Month: January 2017

Slowly does it…
Sustainable Fashion

Slowly does it…

Most of us have heard of ‘fast fashion’ where clothing brands can get their designs from a sketch to the store in super quick time, often just weeks. Zara, H&M & Primark are well known purveyors of this philosophy. Ultra cheap garments are churned out on a massive scale that suggests a disposability to the shopper as they have to buy into…

Edible Fashion
Sustainable Fashion

Edible Fashion

While we have seen for some years now the use of recycled plastic bottles into fleeces there are some other amazing innovations happening that are pushing the boundaries of textiles. As textile manufacturing and garment product is such a dirty, polluting business many clever eco-minded people have been working on different ways to make the next…

Green wash day
Green Issues | Sustainable Fashion

Green wash day

Following on from my last post I thought it would interesting to look at our laundry and how washing and drying our clothes impacts on the environment. ​Ok, so in a garment’s lifecycle 75-80% of its environmental impact comes after its bought from washing and drying. That is massive in comparison to the energy it…

Toxic Monsters
Ethical Fashion | Green Issues | Sustainable Fashion

Toxic Monsters

Our kids are precious, beautiful beings right? (well most of the time!) and we want them to stay that way don’t we? ​Well I was rather horrified after reading about Greenpeace’s report on the various dangerous substances found in kids clothes. Garments from twelve major brands including Burberry, Gap and Disney were tested and found to contain high levels of nasty…