OPINION

TILLY TRETHOWAN x FASHION INDUSTRY

TILLY TRETHOWAN  x  FASHION INDUSTRY
If we don't address the sustainability challenges within the fashion industry, the impacts of the climate crisis will be felt by us all, especially the young generations. We've been working with Tilly Trethowan, a young woman who has been supporting the GIVE WEAR LOVE team behind the scenes. She's given us her take on the fashion industry and her relationship with it. 

IS THIS YOU?

IS THIS YOU?
GIVE WEAR LOVE is seeking to explore a new way of enjoying fashion that is gentle on the earth and its people. We are hunting for designer makers or artisan makers who work with vintage or upcycled fabrics and create new garments with beautiful style. We want to find makers who produce new clothing with no new fibres...

SHOPPING SUSTAINABLE FABRICS

SHOPPING SUSTAINABLE FABRICS
Rob Steel, of the Style Steel Blog, has given us his take on what a 'sustainable' fabric looks like. What are the more sustainable fabrics and why? What are the pros and cons of each? Rob offers a clear and concise breakdown to help you choose the less impactful fabrics over the more damaging. 

ORGANIC SEPTEMBER

ORGANIC SEPTEMBER
As Organic September comes to an end, we chat to Sarah Jupp of the Soil Association. Talks us through why fashion should be swapping its addiction to conventional cotton to its organically produced cousin... and why it matters. 

#WHOMADEMYCLOTHES

#WHOMADEMYCLOTHES
In the month of August we were fundraising for Fashion Revolution. As the month drew to a close, our team member Lyzi Unwin reflected on Fashion Revolution's core message: #WhoMadeMyClothes. She takes in the brands we stock at a glance and reflects on their fair trading credentials. She then addresses what is at the core of sustainable shopping: we all need to start asking more questions. 

CONFIDENCE & PURPOSE

CONFIDENCE & PURPOSE
On the hottest day on record for the UK, Amelia Twine spend the morning with a group of young women as part of Catalyse Change's annual Catalyst Bootcamp. Amelia facilitated a sustainability challenge session as part of the programme, talking to the young women about sustainability in fashion. What would a carbon neutral future look like for fashion? 

INTRODUCING FRITHA...

INTRODUCING FRITHA...
On another cloudy/sunny early summer morning we tripped back to The Ethicurean to exploit the unlimited beauty of their working garden. Our friend Fritha modelled our second SUMMER Edit drop for us. She's no stranger to sustainable fashion and lent us her time to show off our new additions. Read more about Fritha's award winning lifestyle blog...

INTRODUCING AMAK...

INTRODUCING AMAK...
For our SUMMER Edit we worked with two friends who gave up their time to model our latest selection for us. We wanted this Edit to be worn by mothers, by women who had many stories to tell. By women with experience. Introducing Amak Mahmoodian, a beautiful soul and close friend of GIVE WEAR LOVE...

5 MINUTE INTERVIEW | TRIBE ALIVE

5 MINUTE INTERVIEW | TRIBE ALIVE
We focused on Fair Trade in May and so the next in our '5 Minute Interview' series sees us putting some questions to Tribe Alive about their supply chains and the relationships they build with their producers. Speaking with the lovely Hannah Paul, we ask about Tribe Alive's motto 'ABOUT WOMEN' and how it influences they way they design and source their clothing. 

FAIR FASHION

FAIR FASHION
On 11 May we celebrated World Fair Trade Day, and so this month we’re looking a little deeper into Fair Trade and what that means in the context of the fashion industry.  Danni Rochman, Coordinator of Bristol Fair Trade Network, has given us her thoughts…

TRAID | 23% CAMPAIGN

TRAID  |  23% CAMPAIGN
In March and April 2019 we partnered with TRAID to raise funds for their work. We spoke with Andrea Speranza at TRAID to find out more about the organisation and their 23% campaign. Andrea gives us amazing stats for the volume of carbon and water savings made through the keeping 775000 items of clothing out of landfill. 

THE HOW AND THE HOW MUCH

THE HOW AND THE HOW MUCH
If consumerism is the problem, is conscious consumption the answer? Since founding GIVE WEAR LOVE and creating a destination for slow fashion, I've thought a great deal about consumption. How much is enough when it comes to clothing? Over consumption, as we all know, is one of the biggest threats to humankind.