Welcome to our first collaborative photoshoot.
We decided to produce a fashion photoshoot showcasing sustainable design and our eco values. We did this by sourcing the clothes from ethical and sustainable sources and using a model who lives by her eco-conscious ideals.
As a whole, this shoot was a great example of how welcoming and collaborative the sustainable community is proving to be. Starting this shoot with only an idea, we began to send around a few emails, which lead to a couple of meetups. Ending with some lovely new connections, stories, great photos and a super proud feeling inside. We are so happy to share the results with you today and some of our inspiration behind the shoot.
Since we posted our original article talking about the 30 wears challenge last year we have been ecstatic with the positive response it received. It has been the most popular post we have shared so far and it was lovely to see people really engaging with the positive idea of loving our clothes.
Many of our friends and colleges said to me in passing comments, “I have definitely worn this more than 30 times” and it made me so happy. This is what Into The Eco is all about, talking about everyday issues and hopefully making it feel approachable and engaging. What is more engaging than our content, creating conversations in the real world? I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read. We hope you like this one just as much, if not more.
In the spirit of inspiring the 30 wears movement further, we are keeping the conversation flowing. Do you ever feel that some fashion bloggers and retailers make us think that buying new clothes is necessary to feel at our best? They might even make us feel we need to look a certain way to feel good about ourselves? If you have ever felt that way we are here to offer a fresh perspective.
Festival Season is upon us. Are you heading to a one this summer? Festivals are the best, a time to be carefree, dance the day away and surround yourself with great friends, making memories to last a lifetime.
Almost a year ago I finally went to my first ever full weekend festival. Unfortunately, the opportunity never really came my way in my younger years. I had a lot of commitments, working, dancing, and to be honest sometimes I found the idea a little intimidating. Generally, I left the town I lived in irregularly. I look back now and think that that is a shame, but I was happy enough with that at the time and as a result, I have really appreciated all of the experiences I have had in my adult life.
Ready to talk about the perks of owning houseplants? We hope this article makes you feel pumped about your next trip to the garden centre.
Living in London or any busy city can have its challenges and making a rented house or flat a home can be difficult. I have lived in all sorts of places over the last 6 years, and trust me that conversation could go on for hours, but instead of talking about the giant rat fiasco of 2015, I will talk about the much pleasanter subject of houseplants.
We have loved owing beautiful plants over the last 2 and a half years. Moving in with Josh marked the grown-up first step of moving in together, and waving goodbye to the life of London house shares. This was an awesome step, being able to put together the flat how we wanted and for the first time invest in some nice homewares. Swapping the often unpleasantries of “housemates” with plants thus becoming our cool new flatmates, that brought us so much joy.
Hey me again, here to tell you about the humdrum subject of what the best things to do with our old unwanted clothes. Until earlier this year I was not sure what the best advice to give was on the topic. I always wondered what happened to our old clothes after we put them in the recycling bins. Did anyone even come and collect them? Call me sad but I genuinely did think to myself, who empties these bins, where does it go, and what happens then?
Well in April this year I had the pleasure of attending a swap & style event held by Love Not Landfill. I had such a nice afternoon at LMB Textile Recyclers in East London, and all of my above questions conveniently got answered. I thought it deserved writing up because sharing is caring.