Showing posts with label Sustainable fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sustainable fashion. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Clothes To Wear In Quarantine Or Going For A Walk



For Classic Eternal style, Make It M&M


Timeless staples with a modern twist. Cool classic styles to wear at home and out for a walk, the season's prep essentials embody an eternal summer.






Shop Styles

Vera - Vest Top

Delma - Playsuit  Chelsea - Denim Skirt & Lara Crop Top


To shop these items and more see here


Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Friday, 21 February 2020

Sustainability books to read







With sustainability at the core of what we create, thought we'd provide you with the tools to become a change maker.
 So, If you want to go change the world or simply learn a bit more about your environmental footprint and the changes you can make, here are a few good reads to get into






Wear no evil - How to change the world with your wardrobe - Greta Egan 

The  Human Age - The world shaped by us - Design for Asun Dan Le (Braungart)

Over dressed - The shockingly high cost of cheap fashion - Elizabeth L. Cline



Organic Cotton Dress



Fashionopolis - The price of fast fashion and the future of clothes - Duna Thomas

Live Green - 52 Steps for a more sustainable life - Jen Chillingsworth






Or, if you are looking for fiction we found these books to enjoy!

The Testaments Margret Atwood

City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

Cross fire - Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman





Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Monday, 11 November 2019

Making Memories - Party Seasons Top 5 picks

Making Memories - Party Seasons Top 5 picks





If you are transitioning to a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe, searching for that signature LBD that even Rachel Green would approve of .. This can be tough, therefore we have collated our recommendations for sustainable party outfits; here are 5 ethical and sustainable outfit ideas for a night out









First off, we have our Amelia Dress one of our timeless signatures and Clara is a newbie design that is perfect for the dance floor,  (style up with a belt or down with boots, if you are going for that Boho vibe). These two LBD's are made for comfort and style, which is difficult to come by with fast fashion alternatives.




  






Yet with our designs we look to create effortless styles from discarded materials and clothing; which gives you eco-points; when prepping for party season.






Greta and Ruth are fabulous repeat offenders that now come in different colours and lengths, check out the options, before you purchase










We know, last-minute panic purchase are usually the norm, but we feel a greater execution, comes with a greater awareness of sustainability. Therefore, this Christmas party season, we hope you take a different approach to clothes shopping for the festivities. Especially as most party sequins or embellishments are not biodegradable. Yet! do not fear, we have ways of creating dazzle with minimal harm to the environment.









Last but not least our Dina Lace Blouse are perfect for drinks at a bar or a winter wedding, made from deadstock, residual fabrics leftovers are sewn together by seamstresses in Gloucestershire with flattering sizing from a 6 to 20, our styles are an inclusive and all dresses are hand- or machine-washable; so no need to take it to the dry cleaners.







Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Sustainable Halloween




Halloween is just around the corner and true to traditions, we know most will be planning a party or movie night therefore we've prepared some sustainable fancy dress to trick or treating, and everything in-between.







Traditional Halloween decorations and outfits are very wasteful — however, we've compiled a few tricks and treats to a less wasteful event.

Below, we take a look at how you can make your Halloween celebrations more sustainable this year, and for future years to come.







Halloween costumes





Some questions to ask yourself before you buy a brand new costume:
Will it be worn more than once?
Will it fit next year?
Could you make one instead from other items you have at home?
Does the costume from last year still fit?
Could you buy one second-hand instead?

Or if you need a new outfit, can you buy a sustainable item that you can wear over and over

Whether you decide to refashion or rent a costume, there are plenty of options you could try that are less harmful to the planet.


Ergo our idea for a sustainable Halloween - Theme, TV Characters, which one are you?





Sabrina the Teenage Witch

90's super casual, but with a hint of sparkle; Sabrina style is effortless and clearly timeless, much like our style here at M&M. Our favourite would have to be the Emily dress or Amelia with the Jennifer top.




Lilly - Pleated Skirt
Macie - Checked Skirt
Kalinda - Strap Top





Daphne & Velma - Scooby Doo Dress Up

Not your average Velma & Daphne costume, why not change it up a little! No more dowdy Velma; swap a knitted jumper for our upcycled satin dress or a our Chloe top and jeans would make a good crime fighting Daphne.




Maddison - Pleated Top








Rosie - Tunic Dress, Minnie- Linen Panel Skirt, Amara - Sheer Dress





Wednesday & Morticia Addams

The Addams girls are much the same! Have you seen how Christina Ricci broke the internet dresses as Morticia. Below are a few style picks that could do the same. Our Ella dress now comes in black and white trim, which the perfect Wednesday and for a timeless dress our 


Rosemary - Wrap Dress
Una - Asymmetric Dress
Ella - Jersey Dress













Making your own decorations


Many Halloween decorations are made on the other side of the world, mainly with plastics and a lot of them are disposed of after the party. To avoid this, you can easily create your own decorations to reduce your impact of the environment












Carving the Jack O’Lantern

There a satisfaction to creating the perfect pumpkin; a masterpiece to scare trick or treaters. It almost becomes a competition of who can create the most gruesome on the street! 


It all starts with picking the best pumpkin, so why not support your local farmers? There are loads of pumpkin farmers all around the country who grow pumpkins and many of them will sell directly to the customer. If you have kids this is a great day out as, some might even let you go into the fields and pick your pumpkin! 


Remember, buying form the farmer directly, the smaller the carbon footprint. One of the most frightening facts about Halloween is just how much pumpkin waste goes to landfill – an estimated 5 million pumpkins each year in the UK. When there are so many environmentally friendly alternatives, there’s really no reason to throw out your pumpkin. 

For instance you could create a soup, or a cake, or even the classic pumpkin pie, there are so many ways you can enjoy your pumpkin! Take a look at BBC Good Food for ideas of pumpkin recipes.











When pumpkins go into landfill, they take a very long time to breakdown, why not try composting your carved pumpkin in the garden. And if you don’t have a compost bin at home, check your local councils’ website for your closest composting site. (make sure you’ve removed any tea lights or candles) and they will be taken away with your weekly collection. 









Eco-friendly treats


Looking for alternative treats to give (and eat!), whether it is for your family, friends or the neighbour’s kids who knock on your door saying “trick or treat”, here are  a few ideas

Choose candies without animal gelatine or food additives by carefully reading the products’ composition or by buying directly on dedicated websites, for example Approved foodsPlanet Organic or Ethical Superstore.

Buy at alternative stores that are proven to lower harm to the planet or buy in, bulk candies in big packaging, instead of individuals to lessen the waste and recycle at dedicated shops that use the packaging to make other products.

Cakes or decorated fruit, instead of sweets or create your own treats; h
alloween is the perfect time to get creative with food and bake your own Halloween treats. 

 Even your local farmers markets have organic cakes and treats to supply guest or neighbors.


Wicker baskets all the way! Boo to plastic sweet buckets

Use your 
imagination when it come to replacing plastic sweet buckets, you could try a wicker basket like Mia Mitchell, from Good Trouble or an inventive pillow case, or one of our tote bags or even use handbag. 








Sincerely Madia & Matilda 


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Culture - Becoming a Change Maker







The climate movement, what all the fuss is about? The reality of how we as humans have been living is causing unfathomable damage to the planet.  With climate strikes and protests around the world; it has become an opportunity to involve everyone in this fight for our common future to focus on solidarity for awareness and change. 
















That’s what the climate strikes are: a peaceful reminder that young and old on every continent are now called to an intrinsically global fight. 





How can you make a difference, when the damage is already done you ask?  

Changing the products we buy, not just the clothes we wear; but also thinking about meal preparation to reduce waste, shopping in independent stores or buying second hand or hand crafted and purchasing for refillable stores.







It will take small steps, but the more small steps you make the easier it becomes. For tips on how to be more eco-conscious why not check out our guide to ethical shopping  




Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Sunday, 2 June 2019

SUMMER LOVING - Our New Styles to love


















Kiera - Off The-Shoulder Top








































If your one for scrolling through your Instagram feed, you no doubt spotted the messy unkempt trend that seems to be rolling through. with large oversize t-shirts and shorts coming back. We've complied our summer trends list

Jen - Top
 
Oversized off the shoulder tops, layered with cute crop tops or minimal dressing grab that pair of strap sandals and a wrap skirt flaunt it!



Dune - Oversized Top
Caleigh - Blouse & Kate - V-Neck Crop Top


             






Cute dresses paired with casual shoes, these dainty strap dresses from Madia & Matilda summer collection epitomizes that effortlessly elegant vibe. 


For when the sun is out, so are our legs, arms and any body part worth tanning or gaining some vitamin d, these two affordable dresses are worth adding to your shopping cart now



Emily - Strap Dress
                                                Dilly - Dress                           




Kalia - Strap TopZenna - trouser
Fi - Wrap Skirt


Marisa - Tea Dress



Neons - 1980s comeback and a growing interest in cyberpunk, we've got some new colours, bold prints reflective of this.

Vibrant punchy colours, bold pastels mixed with softer hues, casual mixed with tailoring for a laid back 90's vibe 




Ines - Pleated Zip Front SkirtRiene - Sleeveless Top


Lilly - Pleated Skirt, Layla - CropTop


Breathable cotton or light weight Chiffon is also trending this summer season! With its super comfy material and soft texture, there’s no doubt that  these are materials of choice for sustainable fashion pieces to see you through more than one summer. 

Which one of these summer ensembles do you fancy the most? Let us know what your wish list item form our range is and you could win a discount off your favourite style.








Sincerely Madia & Matilda