Shift to the Thrift

In this post, I will be discussing my love affair with second-hand clothing and listing my four favorite thrift stores in LA (aka charity shops to English folk). Thrift stores usually carry negative connotations.  They’re often viewed as dingy, dirty places stocked with other people’s rejects.  Why would you want to pay for other people’s refuse?  Many […]

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Leather – Love it or Leave it?

In this post, I’ll be discussing modern leather alternatives and my journey to embrace them. I was brought up to wear leather rather than leather substitutes and I understand why.  30 odd years ago, leather alternative clothing and accessories didn’t have a great reputation.  They usually didn’t last long, shoes were uncomfortable, and they weren’t […]

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Reusable shopping bags

We’re all aware of the merits of the reusable shopping bag.  Using them helps preserve natural resources, prevents air pollution and protects our oceans and the sea creatures that inhabit them. I considered shocking you with images of animals entangled in plastic bags or a video where a sea turtle needs a plastic straw tweezered from his […]

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Wood watches by JORD

A little while ago, I was approached by the American watchmaker, JORD, to review one of their sustainably produced watches.  I’ve been interested in ethical fashion for a number of years now, which has come a long way from scratchy hemp shirts. They’re far less scratchy. So what makes these watches so special and sustainable? The manufacturing […]

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Nina B Roze Active Apparel

Browsing through my recent posts, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that this English lass is a “Made in the USA” advocate. While in the UK, I spent much of my career advocating “Made in Britain.” I am not a turncoat! What I am is a supporter of “buy local” movements and the companies that underpin them.  […]

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