DIY Scrap Material Bunny

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Have small pieces of fabric? Why not make this little bunny.   It was designed to use up scrap fabric from some of the clothing projects I’ve recently made. You can click on the picture or this link to be taken to the Fallow Slow Goods blog where you can view and save the pdf pattern which can be printed … Read More

Fair Trade Style

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May 10th 2014 – today is World Fair Trade Day! So for this eco style post I’ve found pretty, feminine, fairly made products in celebration of spring and beautiful women around the world! This group of clothing and accessories includes: 1. Sunshine Check scarf by Indigo Handloom, made from 100% cotton hand-woven in India, find it on Indigo Handloom shop. 2. Abigail … Read More

Makeup Detox – Natural & Eco Friendly Beauty

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I am currently in the process of detoxing my makeup – replacing my current beauty and personal care products/brands with non-toxic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free alternatives. I’m doing this for health (there are some pretty terrible chemicals in cosmetics that I don’t want to keep putting on my skin), environmental, and ethical reasons. At first I thought this would mean a lot … Read More

Shapes & Shadows – Eco Collection

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A collection of geometric prints, unique shapes, cut-out details, and high contrast, neutral color combinations. While this group of sustainable summer picks does follow some current trends (and I definitely don’t promote trend-driven shopping!), I chose these pieces because they are all very wearable, transitional, and versatile. Neutrals like black, white, and beige easily integrate into your wardrobe, adding stylish … Read More

Summer Sky – Eco Collection

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Living in Vancouver summer *hopefully* means seeing a lot more of the beautiful blue sky. Also indigo is one of my favorite colours – so for my first style post I compiled some blue themed, eco-friendly and ethical summer items from online boutiques.   There is a shade of blue for everyone and all of these items could integrate well … Read More

Fallow Slow Goods Collection

A lot has been going on behind the scenes- I recently designed and made a collection for my new line Fallow Slow Goods. Which you can also view in my portfolio.   Fallow Slow Goods is a line of clothing, accessories, and home goods focused on slow values. It is a simplistic collection that incorporates beautiful materials including organic cottons, … Read More

Lemon Juice Bleach Printing

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Lemon juice can be used to lighten hair and brighten white laundry, so the natural bleaching properties can easily be utilized in textile dyeing. I like to use lemon juice to recreate a reverse print of objects with interesting shapes and edges. This one was done on a cotton canvas dyed with pomegranate and an iron mordant – and as … Read More

Onion Skin Drop Stitch Scarf

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Onion skins are a readily available and lovely natural dye, easily accumulated in your own kitchen or you can ask grocery stores or restaurants. The resulting colours are a range of golden-yellows and oranges. The more you have the better! I usually boil the skins for 30-40 minutes, add the fabric or fibre and keep warm for about an hour … Read More

Draped Wedding Dress

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This summer I had the privilege of making a wedding dress for my beautiful sister in law, Gabby. Gabby has great style and was looking for something non-traditional; together we designed her two-piece, draped dress. It was a fun process co-designing and making her dress and I really appreciate Gabby’s trust -especially considering we live in separate cities and she … Read More

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