People Tree – Making a Difference in Fashion

 People Tree, my favourite pioneers of ethical and sustainable fashion. They’ve provided us with wonderful clothes for 25 years so far, and made a huge difference to the lives of those who make our clothes. Now they need our help to increase the highly successful range of Tencel pieces from the SS17 collection. Tencel is…

Random Fashion… Alternative Fashion Week

All eyes are turning towards London, for the start of London Fashion Week. And whilst it’s great to admire some of the lovely things from afar, there are many reasons not to follow the trends and set your own pace. From financial to ethical and everything in between. Perhaps you’d love to have the money,…

Who Made Your Clothes?

‘Who made your clothes’? In the world of fast fashion, companies are looking to save money. And what’s the quickest way to do it? Cheap and unfair labour practices. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not only pointing the finger at cheap, bargain rich clothing stores. I’m talking about huge designer brands too, who have…

Vintage Fashion … Festival Fever!

It’s only a few sleeps until the fields of Worthy Farm open their gates again for Glastonbury 2014. The weather is set to be hot and sunny, but in traditional Glastonbury style, there will most likely be rain… and rain means mud! So, I’m sure you’ve all got your trusty wellies ready (unless you like…

Tuesday Randoms … Making Stuff & Workshops

Happy Tuesday and sorry for the lack of a Monday Random yesterday – it was my birthday and I spent all day doing, well … nothing! It was hot, and the balcony was calling. Anyway, on the tube this morning, I was reading the latest edition of Time Out London magazine and spotted a really…

My Love of Upcycled & Recycled Clothes

Yesterday was World Environment Day (5th June 2014), and it got me thinking, as usual, about doing my bit. And what better way to start, than in the wardrobe? There’s been a recent upsurge in the popularity of recycling and refashioning clothes – and it’s hardly surprising. One of the best ways to save money…

World Fair Trade Day

Today is World Fair Trade Day and the theme this year, as decided by the World Fair Trade Organisation is Fair Trade People.  It’s a day all about celebrating the producers and consumers of fair trade products. Wonderful. What a great opportunity to tell you about some of my favourite fair trade brands! Fair trade is all…