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COLLECT ME FASHION

COLLECT ME FASHION
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. 

CANOPY

CANOPY
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. 

RE-WEAR | SOMETHING ELSIE VINTAGE

RE-WEAR | SOMETHING ELSIE VINTAGE
We're celebrating all things vintage this month! Here's a re-share of our original blog post by Kate Seymour from Something Elsie, originally posted when we first formed our collaboration last year...

FUTURE FABRICS EXPO 2020

FUTURE FABRICS EXPO 2020
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. 

FASHION, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE VALUE OF HANDMADE

FASHION, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE VALUE OF HANDMADE
"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." Jamilla Ives speaks of her journey in creating the Fashion Praxis label. 

WHITE GOLD

WHITE GOLD
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. 

HOW TO DO GOOD IN 2020

HOW TO DO GOOD IN 2020
A brand new year, a brand new decade. Lyzi is back with suggestions for slow and steady improvements for 2020, in place of an unrealistic New Year's resolution. 

CONSCIOUS CHRISTMAS EATING

CONSCIOUS CHRISTMAS EATING
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...

SUSTAINABLE GIFTING

SUSTAINABLE GIFTING
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?

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.