Heshima Kenya: Empowering Refugee Girls Through Education and Enterprise

Heshima Kenya is a non-profit organisation that empowers refugee girls through education and enterprise. This organisation specialises in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya. Since 2008, Heshima Kenya has directly supported over 3,000 refugee children and youth through their award-wining “holistic […]

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Ümran Aysan: Ethical Luxury Resort Wear

Ümran Aysan has swiftly become one of my favourite ethical fashion designers! This London-based Turkish designer is the embodiment of ethical luxury: slow and conscious production of magnificent refined garments through the preservation of traditional craftsmanship. This brand promotes sustainability and transparency throughout the entire design and development process, taking into consideration environmental concerns and social responsibility. Ümran […]

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BERG + BETTS: Sustainable Timepieces Made With Leather Scraps

BERG + BETTS is a sustainable watch brand based in Canada that crafts their watches from surplus leather off cuts which would otherwise go to waste. Since watch straps require a small amount of leather, BERG + BETTS are able to collect those small “new” pieces of designer leather from factories around the world. The brand believes that […]

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MATTER: Provenance and Thoughtful Design

MATTER is a conscious company that offers more affordable ethical luxury with thoughtful design and provenance. This is a social brand under the umbrella of Banyan Tree Gallery, a 20-year old community retailer that works globally with artisan crafts in basketry, ceramics, lacquerware, and other homeware. MATTER’s mission is to “foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and […]

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Ready, Set, Punt: Ethical Luxury for Summer Outings

If you find yourself in Oxford in the upcoming summer months, head down to Cherwell Boat house and go punting! Punting involves going down the river on a narrow boat (a punt) using a long pole to push the riverbed, and has been a much loved feature of Oxford life since Victorian times. In Oxford, you […]

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Read Books the Eco-Friendly Way

I am the kind of person who walks into a book store and has to leave with at least three books. It is probably my one big splurging weakness, which is why lately I have kept my distance from book stores unless I am in dire need of a book. In fact, my husband and I […]

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*INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY* with Illustrating Sarah

I have teamed up with the talented Illustrating Sarah to give away this beautiful framed illustration. Sarah has studied Illustration at Parsons Paris and New York and has worked in the fashion and jewellery industry until she decided to go down the freelance route. She constantly works with mixed media and always wants to try something new. […]

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LIAN & MÉZ: Sophisticated Watches from Pineapples

LIAN & MÉZ is an elegant sustainable watch company from Germany using Piñatex. As you may remember from a previous post, Piñatex is an innovative material made out of pineapple leaf fibers that are gathered by partner farming co-operatives in the Philippines. Manufacturing Piñatex produces new income methods for farmers and creates local business opportunities in pineapple-producing countries. […]

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One Year Blogiversary

Literally Nataly is celebrating it’s one year anniversary today! I can’t believe that I have had this little creative outlet for a year now, and I’m amazed how much it has grown since my very first post. So I wanted to thank you to all of you for tagging along with me on this amazing adventure! A year ago […]

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Elovie: Magical Fairtrade Knits

The moment I came across Elovie, I knew that this brand was a reflection of my inner fairy princess! Elovie is a German magical fair fashion brand made in Italy that combines knitwear with enchanting beauty. The brand was founded by two friends, Maria and Julia, who met at a fashion design and tailoring school. Prior […]

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