Showing posts with label eco-fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eco-fashion. Show all posts

Friday, 31 January 2020

Spring Collection - Sustainable Methods



Our Spring 20 range is here, using dead stock and left over materials, our New but old ranges show how sustainable fashion can be timeless, chic and effortless. Encapsulating beautiful world of sustainable fashion, is more than just a journey. When you by from us you are supporting a community of local crafts, instead of buying into throwaway fashion and damaging the planet. Therefore our team have selected their top 3 looks to take you from work, causal day dressing to night




The first item of choice, which we usually turn to has to be this effortless dress, which is ideal dressing down, yet equally add a pair of heels to elevate your style for the new year. The denim skirt at a midi lengths, these styles manage to be effortless yet high-impact and can create chic trans-seasonal looks by layering denim with smart blouses. Check out our new arrivals for futher details




Dina - Lace Blouse


Delicate embellishments, Linen or cotton blouses adorned with dainty flowers, unique yet subtle perfect pairing with linen trousers, for a smart casual style



All our clothing is vegan. Which is any garment that is made using non animal products or processes. Vegan clothing is a good for a sustainable wardrobe, however vegan clothing can include polyester and nylon, materials inherently included in a lot of fast fashion, yet we beleive that we are contributing to a more zero waste world by reusing materials.

In the furture we hope to stock more; plant based materials such as Tencel and
bamboo do not involve animal products or processes.

To find out more about our processes: see here






Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2019



Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Valentine’s day is right around the corner. We’ve compiled a gift guide to help you get prepared for the big day.

1. OM Skincare


If your significant other is a fan of skincare and fragrance then we’ve got you covered.
This OM Beauty ‘Mindful Traveller’ skincare set is ideal for your valentine. Easy to travel with and refillable this makes the perfect eco gift for the love in your life.  When using the Pure Glow Cleanser, breathe deeply to release blockages in the flow of Chi, thereby restoring vital energy to skin and giving yourself a chance to relax. The Daily Radiance Moisturiser gives the best results when you gently tap as this stimulates and wakes up the skin, releasing blockages and restoring vital energy to skin.
Click here to buy.

2. Lola's Apothecary 


Lola's Apothecary Breath of Clarity Uplifting Body & Massage Oil is the perfect gift for Valentine’s day this year. Treat your loved one to the refreshingly soothing scent with Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Sweet Marjoram at its herbaceous core, uplifted by the joy of Peppermint and Lemon. All fragrances are composed entirely of the finest pure essential oils.
Click here to buy.

3. Laughter Print


If homeware and accessories are more suited, why not check out our Shop Unique brands. Decorate your home with your affection by hanging this Walt Disney print. Crafted from white cardstock paper and gold foiled lettering set inside a solid white wood frame.

Click here to buy.

4. Concrete Ring Holders


Treat the minimalist in your life to these contemporary concrete ring holders. Made from cast concrete and left in its organic state, they are perfect for adding a modern edge to any space. 
Click here to buy.

5. Vegan Leather Purse


Made from vegan leather, the ‘Lily’ purse is perfect for a valentine’s gift. Created in a variety of colours, pale grey, tan, gold & black, this purse is a classic addition to your hand bag.
Click here to buy.

Clothing Gifts

1. Alissa


Our exclusive Alissa skirt features button detail at the front. Styled with a bandeau for last minute getaways or a blouse for the autumn evenings, Alissa makes the perfect gift for your loved one this February.

Click here to buy.

2. Nicolette


The Nicolette crop top is a great gift, made from a lightweight cotton polyester blend, this this top is perfect for all year round wear. Styled with high-waist trousers for a casual daytime look or add heels in the evening, for an elegant yet comfortable style. 
Click here to buy.

3. Haroden


The Haroden dress makes the perfect outfit for Valentine’s day this year. This cute, flirty dress is ideal for any situation; wear it with boots and a jacket for a casual look or dress it up with a pair of heels and a necklace for a fun night out. This smock dress has a fun satin panel under the arms which gives it a unique look.
Click here to buy.

4. Julia


The Julia metallic sheer dress is a great option for an evening out, whether you’re with friends or your significant other this Valentine’s day. An effortless metallic party dress with a short sleeve, sheer top and lined skirt.
Click here to buy.

5. Jasmine


Try something a little different with our cream coloured Jasmine jumpsuit. Featuring floral frill detail around the waist, this modern classic looks great styled with a pair of dark heels, a nude clutch and a dark lip, for a evening look. 
Click here to buy.











Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

National Pie Day - Our Recommendations

Happy National Pie Day!


We've made a list of our favourite pie places in Gloucestershire.

1. The Weighbridge Inn, Minchinhampton

Famous for their '2in1 Pie', The Weighbridge Inn is situated in the beautiful Cotswolds. If you're looking for a meal to remember, look no further than their '2in1 pie'. This dish has remained on the menu for over forty years and combines all the elements of your dish into one bowl.
Visit their website here.


2. The Stable, Cheltenham

If you're looking for a more modern take on the traditional pie, why not visit The Stable? Positioned in the centre of the spa town, and set over two stories of listed Cheltenham, this dining experience adds grandeur to your pie.
Visit their website here


3. Royal Oak, Burford

The Royal Oak is a harming country pub in Burford, Oxfordshire. Serving up delicious food as well as plentiful pies, this establishment is sure to hit the spot.
Visit their website here.


4. The Crown & Tuns, Deddington

Known locally as the 'pie pub', The Crown & Tuns is tucked away in the Cotswolds town of Deddington. Every dish on their menu is homemade, freshly baked to order and cooked with locally sourced ingredients.
Visit their website here.


5. The Kings Arms, Stow-on-the-Wold

Nestled away in the Cotswolds town of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Kings Arms is the epitome of charm and character. For a traditional pie and pub experience make sure to seek out this quirky eatery.
Visit their website here.















Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Saturday, 19 January 2019

National Popcorn Day - Our Top TV Picks for 2019

Happy National Popcorn Day!

To celebrate national popcorn day we’ve compiled a list of TV and movies to look out for in 2019.
With 2018’s best TV and Film picks firmly behind us, it’s time to see what 2019 has in store for our screens this year. 


5 Movies coming to theatres soon 

1. Little Women 


The story of four sisters coming of age during the aftermath of the civil war. Directed by Greta Gerwig, this is the eighteenth adaptation of the original novel written by Louisa May Alcott. Featuring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson Timothee Chalamet, and Saorise Ronan, the film is set for screens near you in December 2019.
To find out more about this film click here.


2. Lion King – Life Action 

Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King live action remake features a star-studded cast - with Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, James earl Jones and Beyonce playing the role of some of the major characters. Look out for this Disney remake this July.

To find out more about this film click here.




3. Toy Story 4 

The third sequel to the original Toy Story movie i set for release in June 2019. Following your favourite toys, Woody and the gang are joined by new toy Forky and discover just how big the world can be for a toy.To find out more about this film click here.



4. The Goldfinch 

Join Theodore Decker as he starts a new life with a wealthy upper east side family after his mother is tragically killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This film  is set to hit cinemas in October 2019.

To find out more about this film click here.



5. Rocketman 

Rocketman is a British musical drama film based on the life of Elton John. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, and stars the likes of Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell and Richard Madden. The film follows John's early life as a student at the Royal Academy of Music, through to his successful music career.

The film premieres in May 2019.

To find out more about this film click here.



5 TV series making a comeback in 2019

1. The Crown – Season 3 


Based on an award-winning play, "The Audience", this royal drama showcases the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Featuring a fabulous cast of Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Coleman and Helena Bonham Carter - this show is in its third series and a must watch this year!

To find out more about this show click here.



2. Game of Thrones – Season 8

The eighth and final season of this fantasy drama is set to hit our screens this April. Unlike previous seasons, season 8 is made up of six episodes. If you've been obsessed with the last 7 seasons, you definitely don't want to miss this one!

To find out more about this show click here.



3. Peaky Blinders – Season 5 


Peaky Blinders enjoyed one of its most successful seasons last year and the new one promises to deliver. This period drama sees the return of all your favourite actors including Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Sophie Rundle and Helen McCrory.

To find out more about this show click here.


4. Killing Eve – Season 2 


2018 saw the world go crazy for season 1 of Killing Eve. Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh have been boosted into the limelight with everyone trying to get a sneak peak or spoiler for season 2. Killing Eve is an eight-part adaptation of the Codename Villanelle novella series from English author Luke Jennings. If you loved season 1, season 2 will not disappoint - keep an eye out in April.

To find out more about this show click here.



5. Stranger Things – Season 3 


Top rated sci-fi drama, Stranger Things, is back and better than before. Bring back your favourite characters Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona Ryder), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin). The show is believed to drop in July 2019.

To find out more about this show click here.




























Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Wardrobe Detox





New Year New Wardrobe




The New Year is the perfect time to detox your cluttered wardrobe. 

We’ve got 5 top tips to help you curate a more conscious closet. 




1. Categorise 
  • Items you love and wear often
  • Items you like but aren’t 100% about
  • Items that no longer fit or you don’t like
  • Damaged or unwearable



2. Do you really need that many of the same thing?

  • Get rid of what is looking past its best
  • Be decisive and only keep what you actually wear



3. How many times have you worn it in the last year?

  • If the answer is less than 4 (and it’s not an occasion piece) then it’s time to part ways



4. Does it fit properly?

  • Get rid of the clothes in your wardrobe that don’t fit and make you feel fabulous



5. Educate yourself

  • Know where your clothes come from, where they are made, the materials used. Watch some documentaries about ‘fast fashion’, we recommend The True Cost on Netflix. Click here to watch.



Detoxing your wardrobe can be a daunting task but it’s completely worth it in the end. Take your time to look at each garment in your wardrobe before you categorise it, this way you can be certain you are doing the job properly instead of holding onto items you know you’ll never wear.

When decluttered your closet try and piece together outfits as you go so that you know all the items in your wardrobe go together. This will also make it easier in the mornings when you can’t decide what to wear.

Once you’ve finished the mammoth task of clearing up, you can begin to sort out the items you’re getting rid of. Make two piles – one for donation/selling and one for recycling made up of items that are no longer wearable.

Why not try selling some of your unwanted items on an app such as depop. Alternatively, you could always donate any unwanted clothing to local charities.

If you need help detoxing your wardrobe this year why not let us help with our stylist solutions. Ask in store, email or call us to find out more.












Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Things to do - December


Things to do this December


Looking for something to do this December? Madia & Matilda's got you covered.
From Christmas fairs and museums, to light switch-ons. There's so much to do this December across the UK.




Winter wonderland, Hyde Park

If you're anywhere near London this festive season why not visit Winter Wonderland. This free-to-enter family event features a host of festive fun, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, circus shows, a Ferris wheel and an amazing Christmas market. Perfect for family days, date night or an evening with friends, this is one way to spend your December days.


For more information click here.
  




Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre


Established in 1992, the Fayre may have grown a lot in the last 26 years, but it has stayed true to its traditional roots with plenty of Victorian themed characters and treats, and a fantastic festive atmosphere. If you're in Worcestershire this winter, why not treat the family to a fun day out at this traditional Victorian market


For more information click here.




Brighton & Hove Burning of the clocks winter solstice celebration

Burning the Clocks is a unique community event, held on the 21st of December, that brings the whole city together to mark the shortest day of the year - the winter solstice. Local people create beautiful paper and willow lanterns which are paraded through the city as part of the celebrations. With around 2,000 people taking part, the lantern procession creates a magical festive atmosphere across Brighton & Hove.

For more information click here.






Bournemouth Christmas Garden of Lights

If you are near Bournemouth this winter why not stop by the Garden of Lights. Twinkling lights and beautiful alpine stores are the perfect backdrop for festive winter shopping, and ice skating adds a little adventure to the mix. Interactive light pods weave throughout the historic gardens, with sound and even a time machine to captivate and amuse everyone. A perfect family day out or evening with friends to enjoy the Christmas lights this festive season.

For more information click here.






Christmas Eve with Charles Dickens, Holborn 

Each year, the Charles Dickens Museum presents a unique and enchanting glimpse into the festive season as celebrated by the great Victorian author, Charles Dickens. The historic interiors are transformed into a true embodiment of Christmas Past and is a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve - reliving one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time.


For more information click here.





Dartington Wonderland 

For those of you in the south of England, Dartington is a wonderful place to visit this winter. This Wonderland is the perfect place to stop, eat, drink, shop, play, make, dance, sing, listen and enjoy. Discover over 40 of the best makers in the south, in one of the most renowned arts and crafts towns. A fantastic festive evening for all the family featuring the Romany band, Nordic and Baltic choir, Santa Frau, Kids Create Workshops and the tiniest Gin Palace in the World.


For more information click here.










Sincerely Madia & Matilda