Category

Life & Style

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

eco-friendly gifts

eco-friendly gifts

Mother’s Day is nearly upon us – Sunday 10th March is the date for your diary this year (2013) (PS: I’ve you’ve come here through Google I’ve linked to more recent gift guides at the bottom of this post).

It can be quite hard knowing what to get at the best of times, but if you’re looking for an ethical or eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift then it can be a minefield.  Thankfully here is a little Moral Fibres gift guide, showing some lovely eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts broken down in categories that would be well-received by any mum.

eco-friendly mother's day gift ideas

1.  Necklace – People Tree  / 2.  Earrings – People Tree

People Tree have a really nice selection of ethical jewellery and I have to admit this necklace is pretty high up in my own wishlist!  As are there lovely earrings!

ethical mother's day gift ideas

1.  Seasonal Grow Your Own Veg Box – Allotinabox  /  2.  Seasonal Vegetable Tea Towel – Allotinabox

If you’re mum’s a bit green fingered and likes nothing better than pottering around in her garden then Allotinabox have some lovely gift ideas, such as seed sets and this fab seasonal vegetable tea towel.

uk made mother's day gift ideas

1.  Soap Dish – Folksy  /  2. Welsh Blanket Cushion – Not On The High Street

Isn’t this soap dish beautiful?  And these Welsh blanket cushions from Not On The High Street are stunning!  I’d like both in my house, thank you very much!

gift ideas for mums

1.  Chocolate Hamper – Montezuma’s  /  2.  Wine – Vinceremos Organic Wines

And if in doubt organic chocolates and organic wine are always a failsafe Mother’s Day gift!

Happy shopping and have a lovely Mother’s Day!

ps: more ethical/eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts here (2014) and here (2015)!

Fashion, Life & Style

Ethical Wedding Dresses

ethical wedding dresses

ethical wedding dresses

So, ethical wedding dresses.  Firstly, I know what you are thinking and no, I’m not getting married!  We very much prefer being Mr and Miss thank you!

What actually happened is that I was browsing the internet the other day, looking for ethical dresses, when I came across the Dorset-based designer Minna.

Minna make the most gorgeous ethical dresses, which are hand embellished and made in England from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles.  I couldn’t help but think they would make stunning ethical wedding dresses.  See what you think:

ethical wedding dresses

1. Jess Dress (now unavailable) / 2. Lucie Dress / 3. Trisha Dress (now unavailable) / 4. Alexandra Dress

They are marketed as general dresses, but I think at around the £200 to £400 mark for a dress they are quite pricey for everyday wear.  I think, however, they would make perfect ethical wedding dresses or ethical bridesmaid dresses.  They certainly look special enough to be classed as wedding wear, especially if you’re not looking for a traditional wedding dress, or are having a wedding in a relaxed setting.

Wedding dresses are typically one of those wedding items that can cost thousands of pounds, and are worn only once.  I personally am not a fan of most traditional meringue style wedding dresses, so if I ever got married then I would definitely go for an elegant and timeless dress that could be worn again, like one of these beauties from Minna, or from their sister site – Indie Bride.

I’d hate to buy an overly ‘wedding’ dress and only be able to wear it once – instead I’d like to be able to wear it on anniversary dates (how great would that be!) and other special occasions.  And as far as wedding dress prices go, I’d imagine these to be fairly budget friendly wedding dress options, as well as being ethical.

What are your thoughts on wedding dresses?  Traditional or non-traditional?  Meringue or non-meringue?  Long or short?  So many aspects to consider!

*all images used c/o Minna

ps: more ethical clothing posts this way!