It's March and time to #meetthemaker. Here are a few words from Zoe Yarwood of Collect Me. We're so happy to be listing her pieces, made using vintage and remnant fabrics. Read about her journey and shop the collection.
We so thrilled to be fundraising for Canopy. In this Opinion piece, they talk about rayon, modal and viscose... and the impact of these wood pulp based fibres on ancient and endangered forests. Most people don't know that there might be fabrics hanging in their closets made from trees.
Our founder, Amelia Twine, visited the ninth Future Fabrics Expo this week. She talks of feeling both excited and overwhelmed and the level of opportunity we have to change the industry, and how quickly we need to move to make change happen.
"My signature comes not from wanting to be a single-minded visionary, a heartless business mind but approaching fashion as a maker, a conscientious consumer and an educator." JamillaIves speaks of her journey in creating the Fashion Praxis label.
Steve Trent, Executive Director of our current charity partner, the Environmental Justice Foundation, gives us a stark account of cotton production in Uzbekistan. He takes from the shocking abuses of human rights through the draining of the Aral Sea, claimed by the UN to be one of the greatest environmental disasters of the 20th Century.
Food and fashion are sisters in our minds, with striking parallels between the two industries when it comes to environmental challenges and workers' rights. As we plan our ethical gifting this festive season, we also need to think carefully about what food we'll be putting on our Christmas tables...
Our very own Lyzi Unwin gives us a run down of how to think GREEN when it comes to Christmas gifting. How do we buy presents for our nearest and dearest which have maximum impact when it comes to appreciation and minimal impact on the earth?
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.
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...
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.