I’m starting my exploration of fast fashion issues with dyeing. I got interested in this after spending a lot of time using dyes during my Textiles Degree. Latterly using locally available materials rather than commercial dyes and working out how to fix them to wool without the use of harmful substances. Today I will look … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 1 of 3
Studying my Textiles Degree has made me need to find a way to challenge the paradigm of Fast Fashion, or perhaps it should be called industrial fashion. Talking about it on the blog seems best way for me to start. This year I want to explore the issues, and there are many, and they are … More My Plan for a New Blogging Year
Jen’s post over at Make do and Mend has prompted me to look back at numerous charity shop bargains and consider where I went wrong. Jen is starting a new challenge of no new clothes, not even from the charity shop, or swishing events and no new fabric either. She has noted a couple of … More Confessions of a Charity Shop Addict
Just one year ago 1133 people died and more than 2500 we injured in the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough. It is time we started to question who made our clothes. The supply chain has become so complex that retailers no longer know who is … More Who Made Your Clothes?
Are you giving anything up for lent? I did consider Labour Behind the Label‘s invitation for a ‘fashion fast to appose fast fashion’ by wearing only 6 items from my wardrobe for a whole 6 weeks. The trouble is that there are more than 6 items I want to be wearing during the next 6 … More Are you ready to give up fast fashion?