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    My style story

    2013-06-18 17:37

    My Mum asked me a few weeks ago if I would be posting my Observer Ethical Award entry - I said I thought not. Bizarrely, I felt a little shy about it, perhaps because the winners hadn't at that time been announced. But since... More

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    The Observer Ethical Awards: The Winners

    2013-06-14 09:40

    Last night the 8th annual Observer Ethical Awards took place at stunning former church One Marylebone and we were there to see the evening’s excitement unfold.

    Awards founder and Observer columnist Lucy Siegle said of... More

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    True Luxury = The Journey

    2013-06-07 13:22

    For the second in our True Luxury= series, and in anticipation of next week’s Observer Ethical Awards (aka ‘the green Oscars’), I decided to start the festivities early by featuring a jewellery collaboration that can... More

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    True Luxury = Honest by Heaven Tanudiredja

    2013-05-30 15:01

    For the first in our True Luxury = series we introduce a collection who's unique design and commitment to ethical sourcing really sets it apart.

    I own a very small amount of jewellery – an accumulation of pieces I’ve made myself, picked up from... More

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    We're celebrating!

    2013-05-26 15:39

    We have been doing quite a lot of celebrating over the last two weeks. Wednesday this week marked the six month anniversary of our launch, and on Thursday we went to collect our first award!

    The Future 50 Awards recognise the "achievements... More

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    Do you know the true cost of your clothes?

    2013-05-16 14:13

    Riding home on the tube yesterday, I saw two women clinging to their oversized paper bags, stamped with the Primark logo, bulging with that day’s haul. Since moving to London, I have reluctantly got very used to this sight. But I wasn’t expecting to see it this week. I had idealistically (or... More

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    Too cool for school

    2013-05-14 17:49

    My six year-old god-daughter and her twin sister are, if I am honest, far cooler than I. Their mum is a stylish vintage-loving Swede who has lived in New York, Paris and London, and whilst their father favours a casual shabby chic, his days working as a set-dresser in Hollywood means he knows... More

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    See you in May!

    2013-04-10 18:48

    Launching a new website at the same time as planning my wedding has at times been a challenge. I haven't been able to dedicate as much time as I would like to either as over the past couple of months, but on the whole I have stayed fairly calm. It does help that my search for dresses, suits... More

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    Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations

    2013-03-27 11:37

    Our recent Sew It Forward event at Divine Chocolate’s pop-up shop was, if we do say so ourselves, a huge success. The evening, a celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight and... More

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    The Observer Ethical Awards: how 'Well dressed' are you?

    2013-03-15 15:38

    Since 2005, The Observer Ethical Awards have celebrated individuals, campaigners and organisations who actively seek to make a positive contribution to the environment and to society. And... More

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