Month: February 2017

Woollen Wonders
Fashion History | Scandi

Woollen Wonders

As I have just returned from an exciting trip to Iceland I was inspired to write about their famous woolly export.  As you may already know I am a self confessed scandi-phile having lived in Sweden so needed little excuse to find out about the different Nordic knitting styles. ‚ÄčThe famous unspun wool sweaters that…

Sustainable sourcing
Brand building | Ethical Fashion | Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable sourcing

Now I am starting to source fabrics for the launch collection I am beginning to realise just how difficult this is. I want to use not only sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton or bamboo but also want the fabrics and components such as zips and buttons to be made in Britain. I can hopefully be more certain of the suppliers ethics…

Bubble & Pop
Brand building

Bubble & Pop

On Monday I attended the Bubble childrenswear tradeshow in London. The Business Design Centre in Islington was bustling with buyers and over 200 different brands showcasing not only childrenswear but maternity, interiors, footwear, accessories and gifts. There were many inspiring labels and beautiful garments and even some seminars on aspects of the fashion business including designing, manufacturing and…