So here are my March Faves. The stuff I’m loving, reading, wearing, eating, and watching this month
This month I traveled to Melbourne for VAMFF and Sydney for the Legacy Fashion Summit.
When I travel, have an arsenal of tools to help me travel comfortably and reduce my plastic waste. This includes a water bottle, coffee cup, a small container, and occasionally cutlery. Then there’s the requisite laptop and magazine to while away the hours at the airport, plus hand cream, lip balm, sunglasses and anything else I feel I might ‘need.’
I’m a fan of large tote bags and adore my four-year-old Mamuye from ABLE, but it is a bit flimsy for travel and has no pockets, so I’ve been on the hunt for something a bit sturdier and more practical.
After many months of searching, I finally found it. I love the Form Bag from Everlane so, so, so much.
- It’s big enough to fit all of the abovementioned
- The base is solid, so it stands on its own when I set the bag down
- Has a side pocket for all the small items and my phone
- I can fill it to the hilt, and because the strap is thick, no matter how heavy it got, this bag does not dig into my shoulder
- It’s beautifully made. I know this will be with me for many, many years
- I wore this almost every day during my two weeks of travels and not a day passed when someone did not compliment the bag, that’s a big win in my book!
While we’re on the topic of fashion, I’m also loving everything about Australian ethical fashion label Lois Hazel right now.
I’ve known the brand’s designer Lois for a few years now. I’ve been to her shows and met very briefly afterward, and regularly chat online like many of us in the eco-space do. But this was the first time we’d properly met and spent time together. I was fortunate enough to visit her studio a few times during my Melbourne trip.
I have a deeper appreciation for the love, patience, and hard work that goes into making our clothes after watching Lois putting together some pieces while we watched. I also got to see her new collection before it launched and fell in love with almost every piece. Lois’ designs are all handmade in Melbourne using deadstock fabric, and the new collection features some gorgeous pieces made from organic hemp. They will make you forget everything you think you know about hemp clothes! The rest of the Rise Collection will be dropping soon.
Admittedly I did return home with three of her pieces. In my defense, they all filled wardrobe gaps, and I’ve worn every item to death over the last three weeks already. I’m wearing the Rise Dress in the picture above.
Giant lettuce I grew myself. As a former plant killer, I am so proud!!
I am REALLY loving my Salad Table.
I am now a ‘grow your own’ convert! Even after six months, I still get a little thrill walking outside and to pick my food!
The Salad Table is a portable growing table which uses a combination of water and nutrients to grow small salad style veggies and herbs. It comes in different sizes to fit most yards and patios and trellis styles suitable for apartments. It’s a set and forget easy to grow, organic veggie garden, no soil or green thumb required.
I returned from Sydney to a million cherry tomatoes (slight exaggeration, but close!) which are now piling up in a container in the fridge awaiting use. I think I’m going to have a crack at making a pasta sauce. I’ll probably film it so keep an eye on Instagram over the next week. You can keep up with my veggie growing exploits on my Instagram Stories which are also saved in the highlights bar.