We love this image of a 16ft, 7.5 ton mountain of discarded clothes, which represents just one day of textile waste in Hong Kong. It reminds us of our commitment to be more mindful of the way we make our own collections. Here at Tluxe it’s important that we use quality fabrics, local makers and modern yet classic designs that will last you more than just one season.
At the moment we, as a society, are buying more clothes than ever and the numbers just keep rising every year. Why? Largely because of cheap, fast fashion which we mostly buy on impulse. These are the purchases, which end up in the second hand clothing bin in no time at all when they fall apart, get out of shape, or just don’t work with anything else in our wardrobes.
We love author Elizabeth L. Cline’s suggestions on how to get a handle on your impulse buys, which you can read more about in her book, Over-dressed: the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion. She suggests:
1. Be more strategic about your clothes shopping like setting a clothing budget for the year and working out what you really need.
2. Look at fabrication labels, and opt for natural fibres that not only wear better but feel good against your skin, like silk, Tencel and Modal – the type of fabrics we use here at Tluxe.
3. And why not learn to sew? Mending and altering your clothes is a great way to not only make them last, but create more of a meaningful relationship with what you wear, so you’re less likely to thoughtlessly throw them away.
Buy quality: Tluxe 100% fine merino wool and silk Casbah poncho
And if you’ve no time to sew, invest in quality designs that will last, such as our range of cosy 100% fine merino wool jumpers, cardigans and ponchos, which will keep you feeling warm and looking effortlessly chic as the nights draw in.
Bondi at sunrise... with daylight saving done and dusted we're loving the fresh autumn mornings in our favourite part of the world.
Moody skies over Centennial Park... The April showers have arrived and with them some pretty amazing plays of light across the lakes of Sydney's oldest park.
A country camp-out... we took advantage of a window of sunshine to head to the hills last weekend for a back-to-nature escape.
This autumn brighten your wardrobe with a touch of potent red. One of the statement colours of the season it’s the perfect way to lift your spirits as the days grow shorter.
Here at Tluxe our autumnal red is inspired by the earthy hues of Australia’s red centre. Try wearing it now as a hit of colour in our organic cotton Sandy Lane pants, or for an all out confidence booster you can never underestimate the power of a classic red dress. We love ours in a soft-to-the-touch blend of organic cotton and silk, and we’re certain you will too.
With the Easter holidays nearly upon us we're dreaming of escaping to a quiet, humble beach shack surrounded by a garden of tea-trees. Despite being an urban-dwelling nation the modernist-style beach houses that populate the small towns up and down the coast are steeped in nostalgia for many Australians. As author Tim Winton writes in his book, Land's Edge, "In my memory of childhood there is always the smell of bubbling tar, of Pinke Zinke, the briny smell of the sea. It is always summer and I am on Scarborough Beach, blinded by light... There is nowhere else I'd rather be, nothing else I would prefer to be doing."
Who: Anjelica Huston, 1970s fashion icon, Halston favourite, Oscar-winning actress and Jack Nicholson's better half during most of the '70s and '80s.
Her look: Anjelica's super cool style in her '70s hey day favoured asymmetrical dresses in bold jewel tones, monochrome trouser suits, scarlet red lips and fine, arched eyebrows, which continue to be her signature look today.
How to wear it now: Slip into a draped top with a cowl neckline like our silky Saffron number and team it with slim-fit pants or leggings. Pointed flats are the perfect new season touch.
Here at Tluxe HQ this week we'll be mostly listening to the soulful sounds of Donald Byrd's classic Places and Spaces album. Our particular favourite track today being Flight Time, which beautifully reflects in music our current mood and the ideas behind our new autumn/winter collection, The Journey. Enjoy!
As the first days of autumn roll in we're feeling the culture today at Tluxe HQ, and what better way to spend a rainy weekend like the one we've just experienced here in Sydney, than traipsing around the art galleries for a little inspiration. This week heralds the start of Art Month, and personally we're loving the after hours gallery openings, which usually involve a cocktail or two alongside your culture.
This week the galleries of Paddington and Woollahra open up Thursday, March 7 as part of a series of 'Precinct Nights', followed by art spaces in Waterloo and Alexandria on Friday, March 8. We're loving Helen Mueller's hand cut woodblock prints of a melaleuca forest at the Brenda May gallery, pictured, and Caroline Rothwell's images of endangered Australian animals made from the black carbon residue collected from exhaust pipes.
This is the week, people, that our new autumn/winter
collection lands online! Now’s the time to update your wardrobe with a hint of
cool blue teal, the relaxed silhouette of a printed shift dress, the hot new
shape of our cropped trousers, or the cocooning softness of one of this
season’s essential pieces, the easy-to-wear cape.
Made from pure Australian wool and trimmed with the lux touch of silk, we pride ourselves that our cape, like the rest of our collection, is made and designed wholly in Australia from natural, sustainable fabrics. This means it not only feels amazing against your skin, it supports local makers and industry, and with less air miles to travel from our studio to your wardrobe, ensures we leave as little an imprint on our environment as possible so you can look great and feel great too.
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. Happy days.
Ok, so this is not exactly where we live, but it's on our wish list of dream homes and interiors. And with the cooler change in the air today, and the imminent arrival of autumn/winter collection online, we're feeling the love for the cosy fireside at Rose Seidler House. A mid-century modern gem hidden in one of the leafier parts of Sydney its original 1950s interior still feels contemporary. Architect Harry Seidler built it for his mother and its open plan design and feeling of bringing the outside indoors heralded a new aesthetic, which has become almost standard in many architect-designed Australian homes today. And the best part? You can visit Rose in all her originally furnished glory on any Sunday you like. Pure. Modernist. Magic.
Here's a little something we put together earlier... just one of the moodboards for our new season collection, The Journey, which lands in stores this week. To be the first to know when the latest looks arrive to our online store, sign up to our news alerts here.