Upcycling And The Circular Economy

Reet Aus | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Style
Reet Aus

n order for there to be a global shift toward a circular economy, major corporations need to get on board. Yet companies resist this kind of change, even when it's good for the planet and sometimes even when it is good for the wallet.

Taking Upcycling To The Next Level

Reet Aus | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Reet Aus

I began working as a fashion designer in 1997. The deeper I got into the industry, the more shocked I was by the amount of waste my industry was producing. It didn't seem right. To do my small part, I began incorporating upcycling principles into my design work (both for my clothing line and the costume designs I was doing for theater productions). By 2002, all of the clothing I produced was upcycled.

How To Make A Million Dollars: Get Rich Turning Your British Treasure Into Cold, Hard, Cash

Jesse McClure | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jesse McClure

Did my catchy, click-bait title make you intrigued to find out what the secret recipe is to get rich quick? Well, there's good news and bad news. The...

Visions of a New Black Masculinity for 2026 - Summer Exhibition At Somerset House London.

Lou Mensah | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

2026 © Ibrahim Kamara and Kristin Lee-Moolman Stylist Ibrahim Kamara collaborates with photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman for work entitled '2026' as ...

If I Was Elected Mayor

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
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Rupert Wolfe-Murray

If I was the mayor I wouldn't collect the rubbish anymore. My election manifesto would be built round the slogan "there's no such thing as rubbish" and from day one of being elected I'd be talking to the bin men with new instructions.

This is How To Create Your Own 'She-Shed' In A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Claudia Canavan | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Finally, the dawn of the She Shed is here, and, with it, a revolution in how pressed professional women work, rest and play. Whether it's your lat...

Going Back to the Drawing Board

Christina Dean | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style
Christina Dean

I often feel that fashion designers don't get the respect they deserve in revolutionising not just fashion's hemlines or hues - but also its very sustainability. Designers are incredibly important. It is estimated that designers influence 80-90% of the environmental and economic costs of a product.

Why We Should All Give Upcycling a Chance

Kadie Regan | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Upcycling: the latest ephemeral trend or a way of life? I think it could just be the latter. With more and more of us beginning to care about the mark we leave on this planet, upcycling is a perfect place to start.

Five Bank Holiday Mini-Upcycling Projects

Sian Astley | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any tips for the Bank Holiday, HuffPost UK & Homesense have asked me? Sit in the garden on a roasting hot May Day, with marinated deliciousness grilling on coals and sipping a glass of something cold? Ha! Chances are in the UK, the sky will cloud and the heavens will open.

Top Craft Ideas For An Authentic Twist To Your Home Style

Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re feeling like your home could use a spruce-up but your wallet needs a rest, you should consider some DIY craft ideas to liven up your space...

The Essence of Estethica: London Fashion Week's Platform for Emerging Sustainable Talent

Veronica Crespi | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Crespi

When it comes to the core concept of launching, nurturing and mentoring new brands, that's when the new concept really reveals its new, winning formula. With the tag 'Fashion For A Sustainable Future', it is clear the mission for the new 'Estethica: Emerging Talents' is to forge a new and stronger generation of sustainable forces.

Why I May Never Buy New Again

Zoe Yates | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

This year at Brighton Fashion Week we saw the introduction of the Sustain show, an event created to showcase ethically minded design. Designs were created using both sustainable and up-cycled materials - and wow, what a show it was!

Christian Benner - Distressed and Dressed

Kate Lawson | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Sustainability and ethical production has been a growing concern within the fashion industry in recent years, mainly as a response to the rise of fast throwaway fashion retailers - cheaply made garments which can't be recycled that pollute landfill as surplus textile waste.

How to Live the Green Lifestyle

Jess Shanahan | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

Do you want to live more greenly and do your bit for the environment? You might think that involves a lot of effort but it doesn't! Here are a few simple ways to improve your lifestyle by living more greenly.

The Next Big Thing? - Upcycling Shakes Up Its Image

Alex Perry | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK
Alex Perry

'The Next Big Thing?' is a series of blogs that will focus on small businesses and startup brands in the U.K. Whether they are quirky, practical, pion...

The Malcolm X T-shirt Revisited

Christine de Leon | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

The early 1990s were a golden era in postmodern black consciousness and 'X' was a symbol of empowerment emblazoned across the chests of so many young black men. However, within three or four years of such a potent resurgence of black radical thought, the 'X' tees seemed to disappear into the bottom drawer. So to see this symbol re-emerge on a suit jacket in 2011 was positively sublime.