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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 your loved ones. So here goes: Find out what your...

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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...

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'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 post on a review of the documentary, 'the true cost' movie directed by Andrew Morgan. This short movie is a fantastic introduction to the...

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Our founding director, Emily, on her history and why she decided to start Zola Amour.

Our founding director, Emily, on her history and why she 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. During my...

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