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The Flintoff Interviews: Who Made Your Clothes with Tom Van Deijnen

In the latest of our Fashion Revolution Day inspired ‘Who Made Your Clothes’ interviews, John-Paul Flintoff speaks to knitter, darner, maker and mender extraordinaire, Tom Van Deijnen, aka Tom of Holland.

By Hand London: Printing Fabric On Demand

Have you ever looked at a fabric and wondered what on earth the print designer was thinking when they mooted such a monstrosity? A beautifully cut garment can be ruined by an imperfect print. One solution to this common conundrum is to buy your own fabric and to sew your own clothes (or find an expert to do it for you). But what if you can’t find a fabric you adore, or you have a print in mind but no idea how to bring it to life?

The Flintoff Interviews: Who Made Your Clothes with Fiona Crick

The countdown to Fashion Revolution Day continues with the second in our series of John-Paul Flintoff interviews. Just in case you've missed our previous posts about this brilliant campaign, Fashion Revolution Day is taking place on 24th April - just six weeks from today - and is an opportunity to find out how fashion can be used as a 'force for good'. To get us all thinking, the team behind the day are asking one simple question: Who Made Your Clothes.

Designed For Life

“There is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place” Duncan Baker Brown.

The Flintoff Interviews: Who Made Your Clothes with Wendy Gilley

In just under two months, the first ever Fashion Revolution Day will take place. The 24th April 2013 saw the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1133 people were killed. The injured and the relatives of those who died continue to suffer, not least because many still await compensation. Millions more world-wide risk their lives each day working in the garment industry.

Fashion Revolution Day is an opportunity to find out how fashion can be used as a 'force for good'. To do this, the team behind the day are asking one simple question: 

Making, Mending And Lending A Hand

Last month we held our latest Sew It Forward event, this time in South London. The evening was both a celebration of our first year and a collaboration with writer and The School of Life teacher John-Paul Flintoff (pictured above with The Good Wardrobe founder Zoe Robinson). We had not only invited guests to bring along garments that they needed help to repair, but we had also asked them to come ready to chat to John-Paul on the subject of who made your clothes?

Little gifts and stocking fillers for long-life style lovers

For those who, like us, find the mountains of plastic gimmicky gifts in high streets across the land just a tad unsavoury, we’ve put together a mini-guide to little gifts with purpose. There is something for every budget and each has been carefully and lovingly created with one eye on ethics and the other on style. And, if you haven't even started your shopping, we've included last order dates for Christmas delivery and where possible, bricks and mortar stockists too.

Ten Top Tips: Caring For Winter Woollens

Whether brand new or second-hand, keeping a woollen garment looking it best (for as long as possible) takes a little bit of care, but it'll be worth the effort. Here are my tips* for caring for your favourite winter woollens, plus you can feast your eyes on some bright, beautiful and cosy hand-knitted accessories that would keep you warm and toasty or make welcome Christmas gifts:

Sew It Forward South London, 5th December

If you have been following The Good Wardrobe since the start, you may know that on the 22nd of this month we celebrate an exciting milestone – it’s our first birthday!

A Alicia: Renegade Jeweller

This weekend the rather wonderful jewellery and homewares designer Anna Alicia, founder of A Alicia, is launching her first book Make it Your Own, and to celebrate we wanted to share some of her work.

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