Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 October 2018

How to: Care for me. Wear Me. Love me. Mend Me.

Caring for your clothes

Inspired by the Cheltenham Literature Festival, we've picked out five of our favourite fashion care and sustainability books for you.

Wardrobe Wisdom, by Alicia Healey
Trained at Buckingham Palace, Alicia Healey has worked as a lady's maid and high-profile wardrobe consultant across the globe. In this book, she shares her top tips for decluttering your closet and looking after investment items so they'll last you a life time.
Buy the book here.

Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens
Laundering queen Cheryl Mendelson shares her love of housekeeping. With extensive knowledge of how to care for almost every fabric, from hand washing and removing stains to storing fabrics and garments, Mendelson shares the indispensable guide to caring for clothes at home.
Buy the book here.

Clothing Care Basics: Tips for Fabric Care, Clothing Storage, and Saving Money by Keeping Your Favorite Clothes Looking Good Longer
Explaining some of the basic terms used in clothes laundering, Julie Gallagher teaches you the basics so you'll never turn another white shirt pink or shrink your favourite jumper.
Buy the book here.
Clothing Cultures - Certified made in the UK
Madia & Matilda is now published in Clothing Cultures. This journal explores the issues in the production and consumption of clothes within the fashion industry.
Buy the journal here.

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
An in-depth and comprehensive guide to sustainable fashion, from the impact fast fashion is having on our environment to eco-fashion and sustainable designers, this book will change your outlook on the fashion industry.
Buy the book here.

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Good Read

Madia & Matilda’s spotlight book- ‘The Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe’ by Anuscka Rees

Think spring cleaning should be left until actual spring? Think again! It’s always the right time to de-clutter, change your diet or pick up that new hobby that you’ve wanted to explore.

There’s a consciousness here at Madia & Matilda about reducing waste; finding innovative ways to use up even the tiniest swatch of fabric. This way of thinking does mean that we have to be clever about how we store and work with materials. For most, this mentality is prevalent in our personal lives too. As a consumer, this book brings focus to how we approach fashion and in particular, waste form day to day.

Read between the lines with this lovely book. As seen with our curated brands Alphabet necklace.

It’s interesting to read the similarities in both our ethos and that of the book. We aim to create timeless pieces that you can fall in love with and can wear for a long time;there’s an emphasis in the book on buying fewer clothes that you feel excited about wearing, rather than a lot of clothes because they’re on sale or in fashion. 

If reading is your bag, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is taking place on 12-28th August. This Hettie ‘Ella’ bag is perfect for the odd book and your daily essentials if you’re going to take part.

In favour of a lighter touch of reading, we suggest browsing the twitter feed of Ethical Hour. Have a look if you want to get more involved with sustainable brands.

With a good book or some headphones in, either way you could cosy up with our new pillows, made with upcycled fabric. A worthwhile read on a quite afternoon. 

                  Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Culture - Cheltenham Literature Festival - Vivienne Westwood Climate Change


Vivienne Westwood is a woman who was the queen of the Punk generation has now become the Dame of climate revolution. Using her fame to advocate her strong beliefs on sustainability, she was interviewed by Kirsty Wark at the Cheltenham Literature Festival about her new book ‘Get a Life’.
At Madia and Matilda we are all about sustainability so had grab a few seats when we heard about her arrival in Cheltenham. Listening to Vivienne Westwood’s passion on the topic was incredibly refreshing and to hear the words ‘green’ and ‘recycling’ in such a throw away industry motivated us to continue sharing the love for our planet. The main focus of the talk was centred around this map below.     

She stressed that when the world reaches +5 degrees if you were you draw a line under Paris everything below it would be uninhabitable. Most importantly, when it reaches +2 degrees, it is unstoppable and that we must lobby the politicians to push for a greener environment and economy.

Unfortunately, no photography was allowed during the event but here are a few snaps from the Waterstones book tent and around the festival site! 

What We're Reading

A few of our favourite fashion reads 

Loita, Great Gatsby, Me before you

& these titles below

Visting Cheltenham

Some places to check out, in the spa town of Cheltenham and the surrounding areas, 
whether your in town for a spot of shopping or grabbing 
a quick bite in the afternoon

From top to bottom: Cavendish House house of Fraser, Madia & Matilda Independent clothing brand,
 Huffkins Tea rooms

Sincerely Madia & Matilda