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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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.
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…
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.
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.
Some of our favourite pieces this Spring/Summer are from Beaumont Organic's unique range. Mixing cuts that are everlasting in style with just a touch of the romantic, their SS19 pieces are just gorgeous. The first in our '5 Minute Interview' series, we've asked Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia a few questions to get an insight into the brand.
Our little team has recently been joined by Lyzi Unwin - who is a complete delight. Lyzi's Being Little blog has marked her out as a key Bristol influencer. Here's her fashion journey... she talks about large clothing hauls and the move to buying something with real consideration - whether it's buying vintage or buying something new that's going to last.