Fashion, Life & Style

Women’s Ethical Clothing: Sale Roundup

ethical clothing on a budget

There are loads of great summer sales on at the moment, and it’s the perfect time to pick up a piece or two of ethically made clothing that won’t break the bank.

Here’s my top picks of ladies wear from the sales.  As you can see I’m quite the fan of dresses!


ethical clothes

1.  People Tree Chambray Dress – £40.60, was £58.00

2.  People Tree Bicycle Print Dress – £48.00, was £60.00

3.  People Tree Confetti Dress – £27.50, was £55.00

4.  Ethica Zebra Top – $91.00, was $140.00

5.  Komodo* Stripe Top – £24.98, was £34.75


fairtrade clothes

1.  Komodo* Coral Top – £29.99, was £45.49

2.  Ruby Rocks Anchor Dress – £39.75, was £53.00

3.  Monkee Genes Skinny Jeans – £40.00, were £65.00

4.  Bibico Stripe Dress – £22.00, was £44.00

5.  Komodo* Denim Dress – £45.50, was £65.00


Of course, clothing is only ethical if you need it: not if it’s going to sit at the back of your wardrobe with the tags still on.  Hands up if you’ve done that before?  I have occassionally, more so with shoes than clothes it has to be said, but I’m trying to change the error of my ways.


Main image from Komodo.


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Arts & Crafts, Fashion, Life & Style

Upcycling Clothes With 6 Fab DIYs

upcycling clothes

repurposing old clothes

There are some really talented people out there on the internet – here’s a round-up of some of the great posts I’ve found lately from bloggers who have been upcycling clothes and given them a fantastic new lease of life.  Click on the links to be taken to the full post from each blogger and instructions from them on how you can do the same:

Six Upcycling Clothes DIYs

potato printed trousers

Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn did some amazing geometric potato printing on a pair of little boy’s jeans she found in a charity shop.  Her toddler is going to look amazing in them!

handprinted t-shirt

And isn’t this potato printed fox top she also made for her son the cutest (in the same post)?

upcycled shirt ideas

Vicky from The Owl and the Accordion is also a crafting wizard!  Not only did  she whip up an embroidered skirt repurposed from a men’s denim shirt, but she also breathed new life into an old leather jacket with this diy stud detailing, creating an up to the minute studded leather jacket.  How is that for upcycling clothes?!

upcycled clothing ideas

This scarf that has been incorporated into a gorgeous shirt from Gypsie Sister has been sitting on my to do list for an age.  It’s just perfect for summer.  And what a clever upcycling idea – I am officially in love!

shirt diys

And finally, in the last of my upcycling clothes ideas, and keeping on the denim shirt theme, this beautiful DIY lace shirt from A Beautiful Mess makes me want to whip out my sewing machine right away!  I’m no sewing wizard but it looks fairly straightforward, so I could be tempted to give this a go!

Have you found any other good upcycling clothes posts or ideas or have one of your own that you’d like to share?  Let me know in the comments below!

Main image sourced from here.