Win £100 of Bibico Clothes

£100 Win £100 of Bibico Clothes

This October, I am delighted to be teaming up with Bibico to offer one very lucky reader the chance to win £100 to spend at Bibico.

Bibico is a brand that is not only known for its beautiful clothes and simple, natural signature style but also for its honest approach to creating ethical fashion. Spanish designer, Nieves Ruiz Ramos set up the brand after working in the fashion industry for 10 years and wanting to create an alternative to fast fashion, an alternative that could be worn and enjoyed again and again.

Bibico’s clothes are stitched, woven and knitted in fair trade co operatives using natural materials. The collection is made extra special by the fact that pieces have been hand made or hand embroidered with a little bit of heart. Bibico clothing is created for everyday wear with uncomplicated styles and unique details highlighting the brand philosophy that ‘less is more’.

The Autumn / Winter Collection at Bibico features:

Fair trade clothing made by two women’s cooperatives that are both fair trade certified by the WFTO. The cooperatives provide women with training, education and work, empowering them to move themselves and their children forward and out of the world of poverty.

Hand made pieces – Bibico knitwear is hand knitted in the hills of Nepal by groups of women who are members of a fair trade cooperative. Most of the knitting is done from home which means they don’t have to travel to the cities and can stay close to their families.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize is to complete as many entries as you would like using the Rafflecopter below. The closing date is 31st October. Good Luck!

(Sorry this giveaway is only open to readers in the UK)

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What’s Your Style? My style is…


You might have already checked out the video for style-is.co.uk that was created at LFW this autumn to explore individual style and why fashion makes us feel good. I think that in order for style to be sustainable, we need to do our own thing instead of following trends and I hope that this video will help to get everyone thinking about their own individual style.

To help spread the word and get everyone thinking, I have just launched a competition for fashion and style bloggers over at style-is.co.uk. Basically all you have to do is check out the video above then create your own video or post before 15th November (midnight) on your blog answering the following questions

What’s your style?

Why do you love fashion?

Once you have done, add a link to the YouTube video http://youtu.be/p2TFLTyqVDU and www.style-is.co.uk. Our favourite post or video will be picked to choose a pair of TOMS shoes up to the value of £42 (UK blogs only), as featured on Style-is.co.uk. All posts will also be promoted and shared through our social media channels as part of our what’s your style campaign.

You can check out just a few of the styles of TOMS shoes that you can choose from below. This prize will also allow someone in need to benefit from the TOMS one for one initiative where TOMS shoes donate a pair for shoes for every pair sold.

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I know my readers have some amazing style? will you share it? I will be posting my what’s my style post soon!

With warmest wishes

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Fashion Blogger’s Sustainable Outfit Competition

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I hope that you had a lovely Easter. My was fairly relaxed if uneventful filled with walks in the freezing cold, lots of good food, wine and watching films. Never mind that we didn’t go camping as we usually do at Easter, at least we were warm!

I am running another sustainable fashion outfit competition over at style-is.co.uk, with £100 of Spartoo vouchers up for grabs for the winning entry. Spartoo have a fantastic range of eco and ethical shoes including Timberland, Swedish Hasbeens and Dream in Green.

The competition is the perfect opportunity to show off your sustainable style and inspire others at the same time. All you need to do is make an outfit which includes at least one sustainable piece of clothing or accessory (or though more than one is even better). You can make the outfit in real life and take a photograph  of yourself wearing it or create it using something like Polyvore. This could be a vintage, second hand thrifted or upcycled piece some thing by your favourite ethical brand. Full details of how to enter the competition can be found here.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to have sustainable style, you may be surprised by some of the amazing ethical brands that you find to create your outfit with. I would love to see your sustainable outfit and hope you will enter the competition.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

Ethical Outfit Competition

To celebrate the launch of my new website www.style-is.co.uk (a kind of search engine for sustainable style), I am hold an ethical outfit competition for fashion bloggers with some fantastic prizes.

The prizes

£100 of Spartoo Vouchers

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Spartoo has a fantastic range of eco friendly and vegan shoes including brands like Timberland Earthkeeper, Dream in Green, El Naturalista and Think on which the lucky winner can spend their voucher.

Skunkfunk Handbag

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This colourful and eye catching bag by eco brand Skunkfunk is made from recycled PU. It is a neat, convenient and stylish way of carrying life’s essentials whilst making a style statement. It is 26cm x 29cm x2cm.

2 X £10 Voucher for Rock My Vintage

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We are also giving 2 lucky winner a £10 gift voucher for Rock My Vintage. This fantastic online store has a great vintage dresses,handbags and jewellery and also stocks a number of ethical/ sustainable brands including Tatty DevineNancy Dee and Lowie.

Full details of how to enter this competition for UK fashion bloggers on Style is…

Ethical Outfit Competition – The Winners

Yet again we have had some amazing entries for the Style Eyes Ethical Outfit Competition. We also have some great prizes, please stop by and check out our sponsors websites for more beautiful ethical clothing - From Clothing, Bibico and Grassroots Fashion.

It was (as always) a tough choice to decide who the winners would be, but I have finally made up my mind. Please check out the links to find out and see more images of the bloggers outfits.

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First Prize – Mel Wiggins with her very pretty floral skirt, t shirt and shoes all from a chairty shop - check out her post for more info on the outfit.

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Second PrizeHazel of World of Joy with her elegant second hand ball dress and clutch bag.

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Third Prize – Vix of Vintage Vixen with her handmade shorts worn with charity shop top, boots and hat.

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Fourth Prize – Kim of Sweet Monday with her vintage jumper and cute handmade necklace.

I also wanted to share all of the competition entries (in no particular order). A really big thank you to everyone who entered!

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Florrie of Intrinsically Florrie wore a beautiful pink jacket and floral dress with some pretty accessories, her whole outfit is second hand including the Luella handbag.

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Yasmin of Overly Selected wore a fantastic vintage dress with patriotic vintage dress for the jubilee.

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Laila of the Kitten’s Whiskers choose a really unique and stylish outfit that featured a DIY’d and charity shopped top and skirt.

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Sophie of Country Girl Does Norfolk wore a pretty second hand dress which she bought on ebay.

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Dora of Vintage Passions Just Like Mine wore a fabulous vintage dress with a lace petticoat from a jumble sale and Melissa shoes.

I hope you are having a fantastic week despite the rain! I am on day 2 of the Six Items Challenge and already longing to wear something different from my wardrobe (I haven’t even worn all my six items yet). Never mind I have got some great accessories lined up to wear and might even have a little charity shopping trip to see if I can find any more. I will be posting on my outfits and progress at the end of each week.

With warmest wishes

Ceri x

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Ethical Outfit Competition – The Results!

I have been truly blown away by both the number and quality of entries in my ethical outfit competition. So many stylish ladies (and men!) all with their own unique look. I have had real difficulties in choosing the winners and wish that I had a prize for every single entry. Unfortunately I don’t and I had to pick just four winners. I have selected the winners based on a combination what I liked the look of and how ethical they are. Before I announce the winners, I would like to share all of the entries with you. You can click on the link under each image to visit each of the blogs and find out a bit more about each outfit.

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That’s So Yesterday

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Sailing to No Where

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Vintage Vix and Jon

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Vintage Passions Just Like Mine

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#GollyGosh

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Perditas Pursuits

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Honey Go Lightly

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Oranges and Apples

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Little House in Town

The Little Magpie

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And so on to the winners! I would like to reiterate how difficult the decision was as everyone looked so amazing.

First – Overly Selected

Second – Thats so Yesterday

Third – Sailing to Nowhere

Fourth – Little House in Town

Congratulations to you all, I will be in touch with all four asap to sort out the prizes.

I would also say a huge thanks to the competition sponsors, especially Nomads Clothing. If you haven’t already been over to check out their Spring  Summer Collection, I would throughly recommend that you do! Please also let me know if you would like to be added to their press list.

If you are a fashion blogger and would like to feature more ethical / sustainable fashion on your blog, why not join Ethical Fashion Bloggers?, a great place to network with like minded bloggers.

Ethical Fashion or Vintage retailers that are interested in sponsoring my next ethical outfit competition, please get in touch (ceri@heathcotecommunications.co.uk).

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

Ethical Outfit Competition – The Winners!

I have been absolutely amazed by the response to my ethical outfit competition. Not only did we have some amazing outfits but it was also great to see how much discussion there was about ethical outfits and sustainable fashion along the way. I really didn’t realise quite how many bloggers were already wearing ethical and sustainable fashion in their own unique way and it is also great to see those who aren’t making a special effort for the competition. A massive thank you to all those who have entered. It has been so difficult to pick just 8 winners and I wish I could have given prizes to everyone.

There are 8 prizes which I have listed at the bottom of the post and the winners each get to choose their prize with the first choosing first followed by each subsequent winner. I will be contacting you all individually in turn so it may take a little time, don’t worry if I don’t get in touch today, I will be in touch asap and I haven’t forgotton you!

1. Vicky of #GollyGosh - I loved the thrifted jacket and the way Vicky has styled blouse and DIY cutoffs.

Gollygosh Ethical Outfit Competition   The Winners!

2. Second prize goes to Vintage Passions Just Like Mine- Such a bold and colourful outfit, I am definitely inspired by the leopard skin/ floral pattern mix.

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3. Sophie of Story of My Life - A very pretty orange dress (secondhand from ebay) and the vintage handbag and scarf are the perfect finishing touch to the outfit.

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4. Franca of Oranges and Apples – an amazing effort with a 100% thrifted outfit including shoes! I love the skirt and the pretty accessories.

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5. Rachel of Cold Knees - another completely thrifted outfit. I love the jumper for adding a bit of sparkle to a cold winters day.

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6. Nicole of nicoleymoo.blogspot.com -  I am a big fan of thrifted pencil skirts and this one looks fabulous on Nicole.

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7. Vix of Vintage Vixen – another 100% vintage and thrifted outfit, The skirt is so beautiful and unique and the Vix has some fabulous accessories. Even her make up is second hand and nail varnish cruelty free!

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8. Cait of Sailing to Nowhere - if you read my blog, you will know I am partial to a bit of floral print. This dress is so pretty and I love the way that Cait has shortened it so it is just right and contrasted it with a neutral coat – all thrifted!

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If you would like to see further photographs and close ups of accessories for each of the outfits, I would definitely recommend that you follow the links to each of the blogs.

The Prizes

£100 of Spartoo Vouchers

£50 People Tree Vouchers

Lilygrace Originals Earrings

£50 voucher for Daisy Hill (when you spend £100)

A pair of Simple Shoes

3 X Posh Swaps goody bags

Please check out the original competition post here for further details of each of the prizes and the competition sponsors.Once again a massive thank you to all those that have entered and helped to promote this competition and the companies that have donated such fabulous prizes.

Tomorrow, I will be launching a new series for December – 30 Days of Ethical Fashion, I will be showcasing a different ethical or sustainable fashion brand every day in December except for Christmas day when I will be far too busy opening pressies and eating turkey.

With warmest wishes

Ceri X

 

Fashion Bloggers Outfit Competition – Over £300 of Ethical Fashion Prizes to be Won

November is the 4th Anniversary of Style Eyes Fashion Blog, Since launching in 2007, it has changed domains and morphed into Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog,  but still 4 years is a great reason to celebrate, no?

So to celebrate, I have been working hard over the last few weeks to put together a competition with some great prizes that will get everyone thinking about Ethical Fashion. The competition is open to anyone based in the UK with a fashion blog and twitter account. All you have to do is create an outfit which contains at least ethical piece, that could be something from your favourite ethical fashion brand, vintage or charity shop. It could also be something that you have upcycled yourself.

The Prizes

£100 of Vouchers for Spartoo.co.uk

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Spartoo have an amazing selection of shoes and a great collection of green or eco friendly shoes including some of my favourite shoe ethical brands including Dream in Green, Melissa, Pikolinos and Po-Zu.

£50 of Vouchers for People Tree

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People Tree are one of the pioneers of ethical fashion, working to bring benefits to the people and the planet at as many steps of their production process as possible. Their clothes are made even more special because they make imaginative use of local skills (handwoven fabrics, hand screen printing and hand embroidery).

Your Choice of a Pair of Simple Shoes  from Natureshop.co.uk

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Nature Shop has a range of Simple shoes, sustainable footwear made from a diverse selection of recycled materials. They come in a variety of street smart styles and are incredibly comfortable.

A Handcrafted Pair of Earrings by Lilygrace Originals

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Lilygrace Originals sells collectable pieces of wearable art, designed and handmade with love and care. Hazel Mathiot, artist and designer for Lilygrace Originals uses an variety of new and old materials.

£50 Discount Voucher for Daisy Hill (when you spend £100)

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Daisy Hill are an online retailer specialising on stylish ethical fashion. They stock fashion forward ethical fashion labels including Camilla Norback, Nancy Dee and Frank and Faith.

3 Posh-swaps.com Goody Bags

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Incase you didn’t already know, I run a website posh-swaps.com, where you can buy, sell and swap your second hand and vintage clothes for free. I have filled 3 of my stylish reusable posh-swaps.com cotton bags with second hand and vintage goodies handpicked by me (each bag contains approximately £20 worth).

If you would like to enter, all you have to do is post a picture of your outfit on your blog with a link to www.ethicalfashionblog.com and mention which aspect of your outfit it ethical. Then follow me on Twitter (@StyleEyes) and tweet me the link with the following:-

 ’I'm rocking #Ethical Fashion for the @StyleEyes Blogger’s Outfit #Competition’

Before the end of 28th November. Easy Peasy!

I will choose winners from 1st to 8th place based on how stylish, creative and ethical their outfits are, on 30th November.  The first prize winner will get to choose their prize first, the second next and so on. All winning outfits will also be published here.

I can’t wait to see your outfits!

For those that have an interest in Ethical Fashion, you may be interested in joining a new group that I have just set up www.ethicalfashionbloggers.com. You don’t only have to just blog about ethical fashion, it is for anyone that is interested in networking with other bloggers, working with ethical brands, joining in ethical outfit challenges, DIY and post round ups and coming along to meet ups. We also love vintage, charity shopping and DIY.

With warmest wishes

Ceri X