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    Tluxe Blog — essentials

    TENCEL: FIBRE OF THE FUTURE

    “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”
    -Coco Chanel

    TENCEL is a gorgeous fabric that represents the incredible modern developments of environmentally sustainable textiles and the driving consumer desire for eco-friendly fashion. It combines all the breathability and comfort of natural fibres, with the heightened strength and quick-drying nature of man-made fabrics. The look is luxurious and refined, with a natural fluid drape.

    Made with wood pulp from sustainable tree farms, this yarn is created with an amine oxide solvent that is non-toxic and recycled during the production cycle. The end result is a fabric that is fully 100% biodegradable. Everything we wished for!

    TENCEL offers the advantages of high colour retention, natural breathability and advanced moisture absorption (perfect for people with sensitive skin!), anti-bacterial properties, delicate drape, and a lightweight texture that is resistant to wrinkles (a travellers dream!).

    Example of the smooth fibre structure of Tencel. 

    We love this eco-friendly fabric, and that it makes a generous appearance in each and every one of our collections. Make sure you get your hands on some of our Tluxe TENCEL pieces this season to add lifelong classic basics to your wardrobe. Winter 2015 introduces some new longer length styles, along with our beloved essentials like The Poncho top and The Cocoon top – absolute must-have pieces for any Tluxe lover.

     

    TENCEL is the trade name for the generic fibre Lyocell. To qualify for this elite branding the lyocell is obtained from traceable and sustainable wood pulp which is farms certified by the Forest Stewardship Council – FSC. It is created using only non-toxic organic solvent that has been recovered and reused to a 99.5% efficiency rate.

     Tluxe uses only certified Tencel in our collections. Look for this label on all our garments to be assured that you are purchasing the highest quality fabric available, and supporting our continued quest for environmentally sustainable fashion.

     

    WARM-UP FOR WINTER

    “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius”
    -Pietro Aretino

    The days are getting shorter and while winter seems far on the distant horizon, spring is ready to start injecting excitement into our wardrobes! Now is the time to effortlessly transcend into winter with the Tluxe AW2015 range, and with 5 of our must-have essentials you can’t go wrong this season.

    Silk shirt-dress, Printed maxi skirt, Bright shift dress, Denim shirt, Ponte pencil skirt.

     

    Inspired from the cool mountain ranges of south Australia, this season it’s all about textured layers and effortless style. Featuring a colour palette of dark moody teals and greys, our signature mystical forest print, and playful highlights of true red and kelly green, this collection boasts something for everyone. Wrap yourself up in cool natural cottons and delicate tencel, the perfect piece for any climate, and don’t forget to spoil yourself with some of our superior fine merino, for that real genuine rugged-up winter feel.

     

    As always we are committed to the use of superior quality fabrics and sustainable, ethical production practices. This season is no exception, and we here at Tluxe pride ourselves on our ethos to stay true to supporting local Australian manufacturing, and reducing our carbon imprint on the environment. Be a part of our contribution to a cleaner future; Shop local, buy sustainable, support independent.

     

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    Secret Sydney...

     

      

     

     

    There's more to Sydney than Bondi and the Harbour Bridge and today we'd like to share with you one of our favourite harbourside hideaways, Wendy Whiteley's garden. It's amazing on many levels: the water views, made famous by Wendy's late husband, Brett Whiteley's paintings; the sculptures dotted along the winding, leafy pathways; and the fact that Wendy has created this paradise herself, with a little help from a few volunteers and gardeners, on disused railway land, simply because she was tired of overlooking the weeds and rubbish, which formerly littered the site (her house is on the hill above the park, the one with the turret). And yes, it's still owned by the railway, and after many years, Wendy can still be seen working in the garden, which she admits has become a sort of obsession. To discover this magic little hideaway for yourself, simply follow the footpath from Luna Park in North Sydney, along the harbour to Lavendar Bay and turn right. And don't forget to take a picnic basket. Enjoy.

    Palm Monday

     

    Tluxe Palm Print spring/summer 2012

     

    La Croisette early 1900s

     

    Leonard spring/summer 2013

     

    Beverly Hills 1940s

     

    Hermes spring/summer 2013 

     

    Waikiki 1940s

     

     

    Osklen spring/summer 2013

     

    Today we’re feeling the love for our palm print, designed and printed right here in Sydney. A unique digital take on the trees that line many of our streets and local beaches here in Australia, when we think of palm trees we’re instantly transported to endless summer holidays spent lazing by the ocean and sipping cocktails as the sun goes down.

    That holiday feeling inspired by palm-tree lined promenades from La Croisette on the French Riveria to Beverley Hills and Waikiki has a long history, as you can see from our vintage postcard finds above.

    It also has a bright future with palms being the inspiration du jour for many of the prints gracing the spring/summer 2013 catwalks. To capture a little of that holiday spirit now and stay ahead of the fashion curve, dive into the Tluxe selection of palm print; silk T-shirts, dresses, shirts and super chic trousers. It's a sure fire way to instantly pep up your look and provide a hit of seaside glamour whether your heading to the office or hitting the pool.

     

    High summer colour inspiration

       


      

     

     

     

    Today we're excited to announce that our new colours for high summer have just landed on the site! Inspired by the cobalt blue, gunmetal grey and flame orange tones of beachside sunsets, and, for those of you who prefer the tranquility of early morning, we’ve included some inspirational images of Bondi beach at sunrise, with thanks to photographer Eugene Tan.