It may be a relatively new import from the US, but Black Friday has dominated Christmas shopping calendars for the last few years. If you’re sick of the hype and want to rebel, here are some ways in which you can fight back against the rising tide of consumerism.
"Small, mindful, purposeful steps contribute to a big difference."
I wanted each piece in my wardrobe to mean something to me. I wanted to create memories with my clothes
We needed to give people a question they can all ask: who made my clothes?
Taking up a new fitness regime, eating healthily or embracing ‘Veganuary’ are all popular lifestyle re-boots, but something
“Treat others as you wish to be treated.” It’s a simple philosophy, and you’ve probably heard it a million times - I know
Red is alarming, uncompromising, empowering and fierce. As a society, we're hard wired to it since it taps into our primal, passionate impulses. It's the colour of the blood of Christ and also the Devil, with a cocktail of connotations consisting of fireworks, adrenaline, love hearts, red roses and indeed the aptly named districts where certain women make a living.
This week is Living Wage Week, an opportunity to highlight the importance of implementing a living wage in order to create sustainable employment and to end exploitation within workforces. And of the many industries where workforces are indeed exploited, the fashion industry must be one of the most notorious.
Questions around ethics in the fast fashion industry have been high on the agenda ever since the tragedy of the 2012 fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka. This horrific incident urgently brought to our attention the human cost of fast fashion, highlighting serious health and safety concerns and paving necessary steps for safer worker conditions.
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)