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What are you going to wear in the future? – highlights from the Future Fashion Expo

This week, the 8th Future Fabrics Expo organised by the Sustainable Angle took place in London and drew a bigger than ever crowd of fashion Buyers and Designers. Having attended several of the Expo’s in the past and found them incredibly useful in terms of sourcing suppliers of sustainable fabrics, we, of course, had to check it out too. It was genuinely brilliant seeing so many people there and the air was filled with excitement about new innovations and all the opportunities we have to make a positive impact on climate change etc through our design choices. Amongst the newest innovations were a material called beLEAF™, a bioleather with an amazing handfeel made from large Brazilian palm leaves. It was...

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5 easy New Year’s resolutions that will minimise your environmental footprint

Having started as a small trend for a niche market, the sustainable fashion trend is now gaining traction FAST as we all recognise the need to change our habits and fight back at climate change and poor ethical practises. As fashion consumers we are becoming much more aware of the impact our wardrobe has on workers and animals in the supply chain as well as on the planet, and that is why we a VILDNIS believe that 2019 will be the year of the Kind Female Spirit. With Vogue Australia at the forefront, we are seeing a sharp rise in articles about ethical and eco-friendly fashion in women’s magazines across the globe, encouraging us fashionistas to start looking after all...

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How my New Year’s resolutions brought me closer to a sustainable lifestyle this year

A truly sustainable lifestyle requires some serious effort and a fair number of compromises. For many of us, me included, this feels like too tough a task. That said, there are steps I feel I can continue to take to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle while still doing the things we all love the most. So, this time last year, I used my New Year’s resolutions to bring me closer to a more ethical and eco-friendlier lifestyle. I have always held myself accountable by writing my New Year’s resolutions down, but this year I felt even more so having shared them with you on this blog.  As 2018 draws to an end, I have found a quiet corner to...

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Chile – the inspiration behind our AW18 collection

Can you believe how amazing this summer has been weather-wise? I just want it to continue forever, yet at the same time I am excited about the temperature dropping and the seasons changing; it is my cue to pack the summer clothes away and dust off my winter wardrobe. Even though I have had some of the items in my wardrobe for more than 10 (yes, ten!) years, I still get excited about reuniting with them after 6 months apart. It’s all about keeping them looking interesting by adding a few new pieces each season and styling them in different ways. This season builds on that principle, and hence we have focused on items that really stand out and make...

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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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