Saturday 17 May 2014

drumroll please

[insert sound of super cool drumroll here . . .]

My book, Sustainability with Style, is now available as a paperback! And I added a brand new sustainable shopping guide! And you can buy it through Createspace, Amazon or right here on my online shop (best option for my Aussie readers)!

Updated with a fresh, white cover - thanks
Wingrove Design for the love!

I finished the second edition a couple months ago, but amongst all the excitement of the Clean Cut Designer Showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I haven't given this news the attention it deserves. I'm so thrilled to be sharing this news officially with you, my cherished readers.

In case you haven't read the first edition of Sustainability with Style, let me give you a quick snapshot. It was originally published in 2012, and is the story of how I transitioned from a fashion-obsessed shopping fanatic to environmentalist, without losing my personal sense of style. There are highs and lows, a few laughs, and a few cringes, and I'm sharing it with you to give you a head start on your own green-transition.

Since publishing the first edition I have heard from many readers, and the top questions I get are, "What can I buy?" and "Where can I buy it?"

Ask and you shall receive! In the new sustainable shopping guide I'm essentially giving you all a sneak peek into my closet and beauty cabinet. I'm sharing with you my favourite brands, labels and places to shop. I've also included some general guidelines on fabrics, what to look for on clothing tags, and chemicals to avoid in your body products, so you can learn how your favourite brands stack up.

Special thanks to Eco-fashion photographer
Alicia Fox - you were a delight to work with
and helped me get a great book cover photo!

The book was originally eBook only, but with the addition of the shopping guide (and knowing how many people just love holding a book in their hands), I thought now was a good time to offer a paperback edition as well. Thankfully I don't have to worry about the environmental impact, because the books are produced print-on-demand. This means only the books that get ordered get printed, and I'm not wasting precious resources on potentially unsold books. The paper is FSC-certified, too, made from recycled paper that is at least 30% post-consumer waste.

Thank you all for joining me on this amazing journey so far. I hope you enjoy the second edition of the book and find the shopping guide useful in helping you look and feel like yourself, only greener. If you are interested in arranging a reading, book signing or shopping-tip session with me, please get in touch!


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