life.
He’s an AMAZING story teller, but most of all, I love his vision for impacting nomadic herders in Mongolia while also disrupting the entire cashmere industry in a positive way. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but TRUST me… you are going to want to listen to this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast. I think my mouth was dropped almost the entire time I was talking with Matt! And if you haven't listened to my show in awhile, I'd love for you to check it out - we've switched up the format a little bit and I'd love for your feedback!!
To listen, visit the link in my profile and just look under the “Business with Purpose Podcast” header on my blog’s Instagram page, or search “Business with Purpose” on iTunes, Google Play, Radio Public, or wherever you listen to podcasts! #naadam#naadamcashmere#naadamco#businesswithpurpose#businesswithpurposepodcast
This is my intern, Max. He thinks he's got it tough because he's looking at a screen of dresses, not cats. He doesn't realise how lucky he is to be a loved pet in a sleepy English village. In other countries, thousands of others like him are kept in tiny cages and live skinned to make a real fur coat. Or a faux fur coat, as too often real fur is sold as fake. I'm not sure about you, but that's one of many reasons why I support ethical fashion....⠀
Tonight we joined an inspiring event about fair trade and how to be an agent of change presented by @impacthubberlin and @patagonia! With @safia_minney, founder of @peopletreeuk, Clay Crown from Fair Trade USA and Clara Chacon from Patagonia. #gftours#greenfashiontours#fairtrade#fairfashion
Need a tote bag that'll add a pop of colour and a boho vibe to your wardrobe? Our hand-beaded batik tote bag will do the job perfectly! And guess what? It's currently on sale for just $24.95. Just a few left now in our online store.