Showing posts with label cautious consumerism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cautious consumerism. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Conscious Shopping Tips





We've made a commitment to conscious fashion ethically made with a zero waste ethos.




Trends come and go, we consume at rates which are harmful to the environment. Yet there is more that we can do to stop waste and shop ethically. Discover more brands committed to change like ourselves on our shop unique selection, here























When buying an item of clothing, there are so many things to consider. It’s useful to ask yourself questions, like is it an investment classic or a short-lived trend? Do you really need it? Will you wear it just a handful of times or does it have longevity? 





Conscious shopping guide. 

All of these are important to consider before you purchase any item. You can learn more in our conscious shopping guide.




CARE, REPAIR, RE-WEAR


Make loved clothes last by giving them the real care that they need. How you wash, store and care for your clothing makes all the difference. Check out our some simple tips here

  


Changing our spending habits, rather than trying to overhaul your whole wardrobe, why not invest in a handful of key pieces that will last the test of time.






Sincerely Madia & Matilda 



 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

International Women's Day 2018

Who Run the World? (Girls and Boys Working in Harmony to Overcome the Toxic Agenda of a Capitalist Patriarchy)

Beyoncé is in the house, yo. Thursday 8th March is International Women's Day (IWD), so we're all about celebrating women. Just like any other day, really! 
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Image courtesy of International Women's Day website
It's 100 years since women in Britain were given the vote by King George V on February 6th 1918. This right was afforded to women over the age of 30 who met certain property qualifications, and these conditions were slowly lifted over time until here we are in 2018, skipping merrily to the polling station to cast our hard-earned vote.


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No IWD post would be complete without mention of the formidable Suffragettes who fought with incredible bravery to secure their places as valuable and contributing members of British society. Shout out to you, Wonder Women! We tread your path with joy and pride.


Women have made huge progress in the last 100 years. Here are some highlights:

  • 1922Law of Property Act states that husband and wife will inherit property equally
  • 1928All women have voting rights equal to men's
  • 1958Life Peerages Act entitles women to sit in the House of Lords for the first time
  • 1967— Abortion Act evolves, allowing doctors to perform the operation if the pregnancy was in any way dangerous. This ruling became increasingly flexible 
  • 1974the Pill becomes widely available through the NHS
  • 1976Race Relations Act makes it illegal to discriminate on grounds of race in employment and education
  • 1985Equal Pay (Amendment) Act entitles women to be paid the same as men who are doing work of equal value
  • 1994After years of serious campaigning by women's organisations, rape in marriage is recognised as a crime
  • 2004— Gender Recognition Act allows transgender people to live fully and permanently in their acquired gender to gain legal recognition in that gender
Wow!




So now for a small selection of ladies who are not taking sh*t from anyone. ANYONE. 

Munroe Bergdorf
We'd be surprised if you haven't heard of this amazing woman. She's been making a lot of headlines recently, expressing her views on sexuality and gender, feminism and individuality. She's had a lot of backlash as a result, but has that shut her up? Nah. We love this article, where she talks about the L’Oréal racism scandal. 


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Image courtesy of Twitter
Meghan Markle
Meghan's already incurred a lot of buzz. She's passionate about women's welfare and has been an ambassador for UN Women. She holds an extremely influential position, which could be used to do an enormous amount of good for progress in resolving women's issues. We know that so much of this progress is pushed by women everywhere, of all classes, but having someone like Meghan to represent it can be a huge asset to the effort. 


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Image courtesy of Royal Central


Lucy Siegle
Lovely Lucy is championing ecological solutions to everyday, problems via her column in The Guardian (we heard she's just left, but you can still read the articles!). She's a big advocate for going plastic free and looking for more ecological sanitary and cleaning products. Lucy is pushing for conscious shopping  (just like we are) and cautious consumerism. Hear hear!

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Image courtesy of The True Cost

Sincerely Madia & Matilda