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Sustainable Fashion: 11 Things You can do to Reduce your Fashion Carbon Footprint

Some pretty scary statistics are coming out lately about the hugely detrimental impact that the fashion industry has on the environment. They vary from study to study, but by way of example, it is said that fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world. 300-thousand tonnes of clothing goes into landfill each year. Around 1⁄2 million tons of microfiber (or the equivalent of 3 million barrels of oil) is dumped in the ocean every year, nearly the same amount as the DeepWater Horizon spill.

Although I’m not perfect in this area, I’m taking more and more steps to address the way I shop and care for my clothes to bring sustainable fashion into my wardrobe. Here’s eleven things you can pick and choose from to reduce your fashion carbon footprint too. Continue reading “Sustainable Fashion: 11 Things You can do to Reduce your Fashion Carbon Footprint”

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The Statement Coat

A statement coat is one that packs a punch – a show-stopper. It can elevate your look from every-day to street-style status. It’s the kind of coat that’s all “I-wanna-touch-it” textures, asymmetrical hems, explosions of colour, structural silhouettes, unexpected colour combos, and strategically placed buckles, belts and straps.

As autumn/winter collections start to drop in stores from now on, have a think now about what you want to say with your statement coat come autumn.

Here are my top tips on how to choose and style the statement coat. Continue reading “The Statement Coat”