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A Closer Look: Turtleneck Pullover

A Closer Look: Turtleneck Pullover

A few months ago, when designing the FW19 Collection, I asked our followers on Instagram (@lights.of.all) what kind of fall/winter clothing they preferred; comfy cozy or some fancy chic for parties. It was VERY clear that everyone wanted the former. 
I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of turtlenecks, I've never really liked the look on myself and so I was never planning on making any. However, since everyone specifically asked for turtlenecks, I had to give it a try.

Because the original idea didn't come from me, I didn't have a clear idea of what kind of...


Sustainability School: Organic Cotton

Sustainability School: Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton vs Cotton

If you didn't already know, on instagram @lights.of.all, I do informative little episodes of Sustainability school which is saved in our highlight reel. I decided to transcribe some of them onto our blog for those who would rather read than listen.

So here is the one discussing Organic cotton versus Cotton.

I was personally getting upset because I see a lot of 'vegan and eco friendly' companies who use conventional cotton instead of Organic Cotton. This ignited this fire in me to help educate consumers to know the difference between organic cotton and conventional cotton. The...


A Closer Look ~ Wrap Skirt

A Closer Look ~ Wrap Skirt

Here is a Closer Look at our first ever skirt, the Wrap Skirt!!

The Wrap Skirt is inspired by a skirt I found in my mum's closet that she had bought years ago. I fell in love with the simplicity of it but I wanted to put my own twist on the style. Mine features a thicker belt that you can tie into a perfect little bow, or double knot it and leave it hang loose.


A Closer Look: Slip Dress

A Closer Look: Slip Dress

I think slip dresses are such a staple garment for any wardrobe but they can often look too much like an undergarment to actually wear. I got one once that had a bit too much lace and I never actually wore it outside my house because of it. I wanted to make one that had all the style factors of a slip dress but that looked like it was meant to wear as a dress and not a pijama.


The Dress is made from a 100% Tencel lightweight fabric, which is actually leftover supply from the winter coats from FW17....


A closer look: Robe Coat

A closer look: Robe Coat

For our Third edition of A Closer Look, I decided to talk about the Robe Coat

A little sustainable fashion fact, Hemp is one of the most eco-friendly fibers because of how it is grown and produced (less water, pestisides, etc) and it's also naturaly antibacterial!
For this garment I used one of my favorite Hemp (55%) & Organic Cotton (45%) blend fabrics. I love this blend because both these fibers are really similar but they have slight little differences so by blending them together at almost equal values - we really get...