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Hiya!  Who else is in denial that it’s the last day of September?  I keep asking myself where September, nay, this year, went.  I’m an autumn girl through and through (naps in the day without feeling guilty, fires, good telly, fairy lights!) but I still feel a little sad when summer leaves us for another year.

This week’s links:

1. Everything you’ve been told about plastic is wrong.

If we all just get a few containers and separate out our waste, it will be taken by some nice people who will magically make it go away without any negative consequences. Recycling is the grown-up version of squeezing our eyes shut, sticking our fingers in our ears and shouting “lalalalalala!”.

2.  Fashion might finally be ready to say goodbye to fur.

3.  Here’s proof that if we stop buying crap, companies will stop making crap.

4.  The news about the Orca apocalypse is heartbreaking.  There is hope if we can get our act together.  

5.  It’s not all doom and gloom though.  Go tigers!

6.  I’m looking forward to Jen’s new book!

7.  Body wash is a scam and you fell for it.

8.  The teenager on track to plant a TRILLION trees.  This makes me wish I had spent my teenage years a bit more productively!

9.  “I’m an environmentalist”.  Err.  Right you are then.  

10. Finally, this article on what older generations can teach us about plastic-free living was a good read. 

We didn’t always have a plastic pollution problem. Before the mid-20th century, people made do without it and, presumably, as Mark Blackburn put it descriptively in an article for One Brown Planet, they were not lying “in the streets, malnourished and dehydrated, like a scene from some apocalyptic war,” for lack of plastic water bottles. They managed just fine because their lifestyle habits were different.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Fashion, Life & Style

Ethical Clothing Inspiration for Autumn

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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.