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    My Work, Rest & Play Style Dilemma

    2017-09-18 23:00

    Apparently it is not the done thing to do the school run in your pyjamas, or so my mother-in-law tells me. But my son’s nursery is so close that, if we’ve all had a bad night’s sleep, it’s sometimes really tempting to keep my pjs on for drop off. I haven't resorted to this yet, in part... More

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    Make or Mend of the Month: Mending for the Mind (and a Digital Detox)

    2017-08-15 09:13

    It’s been a bit quiet on here for the last few months. I decided to crowdfund in June to expand The Good Wardrobe to Bristol (where I moved last year) and, as I only work part-time when my son is in childcare, for a couple of months it was all-consuming. Planning and running the campaign was... More

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    Shop Drop for Fashion Revolution with Craftivist Collective

    2017-03-24 14:58

    One month from today, on 24th April, millions of people around the world will mark the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse when 1138 people were killed near Dhaka, Bangladesh. In April 2014 Fashion Revolution Day was... More

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    Make or Mend of the Month: Darn that Cardy!

    2017-01-31 00:00

    If there’s one thing that’s more exciting to me than uncovering a hidden gem in a charity shop its finding something beautiful that needs to be mended. I know, it’s probably a bit bizarre but picking a garment off a rail and seeing ‘sold as seen’ scribbled on the tag gets my heart... More

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    Thoughtful Giving

    2016-12-08 14:17

    I love lists. I have always loved lists especially when they are lists of things I plan to buy for people. I’ve discovered note books from when I was 5 or 6 that are full of lists, many of them Christmas related. Not lists of things I want for myself, but of things I want to buy for others. I... More

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    Wardrobe Wisdom: Debbie Luffman on Long-Life Style

    2016-11-24 00:00

    Since moving to Bristol earlier this year I’ve been on the lookout for the best of the city’s ethical fashion offering. On hearing that cold water surf brand Finisterre was opening their fourth store here, I could barely contain by glee. Ok, so I’ve... More

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    Wardrobe Wisdom: Kévin Germanier talks upcycling and Shanghai Tang

    2016-10-31 18:09

    With an internship at Louis Vuitton and a capsule collection for Shanghai Tang under his belt, Central St Martins student Kévin Germainier has got his fashion career off to a flying start.

    In 2014, then in his... More

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    Wardrobe Wisdom: Lee Jenkins, from fashion photographer to organic farmer

    2016-09-30 13:54

    On the final day of Organic September I am thrilled to share some Wardrobe Wisdom from former fashion photographer turned permaculture pro Lee Jenkins. 

    Lee made him name in the 90s photographing the great and the good for The Face. After travelling the world working in the... More

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    Wardrobe Wisdom: Alice Wilby on being a Sustainable Stylist

    2016-08-27 18:48

    I thought very carefully about who to interview for this month’s Wardrobe Wisdom. To date we've had contributions from three amazing and pioneering fashion industry insiders who have told us some of their top tips and tricks. So, which ethical living expert could I invite to share knowledge... More

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    Who Made My Clothes 2016: The Replies

    2016-07-24 12:47

    During Fashion Revolution Week this year (18th-24th April) 70,000 people around the world took to twitter to ask brands who made their clothes. More than 1000 companies replied, and of those 300 are global brands. I tweeted one brand each day... More

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