Slow Fashion

Why Slow Fashion Is Picking Up The Pace

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

Total ethical spending in the UK is now worth £54billion (2016) and represents around 7% of all UK consumer spending, which is more than we spend on cigarettes and alcohol, combined. The value of overall ethical sales grew by 8 %to £38billion in 2015, during a period when inflation barely rose above 0.5 %, according to the new Ethical Consumer Markets report.

The Pandora Approach To Problem Solving: Why Think Realistically When You Can Think Creatively?

Kim Pearce | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Style
Kim Pearce

It is becoming obvious why the Ancients saw Pandora with hope whilst all the ills of the world were released around her, hope is the winged possibility needed for us to think outside the box to solve our problems. It's the reminder that we are divine and we've already got what we need to solve our problems when we think creatively (not realistically).

Want To Do Your Bit For The Environment? Start With Your Wardrobe

Adam Manuel | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Adam Manuel

Items distributed from the East use ships, lorries, airplanes, or a combination of all three during the transportation process, all of which require fossil fuels; dyes run into rivers and destroy plant and aquatic life; and when many garments hit the shelves the origins are often completely unknown.

Why Embracing Slow Fashion Could Reduce Pressure On The Natural World

Adam Manuel | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Style
Adam Manuel

While more and more general consumers are starting to take the implications of carbon emissions seriously, the fashion industry is lagging behind. Green and fair trade designers utilising domestic talent and sustainable technology may be gaining traction among small niches; however, the majority of large scale fashion houses still source cheap labour from overseas and use unethical manufacturing processes.

Transitioning From Fast Fashion To Slow Fashion

Emilia Wik | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Style
Emilia Wik

Transitioning to Slow Fashion from Fast Fashion is a different experience depending on your current shopping habits. For many of us, it can come as a rather shocking moment- a moment where we realise that our relationship with our clothes has been diminished to a two month magic line where the pieces transform from chic to let's be frank, not so chic.

How To Recycle, Reuse And Repurpose Fashion

Tania Arrayales | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Style
Tania Arrayales

Moving towards this lifestyle isn't easy and changing the way people consume fashion is a behavior that has been set for years. People can't get discouraged and need to remember that every small step they take is making an impact. So, here are some simple ways to incorporate recycling, reusing, and repurposing into your lifestyle.

Love Fashion? There is a High Chance You Support Slavery

Ieva Zu | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Style
Ieva Zu

I want to be proud of what I represent (clothes are your mirror, a part of your personality), and I want to be sure I am not supporting slavery. I don't want my cheap fashion to be someone else's worst nightmare.

Why I'm Giving Up Clothes

Jen Gale | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Style
Jen Gale

I wanted to test my creativity. To see what would happen when I get truly, truly bored of wearing the same things, day after day. To see how many times it is possible to patch the knees on a pair of jeans. To see if I can learn to love the clothes I already have.

From Fast Fashion to Slow Style

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

So workers are suffering because of low wages and dangerous working conditions, consumers are suffering thanks to poor quality clothing that doesn't last and the environment is suffering due to the overproduction of clothes and a complete lack of regard for sustainability. The clothes may be cheap but we are all paying for them one way or another.