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The July 2021 Newsletter is full of exciting newness, including Elephants in london, Renting in real life and our Kickstarter campaign announcement.
Calling all sustainable brand founders, entrepreneurs, designers and side hustlers and of course anyone who loves supporting sustainability and small businesses as much as we do!
We are creating a digital space for eco aware thinkers doing the work to further the health of our planet. Ahead of our launch later this year, we are pre selling membership to the platform, at a special one off price, as well as accepting pledges for those that wish to support the The WIP. Sign up for exclusive Kickstarter updates here to be that advantage of limited edition early bird offers.
Fashion Rental Pop Ups
At The Vendeur, we are nuts for rental. So we were so excited to hear that two of our favourites are popping up in London. Experience renting IRL with ByRotation (founder Eshita Kabra-Davies seen outside the store, right) and Rotaro. Based in Westfield and Carnaby Street, respectively, each features a unique, hand picked selection of rental options. ByRotation will also feature amazing homeware rental for the first time so you can refresh your space for Summer.
Tie Dye Accessories
Thanks to a resurgence in appreciation for all things 90’s (thank you Depop!) tie dye doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Which is great news because we have our eye on these cute tie dye accessories to add a trendy not to your outfit. Of course, they are all made using natural dyes, with Bad Habits being our favourite new supplier for all your tie dye needs.
While live elephants haven’t been seen in the UK’s capitol for quite some time, if you’re quick, you can catch a glimpse of life size carved elephants wandering around London’s Royal parks. Elephant Family’s campaign with Co-existance is raising awareness and collecting funds for grassroots organisations across India that work to protect habitats and animals. Love Brand & Co have long partnered with Elephant Family, donating funds from their Trunks for Trunks to help the endangered animals.
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We love when brands use creative methods to prevent waste from ending up in landfill, or the sea! Cutting Floor cushions use fabric offcuts to create beautiful, one of a kind cushion covers. Handmade in South London, they come in a range of gorgeous colours and patterns to perfectly accent any home. They even make their own inners, using pre-consumer textile offcuts discarded by the fashion and interiors industry.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll likely have several lip balms on the go at any one time. However, it’s always best to think about the packaging your lip balm comes in and how you can dispose of it. That’s why we love Ethique’s new range of home compostable lip balms. Choose from a tinted option, unscented as well as juicy and chocolate lip balms.
Our resource for all things sustainable, Hubbub, have added to their highly successful series of podcasts with today’s launch, Down To Earth. Presenter Sarah Divall introduces the topic of community, skills and sustainability in fashion and speaks to the two makers at FabricWorks. Also on the episode, friend of The Vendeur, Emma Slade Edmondson chats about intersectional enviromentalism.
Choosing bridesmaid dresses can always be a bit of a nightmare. How can you find something that suits everyone, but can also be worn again? Recently launched, Nola London is produced in London in small batches. They only use eco certified EcoVero viscose to make the 7 dress styles. They are proud to make ‘dresses for bridesmaids and beyond.’ Wear your dress again by dressing it down with trainers for a casual picnic, or up with glitzy jewellery for evening. Personally, we’re glad to see the back of badly fitting, weirdly shiny ‘one size fits all’ bridesmaid dresses!
Theres no doubt that the popularity of pre owned treasures is rising. However, we can’t buy second hand goods if they aren’t looked after. So Open For Vintage have launched their Repair and Restore service, in partnership with Handbag Clinic. In an effort to help you extend the lifetime of your pieces, they are offering services such as stain removal and colour changing for your vintage pieces.
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