Tag: sustainable fashion

Pattern Testing – Helene Selvedge Jeans

Pattern Testing – Helene Selvedge Jeans

The Helene Selvedge Jeans pattern has been a long awaited one. Over lockdown I watched Anna Allen’s Instagram posts closely as she shared pair after pair of amazing jeans, she was making herself. I knew she was planning to release them, but as usual wanted 

How to Trace a Pattern, Copying A Ready to Wear Maternity Dress

How to Trace a Pattern, Copying A Ready to Wear Maternity Dress

Versatile maternity clothing, I’m really running low on this. I’m currently shuffling through two to three dresses on rotation. Quite a few of them aren’t weather appropriate but they fit and that’s a win for me. But I definitely needed another maternity dress. Choosing a 

Colieco Lingerie – Ethical Fashion

Colieco Lingerie – Ethical Fashion

This week I am focusing on one of my favourite ethical fashion brands, Colieco Lingerie. A bit of a different blog post, it’s me in my undies!!

Sadly our holiday to Tenerife was cancelled because of the Corona Virus, I was hoping to show this beautiful set off there and wear it as a bikini. Therefore, I’ve got to show it off here instead!

I’ve been following Nicole and her brand Colieco Lingerie for sometime so I was super flattered and excited when she reached out to me and wanted to gift me a set to share on my Instagram. As I was allowed to choose anything I liked and it was quite a hard task.

Lingerie and roses

Fabrics

As an Ethical fashion brand Colieco Lingerie use sustainable fabric either low-carbon material, or is reclaimed from industry dead stock, line-ends or off-cuts otherwise destined for landfill. So many of the prints are limited edition or ends of rolls. This means you never know when they’ll be gone for good, so you need to order fast! As soon as I saw the beautiful Rose print fabric, Rose Noir, I knew it was the one for me. Anything red or rosy I instantly fall in love with, its in my name, Ruby Rose!

Another beautiful fabric they use is 100% sustainable bamboo silk manufactured in a closed-loop system and carries OEKO-TEX certification, meaning that it is guaranteed free from harmful substances.

Closed Loop Systems

Closed loop systems are made use a lot fewer toxic chemicals, and the chemicals that are used as retained in the loop and used again and again in the system to create more fabric. This means the chemicals don’t get released into our environment. Win, win. Look out for sustainable fabrics like this when you’re shopping. More information about the fabric Colieco Lingerie use can be found here.

lingerie flatlay image

Manufacturing

Another great thing that keeps Colieco Lingerie a sustainable brand is their manufacture process. Everything is made to order in their small studio in Portugal. I just sent over my measurements and received this perfectly fitting set. Totally unique to me! It feels so luxurious and the quality and contruction is amazing.

You can check out their whole collection here

Please note, I was gifted this set in exchange for an Instagram post. The choice to write this blog post was all my own. You can find links to my favourite brands on my Resources page

Thanks for reading

Ruby x

Sewing – Demeter Dress

Sewing – Demeter Dress

This week I have been making a Demeter Dress for my summer holiday wardrobe, as I am off to Tenerife next week. Depending on virus outbreaks, but lets not think about that! I picked up this beautiful mustard cheetah viscose lawn from the fabric godmother 

Organic Basics – Sustainable Fashion

Organic Basics – Sustainable Fashion

Today I’m going to be chatting about one of my favourite sustainable fashion brands, Organic Basics. As you know I make a lot of my own clothes but underwear is something I have to buy, Organic Basics is so well engineered and made so I