Clothes and Accessories made from Recycled Materials


It’s National Recycling Week so what better excuse to celebrate fashion and accessories labels who are making products from recycled materials. If you haven’t already, check out our ode to recycling, it’s got lots of information about recycling, links between gender and recycling, and tips for what can and cannot be recycled.   Made from recycled plastic Girlfriend Collective’s core fabric products are made from 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex. RPET is made from post-consumer water bottles. Try ShopMate to ship them from the US.Shop Now.     Mr Tumbuktu makes active wear from recycled bottles and fishing nets. Shop Now.  … Continue Reading

An Ode to Headbands


  I have always been exceptionally lazy when it comes to my hair; it either hangs long and lank when I am out and about or is piled up on top of my head when I am at the gym or going to sleep. Given this sad state of things, one of my New Year resolutions was to make more of an effort with my hair. Rather than opting for more extravagant hairstyles (or any hairstyle for that matter), this resolution has instead translated into me sticking a whole bunch of accouterments atop my head, one such being the humble… Continue Reading

Designer Profile – auór


In our latest designer profile we sit down with one half of the team behind new accessories label auor to talk design, art and slow fashion.   For some time now, I have been pining for something green. Perhaps its because spring is now here and verdant greenery is seemingly everywhere. Or perhaps its just that green is just a damn appealing colour. As is often the case these days, I found just the fashion item to fill my green coloured void while casually scrolling through Instagram. There they were: celery green hoop earrings just begging to find a home… Continue Reading

Designer Profile Brindabella Fusion


  We love ethical and sustainable fashion here at Leiden so we’re always on the look out for brands and labels who are pushing the boundaries on principles, materials and production. Brindabella Fusion is a brand that does all these things so naturally we were very excited to catch up with Jason to find out more about the business and the ethics behind it.   Leiden: How did Brindabella Fusion come to be? Jason: Before Brindabella Fusion we ran a business that sold leather and PU (polyester urethane) handbags and wallets by wholesaling them to retailers. Our household has always… Continue Reading

How to Style – 3 Ways with Ankle Straps


  As it’s name suggests, the ankle strap is just like a bracelet but for your feet. Attico, an Italian label founded by street style stars and designers Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio is responsible for making them popular. While fun in theory, ankle straps are unsurprisingly difficult to style largely due to their knack for making your legs appear much shorter than they in fact are. So unless you are blessed with lovely lean legs, you, like me, need to work a little bit harder to make the ankle strap work. I have found that the straps work best with a… Continue Reading

Lyst


  Lyst is a bit like Farfetch in that it brings together clothes and accessories from multiple stores all in one place. Simply type in ‘Staud bag’ or ‘Gucci Dress’ and up will pop all the places you can buy it from around the interwebs. You can also enjoy curated edits and personalised style recommendations.   Who: Guys and Gals. What: Everything you could ever dream of from any brand you could ever think of. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: With over 11,000 designers and stores all in one place, you are sure to find anything you might want.   www.lyst.com.au

The Hottest Brands and Products This Quarter


Want to know what the hottest brands and products are each quarter? Now you can! The Business of Fashion and search platform Lyst have joined forces to bring readers the definitive list of the highest performing brands and products. Even better, they will be publishing their findings every quarter. Lyst tracks 4.5 million data points per hour from over 65 million annual consumers, 4 million products and 12,000 brands. That’s a lot of number crunching. Trust us, it makes for very interesting reading.   The Hottest Brands   It’s no surprise that Gucci is number one. Alessandro Michele’s more is more… Continue Reading