Month: November 2016

Shwopping spree
Sustainable Fashion

Shwopping spree

Did you know that good old Marks & Spencer’s, that stalwart of British brands, have a clothing exchange scheme run in conjunction with Oxfam? I must have been asleep and missed it, but if you bring in your old, unwanted clothes to an M & S store and pop them in their ‘shwop’ box they are then  either…

Sailor style
Made in Britain | Sustainable Fashion

Sailor style

Quba & Co. are another innovational brand who manufacture in the UK.  It was started by two friends with passion for sailing twenty years ago in Salcombe, Devon. Inspired by British nautical heritage they came up with the idea to re-use reclaimed canvas sailcloth and turn them into unique jackets. They had some jackets made up by a…

Trouser Town
Ethical Fashion | Made in Britain

Trouser Town

After last week’s post I got thinking about some of the amazing people that are making things in the UK right now so I wanted to give them a well earned shout out. Ok, they’re not making childrenswear but these guys are leading the way, and bucking the trend whilst making it more possible for…

Made in Britain
Made in Britain

Made in Britain

The three keys things for me setting up this boys clothing brand are the sustainability side which I have already explored a little already, strong design and thirdly ‘on shore’ manufacturing. Britain is the birthplace of the industrial revolution and textile manufacturing. It all began here in this tiny but amazing island back in the 18th century. In fact, much…