The world of fashion is changing. With the textiles industry named as the second-largest polluter of water (only behind the oil industry), times are progressing when it comes to ethical, eco-friendly clothing.
The new ASOS 'Responsible Edit' function aims to offer a simplistic way to find the most sustainable clothing options on the retailer's website.
From outfits made out of recycled materials and sustainable separates to ethical skincare and cosmetic products; the 'Responsible Edit' is the place to be.
1. Weekday wide leg smock jumpsuit in graphic print at ASOS
2. ASOS DESIGN sweetheart neck tiered midi dress in polka dot
3. Monki v-neck midi dress with button details and polka dot print at ASOS
4. Anaya With Love tulle ruffle shoulder bardot maxi dress with satin trim in soft pink at ASOS
5. ASOS DESIGN square neck linen midi sundress with wooden buckle & contrast stitch in squiggle print
6. ASOS DESIGN boiler playsuit with neon stitching
7. Weekday fruit print mid cami dress with front slit in navy at ASOS
8. ASOS DESIGN denim sleeveless fitted mini stretch shirt dress
9. ASOS DESIGN recycled V neck strappy plunge swimsuit in washed paisley print
10. ASOS DESIGN bandeau button front jumpsuit with pockets in tropical print
11. ASOS DESIGN tea jumpsuit with puff sleeve and tie detail
12. ASOS DESIGN cami jumpsuit with gathered bodice detail in polka dot print
13. ASOS DESIGN halter neck button through mini sundress in ditsy floral print
14. Monki floral print wide leg dungarees in black
Eco-friendly shopping carts can go farther than we can ever imagine, and now high street retailers and online stores are starting to realise that fact.
ASOS has launched an ethically-minded and sustainable edit of clothes on their website to give eco-conscious customers a wider range of choice while shopping.
Filling your wardrobe with sustainable clothes has never been easier, though fast fashion means that we need to cut down on shopping full stop and instead actually wear the clothes we currently own…
The fashion etailer's consumers can now browse collections from brands who use either recycled or sustainable materials.
New products will be added to the edit daily and will bring a wider range of filters over the next few months, according to Drapers.
The initiative means that shoppers can focus on environmental and ethical measures like animal welfare, waste reduction in the supply chain and locally made produce.
Online retailer Boohoo recently launched a recycled collection entitled For The Future this week, using 95 percent recycled material and made in the UK but many are arguing that these brands are making changes purely as PR stunts.
Changing filters and materials does make a valuable difference, even if the brands are still fuelling fast fashion and consumerism by mass producing items with huge amounts of water and a lack of labour laws.
In 2019 ASOS have been making a conscious effort to stock more eco-friendly pieces than ever, such as 100 percent organic cotton items, a parabens-free jumper or a handmade skirt. Sustainable dyes are also a plus.
The fashion industry is one of the world's top polluters.
Are you ready to take action?
Watch our Beginner's Guide to Sustainable Fashion for tips and tricks to enjoy your wardrobe more responsibly in 2019 and beyond! pic.twitter.com/0t0wEE94NZ
Remember that it's always better to wear your own clothes as much as possible and give them some love, or else buy second-hand from vintage shops, charity stores or on Depop.
Producing a single t-shirt uses roughly 2,700 litres of water, and each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are made across the globe. The textiles industry uses the second highest amount of water, only after the oil industry.
Check your carbon footprint out in the mirror as well as your outfit every morning, it's massively important in today's climate breakdown environment to look at our own actions and make small changes.
Check out our survival guide to shopping sustainably here.
Say goodbye to your financial stability ladies; ASOS has launched their homewear range, and it's as fabulous and affordable as you'd imagine.
Everyone's fave online retailer has released ASOS SUPPLY, filled with an array of gorgeously patterned bedding and cushions, throw blankets, mirrors, kitchen bowls and even tie hangers.
The three main trends of the collection are Cool Minimal (clean lines and brush stroke patterns), Eclectic Luxe (recycled glassware and animal print) and Global Traveller (bright colours and 70s-inspired rattans).
We all have that friend that seems to have her head permanently in the gutter, and if you can't pinpoint which pal it is… then it's you, hun.
Every woman deserves to feel sexy and powerful, and some of your friends understand that notion more than others.
You know the one, the gal-pal that's always giving insanely detailed in and out's (pardon the pun) of her sex life, her favourite sex positions and toys, even her tips that you never really asked to hear.
If she's the mate you've been given for the Kris Kringle, never fear.
We have the ULTIMATE red hot, X-rated spice guide for buying the best gifts.
Strap yourselves in, fam. No, that wasn't an intentional BDSM reference, honestly….
1. Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment by August McLaughlin
August McLaughlin wrote a powerful book about how she overcame her eating disorder after embracing her sexuality.
The result is an incredible collection of her thoughts on what it means to be a 'good girl', slut shaming, prude-shaming, bondage, BDMS, body image, girl boners and orgasms, among other saucy things.
We advise you to grab it ASAP for your sexually empowered pals, or anyone who needs it for that matter. We've already ordered it from Amazon…*winks*
2. Fuschia EROTIC eyshadow palette
Fuschia make-up has decided to gift us with a frisky palette full of delicious berries, bold blues and tantalising purples.
Endlessly daring looks for naughty nights can be created with this gorgeous eyeshadow extravaganza. These shimmers will ensure that you can dance the night away or get your freak on, either way you'll be looking STUH-NING.
3. Savage x Fenty lacy teddy
We honestly don't know a sexier feeling than putting on lingerie that BAD GAL RIRI both designed and wore herself.
She is the badass queen of sexual empowerment, and you can be too. While Savage x Fenty is on the pricier side, it's ideal for a Christmas treat=.
The gorgeous range of body types and diversity which the brand represents is worth the money, imagine how extra you'd feel wearing this beautiful lace body.
4. Love Honey's weekend away sex kit
This sex kit features 11 specially selected toys for endless fun.
Included in this spicy set is the all-time favourite rabbit vibrator, butt plug, G-spot vibe, rabbit ears, beads, rabbit rings among other products, it's pretty decent value.
Welcome to the weekend, ladies. Treat yourself, or a sexually empowered mate of yours, if they're brave enough to unwrap the gift.
5. Glyde organic, natural condoms
Glydecondoms are vegan and made with sustainably harvested natural latex, so they're perfect for that environmentally friendly sexually empowered pal. I mean, they're even certified by PETA.
These condoms come in a variety of textures, flavours and sizes so they're just as good, if not better, than store-brand condoms like Durex, but suitable for everyone.
Shopping for someone who legit has EVERYTHING, whether it's a best friend, lover or relative, it's tedious as hell.
Especially when you're on a tight budget, you can't afford to get her a new unicorn, expensive brands or luxurious cosmetics.
We've collected a group of weird and wonderful gifts for that gal who has it all, but realistically some of these items are now on our personal 'treat yourself' list of 2019…
We have no shame.
Enjoy our gift guide, we've discovered some of the internet's most lavish notions about gift-buying so we're off to pop a bottle of vino for no actual reason other than wishing that we, too, had it all.
1. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
Dyson, of hoover fame, have released a new Supersonic hairdryer which apparently dries hair RIDICULOUSLY fast, so you won't be late for work in the morning or running around with damp hair.
It's a steep price, but is guaranteed to survive for years as your barnet's new BFF.
2. Ethical silk pillowcases from White & Green
For the woman who has everything, treat her to the highest quality grade A charmeuse silk pillowcases, for the softest sleeping experience imaginable.
White & Green use 100% Ethical Peace Silk, so no silk worms are harmed or boiled in the process of creation.
3. Belkin keychain USB charger
Belkin has released a range of coloured keychains which double up as a charger, and can be attached to any handbag you like.
The charger works for iPads, iPhones and iMacs, and the utter notions tech vibe is frankly gas. We want it.
4. & Other Stories metallic socks gift set
These gorgeous glittery socks come in a pack of three, and are made of organic cotton.
Why have one pair of sparkly socks when you can have THREE? Simply stunning.
5. Estee Lauder fragrance treasures
For a limited time only, Brown Thomas are offering a reduced price on this perfume set of Estee Lauder products. What are you waiting for?
All the favourite eau de parfum purse spray scents are included in the one gift box; Beautiful, Pleasures, ModernMuse and Modern Muse Le Rouge.
6. Hymne Desinvolte scented candle
& Other Stories have such a great collection of luxury scented candles; this one is the fleur d'abricot, the soothing aroma of apricots.
For that gal that has it all, posh French candles seem like the perfect plan.
7. Wireless earphones
Untangling your earphones can be one of the most tedious tasks known to man, so why not gift a loved one who has everything with some high tech wireless earbuds?
These lightweight, portable earbuds use the highest-quality Bluetooth technology to set you free from cables.
8. Lulu Guinness heart face travel set in black/pink
This luxury travel set from Lulu Guinness will give your gal-pal the ultimate travel glamour.
The iconic set includes a passport holder and a luggage tag, beautifully packaged in a Lulu Guinness print.
9. Personalised wine glass
She's got it all, but has she got her name on a swanky wine glass? Chances are, probably not.
This is definitely a boujee gift for a gal with it all, leave a gas message on it while you're at it.
10. Charlotte Tilbury mini Hollywood liquid lipstick charms
These jaw-dropping lipstick charms, Too Bad I'm Bad and Show Girl are the ideal gift for that gal who just seems to have everything known to man.
A nourishing rosy pink shade and dark berry tone are included as a portable set of the Charlotte Tilbury bestsellers.
The ultimate minimalist statement is the gift of… no gift.
For the gal who has it all, once she opens this she'll really want the gift of something.
12. Spice Girls, SPICE: vintage record vinyl
Has to be done. They might have it all, but they most likely haven't had a chance to go out and buy the Spice Girls classic vinyl SPICE.
She'll be delighted with this present, any gal would be. You're spicing up her Christmas.
13. Seletti banana lamp
One thing we can confirm without needing a single source is that your gal pal DOES NOT own this random AF banana lamp that costs a silly amount of money.
If you have the cash and confidence to match this stupendously ridiculous lamp, why not buy it?
Red wine therapy sleeping mask is from Korean brand Holika Holika, and it uses red wine extract with its jelly-like texture to melt effortlessly onto your skin and absords it to deliver anti-ageing benefits… all while you sleep.
Wait, so red wine has the power to do this? You betcha. Give it to your best gal, or keep it for yourself.
15. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter
This gorgeous light body cream has 24-hour dehydration, smells magnificent and absorbs quickly to deliver deep moisture.
What better gift to bequeath a friend who has it all? She might have everything but moisturised skin is always a great present.
And that's a (gift) wrap, ladies.
Have fun shopping for the woman who has everything, it's a tricky challenge but not impossible.
You just need to think outside of the box, and explore the weird and wonderful corners of the internet.
Buying a gift for your friends or family can be difficult enough when they don't possess 'notions.'
What are notions, you ask? Well, it's essentially when a person has grandiose elements of extravagance; whether in terms of fashion, style, food & drink, décor or just in their everyday life.
They drink non-fat, no-foam, five-shot half-caffeine pumpkin spice latte in a special cup at a certain temperature and will refuse to do most activities due to footwear, except yogalates.
You'd never catch them drinking cans, especially not Tesco lager; they're most likely only drinking a craft beer that no one has heard of or a slimline tonic with lime cordial and a shot of vodka on the side.
Plebs such as us probably would take a taxi or public transport to a club, whereas someone with 'notions' might take a large limousine with white doves as their accessories.
According to the Urban Dictionary definition:
…You get the idea. It's luxurious hipster-ism.
So, how does one buy a present for someone who are that little bit too big for their boots? It's hard, but not impossible.
Here are our top 20 gifts for those with notions.. proceed with monetary caution.
Faux real, winter is well and truly on its way. "What does this mean?" I hear you ask. It means… it's time to get FURRY.
Finding the perfect coat can be a difficult, time-consuming and frustrating task. We've decided to do all the work FUR you, and compile a list of every coat that has caught our eye on the high street this winter season.
So far, brands such a Monki, Mango, Topshop and Zara have impressed us with their glamorous faux fur, but there are some KILLAH vintage websites such as Nine Crows, ASOS Marketplace and Beyond Retrowhich sell vintage faux fur items that have us collapsed on the floor in sheer fashion overdrive.
I mean, you're welcome.
Some of these uber-glam coats are on sale this week (Black Friday, how are ya) so nab them before they sell out.
Fur can be a tricky business to navigate, finding the right one to suit you is honestly like picking your new home. You're seeking comfort, warmth, and a place to sleep.
What? You can't deny that those coats are prime nap-time material. They're warmer than our hearts after watching pupper videos on Youtube.
As stunning the bride always looks at her wedding, draped in white silk and adorned with accessories galore, the guests also have a glamorous dress code to adhere to.
Finding the perfect outfit to wear to a winter wedding can be difficult, seeing as winter in Ireland mainly involves wrapping up as warmly as physically possible.
It's downright offensive to have to cover up our chic wedding attires because of the temperature, but pair these gowns with a glam coat and you'll be the belle of every wedding ball. (Apart from the bride, of course, upstaging her is a faux pas)
We've taken the time to have a snoop across the winter season's new outfits across every fashion site we can think of to find the ULTIMATE fashion frocks for guests.
It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.
Here are our top 20 winter wedding dresses for guests only… enjoy ladies.
There you have it, gals, the fashion bible for wedding guests.
From watching love bloom in all its magic, to the lethal open bar to the vicious hangover suffered the next day, weddings are one of life's greatest parties.
You've got to look your best, purely because of all those professional photographers floating around…
Trust us when we say that if you grab any one of these dresses, you'll be the most memorable guest of all.