Wendy Graham

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Ethical Clothing Inspiration for Autumn

autumn ethical clothing inspiration
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Come the end of summer I always like to take a good look at my wardrobe.  I remove what clothes didn’t work for me over the summer and donate or sell them, put the summer things I still love into storage ready for next summer, and then pull out the colder weather clothes I stored away.

My favourite thing about getting my cold weather clothes out of storage is that you always feel like you have been reunited with a long lost friend. 

For the last few years, I’ve had a bit of a love affair with cord (see exhibit A and exhibit B), and this autumn I have been reunited with my favourite cord dresses.  I’ve also been reunited with some of my cosiest cardigans, which all in all makes for a very happy Wendy.    

Whilst my favourites are all old and no longer available, I have found some lovely pieces that I would snap up in a heartbeat, so if you are after some cord and cardigan based inspiration, and a couple of other lovely autumnal pieces here you go!

1. This navy Nomads number is pretty similar to my navy cord dress (exhibit B!).  I’d pair it with the top pictured below it to brighten it up a little.  Get 8% off until September 30th with code 8BGPB.

2.  Is there anything better come autumn than wrapping up in a cosy cardigan?  This Celtic and Co beauty fits the bill just perfectly.  Get 10% off and free delivery with code WCPCM18.

3.  I love the pretty colours in this Thought Clothing hemp top.  It’s pretty much perfect for pairing with the cord pinafore dress, but could also be paired with jeans, trousers and skirts for multi-purpose dressing.

4.  This Thought Clothing dress isn’t made of cord (just to keep you on your toes!) – instead, it’s made of sustainable hemp.  With some tights and brogues or boots, this is perfect autumnal workwear.  

5.  Another cord dress!  This petrol coloured People Tree one is another beauty.

6.  Finally, yet another cord dress.  This plum cord dress from Nomads is making it’s way on to my wishlist.  It’s also available in mustard, should you prefer a brighter colour palette.  Again, 8% off until 30th September with code 8BGPB.

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Ten Things

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Hello!  How’s it going?  I took a wee break last week – it was school holidays so I was adventuring with my kids.  We headed west, spend some time with my family and generally had a lovely time.  The site also broke so I had to put my technical hat on and try and fix it.  You may notice things look ever so slightly different – let me know if anything isn’t working for you!

This week’s links!

1.  This was the best thing I’ve read this week – the big problem with climate storytelling and how to fix it.

If climate change were an asteroid, alien invasion or Hans Gruber type baddie we’d know exactly what to throw at it (Bruce Willis in all cases). The narrative wheels would start turning as we slotted ourselves neatly into a heroic plot track.  This is the new climate story we desperately need. Of overcoming the odds rather than being overwhelmed by them“.

2.  The Co-Op is to replace 5p plastic carrier bags with compostable bags, that you can reuse for food waste, within weeks. 

3.  Iceland is also scrapping plastic bags for bananas, selling them in recycled paper instead.  The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice you even get one banana free!  

4.  An interesting read from Sophie Benson – sustainability has gone mainstream: let’s discuss.

5.  Could a shellfish diet be better than going vegan?

6.  Is Instagram bad news for the environment?

7.  Trees gone bad.

8.  What do generation X and Y worry about the most?  Not money, not housing, or avocados, but climate change.

9.  The eeriest thing I’ve seen this week.

10.  Finally, further reason to dislike fossil fuel companies, in case you were looking for one more thing to add to your list!

Have a great Sunday!