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Plastic Fantastic - How plastic effects Fashion

Plastic Fantastic - How plastic effects Fashion
Sportswear giant Adidas has taken the lead with a range of footwear made from Ocean plastics. Although they are currently out of most peoples' budget, the fact that the technology is there is really encouraging.

Woman Friendly City

Woman Friendly City
My sister recently went to Amsterdam with her family. She sent me an adorable picture of her 3 year old sitting on a pretty mosaic sofa in the city...

5 Reasons to Wear Linen in Autumn

5 Reasons to Wear Linen in Autumn
Linen has long been a staple of Summer style. Lightweight, breathable and soft, its slightly creased look makes it seem like you have just left the...

10 Minutes with: Suliman

10 Minutes with: Suliman
  I am a tailor in Sierra Leone. I'm just starting out. I have been an apprentice to my older brother Obai for...

Ethical vs Sustainable

Ethical vs Sustainable
I've been thinking a lot about what these two words mean. They crop up all over social media as hasht...

10 Minutes with: Theresa Nguyen

10 Minutes with: Theresa Nguyen
In this day and age, I believe that we have a shortage of young people aspiring to work in manufacturing. I have realised that my role is so important to the client as well as the factory. I am able to see what needs to move and what must be stopped. I represent more than the product. The glass wall of overseas manufacturing is foggy and I function as the translator and the assurer. Being a person in my mid-twenties, I have little experience but I have seen manufacturing from both sides of the table and my technical skills are valuable to the discussion because I can both learn and advise. I understand expectations on the client’s end but now I see the struggles on the manufacturer’s end as well. 

What Makes A Fabric Sustainable?

What Makes A Fabric Sustainable?
Our latest drop has arrived and I am so proud of it. It has been a over year in the making partly because I was really specific about the kind of...

What's Happening during Fashion Revolution Week 2018?

Gillian June is taking part in the Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution Pop-Up at the Museum of Brands, 

No Waste Fashion

No Waste Fashion
I've covered this before so sorry for banging on- but I really hate wasting fabric. Sourcing cloth is one of the best things about this job. I ca...

The Ugly Trainer: Practical Footwear for Trends A/W 18

The Ugly Trainer: Practical Footwear for Trends A/W 18
I'm doing backflips. The Kitten heel is one of the most annoying trends ever to grace the pavements and I cannot believe it ever got a second round. While there will still be some carefully balanced Glamazons who are able to stomp around in this ridiculous excuse for a sole throughout winter, I can go back to marching with dignity, and without fear of toppling. 

Did International Women's Day Miss the Point?

Off the back of the TimesUp and #MeToo movements, Sisterhood has never been so in Vogue. Last Thursday social media was awash with women posti...

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Due to a series of slightly odd events, I recently found myself on a 10-hour flight to South Korea with 4 strangers.  ...