Tag: sustainable fashion

Tuesday Treat – HoodLamb

We’ve finally had a cold spell here in the UK and boy, was it chilly! I spent most of Saturday on the sofa in front of the fire with Poppy. Sadly, this can’t continue and there have a been a few times recently where I’ve thought I could really do with a warm and snuggly coat. (Plus, I love buying coats! I could quite happily have one for every day of the week!). A chilly bus duty and late end to Parents Evening have left me shivering this week, not to mention walking Poppy as winter draws near. Just over a week or so ago, Pretty Good posted a picture of the HoodLamb parka. Pretty Good share vegan, ethical and sustainable goods, so I knew that I would be able to wear it. Not only that, but HoodLamb use hemp, which is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics we’ve got. Perfect for sustainable fashion.

HoodLamb ParkaI particularly like the fact that it’s lined with fake fur, made with recycled PET, or recycled plastic bottles to you and I. I think this is a fantastic way of reusing those horrible plastic bottles. I also like the fact that it’s got plenty of pockets, good for carrying dog walking related paraphernalia around during those dark walks. Fashion doesn’t need to be fast or cruel. I’m definitely treating myself to one of these!

Tuesday Treat – Orla Kiely Birdwatch Dress

So a few weeks ago, I started a part-time teaching job, back at my school. I am loving being back in the classroom, having missed it terribly for quite a while now. Yes, it’s still exhausting, but incredibly rewarding. One thing it has flagged up is how awful my wardrobe is! Not only have I been living in jeans for the last few years, but almost all of my clothes are worn out. In my bid to buy as many of my clothes from sustainable shops as possible, as well as smarten up my wardrobe, I’ve been trawling websites such as Fat Face, Seasalt and People Tree. This little beauty from People Tree really caught my eye.

Orla Kiely Birdwatch Gathered Dress

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Dressing for school takes a little thought. Tops can’t be low, so I generally avoid v necks, skirts can’t be short and I have to be able to layer – bus duty can be incredibly cold! Plus it needs to be smart, but I’ll never wear a suit, as I hate them! Comfort and warmth are also essential. So many clothes that I like might not be appropriate – too casual, too short etc. But this dress ticks all the boxes. Plus, it’s got a supercute print and at £78 it’s not too expensive. It’s also fair trade and made with organic cotton, ticking the sustainable boxes. I might just have to treat myself, come pay day!