7 Favourite Ethical Pinners on Pinterest


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I love Pinterest! The inspiration and discovery possibilities are really endless and there are some great great ethical pinners sharing great DIYs, new ethical brands, and various ways to become greener. Here are 7 of my favorites.

A note about my favorites: I totally understand sharing your posts from your own blog on Pinterest, in fact I encourage you to do so! BUT, I really tried to share pinners who are not solely pinning from their own site.

I think pinners who draw from many different places offer way more diversity plus sharing posts and items from other sites is a great way to support shops and blogs you love…so share share share.

1. Jen Bluecaravan

You might have heard of blue caravan, the fabulous ethical design market based in Australia. Jen from blue caravan, has a great mix of boards from street art to tutorials and a variety of ethical products.

2. Hipcycle

Hipcycle is a really amazing online boutique. Everything at Hipcycle is upcycled and I think their product selections are just excellent. As a pinner Hipcycle pins not just items from their shop but also ideas on DIYs and general upcycling desings.

3. Reincarnations Art

Reincarnations Art is also a shop that sells only upcycled items. I think the shop is super charming. They share tons of upcycle DIY ideas and I love how they’ve broken up their pinterest boards into certain items; for example a board for just upcycling doilies or mason jars.

4. Caitlin Bristol

Caitlin Bristol works on the team at Ebay Green. I started to see Bristol’s pins on my Pinterest feed and I was always attracted to them so I decided to randomly follow Bristol, a stranger. I googled her for this post and now my attraction to the ethical fashion she shares and style inspirations makes complete sense to me.

5. TreeHugger

If you’re into green living you probably heard of treehugger, they are one of the larger green sites on the internet. Their boards do have a lot of treehugger posts, but in this case I think it doesn’t feel redundant since they have such a variety of topics and contributors. Their Pinterest account also covers fashion and DIYs which are not frequent subjects on treehugger.

6. Practically Green

Practically Green is a services that helps you become more sustainable and helps you track how green your life is. They also have a great blog. I LOVE this pinterest account it has a lot of great upcycling ideas, along with yummy recipes and green gadgets.

7. ecosalon

First off, YAY(!) times a million ecosalon has returned!!! They’ve found sponsorship and are pumping out new and great content. This makes me super duper super happy. I think their pinterest boards are really fun and varied just like their site, ecosalon also pins from a lot of different sites which makes for great boards and a lot of discovery.

Some Tips for Following on Pinterest

  • Finding Pinners to Follow-If I like someone’s Pinterest account I’ll look to who they’re following. A lot of times I’ll like them too! A great trick when you feel like you need fresh content on your feed.
  • Follow Selectively: Your Pinterest feed is not selective, you can’t really browse by category or type of pinners. So if you don’t follow carefully your Pinterest feed could be clogged with things that don’t interest you.
  • Pick Your Boards: You don’t have to follow every board someone has, only select the boards that really interested you so that your Pinterest feed will be things you really love and want to know more about. For instance a lot of the people I follow have wedding boards, I’m not suuuper interested in this topic so I choose to not follow those boards.

 

Do you guys have any suggestion on who to follow? I would love to hear them! And what are your tips for using Pinterest, what do you love? Hate?

P.S- You can follow Ethical Fashion Bloggers on Pinterest HERE.

Jamillah writes at made-to-travel about ethical shopping and happy things. You can find her on twitter @made2travel.

 

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The January Freestyle Outfit Challenge

Our outfit challenge for January was a freestyle one. Basically we could choose anything we wanted as long as it was sustainable or ethical. The Freestyle challenge is the chance for bloggers to show us their favourite style or try out something new.

Bella of Citizen Rosebud describes her outfit “I’m wearing a dress from Karina Dresses, an USA manufactured dress. Designed and sewn in the United States has its challenges, especially in a global economy that wants cheap prices for quality goods. Committed in giving their employees a living wage, and proud of their long term commitment to sustainable practices, Karina Dresses puts their money where their mouth is and also donates “100% of net proceeds of their LOVE CLUB membership to The Little Stars School of Varanasi, India (littlestarsschool.org), an organization that provides an education – including sewing classes! – for street children, especially young girls.”

At Joyatri’s Adventures in Vintage, a post on Long Term Commitment features a fantastic vintage outfit. She also talks about how she has bought beautiful quality clothes to last a long time.

My Freestyle Outfit (posted on Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog) which I have also entered in the Observer Ethical Awards (Check out how you can enter here!) features a top by ethical brand YouMeWe and trousers by ASOS Africa, vegetable tanned leather shoes by Dream in Green and second hand/ vintage jacket and bag.

I hope you are having a good week!

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

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Style-is.co.uk – A New Search Engine for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable fashion search engine www.style-is.co.uk

I wanted to share my new website www.style-is.co.uk, a search engine for sustainable UK fashion. Obviously a deliberate plug on my behalf but I also though it would be a useful resource for anyone who would like to shop more sustainably but have found it time consuming or difficult to find exactly what they want or need.

Style-is.co.uk brings together thousands if sustainable and stylish choices from over 100 brands together under one virtual roof. It features clothes, shoes and accessories for men, women and children in a number of sustainability categories including organic, Fair trade, recycled, vintage, vegan and for hire. The site features a wide selection of styles, all chosen for their design but also commitment to sustainability or ethics.

For those looking to shop ethically on a budget, there is also a sales page so you can check out the latest reductions and a number of offers and discounts available on some products listed on the site.

Whether you are looking for an ethical fashion dress by UK designers including Henrietta Ludgate or Ada Zanditon, organic clothing from a ‘Made in Britain’ brand like Seasalt Cornwall, high performance outdoor wear from brands like Timberland and Patagonia, stylish vegan shoes or quirky recycled accessories, we hope you will find a piece of clothing that you can love, treasure and wear for a long time.

I would love to know what you think or if you know of any other useful resources for shopping more sustainably.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

 

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Happy New Year and Ethical Fashion Link Round Up

Happy New Year! 2012 has been an exciting year for ethical and sustainable fashion, with so many innovative new brands and interesting developments in the industry. Some times it can be difficult to keep up with everything that is going on both globally and locally and in 2013, I hope that we can continue to grow and develop our community to provide a useful and supportive resource for our our members and beyond, both for blogging and finding the most sustainable style choices.

I am really inspired by the many different styles and blog posts that I have seen from Ethical Fashion Bloggers so far and would like to help share this in 2013 with a monthly post round up. This month, with it being the being the beginning of the new year, we have some fantastic posts including round ups of 2012, ethical finds in the sales and, of course, plenty of new years resolutions and challenges, enjoy!

Made to Travel  rounds up in My Fave Posts of 2012

Recycled Fashion tells us about Designer Brands Starting the Recycling Revolution

The Conscience Collective share 20 New Years Dresses with Personality

Jessie Anne O will be joining Little House in Town for the 2013 Wartime Wardrobe Challenge!

Citizen Rosebud takes the Shop Second Hand First Pledge

Honey Go Lightly is taking part in the 100 Day Spending Ban

Country Girl Does Norfolk shares her lean, mean and green Resolutions for 2012.

Eco Warrior Princess makes it her new year resolution To Buy Nothing New

The Only Way is Ethical share 15 of the Best (ethical) January Sales

You can also check out My Sustainable Style Resolutions for 2012

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in Ethical Fashion Bloggers during 2012, you are amazing! Looking forward to lots more fashion blogging in 2013, lets make it a sustainable and glamorous one.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

Image – Katherine Hamnett T Shirt at Yoox

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