slow fashion & sustainable style

Sunday, 14 May 2017

A Quick Guide To Second Hand Shopping in Paris

I visited Paris for the first time two weeks ago - a beautiful city with a surprisingly high density of vintage and second hand kilo stores peppered in and amongst the designer flagships and glamorous contemporary boutiques. Of course I couldn't visit every vintage store in only three days (and I don't think my boyfriend would have let me hijack our trip with second hand shopping!) but I've put together a list of my favourites below, plus an interactive map if you are heading there yourself anytime soon.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

5 Easy Ways To A More Mindful Wardrobe

Fashion Revolution Week has just ended, with tens of thousands of people asking their favourite brands #whomademyclothes and demanding more transparency in the fashion industry. If Fashion Revolution was the first time you'd started to wonder where your clothes come from, and the concept of ethical/sustainable fashion seems like a black hole of endless information, don't worry! If you're just getting started, remember these five easy tips and you'll soon be on your way to a more mindful (and ultimately useable) wardrobe:

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Fashion Revolution Week 2017: What's On In Berlin

The countdown to Fashion Revolution Week has begun - the global movement which calls for better working conditions in the fashion industry and asks your favourite brands #whomademyclothes? With only a few days left to go, it's time to start planning what events to attend (if you haven't already), so if you're out and about in Berlin, read on for my round up of everything happening across the city.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

10 Ethical And/Or Sustainable Shoe Brands You Should Know

Summer's on its way, which mean it's time to pack away your winter boots and get ready for the warmer weather. But whereas nowadays it's relatively easy to find clothing brands and boutiques doing the right thing for people and the planet, finding conscious shoe brands can be difficult because of the more complicated manufacturing processes involved. To shorten the search, here's a handy round up of ten of the best ethical and/or sustainable shoe brands you should know.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Is H&M's New Brand "Arket" A Move Away From Fast Fashion?

The H&M Group has just announced the launch of new brand Arket, a “modern-day market that will offer essential products for men, women, children and home" alongside a range of products from non-H&M brands. Originally reported in the Business of Fashion, H&M's new venture is a calculated move to cash in on the changing shopping behaviour of the millennial generation, but is the brand's focus on "classic, quality products" and "style beyond trend" also a sign that fast fashion might finally be slowing down?
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