Eco friendly clothing

vintage dress with stone necklace

My model is back at work posing for me again. She is only wearing three items and two are eco friendly. She gets a 66% eco rating for her outfit.

The dress is one of those lucky finds. It is handmade, lined and made with a multitude of panels as they did circa 1950. The resulting fit is amazing. Of course the fabric is also beautiful. My best vintage shops are not the ones that buy up vintage and resell. No, it’s those shops that belong to the various charities and get bags of junk pitching up on their doorsteps. One has to wade through piles of rubbish. They have stained, threadbare and ugly clothing. But it’s in these places that I find treasures like this beautiful dress. Like I said, it’s luck.

The cardigan is bought from ASDA or Walmart as it’s called the USA. It’s a cheapie from the career clothing section. I liked the bell shaped sleeves.

The necklace I made a while back. Made a few of them. This one a mix of glass beads and semi precious stones. Here is a link to a post showing how I made the necklace – how to make a stone necklace.

Namibia picture Elred Lawrence

I am leaving in a day, to do a three week tour of the southern countries of Africa. Sixteen of us are heading off in a big fat overland truck to camp in the bush. I am not taking my laptop. The bumpy roads, the dust and a combination of hot days and cold nights will not be good for my computer.

Nor are we likely to have much Internet access anyway. The reason I am telling you this is that I won’t be able to write eco fashion posts until I get back. If you want to read more about my trip then visit my other blog here Green Point Greenie. But you have to wait till I get back. Until then . . . . . . . . . . .

I’ve put together an archive of my tutorials in the Greenie Galleries at the top of the page. You will find a total mix of upcycling, sewing, crochet and wire jewelry. Hope something inspires you to DIY instead of buying.