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 at the expense of those in the developing world will not pay for their cancelled orders. … Continue reading It’s time to pay up.
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