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Designer handbags

Designer handbags

Handbags do so much more than simply the role they fulfill! It’s not only a carrier for our personal belongings; it’s a fashion statement, extension of our personality, accessory that elevates the outfit! You would have thought that there were enough handbags in the world to cover all the needs of a very demanding clientele. Yet, every season the showrooms of the world’s biggest fashion houses are crammed with new ranges of designer handbags to tempt the customer. We yearn for newness! We yearn for designer handbags!  Even though for most women their handbag is a multi-tasking device, it needs...

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An animal- free fashion, vegan leather, vegan alternatives and more!

An animal- free fashion, vegan leather, vegan alternatives and more!

Q&A with CEO, Ania Q. How do you think the demand for animal-free fashion has changed over the past decade? A. Vegan fashion is becoming more and more fashionable! The hope is for vegan fashion to become the norm, to go mainstream and not needing a “vegan” qualifier to be used. It’s consumers that are changing the face of the industry by demanding that designers and retailers ditch animal-derived materials in favour of cruelty-free alternatives that look great without causing suffering. In most recent years there has been a rise in demand for trend-led vegan clothing, as many items seemingly...

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How to protect your mental health whilst self- isolating?

How to protect your mental health whilst self- isolating?

It’s hard not to talk about it. The coronavirus pandemic (aka COVID-19) and a non- stop media coverage make the escape of this unprecedented situation difficult.  While even panic-buying toilet roll, soap and hand sanitiser is understandable, a sense of hysteria can be contagious and quite frankly, it can negatively impact your mental health, leaving many of us feeling worried or anxious, and worsening existing mental health conditions. Please remember that feeling stressed, scared, confused, angry or sad is normal, and that caring for your brain requires ongoing work.   Here are some things that will help you to keep...

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animal products used for clothing

How is silk made?

Animals are used for clothing in one of two ways. Either, they are slaughtered for their skin, i.e. leather or other body parts (such as bone); or they are reared for their ‘coats’, for instance, wool, which are removed periodically from the live animal as these grow.  Generally, animal products, such as leather or fur, are pretty obvious to recognise, but others might be a little harder to spot, for instance silk, feathers, angora, pashmina, mohair, etc. These can hide in unexpected places, so I would suggest reading your clothing’s labels and brand’s policies before you make any purchase. In...

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Is wool ethical?

How to dress cosy without using wool or fur?

All around this wide country the winter it has now begun, well at least in the northern hemisphere. If you, like myself, come from a cold climate country, you know how much we rely on wool when it comes to staying warm. Coats, hats, sweaters, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets: you name it, it’s made of wool. I actually remember my mother lecturing my sister and I how imperative investing in a good quality wool as opposed to acrylic clothing is! I also remember that I would always try to rebel against it... Not for ethical reasons, as I wasn’t educated...

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three vegan handbags

How to find the perfect handbag?

I have briefly touched on it in my previous blog post (which I encourage you to have a read through by the way ;)) but since the matter is quite serious (and I’m not being sarcastic!) I thought I would share my tips on how to find the perfect handbag. This subject is topical not only during the festive season but all year round. I’ve spent a good few years on a quest to find a perfect handbag that will not only fit all my “stuff” but also look good. I’m a truly practical person so I value things that generally...

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