The UK Government launched their new Environment plan last week. In this they outline plans to extend the 5p charge on plastic
Jo Salter is the founder of the ethical clothing brand Where Does It Come From? and a keen enthusiast of all things Fairtrade and sustainable. Jo worked in corporate business for fifteen years during which she became involved in international development through fundraising and Open University study. She is convinced that ethical business plays a key role in creating global justice and has been an ethical business entrepreneur ever since! Jo is a graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Where Does It Come From? is currently part of Cambridge University Judge Institute's incubation programme for social businesses. Jo lives in Suffolk with her husband and two children.
London Fashion Week 2017 has finished - a frantic festival of catwalk shows and new designs. But it's not just about style and glamour, fashion is big business - the UK fashion industry contributed £28billion to the economy last year and supported 880,000 UK jobs (Oxford Economics)
18/10/2017 15:07 BST
Jeans - and other denim items such as shirts and jackets - are distressed using a variety of techniques including the use of corrosive chemicals, sandpapering, slashing with knives and, alarmingly, a machine that looks like an angle grinder...
18/10/2017 08:07 BST
Ask yourself if you really love and need your bargain item. Ask yourself why it is cheap - is someone else paying the price? Ask yourself what's going to happen to it in the future. If you are happy with the answers you have given yourself then wahoooo - you've got yourself a bargain!
19/06/2017 16:24 BST
People like me often talk (bang on and on) about ethical clothes and the benefits for those people creating them and for our planet too. That's all very well but, let's face it, however selfless we are feeling, most of us want to know what's in it for us. Well here are five good reasons why it is better to buy ethical clothes, and not an altruistic one among them!
15/05/2017 12:24 BST
Clothes shopping has changed dramatically in the last 30 years or so. Fast Fashion is the term used to describe the clothing industry of the most recent decades. Whereas the price of most of our items - houses, fuel, food - has increased in this time period, our clothing has become cheaper and cheaper. It is actually cheaper to buy clothes now than in the 1980s!
04/05/2017 16:17 BST
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