Welcome to The Sustainable Edit

Are you looking to simplify your life and your wardrobe? Then you’re in the right place. Welcome to The Sustainable Edit an ethical fashion blog covering capsule wardrobes, beauty, minimalism and simple living. Here you will find advice and support on integrating slow fashion and slow living into your lifestyle without the overwhelm. The Sustainable Edit offers simple, honest, to the point advice, with a focus on timeless personal style and curating minimal wardrobes which work for you and your lifestyle.


The Sustainable Edit is an online destination for women looking to simplify their lives and their wardrobe.


Hi I’m Jen and I’m the voice behind The Sustainable Edit, so nice to meet you. I live just outside Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband Graeme and our crazy dog Charlie. When I’m not blogging you’ll find me at home pretending to be the perfect housewife (if you ignore the mess), tackling house projects, trying not to kill all the plants (I’m a notorious plant murder) and walking the dog. In December 2014 I bought the domain Tartan Brunette to create a basic lifestyle blog since then it has involved into The Sustainable Edit the ethical fashion and lifestyle blog you see today.

Blogger Tartan Brunette shares how she dresses up her ethical fashion

I blog about simplifying life with posts on capsule wardrobes, everyday outfits, minimalism, beauty, and simple living. I want to take you along on my journey sharing everything I discover and learn along the way. This isn’t a glossy fashion blog but a real person sharing real everyday fashion with real people. Let’s make use out of the clothes we already have in our wardrobes. It’s time to mix + match + repeat!


Vivienne Westwood said it perfectly “Buy Less. Choose Well. Make it Last!”


If I managed to curb my out of control fast fashion addiction then you can too. You can read my story of how I went from fast fashion addict to slow fashionista here. Join me on my journey to a simpler life and more sustainable wardrobe. Let’s start embracing slow fashion and choosing timeless personal style over the ever-revolving trends of fast fashion.

Layering for the Scottish spring

Awards and Accolades

  • Winner 2016 Go Slow Award. The Sustainable Edit (Tartan Brunette) was named one of the world’s 50 most inspirational blogs on sustainable fashion in the 2016 Go Slow Awards.
  • Top 10 Influencers of Ethical & Sustainable Fashion. The Sustainable Edit (Tartan Brunette) was the only UK based blog named in Mamahuhu’s list of 2016’s top 10 ethical and sustainable fashion influencers.
  • Top 5 Ethical Fashion Blogs. UK clothing brand AIRR Clothing named The Sustainable Edit (Tartan Brunette) amongst the top 5 ethical fashion blogs.
  • Top 5 Sustainable Fashion Blogs. Nomad Forest named  The Sustainable Edit (Tartan Brunette) as one of their top 5 sustainable fashion blogs and labelled it as a must read for anyone interested in sustainable fashion.

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