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Our 2017 highlights.

Our 2017 highlights.

We've decided to start 2018 by reflecting on the incredible journey we had in 2017 and wanted to share our favourite moments of the year. 

For us, it was the year that we finally got going, after a year of researching and refining Zola Amour in 2016. We began developing our first designs at the start of 2017 and launched our website in July. Began to trade face to face in person, at markets in Autumn and then getting the fantastic opportunity to open our very own and very first permanent designated shop space in November. 

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How to have a #consciouschristmas?

How to have a #consciouschristmas?

How to have a #conscious Christmas?

So it’s that time of year… The time of giving. Often that can mean financial stress, worry and anxiety regarding ‘what to buy’ and a lack of time to get everything ready.

Did you know that every year a staggering £2.6 billion is spent on unwanted gifts?

This is our guide to an ethical and sustainable Christmas and below is a list of tips and ideas to make your Christmas personal, stress-free, giving and about the things that really count. Spending valuable time with...


How do I sew a button onto a shirt?

How do I sew a button onto a shirt?

How annoying it is, when a button falls off your favourite shirt?! What should you do? Throw it away? NO! Give it to a charity shop? NO! Fix it? YES!

One of the things we promote here at Zola Amour is keeping and wearing clothes for longer, we think this is key to sustainability within fashion, it has been proven that simply by keeping a garment for an extra 3 months reduces it's total carbon, water and waste footprints by 5-10%...

A really simple way to do extend the lifespan of your clothing is to repair clothes as they begin...


'The True Cost' - Documentary Review

'The True Cost' - Documentary Review

I was asked in a recent interview by the revival collective (you can read the full interview here) if there were any books, films or documentaries that I would recommend on the subject of sustainability and the environment. That got me thinking about what a great opportunity I have on this wonderful space to share reviews of books, films, articles, blogs and podcasts with a particular focus on sustainable fashion.

I've decided to focus this blog...


An introduction to myself, Emily Evans. My history in the industry and why I decided to start Zola Amour.

An introduction to myself, Emily Evans. My history in the industry and why I decided to start Zola Amour.

This article is about my history within the fashion industry and how that lead me to start Zola Amour.

I, like many women have dreamed about being a fashion designer for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of being convinced that this is what I want to do is being in my Dads car and being asked what I wanted to do when I grew up. My unquestioning answer was that I wanted to be a fashion designer, which is probably unsurprising as my mother had previously ran a business designing and making wedding dresses.

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