IWD – volume 3

Happy International Women's Day!!!! IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It's also a day to do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. Here is my final blog post in my IWD series with my #pressforprogress. VOLUME 3 As mentioned in my previous post, last [...]

Step Up

For regular readers you will know that I am currently raising money for Labour Behind the Label who are a charity that campaigns to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry. This month they launched a campaign for shoe brands to Step Up and tell us where our shoes are made. In 2014 [...]

Super Sunday Swap Shop

Super Sunday Swap Shop

People now buy four times more clothes than they did in the 80's. To meet these increasing demands fashion brands are cutting corners in regards to worker rights, pay and safety. It also has huge consequences for the environment, on average UK consumers send 30kg of clothing to landfill each year. Labour Behind the Label [...]

Spotlight on ethical fashion

In just the past few weeks there have been two very interesting broadcasts around 'fast fashion'. Channel 4 Dispatches and a podcast by The Guilty Feminist have placed a spotlight on the issues surrounding today's clothing production and consumption. Dispatches - Britain's Cheap Clothes Channel 4 uncovers issues in UK factories and warehouses of brands such [...]

MUD Jeans & RePack

I am always on the look out for an ethical and environmentally friendly brand, so when I stumbled across MUD Jeans I got a little excited. MUD Jeans are produced in fair factories from recycled, organic or BCI cotton using around 80% less water and producing around 70% less CO2 compared to other denim producers. [...]