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Sustainable, Fairtrade, Slow fashion… What do they all mean?

Sustainable fashion is a trend on the rise with consumers becoming increasingly aware of the damaging practises in the fashion industry and starting to shop more responsibly. As a customer, once you enter this world, you realise that each brand has its own take on being good to the planet, people and animals. Slow Fashion, Eco Friendly, Ethical Fashion etc – there are many terms and oftentimes they are used interchangeably. We have created a quick guide below to explain the individual terms, how they relate to each other and what their associated brands stand for. Artisan Artisan products, are wholly or partially made by hand. Think beautiful hand embroidery, hand knitted clothing, handmade leather bags and jewellery etc. Typically,...

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Who inspires you?

Who inspires you? Who are your role models? On a personal level, several people have inspired me throughout my life, from childhood through to the current day. They are all people with a solid set of good moral values and open minds. People who care about and respects other humans, animals and nature. On a professional level, there are a dozen people that I admire and view as my role models. These are people who, along with a good moral compass, have a great desire to make the world a better place and the courage to act on that desire. They span wide from renowned leaders such as Barack Obama and Al Gore, to a former Indian supplier who put...

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7 ethical and eco friendly jewellery brands

I will be honest with you; my jewellery collection is a mixed bag. In amongst it all are treasured vintage pieces from my grandmothers, on-trend high street jewellery, beautiful gold and silver pieces with gemstones from my family and friends, bracelets and necklaces with symbols of calm & strength, cool items from street markets in NYC and London, pieces that were handmade by my friend, and my most treasured item: my bespoke engagement ring, the centrepiece of which is the diamond from my mother-in-law’s ring. While very different in terms of style, they all fit my personality and individual look, showing a different side of me depending on the day and mood. Apart from the recycled stone in my engagement...

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Why aren't all fashion brands using sustainable fabrics?

"And you are absolutely sure that you are able to source affordable sustainable fabrics?" one of our Directors asked me again. For the 10th time.  We were at the very beginning of our VILDNIS journey and I was presenting my vision to my fellow three company Directors. They all loved the idea of a sustainable fashion brand, and were now scrutinising the plan to decide whether the proposal was viable or not.  Having assured them that I could definitely source all the sustainable fabrics and materials needed for the collection, I was met with another question; "but if sustainable fabrics are widely available and affordable, then why aren't all fashion brands using them?" It is a very good question!  There have, of course, been obstacles on the fabric sourcing...

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Is cotton good for you and the planet?

We all want to make the best possible choices in our daily lives, but do you also find it difficult sometimes to know what the best option is? Cotton is one of the most popular fibres in the textile industry, providing jobs for millions of people across the world. Plucked directly from the cotton plant and being processed mechanically, it is as natural as it comes. It is soft, breathable and very comfortable to wear next to your skin.  Therefore, surely, cotton must be great for us and for the planet? Traditionally, cotton fabrics have certainly been perceived as the better choice in terms of the environment and our comfort, as opposed to synthetic fibres with a rocky reputation.  Unfortunately, cotton...

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