Showing posts with label zero waste. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zero waste. 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

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 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Back To Work - Staple Styles

As September draws near, we are planning outfits for the longevity, of this autumn winter season and many more to come. We’ve compiled a list of our top ten garments for back to work.




All of the pieces are from our shop MadiaMatilda.co.uk, sustainably and ethically sourced to make you look fabulous at work.

We'll start with a staple favourite - Keira, one best seller that is great all year round. 



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Ellen Trousers

A black pair of trousers is always a workwear staple. This particular pair is constructed from polyester making them a solid investment for smart and seamless dressing. Paired with a light blouse for a autumnal look, or layer a shirt and jumper for a cosy winter look.

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Victoria Blazer

This soft tweed blazer is an ideal item for smartening up any outfit and suitable for any time of year – from chilly summer evenings to autumn/winter layering. The perfect blazer to add colour and texture to your usual shirt and trousers combo.

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This smart shirt Caleigh is an effortless piece to spruce up your work wardrobe. With its classic pin stripe, made from premium cotton this top features a collar, cuff and a button down front. Pair with any trousers or skirts – perfect for the office.

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New in to the site, Marcella this skirt is idea for work and play as you could wear this skirt for a bite to eat and drinks with friends after work. 

Coming Soon (Watch this Space)




Our Anastasia sheer linen blouse is the perfect piece to transition in to the autumn. Featuring a frill neckline and a short button cuff, 3 quarter sleeves. It’s an idea piece to style this winter – layered with a structured coat; you’ll be going back to work in style.

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This jersey skirt - Leanne, paired with  Anastaia  Blouse would make a  great coord! Or style as seen here on the wonderful Dani! With a v-neck is great to wear for both casual days and workwear. Or you could, paired with a colourful pair of trousers or a blazer, this jersey basic is ideal for layering with your more stand-out pieces.

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The perfect blouse to see you through the entire year – our Leila blouse is ideal for layering this winter. The wrap style is on the scene, but with this classic style you can't go wrong. Alternatively, you could also pair it with a Blazer and our Annie trousers for a smart casual look.(we may have along sleeve version coming soon, watch this space!) As seen on blogger @julya.roberta_

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This classic spot print blouse, will see you through any type of day at work and make you look effortlessly put together. Worn with a vest top underneath, this sheer top features a skater style skirt and a racer back, the perfect item for all year round wear.


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These fitted cropped trousers are an effortless work outfit. Dressed up with our Melisa blouse and some strappy heels for a glam office look or black block heels and a smart blazer for a more formal outfit.

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Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 21 July 2019

12 Essentials To Wear All Summer






Summer is well and truly here & we're getting ready for our second heat wave, it’s time to clock out and check out our most coverted pieces that will carry us through those warm-weather days in style.




River - Pleated Cap SleeveTop



We've curated 12 key looks for your summer wardrobe from our SS19 collection, from the must-have pieces to the accessories that’ll go with just about everything you own.





Perfect for picnic weather or if your off to the beach our Midi dresses and jersey skirts Mel, Rita or Leanne Skirt. Styles made from pure cotton, great for comfort with these rising temperatures, accessorize simply with a cute novelty tote bag made from earth positive certified cotton. 








Leanne - Pencil Skirt & Bella-Top                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here's a few versatile styles to wear to a wedding if your planning for you friends wedding UK or abroad, garden party or attending the races, confetti at the ready we've got the Lila dress or Gwen Jumpsuit just waiting for your statement bag or necklace




Two styles, that are bound to have the compliments come in fast; everyone registers that you look gorgeous when you’re in these two; showstopping dress, or jumpsuit.





                                                                 Gwen - Jumpsuit  





For day looks that you can wear to the beach and out in the evening; the pretty, breezy Mel tunic is a cool to wear when it’s hot outside. You can get ready in next to no time, because all you need to do is put on shoes or trainers and even - look as though you’ve made a considerable effort; with its lightweight shimmery fabric or the Bridget dress is a favourite of ours for the lightweight pure cotton is easy to pack. 

















 The adaptable summer wardrobe which can be worn with an array of looks, for the peak of Summer, yet transitional into the Autumn. These styles below are great capsule wardrobe  essentials for those who are conscious shoppers, already planning your Autumn wardrobe. There’s no need to pack away your Summer wardrobe, just transition with some easy styling tactics, you can move your Summer wardrobe into one that’s ready for Autumn, without having to fork out on new pieces. 















But, if you are a trend lover Athleisure and its unexpected as it is stylish trend is worn by the daring. Styling bike shorts were worn with blazers. Offering a fresh blend of sportswear and tailoring, the look was both striking and chic. Of course, we have our own take on this trend with our Ocean playsuit an oldie but popular upcycled goodie, fashioned form one of our outdated jumpsuits. Timelessly stylish all you need to add is a cute blazer (thrifted for those good environmental vibes), perfect for strutting the streets or attending Sunday brunch with your best friends or for hitting the summer beer garden. When you purchase this style, feel good knowing you've contributed to the circular economy, buying a zero waste style.







Living Coral is Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019, so we've got it covered with our Lexi dress for this season take on the trend. Rocking a range of shades from the coral family, fashionistas proved that light orange, pink is seriously stylish. Whether worn in the form of dresses or tops this flattering and bold colour added a lovely touch to looks. Try it for yourself if you’re after something exciting for your holiday. For further inspiration Shop Our Sale 


From the left Lena-Fited-SkirtEmma - Strap Dress Meadow - Shift Dress



Sincerely Madia
& Matilda

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Holiday Shop - For Every Eventuality










Complete your sustainable getaway wardrobe with our holiday 
essentials - from versatile dresses and totes bags to charming

accessories.

                                                                                                                   





With every destination in mind we've had selected a mixture of some of our new and  classic collection, that has just landed in stores and online. Effortless trend curated with sustainability in mind.



Whether you’re looking for denim skirts or to add an individual twist to weekday looks we've got timeless pieces that can be worn multiple ways. 







Packing for vacation can be a pfaff, having to pack for all eventualities. From midi dresses, or shorts to smart blouses; trouser for those rainy days, or maxi dresses for special occasions, we have every scenario in mind.



                                                                      Lelia-Wrap Top



Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Fashion Revolution Week






We at Madia & Matilda, are making change working towards
zero waste sustainable clothing cutting down our carbon impact and
working with Fashion Revolution, London Organic, Kindred and other designers to make 
a difference to the way we shop.












Fashion Revolution started, people from all over the world have
used their voice and their power that things must change. And we agree it time to change now, That’s why Madia & Matilda work from our own studio, where we work with awesome people from all over the world. Meet the people who make your clothes, 






The industry is starting to change and more brands are being open about where their clothes are made.We shall be discussing the people behind the clothes we wear.  






Crafty Ladies - Upcycling Workshop run by Madia & Matilda




With Madia & Matilda, you can be sure about the provenance of your garments – we know all our makers personally, in a good working environment, unlike other areas where workers are forced to work long hours in unsafe working conditions.




We campaign for a fashion industry that conserves and restores our environment and gives people, especially women, a voice. An industry where dignity in work is the standard and not an exception. On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.
















Independent ethical brands from around the UK came together once again at London’s Kindred on Friday 26th April for London Organic's thought-provoking talks on what it means for you, or your business, to be ‘sustainable’ and ‘ethical’ while taking in short presentations from experts across the fashion sector.










In addition to talks and Q&A with a riveting mix of industry leaders and influences, Madia & Matilda showcased our collection in Catwalk show and there was also an opportunity to buy from those leading in the sustainable fashion and beauty fields!
















Here at Madia & Matilda, We consider each detail of the journey of our clothing, from the fabrics we use, to how we design, make and deliver our garments and its wash care process beyond in its life cycle. Our ongoing relationships with production partners and other hand crafters. All carefully considered, we find it important to ensure that the up-most kindness and respect is shown to the people and partners we work with. In fact, we’ve been working alongside the same few partners and makers for for around six years now, and since then we’ve grown our businesses and skills together.




As proud supporters of zero waste, slow fashion, our clothes are made to last, to be loved, and to be worn again and again. With this in mind we design for long term trends and instead, create timeless, contemporary pieces that our customers will love, with the greater aim of cutting down our environmental carbon impact. To find out more sign up to our newsletters



























Clothes worth wearing are worth repairing





When we wear our favourite items time and again, they are bound to show signs of wear and tear. But alteration to the zip or fixing a missing button, hem or torn sleeve can prolong the lifecycle of your garment and if it is a good outfit, why throw it away? It’s so easy to repair them with a patch, stitch or by darning. Be proud of the clothes you love! Check out our Alterations & price list and blog post on care for your clothing


























If you aren’t able to repair the clothing you no longer want, why not get creative? Try upcycling your old clothing to make it into something new. We've held workshops and upcycling classes over the years with a little elbow grease you create something new from your old garments.


Keep an eye out on our Facebook & Instagram Stories! @madiamatilda @madiamatilda_insider for further information on new classes


























Books to read on Sustainability and Upcycled fashion

- Make sure you pick up a copy of Fashion Revolution’s book, Loved Clothes Last.

- A copy our our piece published in Clothing Cultures Jounal by Intellect Ltd


- Also check out Fashion Revolution’s Loved Clothes Last film – a thought-provoking, three minute short film directed by Balthazar Klarwein.


- To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? Book by Lucy Siegle

- Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Book by Elizabeth L. Cline

- Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Book by Kate Fletcher

- The Sustainable Fashion Handbook Book by Sandy Black






Sincerely Madia & Matilda