Ambre Clothing – Sustainability born in Lockdown

This past year has been a tough one for all of us, being plunged into a global pandemic, and having to stay at home for the best part of a year, not to mention the tragedy of losing friends and loved ones. Having recently lost my father (not due to Covid 19, but affected by…

Donating Clothes during Lockdown

Some of us may be using this most recent lockdown as a chance to de-clutter. I’ve seen lots of recent queries and posts online asking about how to donate when charity shops are closed. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my favourite charity shop with you – White Rose – who accept…

Upcycling & Creativity

Remember at the start of lockdown when we all thought we’d make so many things? Well, most of us didn’t get as creative as we’d have liked to – and that’s ok – but I did manage to create a few pieces, and I’d like to share some of these with you. Before I share…

Who Made Your Clothes, Boohoo?

Before the second coronavirus lockdown in Leicester, which highlighted the unacceptable, cramped working conditions and wages of around £3.50 per hour in several fast fashion factories, how many people would question how it was possible to buy a dress for just £4 from Boohoo, and ask the question, ‘Who made your clothes’? In the world…

Hey! Leave Those Rats Alone!

According to the RSPCA, rats are highly social animals, with an excellent sense of touch and smell – and can form close human-animal bonds. Why then, am I still reading headlines such as “Summer of the cannibal rats! Hungry, aggressive, highly fertile – and coming to our homes”? And not even from the usual tabloids…

The Thoughts Inside My Head

Do you ever wonder if you’re the only one who has the thoughts that run through your head day after day, or the really random ones that surprise you out of nowhere? Well, I can assure you it’s not just you. And neither is the depression and/or anxiety you feel – maybe related to lockdown,…