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    Fashion Hubbub in 2015

    01/30/2015 - 15:17

    I introduced Hubbub in these pages a few months ago, and I’m back again to update you on what we’ve been up to and what we have planned for 2015 -... More

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    Make or Mend of The Month: Hem Alteration

    12/22/2014 - 00:00

    For our December ‘Make or Mend of the Month’ we are very happy to have a contribution from Christina Dean, Founder and CEO of Hong Kong based NGO Redress. Christina is certainly no stranger to the wonders of wardrobe care and repair, having spent the last... More

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    Handmade Jewellery: Mini Gift Guide

    12/12/2014 - 19:08

    The high street is currently full to bursting with jewellery and festive fast fashion, with every store vying for your attention, hard-earned cash and a place on that all important gift list. Christmas bling is all very well, if that’s your thing, but sometimes when you are after a little... More

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    Mend of the Month: #SecondhandFirst Week

    11/17/2014 - 12:29

    Whilst I may not be able to wear much of my wardrobe due to my ever-expanding bump, it's good to take advantage of the nesting instinct and to get mending. This week in particular is an excellent time to be focusing on repairs as the fashion reuse charity ... More

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    Dappercap: Crowdfunding Cycle Chic

    11/12/2014 - 12:31

    Earlier this year we highlighted a selection of urban accessories for the sartorial cyclist, focusing on ten brands that combine style and safety with a sustainable ethos. We’ve recently discovered ... More

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    Your Clothes Deserve a Second Chance: Refashion Day, 26 Nov

    10/30/2014 - 15:00

    More and more people are becoming aware and concerned about the social and environmental consequences of ‘fast fashion’. Working conditions, pesticide use in cotton, and textiles ending up in landfill – they’re just some of the issues that give high street shoppers pangs of guilt when they... More

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    Percival & Olivia Hegarty for Traidremade

    10/09/2014 - 16:19

    Traidremade, the label founded by fashion reuse charity TRAID, has collaborated with Soho-based menswear store Percival and designer... More

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    Shawl Wallah: Crowdfunding Pashminas for People & Planet

    09/24/2014 - 16:02

    Working as a UN Refugee Consultant may not seem like a natural career path to becoming a fashion entrepreneur, but it was for Greg Doudican, founder of Shawl Wallah. During a trip to Kashmir in Northern India, Doudican saw first-hand the devastation that had been caused by decades of... More

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    LFW SS15: The Conscious Collections

    09/17/2014 - 18:39

    One of the things that I love about chatting to designers who have a well-honed fashion conscience is that they always have a great story to tell about their collections. Be it a tale of sourcing cloth to upcycle into urban outerwear or an anecdote about the inspiration behind a whimsical... More

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    London Fashion Week Meets Charity Shop Chic

    09/10/2014 - 17:51

    I was perturbed to see the words ‘YOU NEED NEW CLOTHES’ emblazoned across the front cover of this week’s of Time Out London. ‘No’, I thought, ‘I really don’t need new clothes, and please don’t encourage others to think that they do just to keep up with the latest passing trends’.

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