My #MeMadeMay15 takeaway – I need to ‘fail’ more! Let me explain with a story I heard recently about Spanx founder, Sara Blakely. As a young girl, the father of Sara Blakely, the founder of famous shape wear brand, Spanx, would ask her, how many times she’d failed that day. He wasn’t interested in the things that’d gone well […]
Friday’s Fabric Focus: Can We Really Trust Organic Fabrics?
I’m a fabric-aholic! Self confessed and unashamed. I started this blog as a way to share this addiction to sewing and fabrics, but particularly my love of fabrics. Fabric Love There’s something about textiles that I find irresistible and I’ve built up quite a sizeable fabric collection over the years. I began acquiring bits and […]
Sustainable Textiles – Revealed: The Shocking Toxic Truth about Children’s Clothing.
I’m kicking off my new ‘Sustainable Textiles’ blog series with shocking breaking news from Europe. Recent testing by the Greenpeace Detox campaign of children’s and teen’s clothing and footwear from German, Austrian and Swiss supermarkets and other retailers, revealed numerous products containing dangerous levels of toxic chemicals, potentially harmful to our children’s health. Among the worst […]