We may be corporate high-flyers or seasoned housewives. We may have a few strands of grey in our hair, but most of us remain daddy’s little girls at heart. Very often, dad is our most loyal fan and biggest supporter. How do you say thank you to the man who has held your hands, since you took your first steps?
I may be a poster girl for all things handmade, but I do not reject new technology. New technology and artisan crafts are not mutually exclusive. They can complement each other. Their combined forces can combat environmental pollution and the decimation of communities.
“Fashion is made to become unfashionable. By virtue of being in style, a look must eventually be out of style…”, Coco Chanel. A multi-billion dollar industry rests on an ephemeral concept of what is trendy and what is not. We continue to buy trendy clothes. Last season’s discards end up in opportunity shops and landfills. The volume of waste is large. Many second-hand shops spend money to get rid of old clothes dumped in front of their shops.
Some of you would argue, that fashion is circular. Trends re-emerge every now and then. But they come back with a different twist. The original clothes do not match the current avatars.
Do we continue to splurge on cotton, leather, and polyester to the point of excess?
Do we discard fashion and focus on functional clothing? Can there be a happy marriage between sustainability and fashionability? Let us explore the options.
Looking back to my childhood, I recall my grandfather going to the markets every morning. He would bring back fresh fruits and vegetables in weathered calico bags. Most households either had no refrigerator or refrigerated produce was frowned upon. Plastic bags had not raised their hydra heads yet. The vendor would pour veggies into the calico bag or wrap them in banana leaves.
Let’s stop to think for a moment to think, how many times can you re-use the different types of re-usable options.
- The green re-usable bags found at the supermarkets should be used 37 times.
- Paper bags should be used 43 times
- Calico bags should be used 7100 times
What do you do with so many calico bags, someone asked on another forum. That set me thinking. What do you do indeed? But then, I discovered so many ways to re-use calico bags.
What is eco-textile?
How many varieties of eco-textiles do we have? Why do we need to switch to eco-textiles?Continue reading Eco textile… is it another fad that will pass?
‘When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.’ Audrey HepburnContinue reading Mother’s Day Gift – It is all about scarves
What are the racewear trends for Melbourne Cup 2018? How will you ace the racewear trends 2018?
The trick to getting it right is about adding a central focus to your outfit. Accessorise a flamboyant frock with muted accessories. A bejewelled clutch should be offset with minimal jewellery. A statement hat should be worn with an understated dress.
The inaugural event of Melbourne Spring Racing Festival, Derby Day is a traditionalist’s delight. Derby Day is set in the classic mode, with strict etiquette and dress code to follow. Derby Day is about monochrome, tints and tones of black and white.