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?
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
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
Just wanted to tell you about the Eco-print workshop I am running at Cleethorpes in November. I can deliver this to groups in other areas, it would make a lovely Hen Party activity. The prints vary during the year depending on what leaves and flowers are available to print with. (edit updated with new photos) … More Eco-Print Workshop
I feel the need to share with you this report by Greenpeace. Who knew that our children’s clothes contain such chemicals as Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) Phthalates and Antimony? some of which are banned in children’s toys and banned or restricted for use in the EU. Greenpeace launched its Detox Campaign back in 2011 and this … More A Little Story About Monsters In Your Closet