10 sassy quotes on sustainable and fast fashion

10 sassy quotes on sustainable and fast fashion

Fast fashion is like fast food. After the sugar rush it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.  — Livia Firth, ethical fashion advocate and founder of sustainable fashion consultancy Eco-Age As consumers we have so much power to change the world by just being careful...

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High Fives: 5 handy tips for moving clothing on.

High Fives: 5 handy tips for moving clothing on.

Sitting around feeling frustrated as you contemplate what to do with your unwanteds after you’ve had a seasonal clearing of your wardrobe? When seasons change that itch to sort and clear out your life to make way for a ‘new you’ style can become insatiable. Welcome to...

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Fast Fashion Facts

Fast Fashion Facts

Vivienne Westwood, punk rocker from way back, summarised the future of clothing consumption well when she said buy less, choose well and make it last. It's not about not shopping. We all love clothes (and shoes, and accessories) and new-to-us pieces. We all crave...

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The good, bad and ugly of preloved shopping

The good, bad and ugly of preloved shopping

Sort the good from the bad and ugly when buying secondhand and preloved clothes with this handful of fast tips: 1. Pick your time. A change of season is when people usually have a clean out of their wardrobes – there are generally great bargains to be had. You’ll also...

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What is Slow Fashion?

What is Slow Fashion?

Slow Fashion isn’t the opposite of fast – it’s a different approach. Fast fashion is defined as cheap, trendy, disposable clothing influenced by the catwalk and celebrity culture and churned through high street stores at breakneck speed. Fast Fashion feeds a shopper’s...

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Should you buy preloved or ethically made?

Should you buy preloved or ethically made?

When you shop secondhand, you’re doing a great thing because you're diverting clothing from landfill, using up resources that are already available, giving a garment another life and decreasing the demand for fast-fashion. But the thing is, says Kate Hall, of...

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Detox Catwalk

Detox Catwalk

What is the Detox Catwalk? It’s a campaign to find out whether clothing brands are doing the right thing. Greenpeace launched the Detox My Fashion campaign in 2011 to ask textile industries to urgently take responsibility for, and make a change-commitment to, their...

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Fast fashion: Increasingly passé!

Fast fashion: Increasingly passé!

There are many reasons to believe fast fashion is slowing down and slow fashion is the new black. You’ll see all over social media and so on that some of the large retailers are feeling the dip in profits and being left with unsold stock and going as far as burning...

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Baby steps towards doing your sustainable thing

Baby steps towards doing your sustainable thing

This year, Fashion Revolution Week comes close on the heels of Earth Day and is pathing the way for the Slow Fashion Challenge month of May. What an ideal time to take a look for the small (or large…whatever takes your fancy!) part we can play to make a difference....

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Stress-Free Market Day

Stress-Free Market Day

You’ve decided what items of clothing, shoes, accessories, and so on, to move on. Fantastic – that will feel quite cathartic. The next step is to ensure your transition to stall is smooth (aka stress-free) and doesn’t undo all the great feelings that come with having...

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