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Clothes to Die For #EthicalTuesday

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Ethical Tuesday | 1 comment

Since the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013 my blog took a new direction and so did my spending habits. I have always been passionate about ethical issues and the environment. Now as the mother of two girls I have become a role model, my actions will ultimately influence theirs. The gruesome reality of the garment industry was revealed in another brilliant documentary last night on BBC 2  - ‘Clothes to Die For’ It is available to view for the next 6 days on iPlayer so if you...

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Liv – Beautifully Created Clothing & Homeware on #EthicalTuesday

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Ethical Tuesday | 1 comment

This week on Ethical Tuesday I am showcasing a fabulous Ethical Online Store called Liv Liv’s vision is to make it easy for you to find beautifully-created, ethically-made clothing and homeware that’s kind to your pocket. Liv believe passionately in manufacturing sustainably for the environment and for the workers.  Watch this video to learn more about the ethics that drive Liv and why organic farming and fair trade are the constraints that Liv work with. I learnt a lot more about the...

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Four Frames of London Peeps

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Four Frames | 0 comments

My friend Jub takes photos. She’s always clicking away, capturing people at the perfect moment. I love them! Here are four of my favourites. Discover more of her pics here “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ― Abraham Lincoln                 If you have four frames you’d like to feature on my blog then email them to me at citygirlatheart73@gmail.com no rules just four pics of anything you...

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Win a gorgeous LBD from Dew Organic Clothing on #EthicalTuesday

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Ethical Tuesday, Giveaways | 2 comments

  In April Raising for Rana  held an auction to raise money for families affected by the Rana Plaza collapse in April 2013. Wonderful ethical brands donated ethical clothing, accessories and homewares. I bid like crazy and was luck enough to win this elegant and classy little black dress made with bamboo silk and organic velvet cotton, called the Ayla dress from Dew Organic Clothing – RRP £150. Dew Organic Clothing is an organic and ethical fashion business that brings a sense...

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Mastering the art of holiday dressing with Gather & See

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Ethical Tuesday | 1 comment

I recently discovered  Gather&See a brand new online store featuring the best in ethical fashion Gather&See offers carefully curated collections from the very best in sustainable fashion talent from around the world. Showcasing designers that pride themselves on aesthetics as much as their ethics, their website presents sustainable fashion in a fresh and innovative way. Learn more about their ethos and the founders, Steph & Alicia here This week on #EthicalTuesday...

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Fancy a weekend break in Leeds? Let me tempt you….

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Music ❤, Reviews | 1 comment

As I listen to the Glastonbury coverage on the radio I’m starting to feel pretty miffed that I’m not going to a festival this year. Too late for any muddy Glasto action but this isn’t the only UK music festival worth going to. Oh no! There are sooo many to choose from. So maybe it’s not too late! Mmm I’m planning a little weekend away with the OH at the end of the summer for the August Bank Holiday.  The ‘such a southerner’ hasn’t been up norf’ much so I’m thinking a little...

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Fun & Funky Festival Fashion on #EthicalTuesday

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Ethical Tuesday | 3 comments

Glastonbury kicks off this week which means festival season is in full flow! Here are my fab favourite festival fashion picks!  Now there’s a ‘Tuesday Tongue Twister’ for you!     Bloss Pink Top from Sara C - Sara’s designs are inspired by and respectful of the environment, each garment is individually handmade in Britain using eco-friendly processes and fabrics. Lottie shorts from Nancy Dee - Nancy Dee is a pioneering womenswear label which combines a...

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Summer in the City

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Music ❤, Random | 4 comments

Had a little city fix in London Saturday with a fab friend and loved every minute of it! Started off strolling through Soho stopping off at the Society Club ‘The Society Club is a bookshop and members club for the literary inclined’ As I am an inclined wise pilgrim( and they had air con) I was ‘in like flynn’ for a refreshing cocktail with a very cool literary name that I have...

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