Vegan Shoes

When it comes to fashion for vegans the rules are quite simple – no leather, no wool, no silk, no fur – and there are plenty of options to choose from as many pieces are made from cotton or polyester, and you can get faux leather or faux fur. Stereotypically vegan shoes are ‘ugly’ and unsuitable for the fashion conscious – is this why people shun them so much?

I can absolutely say with 100% confidence that not all vegan shoes are ugly, you can see from the images in this post just how pretty vegan shoes can be! Continue reading Vegan Shoes

Vegan Nail Polish Ideal for Summer

Choosing a shade for my nails is a painstaking process, it’s probably more difficult than actually painting my nails! There are so many different brands, and then they each have so many different colours and finishes – how can you decide? Well, the first decision should probably be an ethical nail polish, and would you believe it we have some great ones for sale, and a fantastic natural nail polish remover you’ll love.

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Choose Fairtrade Jewellery

There’s such a wide variety of products you can buy that are Fairtrade Certified – coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas – most of these are already available, but did you know that you can also buy Fairtrade Certified Silver? There is currently only one silver mine in Peru where miners are paid a fair price for the demanding and dangerous work they do every day, helping to support them and their families. Continue reading Choose Fairtrade Jewellery

Mosami Jewellery

Finding that perfect piece of jewellery that you can’t stop wearing makes you both look and feel great, but knowing the jewellery has come from a good place, made with love and care is even better! Mosami make sure all of their jewellery is ethically sourced. They work alongside exceptional jewellery designers from the UK to create fashionable and timeless pieces of jewellery. Continue reading Mosami Jewellery

Bamboo Clothing, Why Is It Better?

We’re fond of bamboo clothing here at Natural Collection, but the question is, why exactly is bamboo clothing a better option? Firstly, let’s have a look at two of our brands to figure out why they use bamboo:

Doris & Dude

Doris and Dude Socks

Doris & Dude socks are made from 75% bamboo, 20% organic cotton and 5% spandex. Why put bamboo in socks in particular? It’s because bamboo is wonderfully soft, and has certain properties that benefit your feet: anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to defend feet against sweat and fungal infections like athlete’s foot.

Braintree (now Thought)

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Braintree have bamboo in some underwear, tops and slacks. Many are also made of a viscose derived from bamboo. Bamboo is breathable (a good trait for socks and underwear), and can help your temperature – it helps warm you up if you’re chilly and cool you down if you’re a bit too hot.

Sustainability

Bamboo is a very sustainable, low impact material. By ‘low impact’ we mean the processes used to make it don’t impact the environment greatly, especially in comparison to other widely used materials.

So, is bamboo better?

To sum it up, I personally think yes! Bamboo has some great properties that add some pretty good benefits to clothing. In addition to that it’s sustainable and doesn’t cause as much harm to the environment.

Here at Natural Collection many brands (not just clothing) use bamboo in their products. It’s worth taking a look at our sustainability tag too, so you can find out which materials that have been made into products are sustainable and have not greaty impacted the environment.

Do you own any bamboo clothing? What do you think of it? Let us know!

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