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The difference between Ethical, Slow, Sustainable and Vegan Fashion.

The difference between Ethical, Slow, Sustainable and Vegan Fashion.

There as a huge wave of mindful consumerism happening right now. It feels like within the last 2 years its gone from a niche market to mainstream. There are so many different categories it might be a little hard to fully understand what you are buying into. That is why I decided to put together a little guide explaining what is what and how they are different.

Ethical Fashion (may also be called Fair Fashion)

When a brand calls themselves ethical it means that the people producing the clothing are treated and paid a fair wage. Pretty simple right? 
This does...


Sustainability School: Hemp

Sustainability School: Hemp

Why is Hemp so sustainable? So good for your skin?
I have covered these questions in Sustainability School in our story highlights on instagram (@lights.of.all). Here are the main points transcribed so that if you prefer to read than listen, you'll know all the great things about this sustainable fibre and why it makes for the best slow fashion and sustainable clothing.

I got most of these facts from Good on You. A great app/website for all eco/ethical fashion information and brands! I also got some information from Sandy Black's book, Eco Chic the Fashion...


A Closer Look ~ Slip Tank

A Closer Look ~ Slip Tank

This edition of A Closer Look is focused on the Slip Tank!
The Slip Tank was mostly inspired by our Slip Dress from LB18. I was so happy with how the neckline turned out I wanted to make a top version of the dress. I added a flared peplum to give it a little feminine touch. The fit remains boxy and is easy to throw on with a pair of high waist jeans.

The fabric is a wonderful 54%...


A Closer Look : Cover Vest

A Closer Look : Cover Vest

This season, I reworked one of our SS17 Best Sellers; Cover Vest! The original version was a Maxi and it was in a grey midweight canvas. This season, it's just below the knee and in a lighter and softer canvas.

The Cover Vest is made from a 55% Hemp, 45% Organic Cotton Blend. I've mentioned why I love this blend before; Hemp and Organic Cotton are pretty similar in their properties, they have great absorbency. However, Hemp takes much less water (and no pesticides - but organic cotton doesn't use them anyway -...