Hello, I'm Rachel a 25 year old writer, knitter, sewer and activist living in Oxfordshire with my husband. I love fashion and clothes but hate what fast fashion is doing to our planet and it's people. Life With The Roof Down is a sustainable and ethical fashion and crafting blog where I document my journey trying my best to help our planet and its people through buying better and creating a #memade wardrobe. I love to share my passion for dresses, pretty prints, bows and sparkle. I describe my style as modern vintage and I love to prove that sustainable fashion can be for everyone. 

I often have a lot of friends and family wanting to be more sustainable and ethical but they just aren't sure where to start. I think this is the case for a lot of people so, along with my outfit posts, I try my best to share helpful tips, information and inspiration to encourage people on their journey to living better. 

A big part of this are the clothes I knit and sew myself. After feeling quite discouraged by the lack of choice in style of sustainable and ethical clothing I decided I would learn to make my own clothes. This way I can choose materials that have a lower impact on the planet and I know the person making them isn't having their rights exploited. It also means I can make clothes that I absolutely love and that suit my style down to a T. I love sharing this side of my ethical and sustainable wardrobe and hope it gives you lots of inspiration to start sewing, knitting and customising lots of your own clothes.

None of us will be able to do sustainability perfectly but if we all try to do better we can make a huge impact on our planet. Never underestimate your power to make change happen, individual small actions build up to big changes for our world and its people. 

I hope you find this space to be useful and inspiring. Thanks so much for stopping by and keep up the good work towards creating a better planet. 

Follow my adventures in sustainable ethical fashion and living over on my instagram! You can also follow my shop Stitch and Pearl where I sell hand knitted ethical and sustainable children's clothes. 



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