Swim Better

Swim wear made of recycled materials is now very much A Thing.

It makes sense – if you love the sea, the ocean and the beach, you’ll care about keeping it clean. It was a logical step to consider recycling plastics that could otherwise end up in the sea and making it into swimwear.

If you are dreaming of summer holidays or need to replace your swimmies for the local pool, consider making a purchase that helps the planet at the same time.

If you’re looking to buy from the UK then try Batoko, “a small independent swimwear brand based on the North West coast of England.” They create fun, bright swim suits with a flattering cut. Very reasonably priced at around the £40 price point.

Lilput and Felix are based in Essex and offer a range of different styles, their current collection has a ‘modern vintage’ theme. Priced around £150-£200 for a swimsuit. Also has a sale section!

London based Riz Board Shorts ” are crafted from Eco-Friendly 100% recycled and recyclable fabric”. They offer a range of designs, mostly just under £100.

If you know of any more UK based brands for recycled swimwear then do let me know!

For international shoppers, check out this page of 30 eco-friendly swimwear brands on the Conscious Fashion website.

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Zero Waste Daniel – Brooklyn designer turns waste scrap fabric into high fashion

Daniel Silverstein looked at what was around him and used his creativity and talent to make a difference (and some nifty clothes. )  As well as being an artist and inspiration, he is reducing landfill and creating jobs, nurturing talent and creating community cohesion through his shop.

Visit Daniel’s webpage zerowastedaniel.com // Twitter @ZeroWasteDaniel // Facebook @ZeroWasteDaniel

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Must Make

It makes sense to me now that I have learned that the making is an essential component of me not losing my shit. It’s more important than sleep or a sensible conversation when my temperature is rising, more helpful than strategy, more fundamental than insight. It’s the bit that comes before, during and after a crisis that makes sure I don’t get lost, it’s trails of breadcrumbs that mark my path.

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Charity shop challenge

Caroline Jones

365 outfits to raise money for Cancer Research

Caroline Jones has pledged to wear a new outfit every day styled with items from Cancer Research UK, in memory of her Mum who worked at the charity shop.

Caroline is posting her outfits on her Instagram feed and on Facebook.

She is doing this to raise money for Cancer Research UK and you can donate on her Just Giving page.