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Ten Things – 14th May 2017

seventies orange camper van

seventies orange camper van

Hello hello!  How have you been?  I’ve been ogling this seventies camper van I spotted on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street earlier this week.  It almost makes me want to dust off my drivers licence and take off on adventures.  Almost!  Apart  from ogling camper vans I have been exploring east coast beaches, trying to fix up our garden, and watching the Eurovision song contest.  I’m not embarrassed to admit I’ve watched it every year since I don’t know when – it’s definitely my guilty pleasure!  We were rooting for Croatia this year!

On to the links!

1. To celebrate Green People’s 20th anniversary of selling lovely organic and natural skincare, and the launch of their special edition Rose Damask lipstick* (a lovely nude shade) I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram this week to win £50 to spend online at Green People*.  To enter head this way!

2. Australia’s first rescued food supermarket opened, offering customers to pay what they can for food.

3.  Ethical shopping is nearly impossible?  An interesting read.

4.  UK salad ends the vegetable crisis – proving the case for reducing our reliance on foreign imports.

5.  Love this image so much.

6.  The myth of closed loop manufacturing.

7.  Fascinating – scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic.

8.  Speaking of the number 8, you have 8 days left to register to vote in the General Election.  Registering only takes 5 minutes and ensures you have your say.

9.  This couple wear matching outfits every single day and it’s incredibly sweet.  Couple goals for sure!

10.  Finally, a heads up!  It’s currently 25% off at one of my ethical favourites – People Tree* – with code WFTD25 until midnight tonight!  I am coveting this top* and this top*.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


PS: And in case you missed it, do catch up on my Fashion Revolution Ten Things special post to stay up to date on all your environmental news.

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Ten Things: Fashion Revolution Week

fashion revolution week

Hello!  How are you?  We’ve running on empty as we’ve not had much sleep this week – my youngest has been teething her eye teeth and taking it pretty badly (magma cheeks, runny nose, conjunctivitis, drooling, incredibly grumpy, and the worst, resisting sleep), so tell me, how do you get through teething with your sanity intact?  Apart from reaching for the wine.  It’s been a struggle, that’s for sure.

Anyway, enough of the teeth chat, I thought I’d pop in this week and share some interesting things I’ve read this past week when I’ve had a spare 5 minutes to read some things on my phone.

In case you weren’t aware, this week has been the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, where 1135 workers were killed whilst producing fast fashion clothes for the western market.  It’s also been the third annual Fashion Revolution Week, set up to raise consciousness amongst shoppers as to who made their clothes and in what conditions.  To mark this week, I wanted to dedicated this week’s Ten Things post therefore to all things fashion revolution:

Fashion Revolution News

fashion revolution week

1.  First things first, Fashion Revolution have an excellent set of resources, from reports to action kits if you want to get involved.

2.  I keep meaning to check out Tortoise and Lady Grey’s 6 steps to a sustainable wardrobe – a 60 page e-book bursting with useful and pragmatic advice.

3.  I thought Alden’s post on 14 sustainable and ethical fashion myths that need to die was straight on the nose.

4.  My Huffington Post article on is ethical clothing expensive or have we just lost our sense of perspective is worth a read if you haven’t already.

5.  This article on Why Aren’t Ethical Fashion Brands Catering to Plus Size Women was fascinating.  Also, frustrating.

6.  Even Vogue got involved this week, sharing six ways to shop mindfully.

7.  A powerful image on why shopping sustainably is important.

8.  Will Gen Z help the fashion industry clean up its act?

9.  The new meaning of fast fashion – I personally hope this doesn’t catch on more widely.

10.  One woman’s account of a year of no shopping.

And from Moral Fibres, I have lots of posts on the subject but here are some you might find especially useful:

How to build an ethical wardrobe from scratch

35 ethical clothing brands for women

Ethical clothing brands for men

Are any high street shops ethical?

How to shop consciously for clothing.

See you next week!


PS: And in case you missed it, do catch up on the 23rd April Ten Things post, to stay up to date on all your environmental news.