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‘Revive, renew and refresh’ with vintage fashion

Pieces from Yves Saint Laurent have been spotted at past Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair events

Pieces from Yves Saint Laurent have been spotted at past Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair events

The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair’s biannual Vintage Collections is back in February, coinciding with London Fashion Week.

With ‘revive, renew and refresh’ the approach for 2015, the fair will feature classic pieces from the likes of Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent dating from the Victorian era to the 1980s.

The Vintage Collections at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair takes place on Sunday February 15th at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, London. Entry is £4 for public and £2 for students.

From the web: ‘Waste Not, Want Not’

Susie Bubble finds buried treasure in a clothes recycling centre

Susie Bubble finds buried treasure in a clothes recycling centre

 

Susie Bubble and friends had a jolly time in a recycling centre (yep) last week to show how old clothes can mean a new look in this piece on Style Bubble.

In support of the Love Your Clothes campaign, Susie visited the LM Barry recycling centre in Canning Town, London where mountains of clothes, shoes and textiles end up after being donated to clothes bank. There she and fellow bloggers created new outfits to be judged by Back of the Wardrobe’s Emma Slade.

Look out for our LFW Estethica favourite Katie Jones too!

Natracare releases organic, compostable facial wipe

Natracare's new facial wipes do not contain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, foaming ingredients, parabens or synthetic fragrances

Natracare’s new facial wipes do not contain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, foaming ingredients, parabens or synthetic fragrances

Natracare, known for its organic feminine hygiene products, has launched a facial wipe tough enough to remove waterproof mascara and lipstick but using only organic and natural ingredients including essential oils of almond, apricot and chamomile.

The Cleansing Make-Up Removal wipes (£3.99 for 20) are themselves made from Global Organic Textile Standard-certified cotton, are biodegradable and compostable and are suitable for vegans.

Susie Hewson, Founder and Managing Director of Natracare, comments: “We broke new ground when we launched the Natracare range of organic and natural feminine hygiene products and we are now going to revolutionise the wipes business with a completely new wipe, produced to a much higher standard.”

Natracare has also made a video showing ‘the dirty truth’ about ordinary wipes:

SOS: ila saves our skin this Christmas

The Seasonal Skin Savers also include a Rose Quartz Heart

The Seasonal Skin Savers also include a Rose Quartz Heart

A selection of organic beauty sets has been released by ila in time for Christmas. The Seasonal Skin Savers collection uses natural ingredients including rose petals, salt traditionally mined from the Himalayas and organic Moroccan argan berries and aims to ‘bring inner peace, radiance and renew energy’.

The ila range includes Seasonal Skin Saviour for Inner Peace (from £97) with bath salts, body oil, bath soak and body lotion; Seasonal Skin Saviour for Vital Energy (£111) featuring body oil, body cream, bath soak and bath salts; and Seasonal Skin Saviour for Glowing Radiance (£150) with cleansing milk, Hydrolat toner, day cream, bath soak and face oil.

Ayurveda Pura aids daily wellbeing with natural survival kits

Ayurveda Pura's Wellbeing Survival Kits are aimed at the side effects of daily life

Ayurveda Pura’s Wellbeing Survival Kits are aimed at the side effects of daily life

Ayurveda Pura has launched a range of all-natural Wellbeing Survival Kits, drawing on Ayurveda, India’s traditional system of health, and using completely natural ingredients.

The kits include chyawanprash, herbal teas, food supplements and organic skincare products and are designed to tackle a range of day-to-day stresses. The range includes the Calm Your Mind Kit, Anti Hangover Kit, Daily Detox Kit, Get Fit Kit, Stay Sharp Kit, Rise and Shine Kit and Timeless Beauty Kit.

Turn your bathroom into a hotel room with Mama Skin

Mama Skin is now available outside of French hotel rooms

Mama Skin is now available outside of French hotel rooms

Mama Skin, a natural and organic skincare range developed from the Mama Shelter hotel chain by Absolution, is now available in the UK from Kloodos.

Formerly only available in the Mama Shelter hotel rooms and shops, the products feature edgy minimalist styling.

AEOS spells it out with Spelt range

The range includes spelt oil from AEOS's own farm

The range includes spelt oil from AEOS’s own farm

Organic skin and body care brand AEOS has developed a five-piece range made using biodynamic spelt oil produced on AEOS’s own Shire Farm, with organic oils and hydrosols.

The range includes Enriching Spelt Hand Cream, Fragranced Skin Replenisher Rich Cream, Unfragranced Skin Replenisher Rich Cream, Fragranced Skin Replenisher Rich+ Cream and Unfragranced Skin Replenisher Rich+ Cream.


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