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8 ethical gift ideas - or inspiration for your own wish list

Want to give a meaningful gift this Christmas but unsure what to give? At VILDNIS HQ we always keep a wish list full of fab ethical fashion, jewellery, bags and beauty products, and we are happy to share. Below are some of my favourites for your inspiration. 1. The Bombom Clutch from Belo The black Bombom clutch from Belo is made from decommissioned seatbelts and oozes Rock Chick with its shiny texture and silver metal chain. Ethical working conditions, fair wages, lining made from recycled plastic bottles, 500 gsm of seat belt fabric saved from landfill and donations to a charity for homeless; this clutch looks badass but is 100% goodness.  Price: £65 2. Wedge bangle from Little by Little...

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ORGANIC LINEN – ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE FIBRES AROUND

What are the first thoughts that spring to mind when you think of linen clothing? If you are anything like me, you will probably have images of crinkled white suits, smock dresses and other holiday classics flashing through your mind, but linen is so much more than that. In fact, while being one of the highest ranked fibres around, it also adds a great dose of unpolished style to any collection with its natural slub texture, matt/shine look and papery hand feel. At VILDNIS, we use it to sass up our essentials collection with semi-sheer open-knit jumpers and textured lightweight T-shirts and tops with a beautiful drape. For those of you unfamiliar with the fibre, linen stems from the flax...

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10 ethical bag brands that don't compromise on style!

The strap on my beloved shoulder bag recently broke. A bag that I had used day in and day out for two years – and had planned to enjoy for many more. It had originally taken me hours to find it – the one ‘with my name on it’ - and it was with part sadness that I deposited it in a cupboard after two failed attempts to repair It. The remaining part of me, I must admit, was quite excited about having to go bag shopping, and exploring what is out there on the sustainable bag market! Below is my shortlist of my favourite bag brands for your inspiration – all of which don’t compromise on style (either). ELVIS...

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California - the inspiration behind our SU18 collection

If you love fashion, I am sure you will have felt that surge of excitement when a new season lands in stores. The excitement level is equally high - if not higher - when we start designing a new collection, and this SU18 season was extraordinary with California being our main source of inspiration. In the past, California has been primarily associated with the Gold Rush, the California Dream (getting rich and famous fast), Hollywood glamour, pastel colours and long stretches of palm tree lined beach. Today, however, it is also becoming known for its progressive thinking and care for the environment.  While California’s gold rush dried up by 1955, the Golden State is still defined by sparkling citrus shades reminiscent of the mineral discovered...

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8 cool ethical & eco-friendly shoe brands that don’t compromise on style – either!

You may recall from my ‘New Year’s resolutions’ blog post, 2018 is the year where I am going to add at least one cool ethical & eco-friendly pairs of shoes to my collection! It may sound like an easy task with lots of brands sharing the same values as myself and VILDNIS, yet finding one that fits your style can be challenging. (not to mention the added complication of foot shape!) As with clothing, we use our footwear to express our identity and articulate which ‘tribe’ we belong to, which is why picking the right shoe brand that fits your individual style is important. Perhaps even more so as we tend to make even more of a statement when it comes to...

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