NEW-SEASON WARDROBING: Recycling Work-Wear

Conscious Fashion, Uncategorized

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First week back at KLEEN HQ in 2019!

I’ve decided to unleash my wild side in wearing snake-print silk blouse by Equipment that I bought years ago.  Yes. That’s right, I’ve recycled that same look time and time again.

Being in clean tech, I also do apply ways to reduce waste by recycling my work wear by  “redress it – don’t bit it” approach. The fashion industry has become the 2nd largest most polluting industry after the oil industry, with 87% of fashion landfilled or incinerated every year, according to the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

My passion to reduce the fashion industry’s impact on the planet really just can start in your closet ♻️ #ecowarrior

 

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‘JUSTINA BOW’ mini multi-color- textured-vegan clutch bag

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This week edit of the perfect clutch bag features handcrafted up-cycled  ‘JUSTINA BOW’  mini multi-color- textured-all vegan clutch bag.

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The brand’s ‘JUSTINA BOW’ arm candy became an instant success since it’s launched and most Insta – popular,  is now arguably the most popular up-cycled clutch, whilst supporting fair fashion practices and honouring the handmade craftsmanship of our artisans.

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Designer Lucia Jombikova  bags use a blend of up-cycled materials such as magazines candy wrappers and wrapping papers. The handles are made out faux leather so there is no real leather used in the bag, therefore it is vegan as well as eco-friendly.

 THE BERRY BERRY uses 100% recycled and 100% vegan by using hundreds of hundreds of magazines, candy wrappers and wrapping papers to create the handcraft capsule collection. In addition. applying a positive mission to ensure Fair Wage to  producers in Slovakia and Romania.  The brand uses innovative process to inspire and encourage others to reduce, reuse, recycle and up-cycle in a creative way and teach them how to live a healthy and eco friendly lifestyle.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  All of the Berry Berry handbags, clutch bags and purses have been up-cycled whilst supporting fair fashion practices and honouring the handmade craftsmanship of our artisans.  Supporting ‘Project Purse’ Organisation: With every 5 bags sold we donate 1 bag with food, sanitary products and cosmetics to homeless women, Refugee women or women in need.  The Berry Berry are giving back and we are supporting Project Purse, an NGO, who donates bags to women in need and refugee women. For every 5 bags we donate 1 bag with essentials and food to women in need.

For more information follow  THE BERRY BERRY  @berryberryuk

New-season Denim: “KYRA” Denim Trouser by Mother of Pearl

Fashion, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Elevating your fall/winter wardrobe starts now with the ultimate detailed “KYRA” Denim Trouser by Mother of Pearl.

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MOTHER OF PEARL has always been my go-to honest luxury designer brand when building my wardrobe especially when it comes to denim. I do love a dark denim as it can easily be part of my  everyday, work wear wardrobe.

“KYRA” denim trouser by Mother of Pearl is all-100% – organic dark indigo denim.  The cotton is grown, spun & woven in Turkey.   In addition, manufactured in Turkey meaning that these jeans have a very low carbon footprint.

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I do love the double pearl bar details at the ankle and traditional denim stitching, jean buttons and rivets.  With exposed faux pearls, this tailored utilitarian piece perfect for the city slicker.

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I’ve teamed the KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl  with the CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl to elevate my look.

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(CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl ) |  Make up by  @hourglasscosmetics Cruelty Free Honest Beauty

 ABOUT MOTHER OF PEARL COLLECTION:  After the No Frills is a core diffusion collection that forms your every day Mother of Pearl wardrobe. The line was born out of a project to try and create a product with a transparent supply chain, organic natural materials, social responsibility, respect to animals, a low carbon footprint and great quality.

Beauty Lunch Break: ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ 15-minute booster session at 58 Lifestyle

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‘Beauty Lunch Breaks’ series continues and this week, it’s all about holistic healing …. beginning with your ears. 

I’m very excited for ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ at the swanky 58 Lifestyle  on South Molton Street, London.  

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(photo credit: @odabeide)

‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’15-minute booster session offers a solution to  calm the busy mind, body and soul.  I’m more of a grab-and-go lunch-kind-of-business-women as my mission is to maximise my work week  lunch hour with treatments that will re-boot and recharge to avoid sluggish afternoons.  

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58 Lifestyle is known for an oasis of calm where treatments are holistic to achieve optimal health for mind, body and soul.   There is range wellbeing luxurious products (cruelty-free),  all thoughtfully made.   Products include 100% natural ingredients scents, hand care & body care. 

Described as ‘House Of Experts,’ 58 Lifestyle offers a wide array of holistic treatments for even the most demanding beauty enthusiast.  While in London working at the KLEEN HQ,  58 Lifestyle has really been my work-week go-to sanctuary to stay focused and help to cancel out  ‘noise’ from the high pressures of leading a start up mobile tech company and finding a balance as a young mum. 

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(CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl ) |  Make up by  @hourglasscosmetics Cruelty Free Honest Beauty

‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ 15-minute booster treatment led by Andre Zitcera, a Somatic Experienced Practitioner & Acupuncturist at Journey Malibu Treatment Centre.  He started with applying earthly top notes include green Mandarin, Jasmin, geranium and coriander on my inner wrists. 

The theory behind ear acupuncture is that the whole body can be mapped out on the ear so it is possible to treat the whole body just by inserting needles into points in your ears. This protocol focuses on five acupuncture points in the ear. These five points affect body functions and are concerned with cleansing the body.

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KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl  | (CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl )

 

The theory behind ear acupuncture is that the whole body can be mapped out on the ear so it is possible to treat the whole body just by inserting needles into points in your ears. protocol focuses on five acupuncture points in the ear. These five points affect body functions and are concerned with cleansing the body. Andre Zitcera

 

I felt this release and sense of calmness. as Andre continued to insert the needles into each ear – the needles used are made of stainless steel, are sterile and disposable (they are used only once).  

Continuing to breath in the all-natural balancing scents of aroma therapy oils, Andre talked me through auricular acupuncture points and thought to share the knowledge: 

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

SHEN MEN: Translated as “Spirit Gate”. This point serves to alleviate anxiety by creating a relaxing effect and balancing heart rate.

SYMPATHETIC: Relates to the emotional nervous system. This point helps to alleviate stress, diseases of the digestive system and aids the respiratory system.

LUNGS: Organ most abused by inhalants such as marijuana, cigarettes, etc. This point helps with breathing and balancing the life force.

LIVER: Responsible for detoxification and blood purification. This point helps with anger and overall confidence.

KIDNEY: Cleanses damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse. This point calms fears and removes insecurities and strengthens the nervous system.

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Wearing KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl

And just like that – ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’15-minute booster session was all over.  I felt energised and ready to continue my afternoon. 

While walking out of the quite halls of 58 Lifestyle Molton Street, my phone rang.  I was obliged to answer as it was my 2pm scheduled conference call from Zurich.    But this time, I was bright-eyed and ready to power through my conference call and the rest of my afternoon, with zero caffeine. 

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ABOUT MOTHER OF PEARL COLLECTION:  After the No Frills is a core diffusion collection that forms your every day Mother of Pearl wardrobe. The line was born out of a project to try and create a product with a transparent supply chain, organic natural materials, social responsibility, respect to animals, a low carbon footprint and great quality.

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LFW Dairies: Behind the scenes with AVEDA X Mother of Pearl A/W 2018

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I was thrilled to report backstage for AVEDA X MOTHER OF PEARL on September 19th.  It was a perfect collaboration – both champion of environmental responsibility.

AVEDA Artists kicked off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 created perfect, impossibly-fresh hair for “Pearly Queen” gang for the models of  MOTHER OF PEARL

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Models with curl were treated to SMOOTH INFUSION, then gently diffused and fluffed with a bit of TEXTURED TONIC, ready to take on the runway and the evening with style and bounce.

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The sustainable collection and debut sustainably focused eveningwear collection that includes rich and regal tones alongside luxurious embellishments set a decadent mood, which comes to life through tactile jacquards and opulent prints, finished with lavish trims.

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Photo credit by @odabeide

LFW Diaries: Inside the VIN + OMI Opening S/S19 Sustainable Collections Showcases a new wave of “eco-religion”

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I was thrilled to be invited front row to VIN + OMI Present Spring-Summer 2019 Collection.  This designer takes sustainability and becoming socially responsible to new heights.
Thursday’s event, featuring only clothes crafted from eco-sustainable textiles and processes, was their largest. Held on the Grand Terrace of St Pancras International to mark the re-opening of its public water fountain, aimed at cutting the use of plastic bottles, the designers arrived on a Routemaster party bus with their models – including Jo Wood – wearing ruffled and embellished neon babydoll dresses, multi-layered latex jackets, overalls and wide-legged trousers and sack-like sustainable creations. Messages appeared on T-shirts saying “Everything is everyone”, “Queen Biodegrade”

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VIN + OMI includes new plant based fabrics. These are grown in the fields surrounding our Cotswolds studio. We are initially developing ways of using plants that grow wild and are readily available and can be grown anywhere.  For our SS19 collection we are introducing a nettle fabric that has a raw unfinished feel and a more woven hybrid fabric of nettle, cow parsley, rosebay wil-low herb and flax. You’ll also see our established 4GANIC – a nettle based fabric and Flaxley – a hybrid flax and cow parsley textile.

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SS19 collection we are introducing a nettle fabric that has a raw unfinished feel and a more woven hybrid fabric of nettle, cow parsley, rosebay wil-low herb and flax.  4GANIC – a nettle based fabric and Flaxley – a hybrid flax and cow parsley textile.

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Organic latex is from our plantation in Malaysia where we carefully look after the workers and their families and ensure the plantation has minimum negative impact on the environment and a positive effect on the villagers.  Our shoes this season are a mash up of previous seasons and shoes destined for landfill. We be-lieve with a bit of a twist, recycling can become fresh.

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