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    Ethical and Sustainable Sleepwear

    Pyjamas are for life, not just for Christmas Winter! I absolutely love pyjamas. I love them to be matching, i love them to be loose and comfy and of course I love them to look good enough to run to the corner shop for milk in. I will admit, incase it’s not already obvious, but i am a bit obsessive with them and I believe it’s important to have sets in all different weights for all the different seasons, haha. Sustainable Sleepwear Roundup I really wanted to do a bigger round up of ethical and sustainable pyjamas that are available for the UK, but i have found it a lot harder…

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    Weekend Thoughts : Catch up and confessions

    Happy Sunday! The sun is out and the birds are chirping and after this weeks snow storm it feel like a complete breath of fresh air. I had a feeling this would happen, that despite all my good intentions to keep this blog updated along side my day job, it hasn’t of course happened. But I won’t go on about that, or make more excuses, so I thought I would do a small catch up post with some things that have been happening, things i’ve been discovering and enjoying. Also I do try to post at least daily on Instagram so make sure to follow me there too! First up…

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    Sunday Confessions

    One of my favourite podcasts is ‘The Guilty Feminist’, it’s hilarious and I urge you to go and listen now – not to go too far off on a tangent but the stories and anecdotes they tell have really helped me to process why some things irritate and annoy me and to then articulacy explain why. Anyway they start each episode with a confession of something they have done or thought that is non-feminist. I really love the concept as it instantly takes the pressure off a rather serious topic, and a topic which there is a lot of confusion around. so I thought it might be a cool thing that…

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    Let’s talk Lingerie

    Bras are a pain really aren’t they. Let’s be honest, they are uncomfortable, at least they definitely are after 7 or 8 hours of wearing, It’s also one more thing (most) women have to wear on a daily basis that men don’t – are bras taxed like tampons? Is that OK? And finally on top of all that they usually cost a small fortune. Places like Primark are an affordable option if you are on a low income, but they aren’t great quality, and the fit of them is never the same, so like most things I like to say you should always try to buy the best you can…

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    Denim Kings : Brand Highlight

    This brand is exactly why I wanted to start this blog. To find and share brands making awesome things, who make it so easy to buy ethically and sustainably because the product is SO good you don’t even need to think about it. I am sad for my past self for not knowing about Kings of Indigo before now. Kings of Indigo. Every aspect of design, production, manufacturing and finishing has been thought about in a sustainable way – There is a lot of information about what they do, how the do it on their website – so instead of me just regurgitating it all I will put the link…

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    Weekend Thoughts : Beauty V Fashion

      A couple of weeks ago I set myself a little task. To go to my local high street to see what ethical or sustainable fashion and beauty items are easily available. I will be doing a separate post on that fully, but today I just have a few musings about something I noticed, and would like to hear your thoughts also; After my first stop in a well known department store I started to feel quite positive about my trip because in the beauty hall, as I looked around, I spotted around 3 natural, organic, ethical beauty brands. Great! But then it hit me, Of course there are more…

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    My Shopping Rules

      Over the years I have established 3 key rules that I generally try and stick to. Buy second hand where possible.  If buying new, buy ethically and sustainably.  If I can’t buy ethically, make sure it is something I LOVE.   The choice to shop second hand as my main source for clothes was mostly made for me, by the factor of MONEY, or lack there of it.  It was simply the most affordable and easiest way for me to start making my wardrobe more sustainable, and to also enable me to buy higher quality items.   I am fortunate that in my ‘day’ job as a costume designer /…