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Tom Cridland

Sustainable fashion designer

Tom Cridland is a sustainable fashion brand well known all over the world for trousers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets and shirts so beautifully made that they are backed with a 30 Year Guarantee. Tom and his girlfriend of 8 years, Debs Marx, started their sustainable fashion brand with just a small government start-up loan in 2014, when they were both 23. Tom Cridland is now a Fortune Magazine Cool Company, listed on the Sustainia100 and has customers on every continent. Tom Cridland have made clothing for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Stiller, Rod Stewart, Hugh Grant, Danny McBride, Frankie Valli, Stephan Merchant, Jeremy Piven, Nigel Olsson, Brandon Flowers, Robbie Williams, Daniel Craig, Clint Eastwood and Kendrick Lamar. Tom Cridland's sustainable ethos is the antidote to fast fashion that has become so prevalent. The 30 Year Collection is meticulously handcrafted out of Italian cotton, wool and cashmere but will also save you money in cost per wear. The bonus is that you'll be helping protect our planet's natural resources by choosing truly durable clothing. When not dedicating their time to sustainable fashion, Tom and Debs run a boutique PR agency, Tom Cridland Public Relations, and sing and play in The Tomicks, a rock n' roll band managed by their music agency, Tom Cridland Entertainment.

Honey I'm Home: Welcome Back Shania!

Some people say that Taylor Swift is the best country pop crossover artist but that don't impress me much. Life's about to get good because Shania Twain is preparing to play her first gig in Britain for over a decade and, to be quite frank, the woman in me could not be more excited.
08/09/2017 16:05 BST

In Defence Of Jeff Lynne And Phil Collins

I'm not quite sure what Mr Potton was expecting but, when I bought tickets to ELO, I wanted to hear those grandiose melodies, epic strings and intricate harmonies delivered live by a full band, who could make a mistake at any time.
14/07/2017 15:09 BST

Why I Couldn't Care Less About London Fashion Week

So what, you might ask, have we at Tom Cridland spent LFW doing? Well, once we'd managed to resist the temptation of spending the whole week in pyjamas watching Narcos and eating Terry's Chocolate Oranges, we decided to mark what should be a momentous occasion for a fashion label by launching our first ever shirt.
28/09/2016 10:55 BST

Fashions Come And Go But If We Shop Sustainably, It Can Last A Lot Longer

The rise of brief trends over classic style and shoddy workmanship at cheap prices in the fashion industry is damaging both our planet and its people. I'm a 25 year old designer and I wanted to share with you the story of how a t-shirt could be what's needed to engage the mass market with sustainable fashion.
02/09/2016 13:11 BST

Why Elton John's Drummer, Nigel Olsson, Is A True Gentleman

I was almost hopeless and had run out of money trying to start up the Tom Cridland brand two years ago, aged 23, when I sent an offer of a complimentary pair of our trousers to Nigel Olsson, who has been Elton's drummer since 1969 and was one of my favourite musicians, via his rep. Much to my surprise, I had an email from Nigel himself the next day, saying he loved the look of my designs.
24/08/2016 15:10 BST

The Fashion Industry Needs to Change

The rise of brief trends over classic style and shoddy workmanship at cheap prices in the fashion industry is damaging both our planet and its people. I'm a 25 year old designer and I wanted to share with you the story of how a t-shirt could be what's needed to engage the mass market with sustainable fashion.
11/07/2016 15:13 BST

11 Things You Need to Know About Man Bags

No-one has yet designed a bag that does it all. You can, however, boil your collection down to around 3 styles, budget permitting and leaving aside performance equipment or functional stuff like rolling luggage...
04/07/2016 11:58 BST

Top 5 Restaurants in London

With all the doom, gloom, drama and chaos that is sweeping the country following Brexit, there couldn't be a better time to remind ourselves of what makes Britain, and in particular London, so great. One of the best indications of London's spectacular diversity and ability to draw on such a wide range of cultures is the incredible range of restaurants in the city. Here are the top five I would high recommend checking out when in town.
27/06/2016 15:26 BST

Tom Cridland's Five Top Wardrobe Choices

I like dressing flamboyantly and in bold colours that make me happy. I apply a buy less, buy better attitude to fashion and accessories, and I love collecting things and wearing them again and again. The two collections of mine that I am most proud of are of shoes and sunglasses.
23/05/2016 10:26 BST

An Entrepreneur's Day in the Life

My brand, Tom Cridland, is an international fashion label that specialises in making luxury clothing accessible to more people and fights fast fashion through sustainability. Our garments are built to last and we're leading a new trend towards protecting our natural resources by making truly durable clothing.
05/04/2016 10:32 BST

Sparks in the Workplace: How We Run Our Start-Up as a Couple

As the psychologist and author of <em>Entrepreneurial Couples</em> put it, "When you work with your spouse, you're going to be challenged all the time by the way they think, including the way they think about you. That makes you introspective. It makes you work on yourself and the relationship. And that can't be bad."
23/02/2016 11:12 GMT

How to Start a Business on a Shoestring

Many young people find the idea of starting their own business to be so daunting that they never give it a go. The number of people slaving away, doing jobs that make them deeply unhappy, when they clearly have the talent and discipline to successfully follow a career path that they actually enjoy, is something that saddens me.
09/02/2016 15:12 GMT

Elton John: The Best Rock 'N' Roll Act Still On the Road Today

Forget the tantrums, tiaras, flowers, sunglasses, knighthood, '80s cocaine habit, Dolce & Gabanna row, ridiculous '90s Louis XIV costume and even the extremely admirable work that's carried out by the Elton John Aids Foundation. Elton Hercules John is not a "national treasure"; he's a rock star. It's time for rock snobs to give Elton John and his band the credit they deserve.
26/01/2016 00:37 GMT