We’re all about buying less and have been for years now (let’s be real, it started when I was a poor arts student at university and well, the more I thought about consumption and saw how my friends shopped…. I never really jumped back on the shopping wagon) so I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to make your threads go a little further. Make them be here for a good time AND a long time! These are just a few tips and would love to hear from you if you have any further ideas as well!
1. USE COLD WATER IN YOUR WASH
Not only is using cold water wash cycles better for the environment, its also better for your garments. This is particularly true for swimwear, which should be rinsed in cold water after each wear to get rid of grimy sand & corosize salt. By using cold water to wash your clothes helps to reduce color fading while also using less energy / power.
2. HANG DRY, NOT MACHINE DRY
I know, this is where living in the tropics comes in pretty handy but who ever said a house full of beautifully hanging clothes wasn’t cool? Ok maybe it’s not especially when your pals pop by for a cup of tea but hey, letting your clothes hang dry Instead of throwing everything in the dryer not only saves electricity it also avoids fiber degradation, maintaining the integrity of your garments for longer. HELLS YES to that.
3. DRY CLEAN ONLY WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
It’s a luxury that comes at a cost (Both for the environment AND your wallet!) If a garment states that it is a “dry clean only” item it likely means that the fabric or construction will not withstand washing in a regular washing machine. In this case I highly recommend waiting to clean your item until it’s absolutely necessary. Until then you can spot clean areas that may have a mark and use a natural spritzer spray on your item to freshen up it’s odour. When it is finally time to dry clean, choose a certified environmentally-aware dry cleaner who avoids the use of harmful chemicals like perchloroethylene “perc.” You can also ask them to skip the plastic cover when you pick up, it’s a single use plastic that no-body needs. If you really do need a cover, how about purchasing your own garment bag that can be used for years to come?
4. TRY A NATURAL STEAM IN YOUR BATHROOM
The amazing thing about Natural Fabrics is that they get better with time.. If you can I would suggest to avoid using the iron where possible (Crinkled linen is a thing!) and keep it looking natural & easy. I’m also a big fan of hanging your clothing in the bathroom while you shower, letting the natural steam from your hot shower bring out the light creases in the garment.
5. LEARN TO SEW OR USE A TAILOR
Every body shape is different, not to mention that we are changing all the time as well (Hello Christmas Bod)! I love heading to my local tailor to get things modified as needed. A little taken in here, a strap added, A dress shortened, Jeans made into Shorts, new buttons added etc. This not only ads a new life to an old garment but gives you an entirely new wardrobe for next to nothing! Bring on the stitch & bitch with your pals! Who’s bringing the wine?
We're all about implementing little changes in our daily lives that can help the environment. We would love to hear any tips and tricks that you do on the daily! Feel free to email us here or DM us on instagram at @luna.androse, we would love to share these with our community!
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As a small brand like Luna & Rose, we know how important it is to support each other and empower other businesses we love, trust and believe in! Today, we want to show you our favourite Black Owned Fashion Sustainable Brands, a way for you to discover new resources, while taking care of our planet.
As we’re doing our best to keep ourselves educated and updated on the Black Lives Matter movement, one of our favourite ways to do so is to listen to podcasts. We’ve been loving learning from teachers, historians, and just regular people experiencing racism and issues we don’t even know about.
As we’re launchingour new Signet Rings, why not take the time to learn more about this timeless piece of jewellery?
First and foremost, signet rings represent a wide range of personalized ring, usually representing family symbols, signs, monograms and more. They were used to represent someone’s identity and they were traditionally used to sign into melted wax. How amazing is that?! A unique representation of someone’s signature right on their finger. In that sense, signet rings were extremely meaningful.
Luna & Rose necklaces come in a variety of lengths from 18" to 23". Our 18" chain necklace is made from our Fine Chain with the 20" and 23" length chains in our 'Everyday' Chain. These are the same chain design, just slightly heavier in weight for the longer lengths. For a rough guide (as we all have different, amazing bodies) the 23" chain sits around or just above your nipple line...
We're big fans of layering necklaces and I'm pretty sure you are too. All of our chains are adjustable in length by 2" to make sure you can style your layers to perfection and mix them up with other pieces in your jewellery wardrobe.
Although all necklaces are adjustable, for the perfect layered look we suggest that you purchase your necklaces on different length chains. This way you get to see the beauty of both pendants and there's less chance of scratching! We also personally like wearing the smallest pendant on the shorter length and the larger heavier pendants longer. That's just our personal choice though, we're all awesome & individual humans and ultimately you get to decide how you style your pieces!
Below is a little guide of some of our favourite pieces layered and their lengths:
|SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
|CLASSIC T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 4 = Ring Size H 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 14.9mm (Recommended Pinky Size)
Size 5 = Ring Size J 1/2. Diameter measures 15.7mm (Recommended Pinky Size)
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 10 = Ring Sizes T 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 19.8mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 11 = Ring Sizes V 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 20.6mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 12 = Ring Sizes X 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 21.3mm (Recommended large Male Size)
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
Luna & Rose chain bracelets also have a 2" adjustable chain length with a clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 16cm & 17.5cm
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.