Sunday, 23 May 2010

National Vegetarian Week!

National Vegetarian Week is the annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Celebrated by the Vegetarian Society since 1992 and each year it gets bigger and better!

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week I have picked some great fashion picks!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Eco Photo Shoot - Bringing the generations together!

Striding Out are hosting their first ever ethical photo shoot experience in par with the Generations Together programme and Social Pioneer. The aim of the day will be to introduce under 25’s to over 50’s in a team bonding session, where the over 50’s will be styled by the under 25’s in preparation for a magazine style photo shoot. They have some great ethical brands which include Elysambre, Aveda, BoBelleBourgeois Boheme, Clothes by Outsider, Bibico and Pinguish who will be contributing to the day with clothes and make-up. 

Striding out are excited to have stylist Lupe Castro in helping the under 25's style and dress and helping organise the photo shoot. Lupe Castro based in Hammersmith & Fulham is one of the UK’s most prolific stylists and fashion writers in the ethical fashion industry, working with celebrities, models and fashion magazines in creating stunning, individual looks coupled with the very cutting edge of ethical fashion and style.

There will also be talks given by the Eco companies involved on the day, which is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about ethical fashion!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Mary's Living and Giving Shop

Retail guru Mary Porter is working her magic once again and we are all super excited to see what awaits us for the grand opening of Mary's Living and Giving Shop for Save the Children this coming Saturday in Westbourne Grove!

The shop will bring the very best of Stockbridge and Westfield London, mixing designer, high street, local and ethical fashion donated by Beyond Skin and Organik Rocka.

All the money raised will help save children’s lives around the world. If you live in the area, you can volunteer to help out in the shop or donate your ‘pre-loved’ fashion goodies. If you're interested visit the Save the Children website!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

FAB Statement pieces from Made

Statement jewellery is perfect to add some drama and glam, I have found some great picks from Made!

All made products are designed by influential designers (including collaborations with Peaches Geldof and Alexa Chung!), then sourced and created by disadvantaged communities across East Africa, where they also receive training from Made to develop their skills and receive a fair wage.

What's great about made, is it's totally affordable, with prices starting from only £7.50

Monday, 17 May 2010

Head on Down to Ethics Girls for Nautical Chic!

Nautical is all about cute sailor outfits, berets, anchors and stripes galore and where can I get all these goodies I hear you scream! Two words Ethics Girls.....

Ethics Girls stocks the latest in Ethical fashion, so you can log on to one website to cater to all your fashion and accessory needs! Ethics Girls also has an online magazine keeping you up to date with all things ethical, covering fashion, store openings, interviews with Eco designers and much much more!
I can officially say I'm a huge fan!

I hear they will be stocking some more exciting brands in the next coming weeks for Summer, all I say to that is... Keep it coming!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Go Bold with MATT & NAT

MATT & NAT are all about stylish vegan bags and purses and the more ranges they bring out the more I love them especially the range of colours they use, from deep purples to bright pinks and greens!

Ever wondered what you could be with recycled water bottles? handbag lining perhaps? Oh Yes..... the brains behind MATT & NATT use recycled water bottles to make the lining of each bag, they even have a cool message inside each bag which will let you know how many bottles have been used to produce your bag!

Like what you see? well you're going to love their website

Friday, 14 May 2010

The Garden Collection from Eloise Grey

Looking for a relaxed look this Summer? well you are going to love the new Garden collection from Eloise Grey! The Garden collection, introduces fine Belgian eco linen, Romanian hemp and hand woven Indian hand-block printed cotton with exquisite florals.

Neutrals are always a big hit for Summer, I love the relaxed and Summery look of this new collection.
You can view the full collection at and at their showroom in Farnham.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Just the thing for Summer!

I get more and more excited the closer we get to Summer and that's mainly due to the bright and colourful shoes I get to step into! Which is why I can't take my eyes off the new vegetarian range from Irregular Choice, the style and colour combinations are to die for! made from cotton, felt, canvas and wood.

My favourites have to be the Jazz Baby wedges, made with felt birds and apples on them, who would have thought such a combination would look this HOT!

Shoes from Irregular choice are exactly what you need to add some life and soul to an outfit? Starting from only £39.50

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Funky T-Shirts For All

Looking for some funky T-Shirts to keep you cool this Summer? silly question right.... T-Shirts are always on our Summer to buy list, which are perfect for keeping us cool when out and about in the sun! These T-shirts from The Hemp Trading company (THTC) are definitely on my list, made from sustainable eco friendly fabrics and at only £22.00 well your be mad to miss out!

You could even get a His and Hers as THTC also sell men's T-Shirts as well!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Make-up doesn't have to be Toxic

Ever thought about the amount of chemicals used in your day to day make-up? some of us are switching to organic face creams and deodorant but a lot of us are still unaware of the toxic chemicals in make-up! To name a few we are talking parabens, mercury and carcinogens.

Which is why it's great to see more and more Eco skin care brands creating Eco make-up as well, one of the top Eco brands Green People has a great collection of nine natural make-up essentials that are like 'organic food for your skin' feeding in the purest quality blend of mineral pigments, plant extracts and natural ingredients.

The pressed mineral powder is great for not clogging pores, which gives a nice natural look and priced at a very reasonable £19.99.

A few of the other essentials they stock are lipsticks, mascara, concealer and eye shadow - check them out at

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Bold and Super Fun!

If these playful and fun designs don't inspire you to make something new out of something old, I don't know what will!

Yep I said it, something old and might I add too good to keep to myself. Lu the designer behind Lu Flux specialises in creating unique clothes made from salvaged, vintage and organic fabrics, combined with traditional techniques of knitting, pleating and patchwork.

Enter Summer with an outfit that will get heads turning and and have every fashionista ask you where and when......