Friday, April 06, 2007

Beautiful yarn and organic cotton...

With a lack of anything else to post, I thought I'd take advantage of the sunshine and show you gorgeous yarn. Aforementioned red cotton project is coming along relatively speedily, but since it is four ply, it doesn't look any different to last time you saw it!
Firstly, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Irving Park and Daffodil. These are my leftovers of possibly my favourite yarn, in the world, ever. Secondly, possibly the baddest cat, in the world ever. Although, I was very proud of her today, she stood up to a bad Tom who had come in through our back door and tried to eat her breakfast. Velma, on the other hand was hiding upstairs. Go Daph. I don't think they'd ever seen another cat face to face before. These photos are also momentous because they show the only patch of clean carpet in our whole house!
Also last week, I found this top in New Look, one of the UKs less upmarket highstreet stores (in my opinion). I was so pleased to see that they now have an organic cotton range and the stuff is really pretty. Dresses, tops, jeans, lots of stuff. And this top was only £8. I was reminded of Sarah's post. If I had to choose between fairtrade and organic, I would choose fairtrade (and this is just organic) but it's a start, right?

6 comments:

cranberry said...

Cute top, Nell. Not a fan of Newlook myself, but I probably should take a gander down to the store.

My grouse with the 'fair trade' and 'organic' clothing is the fact that they tend on to have much in terms of fashionable cuts, (like in Dorothy Perkins) but that top is lovely, and the brown suits your complexion, eyes and hair.

Webbo said...

That's a very nice top and good to see New Look going ethical. I'm waiting on the delivery of something from Topshop's Global Mama women's co-op collection and that looks like it will make me look pretty while I feel virtuous too.

cranberry said...

I meant to say, fair trade clothing tends to be frumpy, but glad to know that this is changing.

dancingnic said...

The top is gordeous Nell! It's really brilliant to see high street shops starting to take notice of the demand for fair trade and organic goods - organic cotton is just so soft and cosy - there's no comparison really!

Loving your cards as well!

n x

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Linnea said...

That top is precious. I do like trend towards ethical/organic clothing, too. Making changes in that direction very slowly, myself.

There was an interesting article in The Economist (the magazine, not my husband) recently about local shopping. I'll try to pull it out and blog about it soon.