Inspired by Gwen Shlichta’s illustrations in Flow Magazine issue 17 I started to draw my current wardrobe. Then, as I tried again and still had elements I wasn’t happy with, I thought, why not draw each item separately? I’ve ended up with a set of cards. I had been meaning to take photos of all … More Wardrobe Card Game
I nipped down to Lincoln this morning for a bit of clothes shopping. My lovely friend Elly and her friend Ali put on their First Fashion Uplift Event at The Assembly Rooms. There were lots of stalls, with people selling their unwanted, quality clothing. After a good look round a nice cup of coffee and … More Fashion Uplift
I was recently interviewed by the delightful Tara Roskell for The Idea Medic Podcast you can hear it HERE She interviews lots of interesting creative people, well worth subscribing to The Idea Medic Podcast!
What does that mean to you? Do you still want to carry on buying lots of clothes, but not exploit workers? Or want a Minimal Capsule Wardrobe which makes getting dressed in the morning easy? The issues around our current apetite for fast fashion have been written about widely, here they are again – in … More So you want a Sustainable Wardrobe?
I have been running every other day, for nearly 4 months now, usually about 2 miles and every now and then 3.1 (which is 5k) and as a result have now lost 2 inches from my waist, 1 1/2 from my hips and 1 1/2 from each thigh! This means that my cropped jeans, stripe … More Summer Wardrobe 2017 update
I’ve been thinking about taking up this challenge again this year. A brilliant way to get us thinking about the amount of clothes we own, and what we really need. My winter wardrobe consists of: Jeans (vintage Levis) Grey long sleeve tee shirt Grey silk blouse Navy Cardigan (upcycled from a jumper – will make … More Six Items Challenge
Having watched Channel 4 Dispatches on 23rd January, here are some thoughts: If you are paying £19.99 for a garment on line what is the retailer paying the factory to make it? Do we really think they will be paying enough for the factory to then pay the workers minimum wage? That £19.99 has to … More Britain’s Cheap Clothes
I have spent years feeling my wardrobe is inadequate. If I just had a couple of other items it would be perfect. I have finally come to realise that there is no perfect wardrobe, at least not for me, even if I were willing to spend the money, and the time, finding those few perfect … More My (not quite) Perfect Capsule Wardrobe
Having bought a lovely second hand pair of Levis from Poor Boy Vintage Boutique in Hull, I found that one of the button holes had worn and was annoyingly awkward to keep done up. I found a nice piece of blue linen, added some iron on interfacing and stitched it to the back of the … More Mending my Levis
Having looked at the issues of pollution and waste. Now we will look at what the industry is doing to address these. One way to reduce pollution is a closed loop system, where the excess dye and chemicals are recovered from the water and reused. This allows for the water that is discharged to be … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 2 of 3