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    Tluxe Blog — basics

    Help stop the fast fashion mountain

    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:

     

     -Be more strategic about your clothes shopping like setting a clothing budget for the year and working out what you really need.

     -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.

    -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.

    At home with Tluxe... the humble beach shack

    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."

     

     

     

    New Year, new ideas...

     

    Happy New Year you lovely people! Hope you're all enjoying one of our best summers ever - and are finding plenty of sartorial inspiration in our January sale. For those of you who may feel the need to escape the heat (41 degrees expected in Sydney tomorrow!), skip the crowds at the beach for a little cultural inspiration in the air-conditioned coolness of Sydney's MCA and the fantastic Anish Kapoor exhibition, which is on now until April 1st. Kapoor is one of our personal all-time favourite artists and this is a chance to immerse yourself in the perception-changing colour of his work up close. So do don't miss it!

    Soaking up summer

     

     

     

     In the mad rush before Christmas today we’re all about taking a little moment to enjoy all the Australian summer has to offer.  Even if it just means soaking up the warmth of these images taken at Sydney's Ryde swimming pool by photographer, Ingeborg Tyssen who spent a good deal of her early career documenting the suburbs of ‘70s Australia. You can see more of her work if you’re in Melbourne over the Christmas break, at the Monash Gallery of Art