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Half Year Review

Another week of incredible sun and warmth! It’s lasting more than usual, so let’s enjoy it while it’s here. If you read last week’s blog you already know that this week Mauda turns 6 months. In fact – the anniversary is today, hence why the blog is a bit earlier. I can’t believe how quickly time went by and how much has happened, even though most times I feel like I haven’t done everything I needed to do. A half year review is therefore a good exercise to reflect back on what happened. Given you’ve been supporting us for this long (thank you!) we want to share our half-year review with you. Here goes. Continue reading Half Year Review

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What to do with clothes you no longer wear

What a difference good weather makes! Everyone’s out enjoying the sunshine and we’re starting to see more people planning holidays abroad. And if you’re looking for some guidance or tips on accessible travel check out Elvy’s Blog. I know it’s wishful thinking given that countries are moving across the green, amber and red lists at the speed of light. But hey… we need to make the most of what we have while we have it. Next week is due to bring back the bad weather, so if you’re around and intending to be indoors when the thunder hits, why not consider what to do with clothes you no longer wear? In this week’s blog we share a few suggestions to get you started. Continue reading What to do with clothes you no longer wear

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Fashion ABCs

After a rather peculiar start of the Summer, it seems the warm days have finally arrived. We just can never tell for how long. The best is to just enjoy them while they last! Speaking of enjoying, check out Graeaea theatre company placing Deaf and disabled actors centre stage and challenging preconceptions. Truly bold and innovative! If you want to find out more about them, you can also listen to their Disability and…Podcast. And if the rainy days come back, well… remember it’s Disability Pride Month and that’s enough reason to celebrate wherever you are. This week we decided to celebrate the alphabet. Yes… we set ourselves a rather challenging task to bring you our fashion ABCs! Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Mauda Update

July is here! Have we mentioned it’s Disability Pride Month? Oh yes… we have! We know, but it’s never too much is it? It’s a month of celebration, so we will continue to mention it in every Mauda blog throughout July 😊 Yes, we know we should celebrate everyone at all times (and we do), but the reason these dates exist is because some people and some groups still don’t get to be celebrated (or acknowledged) as they should. Some people and groups are still facing discrimination for being who they are. These dates give us the opportunity to learn, raise awareness and celebrate the ones often forgotten, ignored or discriminated. In this week’s blog we share what we’ve been celebrating over the past week. Continue reading Mauda Update

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Your colourful self – Mix & Match

July is coming (where did this year go?) and in case you didn’t know it – July is Disability Pride Month! A time to celebrate the people across the world with a disability and raise awareness of the discrimination and stigmatisation that still exists. It was first organised in the US in 1990 to mark the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed. If you wish to get involved in conversations around disability, the best is to do it with the ones that know about it first-hand. Check out the newly launched Chronic Creative newsletter, by Ananya Rao-Middleton. We met her at the Conscious Being magazine launch and immediately fell in love with her colourful art (and also the fact she recently moved to my beautiful sun-kissed Lisbon)! And on the topic of colour, we bring you Part II of last week’s blog: Your colourful self – Mix & Match! Continue reading Your colourful self – Mix & Match

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Your colourful self

Your colourful self is Part 1 of Mauda's blog about finding your skin tones and the shades that most enhance your features.

It’s Pride Month! Why in June? Because June 28th marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that eventually changed gay rights in America and beyond. Pride Month celebrates how far gay rights have come whilst reminding us of how much still needs to be done. The variety of colours in the rainbow flag reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. And since the warm days have arrived why not join the pride celebrations and find out about your colourful self this Summer? In this week’s blog we share a few tips used in fashion styling to help customers understand what colours work best for them. Continue reading Your colourful self

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From clicks to bricks

What a month! Lockdown restrictions slowly lifting, Summer seems to be finally (for how long though?) and as of June 17th Mauda has a small presence on the high street. Right in the heart of vibrant George Street in Edinburgh. We are thrilled! Being online is great for wider customer reach, but let’s face it, who doesn’t like to touch and feel clothes before buying them? Even if small, it made sense to expand our remit from clicks to bricks now that everyone has some level of freedom. We’re very lucky to have entities like the Scottish Design Exchange supporting local artists across Scotland.

Being busy making products to showcase at our new physical space meant we didn’t write a blog last week. So this week we’ll tell you all about what we’ve been up to.

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7-step plan for a day at the beach

Right, destination Portugal is a possibility and we’re heading there en masse. After such a looong winter in the UK we’re looking forward to sunshine that actually feels warm in the skin. And Portugal definitely provides that! However, we need to be mindful that our bodies and minds will be experiencing not just a dramatic climate change but also a change from busy schedules to complete relaxation. We need to look after ourselves and based on years of experience living in warm climate, I’ve outlined a 7-step plan for a day at the beach. Continue reading 7-step plan for a day at the beach

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How to create a personal capsule collection?

Do you know the days when you wake up and there’s so much to do you can’t even think (or find the energy to think) about what to wear? We’ve all been there! An easy way to quickly decide what to wear is to have a capsule collection with pre-chosen items that just work well together. In this week’s blog we’re sharing a few quick tips on how to create your personal capsule collection. Let’s go! Continue reading How to create a personal capsule collection?