Charity shop thrifting tips

Decided to give charity shops a try but not sure where to start? Ok everyone’s had the experience of walking into a charity shop and being hit with a wall of stale, pungent air that conjures up an image of the recently deceased. Pushing past this, and breathing as little as possible, you may haveContinue reading “Charity shop thrifting tips”

Know the Origin

Loads of ethical clothing brands in one place in a London shop Know The Origin is a UK marketplace which curates hundreds of sustainable and ethical clothing. Best thing is they now have a pop up store in Angel, London open until at least Sep 2021. Location Angel Central, Angel, London Men and women’s wearContinue reading “Know the Origin”

Charity shop thrifting in London

London is massive and full of charity shops – where are the best areas to plunder? If you don’t have cash to splurge, charity shops are a goldmine – here are some locations with good clusters. Angel, Islington Location Angel tube station Angel is a gorgeous area to wander around because of the period houses,Continue reading “Charity shop thrifting in London”

Shops in London that sell ethical clothes

Where can I find actual shops in London that sell ethical clothing? Woohoo! I’ve finally found some actual physical shops in London that I can go to and try on clothes and buy ethically. Know the Origin Know The Origin is a UK marketplace which curates hundreds of sustainable and ethical clothing. Best thing is theyContinue reading “Shops in London that sell ethical clothes”

Natural fabrics

Why you should check what your clothes are made from before you buy Most clothes these days are made from plastic – find out why this a serious problem and why clothes made from natural fabrics are a better choice. What are plastic clothes? When you look at the label of a piece of clothingContinue reading “Natural fabrics”

Ethical logos

What do all those ethical logos mean? Which ones should I look out for? If you’ve been in the ethical clothing game for a while you’re probably aware of the different logos that pop up on sites. Here’s a post that outlines some to look out for and what they mean. 1. Guaranteed Fair TradeContinue reading “Ethical logos”

Fast fashion – quotes from the experts

So what do the experts have to say about fast fashion? Here are some quotes from academics, campaign groups and industry leaders On production “The fashion industry‚Äôs use of chemical substances not only pose environmental risks, but health risks for those involved in the industry.” – Dr Patsy Perry, Manchester University “While many garments areContinue reading “Fast fashion – quotes from the experts”

Fast fashion – the stats

OK so you know fast fashion is bad – the stats will shock you into action Collections In Europe, fashion companies went from an average offering of two collections per year in 2000 to five in 2011. European Parliament Zara puts out 24 collections per year, while H&M offers between 12 and 16. European ParliamentContinue reading “Fast fashion – the stats”

Keep your clothes alive and well

How caring for your clothes encourages sustainability OK what’s this all about – clothes care? Sounds boring. Now I’m not advocating ironing underwear or any of that nonsense but giving our clothes a little TLC can keep them sparkling and help them last longer. It’s less about turning into Martha Stewart and more about cultivatingContinue reading “Keep your clothes alive and well”

Read up on fast fashion

A lot has been written on the topic of fast fashion – here’s a collect of some shockingly informative articles and reports Timeout for fast fashion Greenpeace Your brand new returns end up in landfill BBC Earth Clothing to dye for: the textile sector must confront water risks Guardian, Aug 13 How your clothes areContinue reading “Read up on fast fashion”