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    Tluxe Blog — winter

    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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    At home with Tluxe

    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.

    Sparkle like a diamond jubilee

      

     

    This week, to take our minds off the first few days of a very grey Sydney winter, we’re thinking of all things sparkly and listening to Sébastien Tellier’s La Ritournelle:

     

    We're also watching seriously bad 1970s TV broadcasts of the Queen’s last jubilee (oh how things have changed), while mostly wearing our ever so slightly 70s-inspired Le Crillion wool and silk poncho (pictured above).

    We suggest layering yours over our super soft stretch wool fleece, a pair of Tluxe Perfect leggings, and for sheer, sparkle-like-a-diamond-jubilee cheer, throwing on a pair of shiny shoes, like these fab brogues (pictured above) from Simone Rocha. 

     

    Inspire me… the art of layering

    Hello and welcome to the Tluxe blog. This week, as winter really starts to kick in we’re obsessing over the art of layering. Our secret to avoiding the bulky look of winter and keeping warm and comfortable while looking svelte is to layer up your lightweight fabrics, such as organic cotton and superfine merino wool.

    Our favourite looks right now (pictured above left-to-right) are; the luxury fleece Fatima Blush hooded poncho layered over a long sleeve organic cotton Ling T-shirt, worn with our Paris Carver pencil skirt in sustainable bamboo elastane; and for a cosy Sunday stroll to the local café, grab our Mayday T-shirt, Kimberly Jones hooded cardy, and a pair of our luxury cotton, wool and lycra Inga Begrstrom trousers.

    For some expert tips on how to layer in style visit our friends over at Harper’s Bazaar.