‘What is alpaca yarn?’ ‘Why British alpaca?’ These are questions I’m regularly asked since setting up sustainable knitwear label, Ally Bee. Alpacas produce a fabulous soft fleece but there’s also strong environmental advantages to spinning a British alpaca yarn. So, to help answer ‘Why alpaca & why British’, here’s 12 curious facts about the creatures and their luxurious fleece: Read more »
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This week I had the opportunity to see a pop up exhibition of the Textile Toolbox and meet Prof. Becky Earl who co-created it.
Textile Toolbox is TED’s web platform project for MISTRA Future Fashion. The research consortium aims to create systemic and profitable change within the fashion industry through ‘interconnected design thinking and processes for sustainable textiles and fashion’. This open website is a platform for designers and experts to engage with new design ideas. Read more »
As readers of this blog and magazine will know, eco-ethical fashion has been a hot topic in the fashion world for a number of years. With horrific incidents like Rana Plaza getting coverage across all media channels, The Clean Clothes Campaign, The Fairtrade Foundation and many others trying to educate shoppers, you are now are more informed and have more choices than ever before when it comes to updating your wardrobe. But have you ever thought about such issues when buying things for your home?
Have you ever woken up in the morning wondering about what you should wear to work? Or struggled to find an outfit for a party or important family get together? Most of us – women have felt like this at some point (read: most times) during our lives. “What do I wear?” – is the question that we ask ourselves constantly. With this in mind we have created a guide of wardrobe must-haves, especially for women just like ourselves.
This guide highlights the must-have pieces – both clothing and accessories that every women should have to enhance their wardrobes and their style. Purchasing any of the below items will ensure you have the appropriate items to get you through your day, event or special occasion, providing an outfit for each different engagement you may have. Read more »
Kindness – it’s an unassuming, seemingly average noun that’s buried in the middle of the dictionary but has one of the most powerful definitions of any word in the English language.
I’m the sort of person who sets ridiculous goals for myself at the start of every year. Sometimes I only get halfway there, or maybe I try and fail, but I think it’s an important part of making sure I’m on track to be the best kind of person I want to be. Read more »
Back in February 2012, I packed up a big blue suitcase and took our travelling pants off to The Good Fashion Show in London. By then, Who Made Your Pants? had existed for three years. We’d delivered a load of English, employability and basic sewing training to over forty women in Southampton, and created a handful of jobs. Read more »
On April the 24th last year, 1,133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh.
Today, people are still suffering as a direct result of our fashion supply chain. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough! Read more »
You know that moment of browsing through a bazaar filled with crazy items alongside ordinary goods, piled high or laid out in displays and suddenly something catches your eye? There’s that leap in your tummy that tells you to go and take a closer look. Read more »
A wide selection of stylish fashion clothing for all occasions including: dresses, tops, knitwear, skirts, eveningwear, coats, suits, jackets and more. Styles to suit a variety of tastes from classic to vintage and more in between: recycled and upcycled. This is sustainable ethical fashion at it's best.Women's Ethical Clothing
If you're looking for something eco or ethical to wear for dress down friday, a casual weekend or holiday, you'll find it here. Tops, t-shirts, jeans, trousers from mainly fairtrade and organic cotton.Men's Ethical Fashion
Green fashion for kids is fun and made mainly from natural fibres including organic cotton and Fairtrade cotton. From baby to early teens, there's something to make all kids happy. Bright colours, animals, fun shapes that children can wear all year round.Kids Green Clothing
A treasure trove of accessories from around the world can be found here. A vast selection of jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings to shoes, hats, bags, handbags and scarves. Whatever your style, these items will complete any outfit.Eco-Friendly Accessories
The expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back. —