Blog Posts | The Silver and Gold Clothing

Responsible Brands Vs. Fast Fashion: The Price Gap, Explained

sustainable fashion vs. fast fashion
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time oogling beautiful, sustainable clothing brands online or in-store, running your hands along their soft f...

Let's Talk Inclusive Sizing

David Byrne
I got an email from a customer the other day asking why I don't provide more sizing options. The super short answer - I simply can't afford to yet....

Loved Clothes Last: extending the lifespan of your favourite garments

care instructions for clothing
"Extending the life of clothes by just nine extra months of active use would reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by around 20-30% each.   I...

Focus on Fibre: Wool

sheep, wool
It’s that time of year again. And yes, by that I mean it’s the time for pumpkin spiced e v e r y t h i n g, unnecessarily large scarves, Ugg boots ...

Samatoa Lotus Farm & the Incredible Lotus Fibre

lotus fabric
This week I had the privilege of visiting Samatoa Lotus Farm just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, which specializes in fabrics made of lotus, silk,...

Let July Set You (Plastic) FREE

reusable shopping bags
The number of times I’ve felt that gut wrenching feeling (guilt or indigestion… which ones worse though, really?) from unnecessarily purchasing a w...

The Great 2018 Sustainability (and Fashion) Reading List!

books, book list
Hello Friends! I hope your January is going swimmingly and that you have all recovered from the massive champagne hangovers (mine lasted at least t...

Confessions of a Fabric Hoarder

I have a confession to make: I am a fabric hoarder.   Not in the same way my grandmother is a fabric hoarder;  buying yards and yards of fabric wit...

Seasonless Fashion for All Seasons

Now that it's winter, I've been mucking around in my favourite boots a LOT.  And it's got me thinking about seasonless fashion, and what it really ...

Slow Fashion October

October is Slow Fashion month.  Did you know that?  No, me neither until just today.  Oh well, learn something new and all that jazz.... It does se...