Guilt free consumption: is it possible?

How can we fulfill our appetite for newness without breaking the bank or the world? Is leasable fashion the answer?

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Guilt free consumption: is it possible?

How can we fulfill our appetite for newness without breaking the bank or the world? Is leasable fashion the answer?

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The True Cost

The True Cost- the documentary that blows the lid on a very real angle of the fashion industry.

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The True Cost

The True Cost- the documentary that blows the lid on a very real angle of the fashion industry.

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Alternative Apparel

A recent trip to San Francisco led to the discovery of Alternative Apparel. It was great to see sustainable clothing coming up in a city which is already really eco focused with organic farmers markets and artisan coffee shops everywhere along with bakery’s serving organic artisanal bread and butter at $5 a slice!

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Alternative Apparel

A recent trip to San Francisco led to the discovery of Alternative Apparel. It was great to see sustainable clothing coming up in a city which is already really eco focused with organic farmers markets and artisan coffee shops everywhere along with bakery’s serving organic artisanal bread and butter at $5 a slice!

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Leather: how to reduce your impact.

In a world where “buy less, buy better” is constantly fighting against consumers ingrained need for newness, how does an infrequent purchase like a leather jacket fit in. Who’s out there trying to bend the rules?

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Leather: how to reduce your impact.

In a world where “buy less, buy better” is constantly fighting against consumers ingrained need for newness, how does an infrequent purchase like a leather jacket fit in. Who’s out there trying to bend the rules?

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The Angora Boycott: What Happens Next?

Angora… what happens after all the big labels boycott it in response to cruelty in Angora farms?

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The Angora Boycott: What Happens Next?

Angora… what happens after all the big labels boycott it in response to cruelty in Angora farms?

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Interview: Belle & Vidére

Many of the best examples of upcycling involve passionate creativity and attention to detail and Belle & Vidére are no exception. In this interview we go behind the scenes to find out how this high-end, hand-crafted lampshade brand got off the ground.

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Interview: Belle & Vidére

Many of the best examples of upcycling involve passionate creativity and attention to detail and Belle & Vidére are no exception. In this interview we go behind the scenes to find out how this high-end, hand-crafted lampshade brand got off the ground.

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The 10 Year Hoodie: Is my wardrobe programmed to self-destruct?

A hoodie that is so well made it is designed to last rather than be thrown away.

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The 10 Year Hoodie: Is my wardrobe programmed to self-destruct?

A hoodie that is so well made it is designed to last rather than be thrown away.

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Good Good Things for Izzy Lane

Good Good Things for Izzy Lane: AW12/13 Knitwear from the fleeces of Izzy Lane’s rescued rare breed sheep.

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Good Good Things for Izzy Lane

Good Good Things for Izzy Lane: AW12/13 Knitwear from the fleeces of Izzy Lane’s rescued rare breed sheep.

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Upcycling Fashion Store

Slow fashion movement picks up speed with the expansion of The Upcycling Fashion Store in Berlin.

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Upcycling Fashion Store

Slow fashion movement picks up speed with the expansion of The Upcycling Fashion Store in Berlin.

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Wool House at Somerset House

HRH Prince Charles’ Campaign for Wool launched the biggest ever celebration of wool this March with its Wool House taking over the entire West Wing of Somerset House.

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Wool House at Somerset House

HRH Prince Charles’ Campaign for Wool launched the biggest ever celebration of wool this March with its Wool House taking over the entire West Wing of Somerset House.

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War On Want ‘Blood Sweat and Gear’

A day of discussion on Olympic sportswear giants’ exploitation of garment workers…

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War On Want ‘Blood Sweat and Gear’

A day of discussion on Olympic sportswear giants’ exploitation of garment workers…

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The North Circular AW12 preview at Estethica

Courtesy of the lovely Katherine Poulton —Director of The North Circular— I got my second opportunity to check out the Estethica show at London Fashion Week…

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The North Circular AW12 preview at Estethica

Courtesy of the lovely Katherine Poulton —Director of The North Circular— I got my second opportunity to check out the Estethica show at London Fashion Week…

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Izzy Lane AW12 Knitwear

I’ve had a rather exciting couple of weeks recently, which have led to a couple of unexpected adventures. I’ve been following ethical knitwear brand Izzy Lane for a while…

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Izzy Lane AW12 Knitwear

I’ve had a rather exciting couple of weeks recently, which have led to a couple of unexpected adventures. I’ve been following ethical knitwear brand Izzy Lane for a while…

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EcoLuxe

Today’s expedition was to EcoLuxe – in the words of the Director:
“A showcase for the more luxurious end of the ethical and sustainable fashion market.”

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EcoLuxe

Today’s expedition was to EcoLuxe – in the words of the Director:
“A showcase for the more luxurious end of the ethical and sustainable fashion market.”

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The good thing about awards ceremonies

The Baftas and the Grammys have come and gone and I’m really pleased to have spotted during the inevitable dissection of what every one was wearing that Michelle Williams is flying the sustainable flag along with the Green Carpet challenger Livia Firth…

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The good thing about awards ceremonies

The Baftas and the Grammys have come and gone and I’m really pleased to have spotted during the inevitable dissection of what every one was wearing that Michelle Williams is flying the sustainable flag along with the Green Carpet challenger Livia Firth…

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Housing madness continues…

Every now and again I get a case of itchy feet and decide its time to investigate places that I’ve not been to before, on one such expedition I came across a house in Hackney which is a perfect example of the empty house craziness I mentioned in my earlier post. Seeing this in my area brought the problem into perspective for me…

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Housing madness continues…

Every now and again I get a case of itchy feet and decide its time to investigate places that I’ve not been to before, on one such expedition I came across a house in Hackney which is a perfect example of the empty house craziness I mentioned in my earlier post. Seeing this in my area brought the problem into perspective for me…

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Empty homes. Housing shortage. Mad!

The weird logic of paying to protect empty properties rather than having people living in them… or knocking them down just to build new “affordable” housing…

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Empty homes. Housing shortage. Mad!

The weird logic of paying to protect empty properties rather than having people living in them… or knocking them down just to build new “affordable” housing…

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Future Fabrics Expo

I’ve been out and about checking out the Future Fabrics Expo put on by The Sustainable Angle at the LCF. They put together over 400 natural and man-made fabrics with a lower environmental impact than standard mainstream materials…

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Future Fabrics Expo

I’ve been out and about checking out the Future Fabrics Expo put on by The Sustainable Angle at the LCF. They put together over 400 natural and man-made fabrics with a lower environmental impact than standard mainstream materials…

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Estethica: Lost Property of London

Katy Bell at Lost Property of London upcycles South American coffee sacks and a selection of other salvaged fabrics to create luxury eco totes, travel bags and clutches with a unique twist…

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Estethica: Lost Property of London

Katy Bell at Lost Property of London upcycles South American coffee sacks and a selection of other salvaged fabrics to create luxury eco totes, travel bags and clutches with a unique twist…

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Estethica Champagne Breakfast

For one of my first forays into LFW I attended the Estethica champagne breakfast at Somerset House. As my previous visits to fashion week have mostly comprised of loitering outside spotting the weird, wonderful and slightly mental to report back on to my bosses I was really excited to be there for myself…

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Estethica Champagne Breakfast

For one of my first forays into LFW I attended the Estethica champagne breakfast at Somerset House. As my previous visits to fashion week have mostly comprised of loitering outside spotting the weird, wonderful and slightly mental to report back on to my bosses I was really excited to be there for myself…

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