Sustainability, Strength and Self Love With SixChel

I think it’s safe to say that life doesn’t always work out exactly how we want it to, in recent years this sometimes harsh reality has felt clearer than ever before. Difficult times can affect us in many different ways, but for one woman it has been the driving force that lead her to seek out positive change…

Dyeing My Hair, The Vegan Way

My hair is one of my favourite features, not just because of how it looks but because of how it represents both sides of my family. Most of my mums side have dark, thick and curly hair, from the arabic genes, but my dads family are all very much white. So I’m in the middle with…

Making Education Accessible With OneSqin

I believe education is one of the most important things in the world. The UN stresses that education is one of the key tools when it comes to tackling poverty; it empowers individuals by giving them a lasting foundation and improved prospects, creating sustainable change rather than getting stuck in a system of dependancy. So it’s nice to find…

From Found: Ethical Fashion meets Refugee Empowerment

Most people know the refugee crisis is a major issue that I care very strongly about, it’s something I’ve spoken about more than once on this blog. Whenever I come across a company working in some way to empower, support and advocate for those affected by the crisis, I do my best to learn more about…

Eco-Friendly Lunch With Seed and Sprout

If you live in the city, work a busy job, or both, lunch can easily become your worst enemy. If you don’t plan ahead the zero waste goal can easily fly out the window, replaced by easy, convenient options wrapped in plastic. And even if you do plan ahead, there’s still cling film and plastic tupperware lurking…

Accessing Global Artisans With Discovered

There’s nothing I love more than supporting artists. As an artist in London it doesn’t take long before you meet a host of really interesting creatives who’ve mastered skills you could never dream of, and there’s something inherently satisfying about being able to support them by investing in their work, as well as getting to own something crafted…

Hands Producing Hope

When it comes to ethically made accessories it can be tough to know what exactly to be on the look out for. It’s hard enough to find clothing with certifications like GOTS or transparent production lines, and it can be even more complex trying to find anything at all about how our accessories are made. Finding pieces that are sustainable,…

Vegan, Zero Waste Butter Recipe

Butter is such a sticky subject. If you want dairy free you can opt for margarine, but trying to find one without that nasty, forest destroying palm oil is a whole other minefield, plus the unnecessary packaging, plus the fact that no one seems to know if you can actually trust margarine. So why not…

Beauty From Brokenness With Nozomi Project

Last week I brought you the story of Megumi Project and their wonderful work in Onagawa, upcycling kimonos in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. Today I’m so excited to tell you about their sister and friend Nozomi Project in the neighbouring town of Ishinomaki. Have you ever heard the classic starfish story? Someone walks down onto the beach to…

Loved Clothes Last With Megumi Project

While Fashion Revolution Week has come to an official end, I’m hoping that its messages last beyond one week each year. This year one of the prompts was around the idea of a clothing love story, with the hashtag loved clothes last. This usually refers to the longevity of an item: if it’s made with love…

Who Made My Clothes With Jyoti – Fair Works

The words ‘Who Made My Clothes?’ are on everyones lips during fashion revolution week, as together we question and demand more from an industry that needs to do better by the huge amounts of people in its employ. On April 24th 2013 the Rana Plaza Building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1138 people died, 2500 were injured and 42% of the injured are still…

Ethical Mens Fashion With Brothers We Stand

As Fashion Revolution Week continues on (I have a more in depth post on the week in a few days, when I’m jet lag free and more coherent) I thought I’d use todays post to talk about something I don’t cover often on this corner of the internet, mens clothing. Whilst I’m not really one to…