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Fashion July 23, 2014 posted by

Ethical Pyjamas and Nightwear

Ethical Pyjamas and Nightwear

This post contains affiliate links, marked by a * next to the link. 

So you’ve got an ethical wardrobe, complete with ethical socks and even ethical underwear, but what about your sleepwear?  Pyjamas are one of those things I’d rather buy new than secondhand, so I thought I’d look into what ethical pyjamas are out there for women.

The ethical nightwear market is quite small, so you are quite limited for choice I’m afraid, but I did come across some good finds.  Here are all of the lovely ethical pyjamas that I came across:

 ethical nightdress

From clockwise:

Stripe Pocket T-shirt* (available in grey or pink) from People Tree £12.60 (was £18)

Butterfly Chemise from Saumarez – £10 (was £25)

Organic Cotton Pyjama Bottoms (£25) and Pyjama Top (£18) from Noctu.  Noctu are a new online store for men, women and kids, addressing the gap in the sleepwear market.  They kindly sent me a set of these to try out (forgive me for not wanting to appear on the blog in my pyjamas!).  Made of 100% GOTS certified cotton they are really soft and comfortable and wash really well.  I practically live in mine!

Spotty Pyjama Bottoms* from People Tree - £18.20 (was £26)

ethical pjs

Top trousers: Teatime With Terry Pyjama Bottoms (£14.99)

Bottom trousers: Organic Cotton PJs from Liv – £11.50 (was £23)

Sallie Vest* from People Tree £15.40 (was £22)

Pink Tie Pyjamas from Saumarez – £10 (was £25).

 

As there’s not a massive amount of choice out there when it comes to ethical pyjamas, I thought I’d turn to the high street too.  The Good Shopping Guide have recently released a handy ethical guide to the high st.  Fat Face and New Look came out tops for ethical shopping on the High Street so I thought I’d look at their sleepwear offerings:

ethical pyjamas

Fat Face have such a lovely range of sleepwear at the moment.  The Border Floral Trousers (£32) are my favourite, but these Freesia Tapered Pyjama Trousers (£28) are also very pretty, as are these Lavender Sleep Shorts (£20).

ethical pyjamas uk

I also adore this Fat Face nightshirt (£32).  New Look also have a good range right now at really good prices.  I like these check pyjama bottoms (£9.99) and this contrast sleeve pyjama top (£6).

 

Main image from Fat Face

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    Arts & Crafts July 22, 2014 posted by

    Recycled Craft Ideas: DIY Statement Necklace

    Recycled Craft Ideas: DIY Statement Necklace

    Today on Moral Fibres I’m featuring one of my very very favourite internet ladies, Mel Wiggins.  Mel is going to show you one of her fantastic recycled craft ideas – a DIY statement necklace made out of spare buttons and felt scraps.

    Done in just fifteen minutes, it’s  the perfect craft for anyone lacking in patience for long-winded crafty projects.  And the very best thing is that it’s so easy that even a crafting novice like me can easily complete it!

    If you’re looking for some craft ideas for kids then this would also be the perfect project.  Now that summer holidays are in full swing then if you’ve got bored kids on your hand just hand them some buttons, felt, scissors and glue (with supervision of course!).

    For the DIY Statement Necklace You Will Need:

    Various buttons

    Scrap of felt

    Length of ribbon

    Glue Gun

    Scissors

    Directions:

    diy bib necklace

    statement necklace diy

    necklace diy

    Now admire the finished product!

    diy necklace

    Leave the glue to dry, then ta da!  A boutique looking piece made for just pennies from recycled materials!

    crafty ideas

    If you enjoyed Mel’s tutorial then you can follow her fantastic blog here, and also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

    I don’t know about you but I’m off to give this a go!  And if you’ve got any favourite craft ideas then do share in the comments below!

    ps: some other craft ideas for kids – craft ideas from junkcraft ideas from cork, and my craft ideas Pinterest board, full of crafty ideas and projects that I’ve found!

    Main photo by Patrizia Ferri

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      Fashion July 18, 2014 posted by

      Men’s Ethical Clothing Sale Picks

      Men’s Ethical Clothing Sale Picks

      This post contains affiliate links.  See the bottom of the post for more details. 

      There have been a few changes to the men’s ethical clothing landscape since my last ethical clothing for men post.  Although it’s high summer sale season, there seems to be fewer sales for men.  I’ve also noticed that Seasalt, purveyors of some fine ethical men’s clothing, have sadly stopped selling men’s clothing.  I don’t know if this is a permanent move, but I’ll keep my eye out to see if this changes in the future.

      Undeterred by these barriers, I’ve found a selection of stylish men’s ethical clothing sale picks.  As always, all picks are under £50, and start from just £18:

      mens ethical clothing

      From clockwise:

      Solbakk Shirt by Patagonia – £39 (was £65).  I really like this shirt.  Doesn’t it look like it will last for 30 years and age beautifully?

      Alex Shirt* by People Tree – £47.60 (was £68).  A classic check shirt.

      Organic Cotton Stripe T-Shirt by Komodo – £18 (was £30).  The perfect nautical and jaunty summery t-shirt.

      Grey Grant Tee* by People Tree – £30.40 (was £38).  It’s got Sunday morning written all over it – to me it says coffee and newspapers and lazy Sunday brunches.

      Tiger Balm Print Sweatshirt by Komodo – £49 (was £70).  I kind of want this for myself!

       

      ps: did you catch the ethical fashion infographic on the blog on Monday?  If you’re interested in ethical clothing then it will definitely be of interest to you.

       

       * denotes an affiliate link, which means if you buy anything using the affiliate link I’ll receive a tiny (very tiny!) amount of money which goes towards the Moral Fibres running costs.  It doesn’t affect the price you pay or your rights as a buyer, so breathe easily!

       

      Main image by kellyhogaboom (CC-BY-SA-2.0), via Wikimedia Commons

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