This article comes with a disclaimer. There is no shame in second hand, it’s bloody brilliant in fact. There’s no shame in shopping small and supporting local designers either. There is no shame in buying nothing at all. Our second-hand habit is a growing trend that shows no signs of stopping. According to the recent … Continue reading The Second-hand slowdown
You see a picture as you’re scrolling through Instagram. It’s a healthy, happy and glowing woman, surrounded by plants and basking in the midday heat in some beautiful garden. She’s wearing a clean-cut, stylish midi dress which instantly makes you want to check your online banking and frantically add to cart. The caption? ‘Conscious style … Continue reading Greenwashing
As the love of leopard print still dominates the fast fashion market and the nation is gripped by Netflix series Tiger King; are we considering the impact on animals in our clothing choices, outside of refusing to wear fur? From raw material to final product, the production of leather results in unregulated slaughter of livestock, … Continue reading The true cost of leather
People in their millions, left without pay, job security and a means to survive through a global pandemic; all in the name of fast fashion. Why? To put it simply, because brands who rely on cheap and plentiful labour will not pay for their cancelled orders, in a misguided attempt to keep costs low and … Continue reading It’s time to pay up.
It’s the first week of the year and we’d like to be anything but brief when it comes to your top drawer purchases. Yes, underwear. We all need it and yet it’s life cycle and very make up can be harmful to the environment. Do we have to give in to boring underwear in a … Continue reading Getting intimate
I learned an awful lot this year and yes, I've been really quiet. As a business, a blogger, a maker and ethical fashion activist; I had a lot to think about and decided that 2019 was all about learning and more importantly, growing. I can’t wait to share all of my plans, hopes and projects … Continue reading Five lessons I learned last year
Now that fashion revolution week is over, where do we go from here? Does campaigning end and do our posters get put away for next April? We really hope not. We hope that this week causes people around the world to think about the true cost of fashion. We hope that you feel inspired and … Continue reading Forever, not just for April.
Know the Origin pop-up shop & events, 51 Greek St, Soho, London. One week, one pop up shop, over 70 brands, more than 60 speakers and plenty of fashion revolution followers. Know the origin have pulled together some of the best brands and most notable sustainability speakers in the industry, all for fashion Revolution Week. … Continue reading Know the Origin? Yes we do.
It doesn’t feel like it, however spring has sprung! We, hopefully, should be shedding our winter layers and finally dusting off our lighter jackets. Now that lighter days and mildly sunny climates await, how do we make our wardrobe fit for spring? Don’t be too quick to ditch those cable knits and darker tones just … Continue reading Spring, please don’t fling
The Next Black -2014 An innovative look at the future of clothing and how we will adapt as we address the ever-growing environmental crisis. A slick documentary filled with warning and hope for a better fashion industry. This film is clean and bright, a very enjoyable watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuPzdpudwhU River Blue - 2018 A powerful film … Continue reading Must Watch Movies for Sustainability