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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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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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Who made your clothes?

Today is the start of Fashion Revolution week in which brands are encouraged by the global Fashion Revolution movement to be transparent about their supply chain in order to drive change in the fashion industry. The movement was born in 2013, out of the devastating tragedy in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, where 1138 garment factory workers lost their lives when the building collapsed. Up until then, images from garment factories were seldom seen in the press; and we consumers rarely considered the people who made our clothes, their working conditions and how much they were paid. Indeed, many people I have talked with think that their clothes are made entirely by machines. It may be the way things are going in the...

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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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AN ETHICAL & ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO FUR - DOES IT EXIST?

In my first role as a Buyer in Denmark 17 years ago, I was sometimes tasked with sourcing coats made from real furs. At that time in Scandinavia it was quite mainstream for people to own a real fur and little thought was given to where the fur came from. Whether it was due to the colder weather, a sense of ‘wearing fur is part of nature's lifecycle’ or something else is unclear. People's attitude towards fur was just different and in the 5 years I worked as a Buyer, I only remember seeing one (1!) letter from a customer worried about us selling real fur. In this particular incident it was in fact (a not very nice) 100% faux...

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